Dec 22, (Manila Bulletin) -- UNISYS Corporation and Ericsson has announced
that Ericsson will market the Unisys e-@ction Universal Messaging Solution to
wireline service providers around the world.
The Unisys e-@ction Universal Messaging Solution provides subscribers with
access to voicemail, fax and e-mail messages through their preferred choice of
landline telephone, mobile handset or Web-based personal computer.
This flexible access, together with a common view of all messages from any
device, makes message management simpler and easier, resulting in improved
productivity regardless of the user's location. "Having Ericsson as a
partner will open new markets for Unisys advanced messaging and further position
Unisys for global leadership in applied communications solutions," said
Darrell Jennings, vice president and general manager, Unisys Worldwide
Communications. "The combination of Ericsson's market reach and Unisys
Value Added Services solutions makes a compelling proposition for communications
service providers worldwide. We look forward to working with Ericsson and
achieving success together." "The Unisys Universal Messaging Solution
will strengthen our multivendor portfolio," said Ola Svensson, manager
third-party products, Ericsson Messaging.
"The Unisys Network Application Platform is a well proven solution
that will make a perfect fit for our wireline markets. The solution's stability
and scalability meet our stringent requirements, and its customization
possibilities are impressive." The Unisys e-@ction Universal Messaging
solution includes media conversion capabilities that allow subscribers to easily
retrieve messages that previously may have been inaccessible. Through a common
inbox at a Web-based personal computer, the subscriber has access to all voice,
fax and e-mail messages.
Because all messages are available from any device at any location, users are
not tied to an office PC or laptop for email. In addition to reading, composing
and sending e-mail messages via the PC, the subscriber can retrieve, listen to,
compose and send voice messages. Voice messages also may be saved as .wav files,
which can be attached to e-mail and sent to someone on a voice mail system other
than Unisys. Fax messages can be viewed, saved, printed, composed and sent as
Universal Messaging also enables users to use the telephone to access
information about new e-mails, including the identity of the sender, date, time
and subject. With the system's text-to-speech capability, the body of the e-mail
may be "read" to the subscriber via telephone. When a hard copy of the
message is required and a printer is not readily available, the subscriber can
direct the body of the e-mail message to a fax machine.