Telecom Lead America: Siemens Enterprise Communications
announced the new version of its OpenScape UC Suite. The new suite offers
scalability, mobility and federation, and improvement in public and private
cloud capabilities and user experience.
The new OpenScape UC Suite can provide a single UC domain
for organizations ranging from 100 to 500,000 users.
“Our customers include some of the largest
organizations in the world and they need the productivity and collaboration
benefits of unified communications the most – inside their walls, within their
extended organizations and while mobile,” said Chris Hummel, CMO and
president, North America, Siemens Enterprise Communications.
Siemens Enterprise claims that the new suite offers
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.
80 percent of user end-points are outside of corporate headquarters,
affirming the trend toward distributed and mobile workforces. OpenScape UC
Suite addresses this need with OpenScape Mobile clients for Apple iOS and
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
“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,
The new OpenScape UC Suite 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.