NEC’s UNIVERGE® Mobile Client Rated “Best Enterprise UC Mobility Solution” in Independent Lab Test Miercom cites UNIVERGE Mobile Client functionality as best of six leading solutions, while the UC for Enterprise solution proved both resilient and secure
IRVING, TX, February 10, 2009 — NEC Unified Solutions, Inc., a leader in enterprise business communications, today announced that the UNIVERGE® Mobile Client (MC530) was awarded a “Best” rating in the 2008 Enterprise Unified Communications Industry Study by Miercom, a leading independent product testing and analysis firm. Summary results of the lab testing are available online at NEC Unified Solutions’ web site (www.necunified.com).
“Based on our testing, the mobility attributes of NEC’s UNIVERGE UC for Enterprise are superior to those of any other UC solution on the market,” said Rob Smithers, CEO of Miercom. “Specifically, the Mobile Client MC530 offered seamless connectivity, including presence status and a simple, intuitive interface that gives users all of the features of their NEC UNIVERGE desktop while away from the office.”
In addition to UCE’s mobility features, Miercom lauded the solution and underlying NEC UNIVERGE IP infrastructure for its security and resiliency under attack. Miercom also tested the full NEC UNIVERGE UC for Enterprise communications configuration, including redundant UNIVERGE enterprise communications servers, UC700 Desktop Client, UM8500 unified messaging application, MA4000 management application, OW5000 media server, DT700 series IP phones and UA5200 attendant console. The Miercom testing team ran more than 2 million different attack scenarios over the UNIVERGE solution without losing connectivity once.
In a separate evaluation of the UNIVERGE SV8500 enterprise communications server, Miercom found the unit’s power consumption to be 40 percent below previous generations of traditional and IP PBX servers.
As a cornerstone of NEC’s UNIVERGE360 vision, UC for Enterprise offers corporate executives, lines of business and IT departments the power to unify their business communications with a suite of powerful productivity applications and features. The UC for Enterprise suite comprises a number of modules, including:
- UNIVERGE UC700 Desktop Client: The UC700 desktop client combines UC functionality in a single application with click-to-dial and clipboard dialer, presence-based call routing, communication history information, voice, video and web conferencing, whiteboarding, screen sharing, screen capture, and screen pops for incoming messages. A consolidated client application displays voice messages, instant messages and call history/missed calls in a single location and also allows for access to corporate and personal directories.
- UNIVERGE MC530 Mobile Client: The UNIVERGE Mobile Client combines UC and mobility, seamlessly extending unified messaging from the business IP communication system directly to mobile devices. The Mobile Client software accesses enterprise VoIP application services and will provide dual-mode Wi-Fi/cellular devices with a unified user experience in either network mode. The Mobile Client gives users one phone number for desk phone and mobile device, by providing a single mobile device that works as effectively offsite as in the office. It also provides presence, access to corporate and personal directories, instant messaging, and an easy to use GUI interface, and device support for Windows Mobile® 5 and higher and RIM® operating systems.
- UNIVERGE UM8500 Unified Messaging System: Fully compatible with the UNIVERGE UC700 desktop client and MC530 mobile client, UM8500 is a feature rich, scalable, unified messaging solution. It is the first-ever UM solution to include VideoMail and Find Me/Follow Me capability. Microsoft® Exchange Server integration within the UM8500 system enables the system to read aloud a schedule of activities for any given day, up to one year in advance. The UM8500 is designed to allow large enterprises to maximize productivity and streamline operational costs.
NEC’s UNIVERGE360 vision unifies networks and communications applications while enabling comprehensive business solutions. For additional information on NEC’s UNIVERGE solutions, visit the UNIVERGE360 web site at www.univerge360.com.
About NEC Unified Solutions
NEC Unified Solutions helps companies unify their business communications through innovative software, applications, development tools, and services. NEC offers a complete portfolio for unified communications, wireless, voice, data and managed services, as well as systems integration and application development. NEC Unified Solutions serves as the North American communications integration arm of global giant NEC Corporation for Fortune 1000, as well as small to mid-sized businesses in vertical markets such as hospitality, education, government, and healthcare. For more information, visit www.necunified.com.
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