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Network World - Following its recently announced "Making Networks Smarter" vision and its NUViA cloud services launch, GENBAND is in the headlines again with a new unified communications alliance formed between GENBAND and Samsung Mobile. The two companies are partnering to offer an "Office on the Go" solution on Samsung Mobile's SAFE devices.
By integrating Samsung Mobile's SAFE (Samsung for Enterprise) designated devices with GENBAND's SMART OFFICE mobile UC applications, these companies intend to create mobile solutions that extend or even replace the standard office communications environment. Designed to bring greater productivity and security to the enterprise, the solution provides voice, data, video communications, and collaboration capabilities on Samsung SAFE devices.
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Commenting in a statement, Tim Wagner, vice president and general manager, enterprise sales at Samsung Mobile, said, "This alliance with GENBAND brings powerful new communications capabilities to the enterprise, fortifying today's mobile workforce with unprecedented on-the-go productivity. Our SAFE solution, which enhances security for enterprise devices, combined with GENBAND's industry leading UC software and service provider expertise, offers enterprise customers a holistic, innovative and cost-effective desk phone complement or replacement solution that will allow employees to carry their communications environment with them, whether inside or outside of the office."
Sam Waicberg, chief marketing officer at GENBAND, added, "Enterprise communications are quickly evolving to include mobile devices and the cloud, yet services are not integrated, making enterprises primed for the next wave of disruptive innovative mobile UC technologies. Our relationship with Samsung, complemented by our SMART multimedia portfolio and partner ecosystem, clearly differentiates this solution from competitive offerings by simplifying and enhancing the enterprise user experience. Our vision is consistent with the vision of many CIO's - a mobile tablet as the primary voice and multimedia communications device bundled with a carrier grade, cloud-based UC service."
GENBAND plans to offer Samsung Mobile devices through its service provider customers and large systems integrator partners. Enterprises will have access to GENBAND's Innovation Exchange, ensuring a constant stream of new UC solutions developed specifically for the enterprise community and industry verticals. GENBAND will showcase the solution at Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona from Feb. 25-28.
Read more about voip & convergence in Network World's VoIP & Convergence section.
Steve Taylor is president of Distributed Networking Associates and publisher/editor-in-chief of Webtorials. Larry Hettick, an independent analyst and consultant, is a 30-year industry veteran. He has covered VoIP and UC at Network World for 12 years.