CAMBRIDGE, England, February 2 /PRNewswire/ --


NEC Philips Unified Solutions today announces that through the Microsoft Partner Program it has fulfilled the qualifications necessary to achieve Voice specialisation within the Microsoft Unified Communications competency.

Earning the Unified Communications competency Voice specialisation requires the completion of competency testing and a rigorous technical readiness program that includes specific staffing requirements and an internal deployment of the complete offering. Companies who achieve the Unified Communications Voice specialisation competency are qualified by Microsoft Corp. to deploy unified communications technologies such as Microsoft Exchange Unified Messaging and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, including VoIP and audio-, video-, and Web-conferencing

NEC Philips Unified Solutions specialises in the deployment of cutting edge unified communications, combining the very best in voice, data, mobile, video and IT communications to help businesses to reduce costs, improve their organisational efficiency and empower their people, explains Chris de Silva, Managing Director, NEC Philips Unified Solutions. As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, who has achieved the Unified Communications competency Voice specialisation, our customers are assured they are hiring a qualified vendor to deploy Microsoft's latest unified communications voice technologies. This confirms our longstanding reputation in the industry as a trusted and competent provider of unified communications and of the services that are required to support the deployment of an effective and profitable communications platform.

Companies such as NEC Philips that have achieved Voice specialisation are trained to understand the potential that exists in Microsoft's software powered voice technologies, said Eric Swift, Senior Director of product management for the Unified Communications Group at Microsoft Corp. In this way, they can offer solutions in and outside the realm of traditional telephony, including working with their customers to create more productive business processes through unified communications.

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About NEC Philips Unified Solutions

NEC Philips Unified Solutions (NEC Philips) is a provider of secure enterprise IT and communications solutions, specialising in the deployment of Microsoft unified communications solutions which combine the best in voice, data, mobile, video and IT communications. The company engages directly with medium and large enterprises, in both the public and private sectors, providing them with customised productivity solutions integrated tightly into business processes.

NEC Philips designs solutions that combine a range of leading technologies from both the NEC stable and other credible and recognized industry vendors. These solutions consist of infrastructure and application components, wrapped with value added services to deliver a range of IT and communication solutions aimed at transforming enterprise collaboration.

Designed to reduce costs and environmental effects, the infrastructure components combine best-of-breed market technologies in a secure and reliable environment to underpin enterprise IT and communications activities. Infrastructure components incorporate software, IT, voice and data elements, including virtualization, security, identity management, converged networks, storage and wireless solutions.

The application components offer a range of business and end-user solutions focused on improving productivity and efficiency through enhanced collaboration. They incorporate routing applications, mobility, conferencing, presence management, messaging and other user-centric solutions using Microsoft and other technologies.

Maximising potential is the focus of the NEC Philips value added services, which include scoping, assessment, solution design, optimisation, configuration, integration, hosting and managed services. The company has a long and proven track record in the provision of enterprise solutions, systems integration, design services and ongoing support services to a network of enterprise customers across the UK.

The company has now achieved the Microsoft unified communications competency voice specialisation.

For further information, please contact: Clare Granville The itpr Partnership Tel: +44(0)1932-578800

For further information, please contact: Clare Granville, The itpr Partnership, Tel: +44(0)1932-578800