Swyx extends unified communications to Apple iPhone

Swyx, a vendor of unified communications for SMEs, has announced SwyxMobile integration for the iPhone and iPhone 3G. This means that the SwyxWare unified communications solution now supports all major mobile devices and smartphones including Symbian, Windows Mobile and Blackberry.

With iPhone integration, users can extend the benefits of SwyxWare’s office based IP communications onto the Apple iPhone platform using the ‘Contact Centre Mobile’ web application. This service uses GPRS and/or UMTS to connect to the central Swyx software-based unified communications system.

The key benefits of integrating the iPhone with SwyxWare are that mobile users share the same type of functionality as their office-based counterparts, including on-screen presence information such as who is available, engaged or other status. As soon as a data link is established all status information is automatically synchronised.

The advantage of using SwyxMobile functionality is that users can use a one number concept, so that calls to the office extension would also ring in parallel on the iPhone. Mobile users can also enjoy any time access to the global enterprise directory.

Alexandra Ernst, executive VP for corporate development at Swyx, stated: “With SwyxMobile we are now in the position to make unified communications attractive to existing iPhone business users. This represents the next stepping stone in our strategy to provide medium-sized enterprises with the widest possible choice of handsets they can use.”

The iPhone integration is available from 1 April 2009. The web application will be available to registered resellers as a free download via the Swyx Partner Net.