At BlackBerry World, RIM announced plans to make its Mobile Voice System (MVS) 5 with voice over WiFi calling available for more corporate phone systems. Recently, RIM announced that BlackBerry MVS 5 is now available in North America and the UK for Avaya phone systems.
The list of phone systems that work with BlackBerry MVS now includes:
- Avaya Aura 6.1
- Avaya Communications Manager
- Avaya CS1000 Communication Server
- Cisco Unified Communications Manager
- Mitel Communications Director
BlackBerry MVS 5 brings together the desk phone and smartphone to enable employees to securely and cost effectively make and take desk phone calls practically anywhere in the world on their BlackBerry. Calls can be made over cellular or WiFi networks with automatic, prompted or manual handoff between these networks based on employee or administrator preferences.
Employees use the same phone interface on their BlackBerry smartphones that they use for cellular calls and enjoy the convenience of single number reach, extension dialing and ad hoc conferencing.
Companies benefit by having smartphone calls managed and controlled by BlackBerry MVS 5 and routed through the company’s phone system for potential savings on long distance and international roaming charges, and adherence to company policies and regulatory compliance requirements.
Voice over WiFi calling with BlackBerry MVS 5 also makes BlackBerrys cost-effective desk phone alternatives, particularly for highly mobile workers, telecommuters, and workers who are on-campus but often away from their desks.
For further details, visit blackberry.com/mvs.