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RIM Extends Compatibility Of Its Mobile Voice System

Research in Motion (RIM) has announced that the fifth version of its Mobile Voice System will be available on a wider range of phone networks.

This move by RIM will enable those with the Avaya Aura 6.1 as well as the Avaya CS1000 communication servers to utilize RIM’s platform. Also, the company revealed that the Mobile Voice System 5 will be available for “legacy phone systems” too, such as the Avaya Communication Manager and Nortel Communication Server.

Eric Rossman, the vice president, Developer Relations and Alliances, Avaya said in a press release, "Working with RIM, Avaya customers have expanded options to increase their mobile productivity."

"By using BlackBerry Mobile Voice System 5 with Avaya Aura and Avaya CS1000, enterprises can more fully exploit investments previously made in BlackBerry solutions to benefit their IT organizations, end users and customers," he added.

The Mobile Voice System 5 platform will unify office desk phones and wireless communications, which will eventually allow an individual to receive and make calls to and from his mobile and office phone, using just his BlackBerry smartphone.

Although the company did not mention any specific time frame, it said that the MVS 5.0 will be available on the Avaya systems soon.