NEC Upgrades Univerge UC&C Platform, Improving Mobility and Collaboration

In Other News, RingCentral Files for IPO

NEC Corporation recently upgraded its UNIVERGE 3C Unified Communications & Collaboration (UC&C) software platform with its latest release.  The new 8.5 release has added numerous enhancements, including integral mobility functions, workspaces with richer content and video collaboration, deeper integration with desktop tools, and fuller integration with IT software.

The latest UNIVERGE 3C mobility features provide the option to use any combination of IP phone or any phone number, such as a cell phone or home office phone, as their telephony media device. With the latest desktop or mobile clients users can see the status of a call and move the call without disruption to or from any device-- eliminating the need for external fixed-mobile convergence gateways or software

Enterprise credentials can now be used to sign on to UC&C clients, whether on a desktop, tablet, or mobile device, so users can control how they are reached.  In addition, shared workspaces can leverage off-the-shelf audio and video components to create more cost-effective collaboration solutions.

Commenting in a statement, Osamu Noda, general manager, NEC’s Enterprise Networks Division, System Platform business unit, said “UNIVERGE 3C brings these key capabilities into its open software platform and across a range of desktop and mobile clients that deliver an intuitive and integrated user experience for the workforce.”

UNIVERGE 3C version 8.5 software is available now in North America and EMEA, and will soon be available in other regions.

In other news, RingCentral announced that it has filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering (IPO). The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined. RingCentral provides cloud-based business communications solutions. The company is headquartered in San Mateo, California.

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