2020 VISIONARY SPOTLIGHT AWARDS | CHANNEL VISION UC/UCaaS Video Conferencing CoreDial CoreDial recently added SMS and MMS messaging to its award-winning CoreNexa UCaaS platform, enabling users to send text messages, images, videos or documents to individuals and groups. SMS and MMS features are embedded directly into the CoreNexa platform and business telephone numbers. Texts can be accessed from any location. EPOS EPOS launched its ADAPT series UC headset, offering an immersive, personalized experience with machine learning enhanced microphone performance. Adaptive ANC technology monitors the local working environment and adjusts noise reduction accordingly. This solution is Microsoft Teams Certified and optimized for UC. FirstComm FirstComm (formerly First Communications) began its UCaaS journey in 2019. The company partnered with Meta to build a powerful cloud communications foundation, and introduced solutions such as billing, CRM integration, call and contact center analytics and self-managed portals. This summer, the company is launching a Teams integration. In addition, the company can pair SD-WAN, managed security and services alongside its UCaaS solutions. FirstComm’s main differentiator is its ability to manage its own deployment, as its hardware uses its own servers. Support is also managed in-house. Fuze Fuze is a global cloud communications and collaboration platform for the enterprise, offering a secure, easy-to-use end-user experience, while streamlining end-user and admin experiences under one app for calling, meeting, chatting and content sharing across all devices. Partners are fully supported by Fuze at all stages of the sales process and receive recurring commissions or discounts upon customer activation depending on the preferred engagement model. Partners can choose their own levels of involvement across the sales process, whether via collaborating on customer acquisitions from start to finish or simply offering an initial recommendation. Metaswitch Metaswitch MaX UC is an in-network, mobile native UC&C solution offering a seamless mobile experience from the cloud for enterprises. MaX UC increases adoption of mobile UC&C for service providers and enterprises by shifting the primary user interface to the native dialer and enabling easy integration. Features include video and collaboration, mobile PBX, network voice, one-step onboarding, multiple identities and business policy control. Vonage Vonage Meetings is the latest in a series of innovations to Vonage Business Cloud, enhancing the company’s UC offering. Included for all VBC users, Vonage Meetings is giving businesses the ability to activate conversations everywhere. Fully integrated with VBC, Vonage Meetings leverages APIs via the Vonage API Platform to enable collaboration via voice, SMS, social, team messaging, email – and now video – all within one single interface for a simple, clean user experience. Wi-Fi and Fixed Wireless GeoLinks ClearFiber by GeoLinks is a fixed wireless solution utilizing renewable energy to generate telecom-grade broadband. By utilizing solar wind-powered telecom facilities, GeoLinks can build off the grid in a fraction of the time and cost of fiber. ClearFiber delivers up to 10Gbps of dedicated enterprise-grade internet with identical latency and jitter as fiber, enabling GeoLinks to compete head-to-head in the B2B marketplace. In 2020, GeoLinks is also taking another leap forward with the launch of ClearFiber+ enhanced wireless technology, offering fixed wireless at multigigabit speeds. The new platform will launch in 4Q20. Ooma Ooma has introduced Ooma Connect for SMBs, providing fixed wireless internet and business phone service. This is a “double-play” solution delivering both internet connectivity and Ooma Office phone service for as little as $50 per month. The solution consists of the Ooma Connect Base Station and the Ooma LTE 460 Adapter, providing wireless internet through a nationwide LTE-Advanced network.