Siemens Update OpenScape UC Suite

Siemens Enterprise Communications has announced the latest version of its OpenScape UC Suite, providing new, scalability, mobility and federation, and improving public and private cloud capabilities and user experience.

The new OpenScape UC Suite can now efficiently provide a single UC domain for organizations ranging from 100 to 500,000 users, enabling the highest level of productivity and collaboration for workers across the campus or around the world. It also provides economies of scale in public and private cloud deployments, creating a unified user experience for presence, messaging, contacts and directories in large multi-site, multi-vendor organizations. Massively-scaled global UC deployments are now supported with up to 40,000 UC users per cluster and up to 500,000 UC users per system.

As noted in a newly released Siemens Enterprise Communications sponsored State of Enterprise Communications 2012 global study, 80 percent of user end-points are now outside of corporate headquarters, further affirming the trend toward distributed and mobile workforces. OpenScape UC Suite now addresses this need with new OpenScape Mobile clients for Apple iOS and Android. These new clients bring comprehensive VoIP and UC functionality, along with unique gesture-driven capabilities, to smart phones and tablets. These mobile clients are app store ready, providing choice and flexibility to users while supporting the growing “bring your device to work” trend.

“The ability to collaborate is becoming a prevailing requirement for mobile personnel, so IT support for the use of leading smart phones and tablets is very relevant,” said Jay Lassman, Research Director, Gartner, a leading analyst firm. “This approach not only enables broader use of the enterprise communications network, but also aligns with the growing desire among people who are already using a preferred mobile device.”

The new OpenScape UC Suite also enables users to share their presence availability and exchange instant messages with users of Google or any XMPP-capable solution, including UC, messaging, social media and collaboration applications, whether on a PC client, tablet or smart phone. These enhancements are built into OpenScape UC Suite at no additional charge, and enable organizations to create faster, more seamless, collaborative experiences between their employees and outside the walls of the enterprise, improving responsiveness, time to market, and customer service.