Monday, May 6, 2019
1:00 PM - Registration
2:00 PM - STAR LITe Pre-Conference Workshop
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Polycom Cloud Management
Polycom rolls out its new cloud management platform for Polycom devices including the VVX series of IP telephones. This session will cover the capabilities of cloud management both now and in the future. There will be a demonstration of the management platform.
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Generating New Cloud Revenue Opportunities
CounterPath is the leading provider of UCaaS and softphone applications. CSSA members now have access to CounterPath’s world class UCaaS solutions that works across all call control platforms. Learn more about how these products will work across geographic and operations borders to provide a seamless customer experience while helping your business remain competitive with new SaaS revenue streams. This session will demonstrate the products, use cases, sales resources, and portals available to you specifically for CSSA members.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Welcome Reception for Attendees and Exhibitors
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Registration Open
Embassy Suites Cooked-to-Order Breakfast in Lobby for hotel guests.
8:15 AM - 8:50 AM STAR Opening Session (for Broadband Service Providers)
Come hear CSSA’s latest initiatives for “Keeping You in Gear” as we begin the day with an Association update and pre-view topics featured during the San Antonio STAR Technology Conference.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM ESI Major Announcement
ESI announces new Metaswitch Certified SIP phones. Tired of selling the same thing everyone else has? Dare to be different. Attend this presentation and prepare to be amazed.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Comtrend Flexibility and Performance
Comtrend reviews their latest line of products that offer a wide range of flexibility when it comes to Wireless deployments. Enhanced ACS and performance testing features will also be discussed in this session.
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Vendor Showcase Open
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM What’s New with Polycom & Plantronics?
It’s been a few months since the last STAR conference and much has changed at Polycom and Plantronics: for starters, a new company name, new technology, and much more! Don’t miss this entertaining and informative session with Darren Knapp.
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Tomorrow’s Gateway Today
The product life cycle has shortened for residential gateways and home networking. In the past service providers could expect to get years of service from their CPE. Now these CPE devices may only be relevant for a couple of years. ZYXEL is bringing you the next generation of residential gateways today that will improve the customer experience and bring your services up-to-date.
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Lunch and Vendor Showcase
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Introducing Hikvision
Hikvision is the world’s largest video surveillance manufacturer. Featuring an extensive and highly skilled R&D workforce, Hikvision manufactures a full suite of comprehensive products and solutions for a broad range of vertical markets.
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Vendor Showcase Open
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Let the Evolution Begin
ESI evolves their premise-based products with the addition of the eSIP Evolution Series; delivering power, performance, flexibility and scalability for small to mid-sized enterprises up to 500 users. Don't miss this exciting new series including new phones, features, and functionality that will enable you to take the competition out.
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM How to Remove the Pain of CAF-II Monitoring and Reporting
ISP's must perform FCC mandated speed and latency testing from active subscribers' premises through FCC designated regional IXP's. In this session Affinegy will discuss the FCC requirements and how to meet those requirements. As well, Affinegy will showcase their CHARIOT solution and the features they have incorporated to take the pain out of the new FCC requirements.
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Networking Event at Iron Cactus Mexican Grill on the Riverwalk
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
7:00 AM - Embassy Suites Cooked-to-Order Breakfast in Lobby for hotel guests.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM What’s New in Avaya Solutions?
Get the latest updates in Avaya solutions and how to position them within your market. Help your customers resolve business challenges with Avaya solutions.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Reducing the Cost and Complexity of Residential Access
Discover an entire portfolio of managed and cost-effective residential CPE for the next generation of consumer connectivity. TP-Link has put together a solution for routing and mesh Wi-Fi that breaks traditional price:performance barriers. Learn how EasyMesh can provide options to solve the complexity issues of whole-home Wi-Fi deployments.
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM Break
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM Business Sales Forum: 2020 Vision Revisited
In 2015, CSSA surveyed Members regarding where they were with cloud voice services and premise-based phone systems sales. We also asked where Members thought their products sales and service revenues would come from. Well, we’ve surveyed Members again with these same questions. This session will compare the 2019 results as compared to 2015 results to see how close you got. This open forum discussion will showcase the trends of CSSA Members as it relates to cloud services and equipment sales to business customers.
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM Introducing Syfer Cybersecurity
Syfer builds technologies that empower ISPs and MSPs to deliver cybersecurity, parental controls, and privacy solutions to homes and small businesses. Their suite of services includes enterprise-grade cybersecurity tools, IoT protection, parental controls, ad-blocking, VPN, and more. Syfer provides operators with incremental revenue opportunities, value-added services for customers, network diagnostics, and FCC-compliant speed testing.
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM STAR Closing Session
This open forum session is designed to provide the Association staff with feedback on solutions presented during the conference, guide future conferences and discuss what products and/or services CSSA should be developing that can help our industry and Membership.
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