RIM announces support for Cisco Unified CallManager 5.0 with BlackBerry


Research In Motion Inc. today announced support for Cisco Unified CallManager 5.0 with the BlackBerry Wireless LAN (WLAN) solution to provide on-campus mobile users with IP telephony capabilities.

Cisco and RIM have completed interoperability testing between the BlackBerry 7270 handsets and Cisco Unified CallManager 5.0 via SIP (Session Initiation Protocol.

In addition to supporting wireless email, messaging, organizer, Internet and intranet applications, the BlackBerry WLAN solution also provides Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephony capabilities to BlackBerry 7270 handsets through SIP, allowing users to receive and make calls anywhere the enterprise provides IEEE 802.11 wireless LAN coverage.

RIM, a member of the Cisco Technology Developer Program for IP Communications, today confirmed that testing between the BlackBerry WLAN solution and Cisco Unified CallManager 5.0 is complete and that the products have been verified to meet test
criteria for interoperability.

“We are very pleased to be working with Cisco to extend voice capabilities to a growing segment in the enterprise market by collaborating around industry standards including SIP and 802.11 wireless networks,” said Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO at Research In Motion.

Cisco has also developed a plug-in for BlackBerry Enterprise Server that integrates with Unity Unified Messaging 4.1 for instant call playback on WLAN or cellular-based BlackBerry handsets.

When a message is recorded in voicemail, BlackBerry users will automatically receive an e-mail with a unique embedded link.