Siemens Enterprise Communications Introduces Next-Generation UC Solution for SMBs

 Siemens Enterprise Communications Introduces Next-Generation UC Solution for

OpenScape Business enables SMBs to dramatically improve team performance

PR Newswire

MUNICH and RESTON, Va., March 5, 2013

MUNICH and RESTON, Va., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Responding to the
growing demand among small and medium businesses (SMBs) for powerful yet
simple business solutions that drive higher team performance, Siemens
Enterprise Communications today introduced OpenScape Business, a vibrant,
all-in-one solution that brings the benefits of UC to SMBs, regardless of
their telephony infrastructure.

"SMBs increasingly recognize the value of UC to amplify the effectiveness of
their teams and enhance customer engagement – anywhere, anytime and on any
device – yet we know SMB business dynamics demand a more flexible, scalable
and cost-effective solution," said Chris Hummel, Chief Commercial Officer,
Siemens Enterprise Communications. "Siemens Enterprise Communications has a
long history of serving the SMB market, with over seven million users today,
and we used that experience to develop the most innovative, feature-rich
solution possible. OpenScape Business offers more functionality in one box
than competitive solutions, giving customers the advanced UC tools they want
in an easy to purchase and deploy package."

OpenScape Business delivers voice, UC, web collaboration, mobility and
seamless integration into office applications in a unique all-in-one solution
for single and multi-site SMBs. It is the first solution introduced under the
new OpenScape Business portfolio, building on the best features of the
existing HiPath 3000 and OpenScape Office SMB solutions. Plus, for customers
currently using OpenScape Office or HiPath 3000, OpenScape Business offers a
simple and cost-effective migration to UC, while still leveraging their
current investment.

OpenScape Business is easily scalable as an SMB's business grows and its
telephony and communications needs change. Regardless of the
telecommunications protocol a business is using, OpenScape Business is unique
in offering a single platform to address their UC needs, protecting their
investment and simplifying deployment. Customers currently using TDM are
supported with voice with IM and presence built in, and if they later choose
to add IP it can easily be added at the customer's pace to realize full UC
functionality, without having to buy a new platform. Additionally, the
solution's intuitive web-based management tools simplify installation,
management and upgrades.

Increasingly mobile SMB employees can leverage OpenScape Business on a wide
variety of devices and tablets, so businesses can offer users the device
flexibility they want. Plus it offers a client for multiple operating systems,
providing better reliability and functionality for users than the web-only
options found in many competitive solutions.


OpenScape Business will be available in June 2013.

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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,"
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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.

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