The Research In Motion announced the BlackBerry Mobile Voice System (MVS) 5.1 now supports application of OpenScape Voice V6 of Siemens Enterprise Communications. The solution allows customers to have access to a landline phone features through their BlackBerry smartphone. The BlackBerry MVS, along with the application of OpenScape Voice, can be used to provide a complete solution Convergence and Fixed Mobile Phone (Fixed-Mobile Convergence , FMC) for users of smartphones BlackBerry. Customers of Siemens Enterprise Communications will now have the ability to make and receive calls to and from the fixed phone through their BlackBerry smartphone and to enjoy the convenience of a number of communications, internal selection and characteristics of fixed phones such as hold, transfer and ad-hoc conferencing.
To connect with OpenScape Voice, customers can use the gateway AudioCodes Mediant Gateway, which allows BlackBerry MVS can be used with both mobile and with Wi-Fi ® networks, such as the Enterasys Wireless solution of Enterasys Networks, a company of Siemens Enterprise Communications. With BlackBerry MVS, calls are routed through the telephone system of the enterprise, and administrators can define policies and IT controls to use the route with lower cost and reduce the cost of long distance and international calls. The routing of calls through the company phone system can also support the need for compliance with company policies and compliance with regulations. The Alan Panezic, VP, Enterprise Product Management & Marketing of RIM, said:
” Working from a distance and flexible working is now commonplace around the world and BlackBerry MVS gives companies the means to further exploit the telephone system and to better support employees when they are away from their desk. To give users a wireless extension of the corporate phone system via their BlackBerry smartphones can enhance the productivity of the workforce, to save costs by billing for long distance and international calls and reduce the time to use the mobile phone side of workers, allowing for calls over Wi-Fi at work, public hotspots and at home . ”
The Rick Puskar, Senior Vice President, Global Portfolio Management of Siemens Enterprise Communications, said:
” I am pleased that Siemens Enterprise Communications adds support from the rich BlackBerry MVS portfolio of OpenScape UC. The portability is still an area of innovation for us, and BlackBerry MVS will help our joint customers to increase productivity of their mobile solutions and generally to achieve cost savings. This solution provides a simplified communication experience that ultimately benefits both IT departments and end users . “
Apart from the systems of Siemens Enterprise Communications, the BlackBerry MVS also supports telephone systems Mitel, of Avaya, the Nortel and Cisco . For more information about BlackBerry MVS, visit www.blackberry.com / mvs .