We’ve been helping our Customers get even more Productivity from their Avaya / Nortel BCM or Norstar/CallPilot Phone systems, with reliable software that runs unobtrusively on a SINGLE Windows PC or Server, supporting all Users.

The software takes incoming (new) Voicemails, converts them from .vbk to standard .wav files and delivers them immediately, via email to their intended recipients, so that they can listen to them on their smartphone, tablet or laptop. Extra features are available to add convenience for your Staff.

By keeping key people “connected”, they can be more competitive, productive and less frustrated by constantly having to call in for their messages.

Yes, that’s right…We don’t require any special (expensive) hardware or software upgrades. And, we are often used to replace Callpilot Desktop Messaging.

For as little as $24 per User per year, you can really extend the life of your Nortel phone system, meaning no costly, disruptive upgrades, cash preserved, and happy Staff.

Download the software and let 5 key Staff use it free, for 30 days, with no functional restrictions.

BT-logoIf you are a UK based company, did you know that BT supports Avaya’s Nortel BCM and Norstar/CallPilot phone systems?

If you have a BT BCM or Norstar/CallPilot system, you can extend its useful life by implementing our low-cost software to forward voicemails automatically, as a .wav file via email, to your phone, tablet of PC.

Thousands of Users use the system every day to stay in touch with Clients, Colleagues, Family and Friends. No more tedious calling in to get messages, jot notes, or getting messages too late.

The VBKTOWAV software installs on a single PC or server, and supports an unlimited number of Users.

Try it free for 30 days, with unlimited functionality for up to 5 Users. Low annual fees based on User count.

 

nortel-trialFrom Financial Post:

11 lessons from Nortel’s failure (from the case study by University of Ottawa):

• Nortel tried to acquire companies without the processes or culture necessary to integrate them;

• Nortel did not have the appropriate depth and capability to gather reliable external and internal information in order to make timely and informed decisions following the mid-1990s restructuring and dismantling of Bell-Northern Research, the company’s research subsidiary;

• Nortel had people on the technology side who could design leading-edge technology solutions and people on the sales side who understood the customers’ needs. Yet, in restructuring for revenue growth, the company lost this advantage;

• After Roth was installed as chief executive, R & D staff believed management rarely listened to them and that, when they did, they did not appear to understand;

• In winding up BNR, Nortel effectively lost the ability to see and understand longer-term needs;

• From at least the mid-1990s through to the bankruptcy filing in 2009, Nortel’s business operations rarely earned profits. The resulting financial weakness made Nortel more vulnerable to external shocks;

• Nortel’s internal information systems could not provide management or the board with appropriate and timely information;

• Nortel’s customers in 2002 began examining Nortel’s financial statements more closely and discovered a company with a very weak financial position;

• Nortel’s sense of pride was a strength in the early days but it later escalated into hubris;

• From 2001 to 2006, Nortel’s board and senior management were more focused on dealing with restatements and investigations than trying to satisfy customers’ needs and commercialize new products; and

• In 2002, Nortel should have sold off business units to generate cash and dissipate growing doubts about its survival. Full article…

Nortel Voicemail Forwarding

It’s quite unusual to decide on a 10 year forward Communications plan that includes keeping and maintaining their Nortel System for at least 10 years. This established Western Canada-based Law firm’s plan incorporated adding key Voicemail Forwarding to Email, and buying backup hardware on the used-equipment market from PBX to phonesets.

Two factors helped them make the long-term cash and technology preservation decision:

  • The market for new systems is fragmented, with uncertainty about which companies will survive. The expected cost to upgrade, with such uncertainty, was not worth the meagre benefits.
  • Nortel systems are just so reliable, with a “set-and-forget” philosophy, that it really didn’t make sense to upgrade to an essentially similar system that would require extensive Staff and Partner re-training.

By implementing our Voice Message Forwarding software, the last piece of the Productivity puzzle was put into place by their “outside-the-box-thinking” IT Director.

It’s good to know that…

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Nortel Voicemail Forwarding

One of the most competitive aspects of Goods Commerce, Logistics can be the difference between profit and loss. Racking, palletizing, picking and loading of freight efficiently, are vital keys to high-volume, competitive Commerce.

Much the same is true of Telecommunications where ideas, data, messages, requests and more, are moved from one person to another, to many, to make Organizations as competitive as possible.

One of the world’s largest, most modern, and effective suppliers of materials handling equipment and infrastructure is headquartered in Southern Ontario, Canada, and, for a number of years, has been reliably using our Nortel Voicemail Forwarding software solution to ensure optimum communications effectiveness, further extending the usefulness and durability of its Avaya/Nortel BCM400 phone system, one of the most reliable phone systems ever produced.

If you have an Avaya/Nortel BCM or Norstar/CallPilot (or the British Telecom equivalents), and you want to continue to expand their functionality with…

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voicemail deliveryFrom Apple Insider:

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday assigned Apple a patent covering passive audio call screening via an off-site voicemail delivery service, a feature that can theoretically be applied to cellphone platforms like the iPhone.

Likely an assignment from the Rockstar consortium purchase of a Nortel patent cache, Apple’s U.S. Patent No. 8,666,034 for “Audio call screening for hosted voicemail systems” could potentially bring a staple landline technology to cellphones.

In 2011 Rockstar, a consortium of tech companies including Apple, EMC, Ericsson, Microsoft, Research in Motion and Sony, successfully bid $4.5 billion for a collection of more than 6,000 Nortel patents. It was later learned that Apple footed the lion’s share of the bill, equating to some $2.6 billion.

While the Rockstar consortium has leveraged key patents in litigation against Google and Samsung, other properties have slowly been making their way to Apple. Such is the case of the ‘034 patent.

Those who owned personal answering machines either at home or at the office may remember screening calls by letting the machine pick up, then listening in on the message. If the call was urgent or worth taking, the recipient could simply pick up the phone and answer, automatically shutting off the recording.

As Apple’s new patent deals with hosted voicemail services, which are ostensibly off-site and in some ways similar to those provided by cellular operators. More…

TeleworkingFromHomeUnified Communications achieves a great deal in terms of allowing staff to work remotely – that’s if they choose to work. Even the best managers need retraining: so what are the pitfalls?

You come into the office and you see a sea of empty desks. That’s OK though because you’ve implemented flexible working and are using unified communications systems to ensure that everybody is working when they are supposed to.

But you’re suspicious that they might be enjoying the sun, watching the Wimbledon final on a loop…how do you know they’re not? More…

To get started, why not just use VBKTOWAV VoiceBridge voicemail forwarding. It’s quick, easy, it works, and many of our Users were motivated to install it so that they could work from home and easily stay in touch.

Give it a try. Why not indeed?

Public TelephoneFrom Tele Technology:

There is a lot of equipment in my office that cause me grief, pain and suffering.

Like for instance, I have this printer.  A mammoth, $4000 dollar printer that I picked up from a local guy on Craigs List for like… $400.  A steal!

My buddy, a guy named Patrick actually found it for me.  He called me and said “Hey!  I found the most awesome printer for you.. you know.. the one you have been looking for… a 4 color laser jet, right??  Well THIS is a steal, and a great printer, and you should buy it.”

So I did.  The two of us damn near broke our backs to move this 200 pound mammoth to the second floor platform that is my main sales office.  I mean this thing is HEAVY!

We plugged it in, and the first thing I realized is… “we need another network hub for this thing to work.”

Much more…

 

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