Research In Motion Limited announced BlackBerry® Mobile Voice System 5 with voice over Wi-Fi® calling. 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.
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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