Siemens Enterprise Communications announced Tuesday updates to OpenScape Office unified communications solutions designed to improve mobility and collaboration for small and medium businesses. These upgrades include a new UC client for tablets, OpenScape Web Collaboration and a UC plug-in for Microsoft Outlook 2010.
Three updated versions of the OpenScape Office deployment models are available, including the OpenScape Office MX, a software-based UC appliance for up to 150 users; OpenScape Office LX, a software-based UC solution for up to 500 users that runs on standard servers for standalone, multisite and virtualized software environments; and OpenScape Office HX for HiPath 3000, which supports up to 500 users, running on a single server or in virtualized environments. Voice and UC networking between OpenScape Office and the newest version of HiPath 3000 allows existing HiPath 3000 customers a simplified transition from voice to UC.
OpenScape Office now features a new UC client for mobility, enabling communications capabilities from mobile devices. The OpenScape Office UC plug-in for Outlook 2010 brings all communications together on the user’s preferred desktop tool or device. Open Directory Service provides connectivity to external customer databases.
This release of OpenScape Office MX and LX adds OpenScape Web Collaboration capabilities, including desktop and document sharing as well as video conferencing, which also can be used from mobile phones and tablets. In addition, OpenScape Office LX and HX now support server software virtualization with VMware.
Siemens Enterprise Communications said its channel partners can deploy OpenScape Office with configuration wizards, interfaces for configuration changes and remote support services. Through its channel partners, the company is offering a promotion, Trade In Trade Up for Small Business, that provides advanced UCC functionality (mobility, fax and conferencing) at no additional cost through March 2012. It also is offering a free 90-day evaluation of OpenScape Office HX to HiPath 3000 voice customers as well as a free 90-day evaluation of OpenScape Office Contact Center.