November 11, 2008
NEC’s New Communications Server Helps Companies Maximize Investment in IP Applications
Further demonstrating NEC's ability to help customers unify their communications with UNIVERGE(R)360, NEC Unified Solutions, Inc. (NEC), a leader in enterprise business communications, recently launched the UNIVERGE SV8500 communications server. The UNIVERGE SV8500 is a flexible IP communication server for enterprises to build advanced voice, mobility, collaboration, contact center and business productivity applications.
Giving people access to information based on their preference, location and device is the foundation of NEC's UNIVERGE360 communications enablement model.
Virtua Health, a comprehensive healthcare system headquartered in Marlton, NJ, is deploying the UNIVERGE SV8500 as part of a comprehensive systems and technology enhancement designed to improve access to information resulting in increased staff and patient satisfaction, improved resource utilization and enhanced patient care.
"We face the challenge of reducing costs and increasing staff productivity while providing the best services possible to our patients," said Maria Foschi, MBA, assistant vice president, Information Services, Virtua Health. "We have found that communications is critical to meeting these challenges, and NEC provides us with the solutions and services that help us maintain and enhance our high standards of patient care."
Virtua Health and other companies using NEC's UNIVERGE SV8500 now have a scalable and modular architecture that enables anytime, anywhere communications by leveraging core solutions such as presence, instant messaging, unified messaging, conferencing, click-to-call and single number reach. The UNIVERGE product line also supports distributed workplaces through tools such as PC-based softphones and mobility clients designed to give user's access to their Unified Communications suite even when away from their desk.
Companies using NEC's UC solutions, UC for Enterprise, or other third-party UC solutions, including Microsoft(R) Office Communications Server or IBM(R) Lotus(R) Sametime(R), can utilize NEC's UNIVERGE OW5000 media gateway as an integration platform with the UNIVERGE SV8500. Unified Communications solutions help companies communicate based on presence information which streamlines productivity and reduces decision latency.
About the UNIVERGE Portfolio
NEC's UNIVERGE SV8500 scales up to 4,000 stations on a single server. In a distributed network, a multi-server, multi-node UNIVERGE SV8500 deployment can be expanded to 192,000 ports. In addition to foundational telephony features, the UNIVERGE SV8500 also enables:
-- NEC's UC for Enterprise (UCE) clients and mobility applications comprised of the UC700 desktop client, MC530 mobile client and the UM8500 unified messaging and UC collaboration solutions.
-- Support for new, modular devices and applications through NEC's UNIVERGE terminal series (DT700/DT300)
-- Enhanced central systems management via the UNIVERGE MA4000 Management System, a Web-based management application that streamlines IT workflow by enabling self-service configuration, remote device management and a simple Move/Add/Change (MAC) process. The MA4000 Expense Manager module offers call accounting, asset management, wireless/mobile management, billing and invoice management features across NEC and other standards compliant platforms.
All About Green
As a component of NEC's commitment to the environment, the UNIVERGE SV8500 server was designed with the following in mind: Low power-consumption components which reduce cooling requirements
-- Environmentally safe chemicals
-- Elimination of lead and mercury in circuit boards
-- CO2 reductions achieved by reducing the number of chemicals used
-- Recyclable materials and components
-- Electronically accessible documentation
For information about NEC Unified Solutions, visit www.necunified.com.
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