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BlackBerry MVS 5 for Avaya Phone Systems Now Available

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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

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RIM Announces MVS 5 Support for Voice Over WiFi for Avaya and Legacy Nortel Systems

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We’re here at BlackBerry World and RIM announced this morning that MVS 5 will support voice over WiFi calling for Avaya Aura 6.1, Avaya CS1000 Communication Server, as well as legacy phone systems such as Avaya Communications Manager and Nortel Communication Server. It is also currently available for Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Cisco Call Manager Express, and Mitel Communications Director. BlackBerry MVS 5 has also been re-architected to be more extensible with third party applications and phone systems. Hit the jump for more details.
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Phone.com App Offers Virtual Office for BlackBerry Users

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Phone.com offers a virtual office solution that comes with a long list of phone features including voicemail by email, call forwarding to several phones, call from a private number, call scheduling and more. Many of the Phone.com features look similar to the sort of features you would get with a PBX system and RIM’s MVS. The Mobile Office solution is now available for BlackBerry users and could be beneficial to contractors or small business owners.
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BlackBerryCool Roundup for the Week of April 26th

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Of course the big news this week was the annual BlackBerry show WES. This year, RIM announced BlackBerry MVS 5, the Pearl 3G and the Bold 9650. We also received a demo of the upcoming BlackBerry 6, that comes with the latest BlackBerry WebKit browser. It was a great show and I recommend you scroll down to check out BlackBerryCool’s unique coverage of the show.

The latest devices look really great, and RIM’s product line seems to be on a slow and steady chart of improvement. Adoption of BlackBerrys globally is exponential, and if you’re looking for some insight into where the company is heading, make sure to listen/read everything that Mike Lazaridis said during the conference. Hit up the articles after the jump and take the weekend to get caught up.
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WES 2010 Day 2 Impressions: What WES Is All About

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This is my first WES conference and I’m still in the process of understanding what it’s all about. A lot of the people here, nearly everybody, are dealing with the medium / large businesses. For example, the T-Mobile booth was focusing not on devices, but on their international presence as well as the small business teams they have. Its the same with AT&T and Verizon, where they don’t talk about which phone, as the phone models themselves aren’t important, but about how they sell services to help you mobilize.

WES 2010 makes it very clear to enterprise that what’s important is how to organize, “securitize”, and reduce cost on your business, and how the BlackBerry solution is the best. There are hints and talks of Android, iPhone, and WinMo (though very little on poor Windows) being part of the conversation here, but everybody realizes that the model of the phone itself doesn’t matter. What’s important is the back end. On that note, everybody loves the BES solution. I’ve met with a couple of people from a healthcare group last night at the big party when Beoudin Soundclash was playing, and they were at WES to shop around to find a software solution to integrate in their 3500 BlackBerry setup. They currently use a few web apps, but they were here to see if some of the companies here had a better program to use inside their network.
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WES 2010: RIM Announces BlackBerry MVS 5 with Voice over WiFi Calling

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BlackBerry MVS is a great system for seamlessly integrating a company’s PBX land-line system with the employees’ BlackBerry over the BES. In a nutshell, MVS provides enterprise users a way to receive desk calls to their BlackBerry. The calls are routed and anchored in the PBX and once calls are initiated from the BlackBerry, they use your land-line caller ID, allowing you to have a single office ID. You can set your office number as the default, so if you have to make a call on the weekend, you can use your office number.

With BlackBerry MVS, you have the standard features of any PBX system, allowing you to transfer, hold, route a call and forward the call. You also have a single voicemail box. Today, RIM has announced an update to MVS with MVS 5. MVS 5 comes with voice-over-WiFi calling as well as being SIP compliant and higher availability.

The new WiFi calling feature is probably best described as an anecdote. When you walk into your office in the morning, you device logs on to the corporate WiFi network. You should have your corporate and home WiFi profiles set up among others. Your MVS 5 client will immediately recognize your corporate WiFi network, and all your calls will be made with your office phone over WiFi as the default. If you leave WiFi coverage, MVS will recognize this and shift to the voice network. As you go home, it will then switch to your home WiFi network. The MVS will use a VPN to route the call through the office PBX.

There are some tangible savings to enterprise that MVS 5 will be able to provide. When you’re overseas, you can be using the WiFi in the hotel, and making WiFi calls on MVS. MVS is connecting with corporate PBX over the network and therefore you don’t incur roaming charges. You will also be able to take advantage of the company’s land-line long distance roaming rates, which are far cheaper than the rates while abroad.
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