Teo Announces Microsoft-Based UC

Teo, formerly known as Tone Commander, announced it is developing a Microsoft-based Unified Communications (UC) platform. Through a partnership with AltiGen Communications Inc. (ATGN), which will provide the solution’s software, Teo will fully integrate its line of telecommunications products with Microsoft Exchange, providing organizations with government-grade UC capabilities and 50 percent more features at a 30 percent cost savings over other solutions currently on the market, the company said. The platform is currently in beta testing and will be widely available in late 2009.

The solution’s intuitive interface allows administrators to centralize controls to a single screen and eliminates the need for additional IT specialists and technicians. From an end-user perspective, the entire solution is accessible and customizable from Microsoft Outlook, and enhanced mobility functionality enables workers to achieve complete on-premise communications capabilities while working remotely. In addition, the solution includes a software development kit (SDK) that allows developers to reduce the cost of ownership and build custom applications on top of the platform that enhance functionality without adding additional external hardware.

Teo will provide the phones, servers, gateways and system integration, as well as marketing and sales support for the new solution. The integrated communications platform – which consolidates voice, voice mail, e-mail, messaging, audio conferencing, fax, speech recognition and mobile integration into a single integrated system – will be compatible with all Teo IP phones.

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