Siemens and Unify
This entry was posted on December 9, 2019.
Siemens as a company was founded in 1847 and perhaps its greatest early achievement was the construction of a telegraph line between London and Calcutta, this line was in use for 60 years, only falling out of favour due to the advent of wireless communications.
Of late Siemens has become synonymous with communications - the company being responsible for supplying large scale telecoms networks - having moved from transport, industry and 'defence' technologies. In the latter twentieth century Siemens evolved, expanded and took over more companies to become a global player in the provisioning of networks of all types.
The 21st Century saw ( as has been common in this world of telecommunications a series of mergers, acquisitions and bifurcations as Siemens allied with Nokia and eventually the Gores group to form Siemens Enterprise Communications.
During this period Siemens continued to produce not only the infrastructure for communications, but the end user products also. Siemens Gigaset brought out ranges of DECT cordless home phones whilst Siemens dipped its toe into mobile telephones for a while. It is however the provisioning of business communications endpoints - this acting in synergy with its greater and greater involvement in the arena of Unified Communications. Siemens manufactured the ever popular business phones such as the following :
- Siemens HiPath
- Siemens Openstage
- Siemens Optipoint
- Siemens Euroset
In 2016 Atos took over and purchased Unify from Siemens/ Gore and Unify took over the Siemens UC offering with OpenScape, HiPath and Circuit making it a major force in the world's telecommunications landscape and a powerful offering in the field of Unified Communications - all the way from the network's infrastructure through the Unify UC Application to the very endpoints which allow workers to communicate.
Unify's main focus services are : team collaboration ( voice, screen share, chat, video ), voice platforms ( suite of UC VoIP solutions ), applications ( business focussed UC logistics ) and voice endpoints ( both physical telephones and soft phone clients ).
In Unify's words:
It’s a common notion that unified communications means simply bringing together a lot of different things. Video from here. Chat from there. Web collaboration from somewhere else. Add some voice and email, run it through a magic box and, voila! Communications are “unified.”
Well, no. There’s a simpler, smarter approach—one that doesn’t sacrifice anything except complexity.
If you require further information about Unify Telephones contact us via the form here or call us on 0844 824 6664 and we will be happy to help.
Many of them can be seen here : https://www.best4systems.co.uk/unify