Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Intel and Siemens Enter VoIP Alliance

Intel and Siemens Communications announced an agreement to work collaboratively to create open unified communications solutions.

The companies will conduct research focused on secure wireless networks and real-time open unified communications in the short term as well as work together longer term to create comprehensive vertical industry collaboration solutions.

Additional components of the agreement call for the two companies to establish joint market development efforts focused on the enterprise and service provider sectors.

The joint effort will focus on real time communications solutions for business process optimization using Intel architecture such as Intel dual-core technology and carrier class Rack Mounted Servers (RMS) from Intel and the HiPath 8000 and OpenScape from Siemens.

The first step is to demonstrate the OpenScape platform running applications such as Personal Portal, Unified Communications, Video and Voice Conferencing and Mobile Clients. Intel and Siemens expect to present findings and display the first wave of technology solutions developed at the Intel lab to selected customers by the fourth quarter of 2006.