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(operating system) Communications Server - IBM's rebranding of ACF. 2007 across Motorola mobile devices The Mobile Devices division is the largest division (based on revenue) of communications corporation Motorola. The division is headquartered in Libertyville, Illinois, a Chicago suburb. and network hardware. The collaboration is intended to enable enterprise customers to seamlessly connect and share information in real time regardless of location, network or device.
The initial planned offering will start with the Motorola HC700 series rugged mobile computing Using a computing device while in transit. Mobile computing implies wireless transmission, but wireless transmission does not necessarily imply mobile computing. Fixed wireless applications use satellites, radio systems and lasers to transmit between permanent objects such as buildings devices and the Motorola Q(TM) smart phone. The offering will combine the presence awareness and instant messaging (IM) capabilities of Communications Server 2007 with Motorola's Windows Mobile(R) 5.0-based devices through the integration of Microsoft Office Communicator Microsoft Office Communicator is an integrated enterprise communications client, enabling information workers to communicate in real time through the use of instant messaging (IM), voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) and videoconferencing. Mobile with Motorola's MOTOPRO(TM) Mobility Suite and Wireless Services Manager (WSM WSM Samoa (ISO Country code)
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As a result, Microsoft and Motorola customers of Communications Server 2007 will benefit from added functionality and increased connectivity to colleagues, strategic partners and customers using the applications, devices and networks they rely on most.
"The alliance with Motorola will help us deliver on our unified communications vision, which centers on simplifying how people connect with one another, find information and collaborate in teams regardless of where they are or what devices they're using," said Gurdeep Singh Pall, corporate vice president of the Unified Communications Group at Microsoft. "In concert with Motorola's mobility solutions, we can take unified communications to the next level and provide additional benefits, including advanced mobility features -- such as seamless roaming between different wireless networks and Wi-Fi hot spots hot spots
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The solution will enable users to access Communicator Mobile on Motorola Windows Mobile-based devices, further extending the capabilities of unified communications across the mobile environment. The solution is designed to enable enterprises to have the opportunity to benefit from faster decision- making; greater productivity across workgroups and the remote work force; and improved relationships with customers, partners and suppliers. In addition, IT administrators can access a richer end-to-end infrastructure with an emphasis on reliability, scalability and security, while the general work force benefits from higher-quality, uninterrupted communications and more robust media experiences across these applications, devices and services.
"With this strategic alliance, Motorola and Microsoft intend to bring seamless mobility to unified communications, extending the benefits of enhanced collaboration to the world's increasingly mobile and global work force," said John DeFeo, corporate vice president of Enterprise Products at Motorola. "Integrating Microsoft's leading unified communications platform with the unique 'push-to' and seamless multinetwork handoff capabilities enabled by Motorola will provide a best-in-class experience for mobile users."
Both companies will work to integrate Communications Server 2007 and Communicator Mobile with Motorola's recently launched MOTOPRO Mobility Suite, an integrated software platform that enables rapid mobile application design and deployment coupled with enterprise-class device security and management. The technology will also be integrated with Motorola's WSM product, which facilitates the seamless handoff between WAN, LAN (Local Area Network) A communications network that serves users within a confined geographical area. The "clients" are the user's workstations typically running Windows, although Mac and Linux clients are also used. and cellular networks, providing contiguous communication even as enterprise users move from one network to another.
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