Siemens Enterprise Communications has announced the latest release of its HiPath Xpressions unified messaging solution. The new release includes native Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) integration with the Siemens HiPath 8000 IP-softswitch, supporting up to 100,000 users.
This demonstrates Siemens’ commitment to open communication standards while offering new open capabilities such as the ability to emulate virtually any voicemail Telephony User Interface (TUI), and access to voice messages on-the-fly from any web browser with no requirement for email client integration. These enhancements, say Siemens, introduce more flexibility and choices, meeting the needs of diverse clients while improving business process optimisation and worker productivity.
A key component of Siemens’ Open Communications strategy, HiPath Xpressions V5.0 is a proven, enterprise-class unified messaging solution based on a standards-based and flexible architecture. The solution supports multiple Siemens and third-party communications platforms, using SIP, IP and ISDN, providing superior investment protection. In addition, it integrates with all industry leading groupware including Microsoft Exchange/Outlook, IBM Lotus Domino/Notes, Novell GroupWise and Qualcomm Eudora, and supports simultaneous e-mail systems on a single platform.
“Because it offers SIP connectivity to the HiPath 8000, HiPath Xpressions is the clear choice for enterprises seeking a cost-effective, easy to manage, standards-based unified messaging platform with a comprehensive feature set and scalable architecture,” said Udo Sebald, Vice President Product Management HiPath Applications, Siemens Enterprise Communications. “Additionally, the solution provides a powerful tool for businesses with highly mobile workforces, multiple offices in dispersed geographical areas, and a large volume of time-critical projects. These enterprises benefit from the real-time, on-demand access to people and messages that HiPath Xpressions enables, improving interaction with and responsiveness to customers.”