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Emerson Network Power launches Liebert IP Telephony Availability System

  • 23 February, 2005 10:30

<p>SYDNEY, Australia, February 23, 2005 - Emerson Network Power today introduced the Liebert IP Telephony Availability System, an integrated approach to protecting IP telephony equipment, into New Zealand. Additionally, the Liebert IP Telephony Availability System has met the Cisco AVVID (Architecture for Voice and Video Integrated Data) Partner Program test criteria for interoperability.<br/><br/></p>
<p>Liebert joined the Cisco AVVID Partner Program as an IP Communications participant. Through participation in the Cisco AVVID Partner Program, the Liebert IP Telephony Availability System, version 1.0, provides a complete solution for ensuring the availability of IP telephony equipment to enterprise customers.</p>
<p>The Cisco AVVID Partner Program sets criteria for interoperability testing and helps leading products and services firms deploy innovative business solutions. The program provides enterprise customers with information regarding Cisco AVVID partner products and services that the Cisco partner believes meet the program's criteria for interoperability with Cisco networking technology.</p>
<p>IP Communications are advanced network-based communications applications that dramatically improve the way organisations conduct business. Cisco advanced business communications applications, including unified communications, conferencing, and customer contact centres, are composed of converged data, voice and video all running on a single network. The applications are regarded as strategic corporate assets because they provide much more sophisticated and streamlined interaction among employees, partners and customers.</p>
<p>Cisco works with innovative third-party companies to provide the broadest selection of IP Communications applications and products that deliver the flexibility and speed today's businesses need to respond to changing market and competitive requirements. Focused on critical business applications such as personnel management/productivity, customer care, and workforce optimisation, as well as specific vertical industry needs, Cisco AVVID IP Communications partners offer compelling solutions for every organisation.</p>
<p>"Cisco supports open, standards-based architectures and shares a commitment to interoperable solutions with Liebert. Through this vision the Cisco AVVID Partner Program delivers the power of choice to enterprises­the ability to extend the Cisco end-to-end architecture with our participants' solid products and technologies," said Kevin Bloch, regional manager for Advanced Technologies, Cisco.</p>
<p>"With Cisco AVVID partner offerings such as Liebert IP Telephony Availability system, customers can deploy a broad range of business solutions that foster innovation and drive rapid adoption of business-critical technologies," Mr Bloch said.</p>
<p>The Liebert IP Telephony Availability System provides mission-critical power protection and monitoring for IP telephony equipment. It integrates key support components into a plug-and-play solution that ensures the protection, visibility and support required for high availability, including true double conversion UPS technology, remote monitoring and management and UPS bypass capability.</p>
<p>About Emerson Network Power
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), provides a full spectrum of reliable power solutions, including inbound power, connectivity, power supplies, power protection systems and precision cooling, backed by the largest global services organisation in the power industry. Emerson Network Power serves the needs of telecommunications networks, data centres, health care and industrial facilities worldwide. For information, visit</p>
<p>About Emerson</p>
<p>St. Louis-based Emerson is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers in process control; electronics and telecommunications; industrial automation; heating, ventilating and air conditioning; and appliance and tools. Sales in fiscal 2004 were US$16 billion.</p>
<p>Media contacts:</p>
<p>Guy Lerner
Watterson Marketing Communications
Tel: (02) 9437 6122
<p>Peter Spiteri
Emerson Network Power
Tel: (02) 9914 2936

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