Enterprise communications solutions provider, Siemens Enterprise Communications, will launch the latest version of its unified communications (UC) solution, OpenScape Office V3, locally on May 26 via its company distribution channel.
The two deployment models, OpenScape LX and OpenScape Office MX, are designed for SMBs and will be launched to the company’s Australian reseller network of 80 partners.
OpenScape Office V3 is an all-in-one, scalable solution that simplifies mobility and collaboration – including new SMB deployment options of virtualisation and a full featured mobile UC application extending it outside campus boundaries.
Siemens is distributed by IPL Communications. Its general manager, Paul Scanlan, said, “Unlike traditional telephony systems which can be made up of several third-party bolt-on products, OpenScape Office is end-to-end Siemens in the one solution, making it extremely straightforward for the end user to use and understand.”
It enables SMBs to seamlessly grow employee numbers without having to change operating systems and can scale up to 1000 users in a multi-site network environment.
“This is a huge benefit for the reseller as it means they can learn, support and sell the one UC solution to a wide range of customers,” Scanlan said.
A mobile desktop independent of any operating system that allows users to access most of their UC desktop features on-the-go, myPortal for Mobile, is included with the V3 release.
Siemens Enterprise Communications general manager A/NZ, Edgar Giesel, said the latest release is built on an open Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) architecture and uses the open industry standard Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) to include the presence of external business partners into a user’s UC desktop.
“This means our customers can not only integrate their communications across different office locations, they can also integrate customers into their UC environment, even if those customers are using UC solutions from other providers,” Giesel said.