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    OnRelay And Swisscom Partner Around Mobile PBX
    By Anna Ohlden | January 12th 2011 01:32 AM | Print | E-mail | Track Comments

    LONDON, January 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Swisscom and UK-based software vendor OnRelay have agreed to expand their partnership around OnRelay's new Unified MBX (UMBX) solution. UMBX was introduced by OnRelay in 2009 and has been trialed by Swisscom during 2010. The agreement allows Swisscom to resell Unified MBX to its business customers.

    OnRelay's Unified MBX is an all-software Mobile PBX that supports VMware and Xen based Cloud deployments as well as carrier grade hosting with tenanting, high availability and disaster recovery. In addition to its market leading MBX Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) software, UMBX includes a complete open source IP PBX, sipXecs v 4.2, which contains a wide range of new Unified Communications features, including unified messaging, web conferencing, enhanced IM and presence federation.

    "OnRelay's UMBX solution allows us to make finally the Fix-Mobile Convergence happen for our customers. The Mobile becomes the preferred device with fully integrated PBX functionality," says Christian Raas, Senior Product Manager, Swisscom. "There are many benefits for our customers, like the increased employees mobility which allows a better rate of 1st attempt call acceptance leading to higher a customer satisfaction," continues Raas.

    "We previously entered the Fixed Mobile Convergence space early with Swisscom and learned many lessons around the operational and technical complexities with FMC solutions and PBX integration that we were able to resolve with introducing UMBX," commented Ivar Plahte, CEO of OnRelay. "We are therefore extremely pleased to continue our working relationship with Swisscom around this new offering, which we believe brings together all the key concepts that allow an operator to cost efficiently offer a fully featured and manageable, turnkey Mobile PBX solution."

    OnRelay's UMBX is a mobile application driven Mobile PBX architecture that includes a sophisticated and user friendly office phone app for leading smartphone operating systems including Symbian, Blackberry, iPhone (available 1H'11) and Android (availability TBA). The UMBX system and its proprietary TINP protocol have been designed to operate fast and reliably over any cellular network globally, and do not rely on complex private or public VoWiFi based infrastructures.