Four Siemens Products Win TMCNet’s Communications Product of the Year Award for 2006
Siemens Communications, Inc. (NYSE:SI) today announced that four of its Open Communications products and solutions have won TMCNet’s Communication Solutions Product of the Year Award for 2006. These awards from a key industry publication recognize Siemens’ leadership in unified communications and Fixed Mobile Convenience (FMC) solutions as well as delivering top-quality professional managed services.
The winners showcase Siemens’ commitment to providing rich user experience, business process integration and deployment choices across any device, IT environment or network. Siemens’ open standards-based products fulfill the promise of Open Communications and highlight the usability, productivity and collaboration gains that unified communications provide. The winners empower enterprises to put FMC to work through seamless mobility, as well as lower TCO and increase enterprises’ freedom of choice.
Siemens’ winning products and solutions are:
-- HiPath Wireless Manager, a comprehensive, integrated WLAN management platform that provides centralized yet granular control of large wireless networks and enables the integration of converged mobility solutions. Its industry-leading management and security, simplified operations, and expandability through modules and partner solutions make it a powerful and intuitive management tool for enterprise customers. The platform integrates effortlessly with Siemens’ HiPath(R) MobileConnect(R) solution, which offers the world’s first end-to-end enterprise Fixed Mobile Convenience (FMC) solution that delivers seamless roaming between Voice over Wireless LAN (WiFi) and cellular networks on a single mobile device.
-- OpenScape, the industry’s most mature unified communications solution, enables presence-based real-time communication and collaboration. It aggregates and integrates communications tools into critical business applications, reduces the complexity of employees’ desktop and mobile environments, and facilitates employees’ and customers’ access to information via any device. OpenScape operates in any telephony or groupware environment and helps enterprises overcome the barriers to today’s communications while offering a flexible new range of solutions that match enterprises’ diverse needs.
-- HiPath 8000 Open Communications Solution, one of the industry’s only pure Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) solutions for open, IT-based communication. The HiPath 8000 provides up to 99.999% availability and supports telephony, video, multimedia, collaboration services, and presence awareness technologies. The solution reduces management costs, improves end-user productivity and protects customers’ investments through enterprise Fixed Mobile Convenience (FMC) migration paths that support mobile workers and collaboration and open, standard interfaces that leverage existing infrastructure.
-- Managed Services for Wireless Networks, which provides service desk operations, fault monitoring and remote management services for enterprise WLAN, voice over WLAN and Wi-Fi meshed networks of all sizes. Customers get the best of wired and wireless technologies in a converged, multi-vendor user experience that is convenient, reduces costs and enhances productivity.
“Siemens’ comprehensive experience with open, mobile voice and data communications solutions combines the flexibility, reliability and scalability of a generic outsourcer with the expertise of a boutique wireless managed services provider,” said Bill Crane, Communications Manager at Shimano, Inc., one of the world’s foremost manufacturers of cycling, fishing and outdoor sports equipment. “Siemens’ unique OpenPath approach enables us to implement these products and services in a logical and affordable way by overlaying solutions and enhancing our existing communication infrastructure investments.”
Earning four TMCNet’s Product of the Year Awards recognizes Siemens’ commitment to open, standards-based, interoperable architecture that enables customers to optimize their legacy equipment and meet business needs through top-of-the-line technology, said Dana Rasmussen, President of Siemens Communications. “Siemens’ centralized systems and Open Communications philosophy lower costs and provide enterprise users with maximum flexibility, scalability and manageability with superior mobility, security and performance,” he said.
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