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NEC, IBM sign technology agreement

NEC Corp. announced today that it is working with IBM Corp. to deliver advanced unified communication and collabora...


January 22, 2008  


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NEC Corp. announced today that it is working with IBM Corp. to deliver advanced unified communication and collaboration capabilities to businesses around the world.

The company will integrate its UNIVERGE IP communication servers with the IBM Lotus Sametime 8.0 instant messaging software for enterprise customers.

Companies will be able to view online presence information and leverage click-to-call services from within a Lotus Sametime instant messaging chat, Web conference or IBM Lotus Notes e-mail inbox.

The integration also uses the open Eclipse-based Lotus Sametime platform and the Lotus Sametime Telephony Conferencing Service Provider Interface (TCSPI) to support the convergence of voice and data.

In February, NEC Australia plans to deliver its first beta release of the UNIVERGE gateway module for IBM Lotus Sametime to an IBM Australia customer.