Intel and Siemens are to collaborate on creating open unified communications solutions based on Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology.
The two companies have agreed to jointly fund and conduct research focused on secure wireless networks and real-time open unified communications in the short term.
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They have also agreed to work together in the longer term to create collaboration solutions to drive business process optimisation in key market segments such as telecommunications service providers, financial services and digital healthcare.
The overall goal of the joint effort is to demonstrate real-time communications products for business process optimisation using Intel architecture such as Intel dual-core technology and carrier-class rack mounted servers (RMS) from Intel, and the HiPath 8000 and OpenScape platform from Siemens.
The first step will be to demonstrate the OpenScape platform running applications such as personalised portals, unified communications, video and voice conferencing and mobile clients.
Intel and Siemens expect to show off the first technology solutions by the end of this year.
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