Siemens Enterprise Communications Adopts Comprehensive, Vibrant Portfolio Strategy

  Siemens Enterprise Communications Adopts Comprehensive, Vibrant Portfolio

OpenScape Enterprise and OpenScape Business simplify UC purchases with new
licensing, cross-platform features

PR Newswire

RESTON, Va., March 5, 2013

RESTON, Va., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Responding to customers' need for
simpler and more flexible unified communications (UC) solutions, Siemens
Enterprise Communications introduced two product portfolios designed to enable
the full UC experience across all customer deployments. OpenScape Enterprise,
for large enterprises, and OpenScape Business, for small- and medium-sized
businesses (SMBs), provide customers with a common set of services and
cross-platform feature functionality, as well as more flexible licensing
models, to make it easier and more cost effective to deploy UC.

Key Facts:

  oNew portfolios clearly identify targeted customers, with OpenScape
    Enterprise for large enterprises and OpenScape Business for SMBs
  oOpenScape Enterprise portfolio delivers unmatched investment protection
    through extensive license portability between the two enterprise voice
    platforms HiPath 4000 and OpenScape Voice
  oOpenScape Business portfolio offers SMBs a complete range of
    communications solutions with OpenScape Office and HiPath 3000, and
    provides unparalleled flexibility in moving from TDM to IP and more
    advanced UC features
  oBoth portfolios deliver multi-modal communication channels and
    capabilities across all communications platforms

Executive Perspective:
Chris Hummel, Chief Commercial Officer, Siemens Enterprise Communications
"With these new portfolios, we are addressing the business requirements we
hear most from customers -- solutions tailored to their unique needs, with
market-leading flexibility in licensing and deployment options, and on an open
platform. By enabling a single architecture for all modes of communication, we
are giving customers the flexibility to deploy UC on their terms, with the
features and applications that will make their employees most productive."

About OpenScape Enterprise
OpenScape Enterprise  provides enhanced user experience independent of the
underlying voice platform, streamlining deployments for large, global
enterprises. With numerous features to provide a seamless user experience
between HiPath 4000 and OpenScape Voice users and many shared OpenScape
Management Suite applications, OpenScape Enterprise today can help large
organizations improve employee productivity and deliver more vibrant

About OpenScape Business
OpenScape Business, introduced today, is an "All-in-One" UC solution for
single and multi-site SMBs that delivers UC functionality to any telephony
platform, and is available on most mobile platforms. Combining the best
ofHiPath 3000 and OpenScape Office technologies, along with enhanced new
features, OpenScape Business offers an easy, logical path from Voice to UC for
SMBs. It joins OpenScape Office and HiPath 3000 to offer customers a complete
range of communication solutions designed specifically for the SMB market.

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About Siemens Enterprise Communications

Siemens Enterprise Communications is a leading global provider of unified
communications (UC) solutions and network infrastructure for enterprises of
all sizes. Leveraging 160 years of experience, we deliver innovation and
quality to the world's most successful companies, backed by a world-class
services portfolio which includes international multi-vendor managed and
outsourcing capabilities.

Our OpenScape communications solutions provide a seamless and efficient
collaboration experience – on any device – which amplifies collective effort
and dramatically improves business performance.

Together, our global team of UC experts and service professionals set the
standards for a rich communications experience that empowers teams to deliver
better results.

Siemens Enterprise Communications is a joint venture of The Gores Group and
Siemens AG, and includes Enterasys Networks, a provider of network
infrastructure and security solutions, creating a complementary and complete
enterprise communications solutions portfolio.

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Siemens Enterprise Communications GmbH & Co. KG is a Trademark Licensee of
Siemens AG.

This release contains forward-looking statements based on beliefs of Siemens
Enterprise Communications' management. The words "anticipate," "believe,"
"estimate," "forecast," "expect," "intend," "plan," "should," and "project"
are used to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect the
company's current views with respect to future events and are subject to risks
and uncertainties. Many factors could cause the actual results to be
materially different, including, among others, changes in general economic and
business conditions, changes in currency exchange rates and interest rates,
introduction of competing products, lack of acceptance of new products or
services and changes in business strategy. Actual results may vary materially
from those projected here. Siemens Enterprise Communications does not intend
or assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

SOURCE Siemens Enterprise Communications

Contact: Amy Martin, Corporate Communications, +1-408-492-2785,
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