In today’s challenging economic climate, enterprises have to make the best use of their investments in communications infrastructure, while positioning themselves for future growth.  Companies require a communications solution that offers business process and workflow integration, security, performance and cost-effective communication choices.

Siemens Enterprise Communications recently announced the availability of the HiPath 4000 V5, a converged communication solution for medium to large sized enterprises. This new technology will provide companies with cost saving benefits by minimising the need for business travel and reducing conferencing costs, while increasing productivity and collaboration. Features include support for video integration and OpenScape, an all in-in-one easy to deploy Unified Communications (UC) solution.
Says Fred Maurus, head of technology & marketing at Siemens Enterprise Communications: “In keeping with the company’s commitment to OpenPath future extensibility, HiPath 4000 Version 5 also takes advantage of open standards to integrate into existing time-division multiplexing (TDM) and IP-based environments, while providing software-based migration to UC, further protecting existing investments and lowering total cost of ownership (TCO).”
The current economic pinch encourages decision makers to select cost-effective communication choices. They require technologies that will provide them with the most choices to leverage existing assets, while adopting the new technologies at their own pace.
“The new version also includes a server based branch office solution, called ‘softgate’, which allows the connection of IP telephones in a homogeneous corporate converged voice and data network,” says Maurus.
Additional benefits include signalling and payload separation which helps to conserve bandwidth costs.
A converged communication solution based on open standards provides enterprises with the most options to meet core business demands, operate efficiently and communicate seamlessly.