September 24, 2008

NEC’s New Unified Communications and Infrastructure Solutions Make Role-Based Communications a Reality

HILVERSUM, The Netherlands, September 24 /PRNewswire/ -- - Next-Generation IP Communications Servers and Revolutionary Terminals To Shake up SMB and Enterprise Markets

NEC, a global leader in enterprise business communications, today announced the introduction of a host of new Unified Communications (UC) and infrastructure offerings for both SMB (Small & Medium Businesses) and Enterprises in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) region.

The new solutions build on NEC's UNIVERGE(R)360 approach, which puts people, rather than technology, at the centre of business communications. They include UNIVERGE SV8100 and 8300 communications servers and a family of IP and digital terminals, in combination with innovative UC applications such as Business ConneCT.

UNIVERGE 360 makes Role-Based Communications a reality

By tailoring communications to employees' roles, rather than having technology dictate how users communicate, UNIVERGE 360 enables companies to improve work efficiency and information availability.

"True Unified Communications is about bringing people, processes and communications together," says Benne van der Lugt, Director Portfolio Management at NEC Philips Unified Solutions. "With UNIVERGE360, we provide our customers with a solid infrastructure and advanced applications to unify their business communications based on the role that each employee plays."

New UNIVERGE SV8000 Series communications servers to shake up markets The UNIVERGE SV8000 Series comprise the feature-rich UNIVERGE SV8100 and SV8300 communications servers that are completely scalable to meet growing business's needs, whilst simple and cost effective to set-up and manage. Features include calling number and name display, conferencing, soft keys, voicemail, unified messaging, speed dialling and support for wireless handsets and softphones.

Revolutionary terminals offer unique customisation and modularity

NEC's new line of customisable IP and digital terminals, UNIVERGE DT700/DT300, are unique in their modular design and configuration options. Their extensive feature sets move the standard desktop phone to the next level. Revolutionary is the 8,000 combinations it allows to fit almost any business's needs or personalization requirements.

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Supported across new and existing platforms, Business ConneCT is an all-in-one application suite designed to address more complex organizational needs with rich presence, mobility, unified messaging and desktop telephony applications as well as operator and contact centre functionality.

The new servers and terminals are generally available through the sales organisations and channel partners of NEC Philips Unified Solutions and NEC Infrontia across EMEA.

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CONTACT: Robert van Amerongen, NEC Philips Unified Solutions, Tel:+31-356-891-521, Email: [email protected]