Siemens Enterprise Communications, a provider of open communication systems, and Enterasys Networks, a U.S.-based provider of network management, reportedly have implemented an automated VoIP management, localization and configuration system for the Berlin-based European School of Management and Technology.
Siemens (News - Alert) Enterprise Communications is a joint venture between Siemens Enterprise Communications GmbH & Co. KG, the businesses of Enterasys Networks and SER Solutions.
The ESMT houses around 160 employees and more than 2,000 students. The automated IP telephony management system offers all of these with access to secure IP-based Unified Communications (News - Alert) including localization, and authorization and identification of IP phones.
In general, an IP phone utilizes VoIP technologies allowing telephone calls to be made over an IP network such as the internet instead of the ordinary PSTN system. The phones present in the system use control protocols such as SIP, skinny client control protocol or one of various proprietary protocols. IP phones can be simple software-based softphones or purpose-built hardware devices that appear like an ordinary telephone or a cordless phone.
The SEN Group is a provider of enterprise communications solutions. The company has adopted “Open Communications” approach that enables teams working within any IT infrastructure to improve productivity through a unified collaboration experience, said the company.
Recently, Siemens Enterprise Communications (News - Alert) had launched OpenScape Xpressions, which is the latest addition to Siemens OpenScape unified communications portfolio. The OpenScape Xpressions provides pre-packaged and easy-to-deploy UC solution that is designed to facilitate easy integration into multivendor environments, including most PBXs on the market. Interoperable with existing telephony infrastructures, the Xpressions offers out-of-the box UC with built-in voice mail, Unified Messaging, instant messaging, presence, and audio and web conferencing, said the company.
In 2007, Siemens Enterprise Communications claims that it generated revenues of approximately 3.2 billion Euros.
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Edited by Michael Dinan