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NEC Debuts Software-Based Unified Communications Bundle for Mid-Market

September 20, 2011 | Hogan Keyser
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IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced communication and IT solutions, today announced the general availability of UNIVERGE Sphericall for Medium Businesses and Small Enterprises (MB/SE), a full-featured, enterprise class unified communications solutions for the mid-market.

"With Sphericall for MB/SE, tools are delivered on any mobile device for enhanced access in the office and remotely. Furthermore, Sphericall MB/SE provides companies with limited IT staff a way to simply deploy these advanced communications features."
Available in four configurations, UNIVERGE Sphericall for MB/SE includes simple user-based licensing, a choice of IP desktop phones, UM8700 for unified messaging, and NEC general-purpose server, all seamlessly integrated within the application environment of a mid-sized business. The solution offers proven, high availability and redundancy that is excellent for mission-critical environments.

"Mid-sized IT organizations today are making more communications decisions, and they want the same scalability and full functionality out of their unified communications solutions as large enterprises. Plus, they want to deploy it in their data centers," said Dave Michels, industry analyst, Verge1. "NEC's software-based approach provides a fully integrated UC solution that is tailored specifically for mid-market organizations who want the freedom to choose general purpose hardware in virtualized environments, plus give users tools that will be useful for years to come."

Sphericall for MB/SE Key Features and Capabilities


  • Full UC Capable Sphericall Platform with advanced Voice Features
  • Rich Internet Access (RIA) UC Client for a variety of Client Platforms (PC, MAC, Android)
  • Unified Messaging with UM8700 for integration Exchange or Lotus Notes
  • Video Conferencing & Audio Conference Capabilities
  • Softphone, Presence, Instant Messaging/Chat & more
  • Auto Attendant, Call Recording, & Single-Number Portability (Mobility)
  • Online Smart Directories
  • Point-and-Click/Drag-and-Drop Call Management
  • Create Customized Automated IVR Messaging
  • Alternative TUI (UM8700)
  • Speech Recognition (UM8700)
  • Personal Assistant (UM8700)
"Companies of all sizes are looking for easy-to-install and use communication tools that increase access to information and contacts," said Jay Krauser, Director, NEC Corporation of America, Enterprise Technologies. "With Sphericall for MB/SE, tools are delivered on any mobile device for enhanced access in the office and remotely. Furthermore, Sphericall MB/SE provides companies with limited IT staff a way to simply deploy these advanced communications features."







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