Frisco, Texas, Jan. 28, 2014 – GENBAND, a leading developer of multimedia and cloud communications solutions, today introduced Generation Enterprise, a transformative unified communications (UC) solutions framework specifically designed for an increasingly mobile and cloud-based world. The Generation Enterprise solutions suite deliverssecure communications (voice, HD video, collaboration) across multiple devices (tablets, smartphones, desk phones, PCs) and networks (wired and wireless, private and public, TDM and IP). Bolstered by the industry’s first WebRTC-enabled UC platform, SMART OFFICE 2.0, the Generation Enterprise framework provides flexible, software-based deployment options for enterprises, governments and universities, whether on premise, in the cloud, or as a hybrid or hosted solution.
“We designed Generation Enterprise to meet the productivity, ease-of-use and collaboration requirements in an increasingly mobile-driven communications economy,” said David Walsh, CEO of GENBAND. “Generation Enterprise addresses communications challenges facing many of the world’s largest and most vital organizations by enabling cost-effective, non-disruptive migration of legacy enterprise voice systems to IP. For our channel and service provider partners, Generation Enterprise enables a rapid go-to-market approach for breakthrough standards like WebRTC with value-added, over-the-Internet applications that are ideal for today’s highly mobile workforce.”
“Existing competitive solutions do not offer the flexible, long-term roadmap for integrating UC capabilities into existing platforms that large enterprises are increasingly seeking,” said Jon Jorgl, President of Enterprise Solutions for GENBAND. “Generation Enterprise now offers a seamless transition to UC with vendor endpoint flexibility from both GENBAND’s EXPERiUS platform or from our NUViA cloud service.”
Jorgl added, “By creating a premium cloud-based user experience, whether in the office, at home or on the road, our customers can effectively remove the chains to the desk. Generation Enterprise solutions reduce operational, equipment and other network costs by 20 to 70 percent using advanced session management technology to overlay existing third party environments or through a complete transformation to a GENBAND-enabled UC solution.”
Gradual Migration of Vital and Vast Legacy Systems Generation Enterprise solutions deliver PSTN-like service, quality and reliability with real-time IP multimedia communications, while ensuring simple, secure and predictable access across devices and networks. Companies around the globe rely on vital legacy voice systems, such as the Nortel SL-100/CS 2100/CS1000, to power highly scalable business communications solutions. GENBAND owns Nortel intellectual property that uniquely qualifies it to modernize these legacy enterprise systems without totally replacing the existing infrastructure. Generation Enterprise offers UC-enablement of legacy PBX systems, replacement of on-premises voicemail with a cloud system and PBX mirroring for Disaster Recovery.
“CIOs of large, multi-site enterprises are seeking ways to reduce communications spend by leveraging existing investments in data center infrastructure and IP data networks,” says Brian Riggs, Principal Analyst at Ovum. “A unified communications framework that delivers a combination of cloud- and premise-based deployment options will help them both utilize existing IT resources in-house and adopt new cloud-based services from partners.”
Enabling Network Simplification, Security and Advanced Session Management While delivering unmatched scale, security, geo redundancy and interoperability, Generation Enterprise offers a compelling approach to harness the application power of SIP. GENBAND’s EXPERiUS platform allows businesses to centralize common dialing plans across mixed PBX environments and enables fixed-mobile integration on premises or via GENBAND’s cloud-based NUVIA solution. In combination with the QUANTiX Session Border Control portfolio, Generation Enterprise enables network consolidation and advanced centralized policy administration capabilities. GENBAND’s enterprise session management approach simplifies points of policy, application and management integration while increasing network flexibility through open, standard and centralized application interfaces. For an in-depth review of differentiated Generation Enterprise attributes visit http://enterprise.GENBAND.com.
Advanced UC and Collaboration Capabilities
Generation Enterprise delivers a differentiated UC framework through a rich set of APIs for innovation and vertical market customization. GENBAND’s SPiDR™ WebRTC Gateway provides an intelligent bridge between traditional VoIP networks and the open ecosystem of the Internet, leveraging real-time embedded communications. The SPiDR WebRTC Gateway enables channel and service provider partners to deliver competitive applications over the Internet and creates new revenue streams from existing wireless and fixed communication assets.
SMART OFFICE 2.0 is an end-to-end UC solution for enterprise-wide collaboration that makes a user’s business identity – their phone number – device independent. Users can dynamically access their communications from multiple devices and engage in chat, call, videoconference or screen share from the location and device of their choice.
FROM THE CORE TO THE EDGE TO THE EXPERIENCETM, GENBAND is a global leader in smart networking solutions for service providers and enterprises in over 80 countries. The company’s technology improves IP networks by making them more scalable, secure, profitable and efficient. GENBAND’s market-leading technology supports multimedia voice, data and video sessions and fixed-mobile unified communications applications that scale on public and private networks. With a flexible, cloud-ready platform, GENBAND’s IMS, edge and application solutions help its customers compete effectively by increasing revenues, improving profitability, and attracting and retaining customers. To learn more, visit us on the web at www.GENBAND.com.