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Cisco Introduces New IP Phone Systems for Businesses

Cisco Systems announced on Wednesday a string of advancements aimed at providing mid-size businesses access to "enterprise grade" IP phone systems.

The company further announced that the new IP Phone systems will be equipped with integrated collaboration capabilities, and without imposing further taxes on IT and financial resources.

As a part of this new offering, the networking giant also unveiled the Cisco Business Edition 6000, as well as the Cisco Business Edition 3000.

Both products were previously known as the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Business Edition 6000 and 3000 respectively.

The new offerings allow mid-size businesses access to collaboration services such as Instant, or rich video messaging etc.

"Cisco is striving to help mid-market organisations succeed by giving them greater opportunities for cross-company collaboration and the benefits of video-enhanced interactions," said Steve Slattery, vice president and general manager, IP Communications Business Unit (IPCBU), Cisco, in a statement, as reported by Marketwatch.

"Innovations like the ones announced today show Cisco's commitment to innovating to meet to distinct needs of the midmarket at price points that are attractive to such companies," he added.