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Unified Communications: September 24, 2008 eNewsletter
September 24, 2008

Voice Mobility Introduces New OCTel Migration Solution

By Arun Satapathy, TMCnet Contributing Editor

Voice Mobility (News - Alert) International, Inc today released a migration tool designed specifically for use with the Avaya OCTel 250 and 350 legacy messaging servers.

In order to move from an OCTel server to a next generation unified communication platform has required a total forklift upgrade with all voice and data property being lost in the process.
Since Avaya (News - Alert) announced the end of sale of OCTel 250 and 350 servers on June 30, 2006, the lack of a tool specifically designed to migrate voice messages, data and applications from legacy OCTel servers has slowed the adoption of new unified communication solutions.
Voice Mobility's Virtual Silver Suitcase ("VSS") enables Business Partners to offer low cost, low disruption migration solution at low resource and support expenses.
"Customers utilizing OCTel servers may have thousands of hours of voice data and thousands of hours of effort invested in voice applications stored on these servers to support their business processes. We don't want the customer to lose this investment. In today's market it is not enough to provide a replacement solution for an OCTel customer. Customers require the tools to migrate their valuable information to make their investment in new technology seamless to their user communities," said Mike Seeley (News - Alert), vice president of Sales and Voice Mobility.
The VSS enables Voice Mobility and its Business Partners to migrate voice, data and applications (including enhanced call processing mailboxes) to the Voice Mobility UCN (News - Alert) 250 platform. In addition, the VSS does not require physical devices to be shipped from site to site during the migration process.
"VMI is delivering an industry first capability for OCTel customers by offering a seamless process that maintains application and data continuity while migrating to the UCN 250 system," said Bob Gill, president of Communication Resources Inc. (CRI). "When we first partnered with VMI we talked about scalability, resiliency, familiar applications/features and a migration solution unique to the market. VMI has delivered on these goals responsively and we look forward to making migration easier."
Voice Mobility develops and markets its unified communications product line to enterprise, campus and hosted customers. Its products include Voicemail, Unified Communication, Fax Service, Interactive Voice Response, and Auto-Attendant applications, as well as unique features like Emergency Event Notification, Mobile Client functionality, Presence, Speech applications and Desktop integration with software providers.
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Arun Satapathy is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Arun's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Tim Gray


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