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About Mike Picher

Michael is literally one of those people that can say, “I wrote the book on enterprise open source unified communications”. An accomplished technologist and writer, he authored the first comprehensive book about the open source project and software from SIPfoundry. With more than 20 years of communications and information technology engineering and consulting experience, Michael brings a very pragmatic perspective to the unified communications and collaboration market. He has architected hundreds of enterprise and managed service provider networks and communications solutions. Prior to joining eZuce, he co-developed what became one of Maine’s largest technology consulting and software development firms. After successfully selling the consulting business, Michael turned his attention to the growing IP telephony space. He has helped successfully deploy some of the region’s largest IP based communications systems. Michael received his B.S. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Maine. He continues to support and advocate for open source projects on a global basis most recently sponsoring the siXcom project. In his free time, Mike enjoys time on his 150 acre farm in Maine, enjoys hunting, fishing with family and friends and is a competitive autocrosser.
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Unified Communications: Uniteme License Tracking Made Easier

Unified Communications: eZuce’s Uniteme version 15.08 will now come with an improved Licensing screen and Licensing notifications. The new Licensing page can be found in System -> Licensing (shown below). The new page shows your total users, phantom users, number of accounts requiring licenses, how many users you have licensed, any entitlements as well as […]

By |August 20th, 2015|Categories: Blog, openUC, Unified Communications, Uniteme|Tags: , , , |0 Comments
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eZuce Viewme Cloud Video Conferencing

eZuce’s new Viewme Cloud Video Conferencing solution offers a worldwide network of servers

By leveraging cloud services from industry leaders such as Amazon, Google and IBM we are able to locate services close to users. The single biggest reason to offer cloud video conferencing services close to users is for much lower latency. Lower latency translates […]

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openUC 15.04 update available

eZuce is pleased to announce general availability of openUC 15.04 update (openUC now called Uniteme).
Following quickly on the heels of 14.10.1, the 15.04 release of openUC addresses a number of bugs and adds some additional functionality. The new version contains 20 enhancements and 40 bug fixes.

Customers should expect 15.05 and 15.06 releases and then we’ll […]

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openUC (now Uniteme) 15.04 Beta Announcement

The eZuce team would like to officially announce that the beta for openUC 15.04 is ready.

Beta Release Notes: http://www.ezuce.com/group/ezuce-documentation/documentation/-/wiki/eZuceTechnicalDocumentation/EZuce+openUC+15.04

If you’d like to do testing please use this repo baseurl: https://USER:PASSWORD@download.ezuce.com/openuc-stage/15.04-unstable/CentOS_6/x86_64/

There is no ISO yet.  Yum installation of a clean system on top of CentOS/RHEL 6.6 64bit minimal or upgrade from 14.04.4 or 14.10.1 ISO is recommended.

Please do not use this […]

By |March 22nd, 2015|Categories: News, Resources, Voice/Chat/Mobile|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

openUC (now Uniteme) 14.04.4 Release Announcement

openUC Release 14.04.4
Summary

Several bug fixes that have been in the staged build for 14.04.3 for a while are being wrapped into the 14.04.4 release.  We decided to make this release available for those not ready to move to 14.10 yet (see separate announcement of 14.10.1).

In optimizing performance issues in release 14.04.3 some log file changes […]

By |March 16th, 2015|Categories: News, Resources, Voice/Chat/Mobile|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

openUC (now Uniteme) 14.10.1 Release Announcement

openUC Release 14.10.1
Summary
Several bug fixes and improvements have been combined in this update release to address some specific issues with TCP signaling and a couple small Reach issues.  One bug with the new freeswitch based Park Orbits was also addressed. Additionally a new proxy plugin was added to allow openUC to allow better interoperation with […]

By |March 16th, 2015|Categories: News, Resources, Voice/Chat/Mobile|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments
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Video collaboration software with connectivity to openUC (now Uniteme)

Viewme video collaboration software with seamless connectivity to openUC (now Uniteme) makes meetings easy for the end user

eZuce has completed integration between its unified communications and video collaboration software enabling seamless connectivity between openUC and Viewme meeting rooms. The new capabilities allow administrators to give their users very simple connectivity between the two powerful systems.

With the integration

openUC users with standard desk […]

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Goodbye SIPfoundry

Goodbye SIPfoundry 
Based on increasing difficulties working with project leadership at SIPfoundry, eZuce will no longer be supporting the sipXecs project at SIPfoundry.  We plan however to continue our support for open source communications projects. It has been a very productive five years and we have supported the community diligently during this time. It has certainly […]

openUC (now Uniteme) 14.10 Beta

openUC 14.10 Beta is now available for evaluation!// // //

New Features

openUC

New API’s
DNS Improvements
Logging Improvements
Park Orbit Updates
New Phone Plugin
Shared Appearance Agent Replacement

Unite

Graphics Enhancements
WebRTC
Added Functionality

Reach

High Availability

For more detail, see: 14.10 New Features

Documentation

Please bear with us as we continue to update the documentation:

Release Notes: 14.10 Release Notes

Documentation: 14.10 Technical Documentation

Notes

ISO’s are not available at this time.

Installation must be done […]

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How Traditional UC Architecture Kills Innovation

How Traditional UC Architecture Kills Innovation (Webinar)
Phil Edholm of UC Strategies joined us for a webinar and presented the value of unifying communications across the enterprise.

 

How important is architecture to your Unified Communications (UC) strategy?

Architecture defines how the elements of a UC solution come together, how well the solution can integrate with other systems in […]