Siemens releases small business UC appliance

More call control back in-house

Siemens Enterprise Communications has released a unified communications system for the 20 to 150 employees small business market.

The HiPath Open Office comes with a set of productivity, mobility and collaboration features all pre-configured on a hardware appliance.

The system comes with VoIP functionality as standard and includes the following key features:

One number service
A call management feature that routes calls according to the user's status; if they're in a meeting it will go through to voicemail whereas if they're out at lunch, it will divert to their mobile.

Presence status
This allows people to see the availability of co-workers so they can tell if they're in a meeting, on the phone, or available for a chat.

Conference management
Set up a conference call without a third-party supplier. Users can "drag and drop" participants from their directory into the call to begin a discussion.

Microsoft Outlook Plug-in
The HiPath Open Office integrates with Microsoft Outlook so users can access their communications options via one screen on the desktop.

Live recording
Record calls, voicemails, IMs and a fax message box that automatically converts faxes to e-mails for archiving.

The HiPath Open Office ME is available now and pricing starts at $550 ex-GST per user. This is a one-time fee that includes hardware, software and a basic Siemens handset.

Join the newsletter!


Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

More about IMSMicrosoftOpenOfficeSiemensVIA

Show Comments