Siemens Enterprise Communications Awarded 2012 Unified Communications TMC Labs Innovation Award

OpenScape UC Suite Recognized for Exceptional Innovation

Jun 20, 2012, 06:00 ET from Siemens Enterprise Communications

RESTON, Va., June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Siemens Enterprise Communications announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, named OpenScape UC Suite as a 2012 Unified Communications TMC Labs Innovation Award winner presented by INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine.

"We appreciate this honor from TMC for our newly updated OpenScape UC Suite, and believe it reinforces the focus Siemens Enterprise Communications has put on delivering innovative communications solutions that truly solve customers' business problems," said Rick Puskar, Senior Vice President, Global Portfolio Management, Siemens Enterprise Communications. "This focus continues to drive real growth and momentum for the company, including a 52 percent increase in the number of IP lines shipped, and we are just getting started."

"Siemens Enterprise Communications has displayed its commitment to quality and innovation in the development of the unified communications industry," said Tom Keating, CTO and TMC Labs executive editorial director at TMC. "OpenScape UC Suite has shown true innovation and is deserving of this recognition."

OpenScape UC Suite provides organizations of any size, including those with hundreds of thousands employees, with the easiest path to collaborate more productively and communicate more seamlessly, inside and outside their organization. Running on the open and flexible software-based unified communications platform, OpenScape UC Server, OpenScape UC Suite includes a comprehensive set of collaboration, mobility, video and other tools delivering industry-leading scalability, mobility and federation.

Massively-scaled global UC deployments are supported with up to 40,000 UC users per cluster and up to 500,000 UC users per system. It also provides economies of scale in public and private cloud deployments, creating a unified user experience for presence, messaging, contacts and directories in large multi-site, multi-vendor organizations. OpenScape UC Suite also enables users to share their presence availability and exchange instant messages with users of Google or any XMPP-capable solution, including UC, messaging, social media and collaboration applications, whether on a PC client, tablet or smart phone.

The TMC Labs Innovation Award honors products that have demonstrated innovation, unique features, and noteworthy developments toward improving communications technology. The TMC Labs Innovation Award is not granted to the best-selling products, but instead to those representing a significant contribution to the industry.

2012 TMC Labs Innovation Award winners are featured in the May 2012 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine.

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About Siemens Enterprise Communications

Siemens Enterprise Communications is a premier provider of end-to-end enterprise communications, including voice, network infrastructure and security solutions that use open, standards-based unified communications and business applications for a seamless collaboration experience. This award-winning "Open Communications" approach enables organizations to improve productivity and reduce costs through easy-to-deploy solutions that work within existing IT environments, delivering operational efficiencies. It is the foundation for the company's OpenPath® commitment that enables customers to mitigate risk and cost-effectively adopt unified communications. Jointly owned by The Gores Group and Siemens AG, Siemens Enterprise Communications includes Cycos and Enterasys Networks. For more information about Siemens Enterprise Communications or Enterasys please visit or

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About TMC

TMC, celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2012, is a global, integrated media company that helps clients build communities in print, in person and online. TMC publishes the Customer Interactions Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Next Gen Mobility and Cloud Computing (formerly InfoTECH Spotlight) magazines., which is read by 1.5 million unique visitors each month, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMC is the producer of ITEXPO, the world's leading B2B communications event. In addition, TMC runs multiple industry events: including Mobility Tech, M2M Evolution, Business Video, ChannelVision Expo, MSPWorld, Super WiFi, SUITS, LatinComm, HTML5 Summit Conferences and more. Visit TMC Events for a complete listing and further information.

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