Unified Group Claim First with Nortel and Microsoft Next Gen UC Technology

Reading based Unified Group is claiming to be the first integrator in the UK to implement and demonstrate the next generation of Nortel and Microsoft multimedia conferencing technology based on the latest cutting-edge Unified Communications (UC) platforms – Nortel Communications CS 1000 Release 5.5 and Microsoft Office Communication Server (OCS) 2007.

At Unified Group’s Open Day, which took place on 19th June, the Nortel integrator demonstrated the latest Nortel and Microsoft conferencing technology including: Nortel Multimedia Conferencing (NMC); Microsoft Live Meeting; and Microsoft Roundtable which provides 360 degree panoramic video support.

“The demonstration of this advanced multimedia conferencing solution is an industry first combining the latest Nortel and Microsoft multimedia conferencing technologies. It has particular benefits for international or distributed organisations looking to provide real collaborative working opportunities. This technology means that any boardroom can become a state of the art multimedia conference facility easily accommodating multiple remote users,” comments Mark Hyland, marketing director, Unified Group.

As a dedicated Nortel Gold solutions partner, Unified has one of the largest number of trained Nortel engineers in the country. The Nortel integrator regularly beta tests the latest Nortel applications and new releases and is one of the first in the UK to implement Nortel’s latest CS 5.5 release with Microsoft OCS 2007 in its own environment.

The purpose of the Open Day was to demonstrate how the latest UC technology provides significant and transparent benefits to companies. Successful UC provides businesses with a more responsive, simplified communication system, reduced timescales and costs, which in turn improves productivity and customer care.

Unified Group is an award winning Nortel Gold Partner specialising in the provision of high quality integrated and converged voice and data solutions. As a Nortel and Microsoft Certified Partner, Unified Group supplies cutting-edge voice and data solutions that enhance businesses’ ability to communicate ‘anytime, anywhere’.

Unified Group works with a number of well known, high profile customers including: The British Red Cross, Invesco, Invensys, Cardiff County Council, Logica and Chubb Insurance. The company’s strength is its technical expertise and competency with over half of its staff being qualified Nortel engineers.