Siemens Delivers Mobile Unified Communications with OpenScape Mobility Solution

By PRESS RELEASE — November 18, 2008

Siemens Enterprise Communications announced the availability of OpenScape Mobility, delivering mobility to a wide variety of UC users regardless of their location.

OpenScape Mobility brings together, for the first time, from a single vendor, enterprise telephony, video, unified communications, wireless and fixed mobile convergence in a single integrated mobile UC solution. This comprehensive solution delivers unsurpassed unrivaled productivity gains and cost savings while freeing the workforce from the confines of the desk.

OpenScape Mobility is a new solution which combines the award winning Siemens HiPath MobileConnect, HiPath Wireless, and the new OpenScape Enterprise Mobile Client. OpenScape Mobility is part of the Siemens OpenScape Unified Communications Suite launched earlier this year.

"The mobile UC market is now emerging -- combining the user-centric benefits of mobility, with the features and manageability of enterprise UC," said Dean Bubley, Founder of Disruptive Analysis. "Together, these should enable increased productivity, improved "reachability" and help drive down overall costs of business mobile communications. Vendors that can understand both the unique aspects of wireless and the realities of corporate UC will lead this new market."

OpenScape Mobility delivers the industry's first single-vendor, end-to-end Mobile UC solution addressing each of these three trends with the following new product releases:

  • The All-Wireless Enterprise with HiPath Wireless (V5R3) -- the industry's most cost-effective and easy-to-deploy 802.11n WLAN. This latest release provides key high availability and rate shaping features to Siemens' already industry leading security, 802.11n speed and Power over Ethernet (POE) advantages -- enabling the most power efficient All Wireless Enterprise at the lowest total cost of deployment. And now, for the first time, Siemens can deliver its OpenScape HD Video over 802.11n, uniquely enabling portable HD Video units to be part of the overall mobility strategy of the university, health care facility or the enterprise.
  • HiPath MobileConnect (V2), -- the award--winning fixed mobile convergence solution from Siemens. This latest release provides enhanced security for hotspot and tele--working users and improved least cost routing capabilities. HiPath MobileConnect V2 delivers value, drives down costs and seamlessly extends corporate telephony features to mobile users on both the wireless and cellular networks.
  • The OpenScape Enterprise Mobile Client, -- the industry's most innovative unified communications application now goes mobile with a new mobile client for RIM, Symbian and Windows mobile devices, enabling unified communications for the mobile worker. The OpenScape Enterprise Mobile Client works with the OpenScape UC Application Enterprise Edition Server, and the desktop client and voice portal to deliver users a wide array of access options while on-the-go.
"This is a critical step forward in the Siemens Open Communications strategy, which aims to provide enterprises with the twin competitive advantages of lower costs and greater speed -- through improved productivity, collaboration and responsiveness. Speed helps businesses to respond to customers faster and market opportunities more readily than the competition," said Thomas Zimmerman, Chief Operating Officer, Siemens Enterprise Communications.

Pricing and Availability

The OpenScape Mobility Solution is available now through your Siemens Enterprise Communications sales representative.  Pricing depends on configuration and requirements of each respective customer. However, Siemens has introduced two new "starter-kit value bundles" for both the All Wireless Enterprise and Mobile UC. Ask your representative for more information.

About Siemens Enterprise Communications

Siemens Enterprise Communications is a joint venture between the private equity firm The Gores Group, a leading private equity firm, and Siemens AG. The joint venture incorporates Siemens Enterprise Communications GmbH & Co. KG, its worldwide affiliates and the businesses of Enterasys Networks and SER Solutions, creating a new leader in enterprise communications -- strong in unified communications, contact centers and secure networks. More than 14,000 employees worldwide follow an Open Communications approach, providing enterprise communications and data networking solutions for enterprises of all sizes. This enables business processes to be more productive, faster and more secure within any network or information technology infrastructure. In fiscal 2007 Siemens Enterprise Communications generated revenues of approximately 3.2 billion Euros.



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