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converge in upon (someone or something)

1. To gather around and focus in on something or someone. Protestors converged in upon the senator, demanding his resignation over the scandal.
2. To come together and merge at a focal point. In my nightmare, the shadows all converged in upon themselves to form some horrific, singular entity.
See also: converge, upon

converge (up)on someone or something

1. Lit. to gather near or around someone or something. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) Everyone converged on the wounded sailor. The shoppers converged on the store as it opened for the big sale.
2. Fig. to meet on someone or something; to grow together so as to focus on someone or something. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) Even political enemies converged on the matter of simplifying the tax code. Our discussions converged on Eric.
See also: converge

converge on

1. To come together from various places and assemble somewhere for a common purpose: Protesters converged on the park for a peace rally.
2. To attack someone or something from all sides: The police converged on the suspect.
See also: converge
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Through Converged Access' complete line of Intelligent Application Performance Control Solutions, ABP's network of more than 700 resellers will now be able to offer a comprehensive solution for guaranteeing application performance control for converging networks.
Telecom Software Enterprises provides Converged, Advanced-Services applications that allow Service Providers to offer high-margin, converged (voice and data) services to their customers.
Telefonica's selection of Telenity's service delivery solution and our vast system integration expertise will give Telefonica the ability to easily create advanced converged services and open up service and content development to third party developers," said Oscar Gonzalez, Global Account Manager at Datatronics.
Some of the applications being deployed on the converged network included Telemedicine, Practice Management and Electronic Medical Records, Legacy Medical Records Application and a Medical Imaging System, which was causing most of the bandwidth issues and was still not responding quickly enough for the end-users of the system.
The Network Policy Controller was designed to support all network types and to handle multiple networks -- wireless, wireline and converged - simultaneously.
Vodavi's full range of communications solutions include traditional telephone systems, Voice-over-IP (VoIP) technology and converged telephony solutions that allow enterprises to deploy traditional digital or VoIP communications simultaneously, providing a flexible and cost-effective migration path to new technology.
Converged Messaging Solutions, including a demonstration over a live IMS network of Comverse's Converged Messaging -- an integrated user experience for all different types of messaging (audio, text and multimedia) and experiences (immediate, session-based and offline) combined with Voicemail, Presence and Avatar Caller ID.
Wireless and fixed-line carriers must forge alliances in order to provide converged services and billing.
We are pleased to add Dan as a key member of Converged Access' executive team," said Per Suneby, president and CEO of Converged Access.
Developed using uReach's Converged Services Framework, SunRocket's Enhanced VoiceMail allows subscribers to listen to their voicemail messages on the phone, online or via email.
Our IP Converged Network Platform enables carriers like Telia Sonera to provide subscribers with seamless and secure access to core IMS services over 3G -WiFi dual networks.
To meet the demand for faster, more mobile delivery of video, voice and data, communications companies such as WebNet Converged Wireless Network, are competing in this area.
This IDC study, Worldwide Enterprise Converged Mobile Device 2006 Vendor Analysis: Attack of the BlackBerry Clones (IDC #203281), examines the competitive landscape of the worldwide market for converged mobile devices in the enterprise, with a particular emphasis on high-profile devices descending on the mobile push email space that has been the core of RIM's BlackBerry devices.
This advanced load-balancing infrastructure enables feature-rich, ultra-low latency, converged communications at an economical cost.
The immediate availability of ADI's Pronghorn Metro family of products means that we can now more easily deliver highly flexible converged wireless networks to the fast-growing international metro Wi-Fi and public safety markets," he added.