Cisco to showcase IP Telephony innovations at Gitex
Internet networking company Cisco Systems has outlined its strategy for driving productivity in the workplace to higher levels. At Gitex 2002, Cisco will demonstrate its latest business solutions for converged Internet Protocol (IP) networks that enhance employee performance by leveraging a single IP-based network to provide voice, video and data services.
Cisco Systems controls 49 percent of the global IP telephony market. In the last two years the company has shipped over one million IP telephones and in October 2002 announced the largest Middle East customer deployment, located in Cairo.
At GITEX, Cisco will spotlight new applications that will enhance Return on Investment with efficiency-focused applications such as Cisco Unity, a unified messaging solution for combining email, voicemail and fax communications and Cisco Personal Assistant, a virtual assistant that effectively manages telephone calls for employees on the move.
Cisco’s executives will also provide delegates with advice on the deployment and management of rigid security policies and on the rollout of wireless networks. Cisco’s stand will itself be connected to Cisco’s corporate network using wireless technology enabling access to internal and external resources. Cisco, alongside its technology partners, will also be offering a ‘first-glance’ opportunity to explore what the future holds for IP Telephony with a live demonstration of a hospitality-tailored solution and a ‘Call to Prayer’ application.
At Gitex, Cisco will also launch a regional XML Developers competition to highlight the increased functionality of IP Telephones over PBX-based infrastructure. To promote this initiative, members of the company’s IP Telephony team will brief the region’s software developers and explain how they can use the eXtensible Mark-Up language (XML) to create new revenue generating applications in partnership with Cisco Systems. — (menareport.com)
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