Verizon has announced a solution for organizations to mobilize their workers by using Verizon’s IP and wireless solutions in combination with the BlackBerry Mobile Voice System (MVS) from Research in Motion. Verizon plans to support the new version of BlackBerry MVS.
The company says PBX Mobile Extension enables mobile workers to move seamlessly between cell phones and desk phones to maintain calls in progress; conduct real-time conference calls; and initiate mass notifications. PBX Mobile Extension uses BlackBerry MVS, providing users with intuitive and visual enterprise desk-phone features through menus built directly into the BlackBerry phone application.
The service features a single phone number that simultaneously or sequentially rings on up to four devices. It works with Verizon IP Trunking with Burstable Enterprise Shared Trunks (BEST) and Managed IP PBX and seamless integration with a corporate PBX.
With this integration, users of BlackBerry smart phones from Verizon Wireless can have a secure mobile extension of their desk phones. If a user can’t immediately answer a call, PBX Mobile Extension uses a company’s existing voice mail system to provide a unified voice mailbox, eliminating the inefficiencies of multiple voice mail systems, says Verizon.