TANDBERG and Siemens Enterprise Communications Expand Global Partnership
Global Resale Agreement helps customers transform their businesses by seamlessly integrating telepresence and video conferencing into unified communications platforms
NEW YORK AND OSLO, NORWAY -- TANDBERG® (OSLO: TAA. OL), the leading global provider of telepresence and video conferencing solutions, and Siemens Enterprise Communications Group (SEN Group), a leading global provider of unified communications (UC) solutions, have expanded their strategic relationship to a Global Resale Agreement. Now, the Siemens portfolio of UC products and global services will be complemented by TANDBERG’s telepresence and high-definition video conferencing solutions, delivering a high-quality managed voice, video and collaboration experience to Siemens’ customers.
Going forward, Siemens will place a strong emphasis on mass adoption of video as a part of a complete unified communications platform. This strategy is supported by TANDBERG solutions, including the award-winning TANDBERG portfolio of Multipoint Control Units (MCUs), and group and personal video systems, to offer users integrated video and audio conferencing capabilities. Siemens has certified TANDBERG MCUs as fully interoperable with its OpenScape Unified Communications (UC) Server, an innovative new unified communications software platform that is designed to remove the artificial legacy barriers between today’s traditionally separate voice, video and UC systems to support a comprehensive suite of UC applications.
“Delivering video to the desktop is a key part of our unified communications vision and together with TANDBERG we will make it easier for our customers to reduce travel costs and increase productivity,” said Gerald Kromer, Senior Vice President Professional Services & Solutions at Siemens Enterprise Communications. “As we grow our ecosystem, working with industry leaders such as TANDBERG enables us to continue to deliver on our Open Communications commitment and offer a full range of integrated video solutions that meet our customers’ needs.”
“Visual communications are a key component of a strong unified communications platform. With this expanded partnership we are making it even easier for Siemens’ customers to integrate award-winning telepresence and video conferencing across their entire organization,” said Fredrik Halvorsen, TANDBERG CEO. “Our business-quality, high-definition products, coupled with Siemens’ outstanding unified communications portfolio and managed services, will help ensure that users - from the desktop to the board room - have the best experience possible.”
The expanded Siemens/TANDBERG relationship provides a forum for global collaboration, spanning both sales and product development. Specifically, Siemens will offer customers TANDBERG solutions supported by its own managed service. Siemens managed service provides 24x7 network and device monitoring from its global Video Network Operations Center. TANDBERG will provide a dedicated, 24x7 maintenance and technical helpdesk to strengthen the managed service offering, and provide Siemens and its customers with resilience.
TANDBERG is the leading global provider of telepresence, high-definition video conferencing and mobile video products and services with dual headquarters in New York and Norway. TANDBERG designs, develops and markets systems and software for video, voice and data. The company provides sales, support and value-added services in more than 90 countries worldwide. TANDBERG is publicly traded on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker TAA.OL. Please visit www.tandberg.com for more information.
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About Siemens Enterprise Communications Group (SEN Group)
The SEN Group is a premier provider of end-to-end enterprise communications, including voice, network infrastructure and security solutions that use open, standards-based architectures to unify communications and business applications for a seamless collaboration experience. This award-winning “Open Communications” approach enables organizations to improve productivity and reduce costs through easy-to-deploy solutions that work within existing IT environments, delivering operational efficiencies. It is the foundation for the company’s OpenPath® commitment that enables customers to mitigate risk and cost-effectively adopt unified communications. Jointly owned by The Gores Group and Siemens AG, SEN Group companies include Siemens Enterprise Communications, Cycos, and Enterasys Networks.
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