RIM signs VOIP deal

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RIM signs VOIP deal

Research In Motion (RIM) plans to roll out Blackberry Mobile Voice System 5 (MVS5) for business phone systems and unified communications applications, reports Elite Telecom

This follows the partnership BlackBerry made with voice over Internet protocol (VOIP) company AudioCodes.

BlackBerry MVS5 will soon be available for Avaya and Nortel handsets, as well as for the Cisco Unified Communications Manager.

According to the company, BlackBerry MVS5 has been architected to be more extensible with third-party applications via SIP and VOIP gateways.

TMCnet says the integration means BlackBerry users can make calls over cellular or WiFi networks, and will be provided automatic, prompted and manual handoff between networks.

By making and taking phone calls delivered to their desk on their BlackBerry smartphones instead, users will enjoy features like single number reach, extension dialling and phone system functions like transfer, hold and ad-hoc conferencing.

According to Globes, AudioCodes COO Lior Aldema says: “Enterprise mobility is a strategic opportunity that AudioCodes continues to pursue.

“Our ability to enable deployments of BlackBerry MVS5 for legacy PBX and new IP-PBX environments demonstrates the important role AudioCodes plays in this explosive market.”

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