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New Siemens offerings revolve around converging, native IP

The enterprise networks division of Siemens Information and Communication Networks Inc., a subsidiary of Siemens AG...


October 1, 2002  


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The enterprise networks division of Siemens Information and Communication Networks Inc., a subsidiary of Siemens AG, has developed two new applications that take advantage of converging and native IP (Internet Protocol) communications.

According to the company, the products are designed to erase the boundary between the mobile phone and office phone, reduce redundant communications, help users be productive and responsive while mobile, and automate routine communications transactions such as scheduling.

HiPath Corporate Connect is an enterprise mobility solution that lets employees to use a single telephone, telephone number, and voicemail box for all corporate voice communications. Mobile phone users, for example, can utilize the enterprise telephone network and have access to abbreviated dialing, conferencing, and least cost routing while on campus or off.

The HiPath ComResponse application, is a web-based communications portal that provides a self-service interface to enterprise business customers and colleagues via touch-tone or voice commands.

It is designed to increase productivity by reducing or perhaps eliminating multiple and redundant communication attempts. For the user, it means being productive and responsive while on the move by automating routine communications such as appointments.

“(Both) address two key challenges faced by enterprises today: leveraging their network technology to increase worker productivity and helping remote and mobile workers interact more closely with the corporate network,” said Brian Riggs, senior analyst at Current Analysis, a Reston, Va. research firm. “These new products show the practical value of new technologies.”


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