Nortel Announces "Virtual Enterprise"

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Nortel Announces "Virtual Enterprise"

Nortel Networks is announcing new solutions designed to change the way business is conducted, enabling the “Virtual Enterprise” by providing applications geared toward allowing remote, geographically-dispersed workers to function as a collocated, cohesive, and integrated team.

In a pre-briefing for industry press last week, Nortel’s Vickie Marvich-McGovern, director, Enterprise Multimedia Solutions, shared Nortel’s vision and outlined a number of product portfolio enhancements driving the notion of the Virtual Enterprise. “Work is no longer somewhere you go,” she said. “It’s something that goes with you.”

To that end, Nortel Networks is announcing a suite of office tools accessible via the end-user’s computer, regardless of whether it is a desktop, laptop, tablet, or handheld PC. Using user-friendly icons, a person can immediately contact a colleague to share information and access applications via the most effective means, regardless of their location. The solution is designed to allow remote workers to be as “present” as their office bound colleagues.

Nortel Networks today introduced the following new product capabilities:

Nortel Networks Communications Server 1000, Release 4.0: This new call server software tightly integrates the Communication Server 1000 business grade telephony with MCS 5100 SIP-based multimedia applications to deliver highly reliable and feature-rich voice, data, and video services to users anywhere, anytime, driving increased mobility, collaboration, and productivity.

Nortel Networks Multimedia Communications Server 5100 Release 3.0: Release 3.0 delivers voice, call management, desktop video calling, collaboration tools and personalization services to a distributed workforce. This new code release offers enhanced video capabilities with multi-point video conferencing, new Instant Messaging capabilities as well as Web application collaboration that allows applications and documents to be shared in real time.

Nortel Networks Communication Server 2100: Designed for very large enterprises that require carrier-class reliability, this product enhancement provides improved support for the SIP protocol and new wireless IP telephones. Based on industry-standards, it can accommodate third-party applications and gateways.

Nortel Networks Symposium Call Center Server Release 5.0: This innovation enhances network skill-based routing to provide more flexibility for enterprises when creating a virtual contact center.

Nortel Networks IP Telephones, Models 2006 and 2007: With a full-color display and the rich feature set of Nortel Networks IP telephone portfolio, the IP Phone 2007 offers Bluetooth compatibility and USB peripheral support. The IP Phone 2006 offers an improved display.



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