Siemens Enterprise Communications Wins Enterprise App Award from UBM Channel's CRN

OpenScape Mobile Recognized as Top IT Application for Businesses

Oct 12, 2011, 06:00 ET from Siemens Enterprise Communications

RESTON, Va., Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As continued proof of its focus on innovation and delivering superior solutions to customers, Siemens Enterprise Communications has been awarded a 2011 Enterprise App Award from CRN for the OpenScape Mobile application. Also known as "The Appys," CRN's inaugural Enterprise App Awards were presented to the top mobile apps for business, recognizing outstanding achievement in driving enterprise IT into the palms of the market.

One of only three winners from more than 50 applicants, Siemens Enterprise Communications' OpenScape Mobile breaks new ground by deeply integrating enterprise mobility with the latest smart phone technology and making access to enterprise call features easier than ever before. OpenScape Mobile operates in conjunction with the OpenScape Voice communications system and includes OpenScape Communications Gestures, innovative new communications features that leverage the advanced technologies available in today's smart phone interfaces and the latest mobile operating systems, making access to advanced communications functions easier and more intuitive than ever before.

The first OpenScape Communications Gesture application, Call Swipe, gives users the power to seamlessly transfer a call from their mobile device to a nearby desktop phone, and vice-versa, with a single swipe of the finger. It also enables users to choose to move from the cellular network to a local WLAN using SIP-based, voice-over-WLAN via its intuitive interface and simple touch screen swipe.

"As more channel executives turn to tablet PCs and other mobile devices as their primary work machines, demand for information around mobile business continues to build," said Kelley Damore, Vice President and Editorial Director for UBM Channel. "At CRN, our solution provider readership is constantly on the lookout for the highest rated enterprise apps in the industry. That's why we created this award, to provide our audience with a short list of the most beneficial mobile applications in the channel. We congratulate this year's winners on their success, and applaud them for developing cutting-edge products to meet the ever-growing need for creative, functional mobile solutions in the channel."

"We are honored to be one of the inaugural winners of the Enterprise App Award from CRN," said Chris Hummel, CMO and President, North America, Siemens Enterprise Communications. "OpenScape Mobile is an innovative and unique solution, delivering revolutionary collaboration capabilities in a simple app that users can easily download from existing app stores and that IT managers can appreciate for its full integration with their existing OpenScape Voice and OpenScape UC Server deployments."

CRN received more than 50 entrants from all areas of enterprise mobility and selected winners based on their ability to fully maximize new mobile platforms, show new methods of delivering value, and overall innovation. The Enterprise App awards were presented on October 5th at the 2011 NexTI Conference at the Doral Resort in Miami, FL.

Expanded coverage of the 2011 Enterprise App Awards will be featured in the October issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.crn.com, both scheduled to be published on October 24, 2011.

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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 www.siemens-enterprise.com or www.enterasys.com.

About UBM Channel: (www.ubmchannel.com)

UBM Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. UBM Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about UBM Channel, visit us at www.ubmchannel.com.

UBM plc (www.ubm.com)

UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries is organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com

Note: Siemens Enterprise Communications & Co K.G. is a trademark licensee of Siemens AG. HiPath, OpenOffice, OpenScape and OpenStage, are registered trademarks of Siemens Enterprise Communications & Co K.G. or its affiliates. All other company, brand, product and service names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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