BlackBerry Mobile Voice System 5 Supports Calls Via Wi-Fi

Posted: Apr 26 2010, 8:25am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 8:46pm CDT, in News | Mobile Phones

 
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Research in Motion unveiled two new BlackBerry smartphones today with the BlackBerry Bold 9650 and the BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100 /9105 (photo). Along with the new BlackBerries, RIM also announced BlackBerry Mobile Voice System 5 (MVS 5) today.

BlackBerry MVS 5 works with Cisco Unified Communications Manager to provide a business user with the ability to use their regular desk phone number and extension from their BlackBerry smartphone. With the new version 5, an employee will be able to use a single work phone number shared between their desk phone and BlackBerry smartphone and make and receive enterprise calls on their BlackBerry smartphone over a Wi-Fi connection, adding to the existing capability available over cellular networks.

RIM and Cisco have worked closely to integrate BlackBerry MVS 5 with Cisco Unified Communications Manager to deliver an enhanced user experience. The solution has been tested for interoperability and will be supported by both RIM and Cisco.
Advanced IT features built into BlackBerry MVS 5 will help to provide controlled, managed and secure use of BlackBerry smartphones with the corporate phone system.
Key features include:

  • Wi-Fi network access controls to set which Wi-Fi networks employees can access
  • Network preference settings with the option of prioritizing the use of Wi-Fi or cellular for making phone calls
  • Authentication to help ensure that only authorized BlackBerry smartphones have access to the corporate phone system
  • Incoming call filtering based on allowed and blocked caller lists

A new interoperability platform has also been added to BlackBerry MVS 5 to enable telecommunications companies to offer BlackBerry MVS 5 as part of their corporate phone system offerings. RIM is working with leading companies to make BlackBerry MVS available for a range of PBX systems.
BlackBerry MVS 5 is expected to be available later this year.

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