tekVizion Certifies Singlewire’s InformaCast for Cisco HCS

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The first third-party UC application to be independently certified for Cisco HCS

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tekVizion’s certification program gives HCS providers a baseline on which they can build upon to offer new services

tekVizion today announced the first HCS certification for a partner application for Cisco Hosted Collaboration Solutions (HCS). Singlewire’s InformaCast emergency notification application is now fully certified and ready for Cisco HCS – a hosted UC cloud offering. With this certification, Cisco HCS partners can now deploy InformaCast on HCS with confidence and offer Emergency Notification-as-a-Service to their customers

“Quickly reaching people during emergency situations has become increasingly critical to enterprises. It was important to certify InformaCast for Cisco HCS to enable HCS providers to offer emergency notification-as-a-Service to their customers,” said David Tucker, SVP of Business Development, Singlewire Software.

Singlewire’s InformaCast solution for mass notification includes cloud-based and mobile capabilities that enable an organization to send text, audio and images to mobile phones as well as on-premises devices, such as desk phones, IP and analog speakers, desktop PCs and digital signage.

tekVizion is the only independent lab to provide HCS certification for third-party Unified Communications (UC) applications. The program for Cisco ecosystem partners was designed to test, validate and certify the functional and non-functional elements of the Application Under Test (AUT) that are integrated into Cisco HCS. The certification emphasizes performance, scale and resiliency as leading factors for HCS applications.

“Our certification program gives HCS providers a baseline on which they can build upon to offer new services. This represents a significant savings of time, cost and resources for HCS providers,” said Raja Ati, VP of Product Management for Cloud and IoT Services, tekVizion.

Cisco HCS Ecosystem Growing
Cisco HCS is a next-generation UC and collaboration platform for partners who want to offer unique Cisco collaboration technologies using hosted and managed models. By consuming collaboration services from the cloud, organizations have the flexibility to choose the collaboration applications specific to their requirements. A growing number of partners are offering solutions for Cisco HCS. Independent testing is the best way to help customers make better decisions and ensure performance.

To learn more about tekVizion’s Cisco HCS certification program, contact sales(at)tekvizion(dot)com

About Singlewire Software
Singlewire Software, based in Madison, Wis., is the developer of InformaCast, a leading software solution for fast and reliable emergency notifications. More than 5,000 organizations in over 50 countries use InformaCast for emergency notifications and IP phone paging. Whether it’s an active shooter, severe weather, or another crisis situation, InformaCast helps reach the right people, with the right information, to increase awareness, safety and security. To learn more, visit http://www.singlewire.com/informacast.

About tekVizion
tekVizion helps service providers, vendors and enterprise customers accelerate time to value, improve reliability and reduce the costs of deploying multi-vendor communication networks. tekVizion offers a range of services including interoperability testing, on-demand access to virtual lab environments, test automation platforms and custom application development.

Founded in 2002, tekVizion hosts the first interoperability lab of its kind. The company’s extensive lab resources include over 250 network elements and a team of dedicated specialists, certifying over 400 applications per year. tekVizion is headquartered in Plano, Texas, with offices in Chennai, India, and London. Contact us at +1.214.242.5900, info(at)tekVizion(dot)com, or visit http://www.tekVizion.com.

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