Siemens Enterprise Communications is now offering OpenScape Xpressions, the latest addition to its OpenScape unified communications (UC) portfolio. The pre-packaged solution aims to facilitate easy integration into multivendor environments, including most PBXs.
It works with existing telephony infrastructures and offers UC with built-in voice mail, Unified Messaging (UM), instant messaging (IM), presence, and audio and web conferencing. This is part of Siemens Open Communications initiatives toward interoperability.
The latest version of Xpressions, says the company, expands on its voice and messaging features to offer UC features such as built-in IM and point-and-click calling and video/web conferencing. By eliminating the need for external conferencing bridges, the solution offers the potential to quickly pay for itself, while improving collaboration, says Siemens.
In addition, the application’s IM and presence capabilities include support for multi-party IM sessions. The Xpressions desktop client can show user presence status and user profile sharing, including location information to streamline communications.
Another feature of OpenScape Xpressions is Visual Voicemail, which provides users access to all their voice messages via the software’s desktop interface.
According to the company, the solution can help to reduce real estate costs by freeing workers from office desks and drive-time commutes, as well as keeping their mobile associates connected and in touch.