NEC Updates its UC


NEC has been in the news recently. The company shared its vision for small cell back haul using 60 Ghz radios. It launched new indoor LTE Femtocell base stations for telecom carriers.  It also developed a smartphone solution to gauge the appropriate path for an incoming call. And then developed a .3 mm “organic radical battery” using printing technology.

NEC has completely refined and expanded its UC offering–or more specifically its Unified Communications and Collaboration offering announced this month under the new brand UNIVERGE 3C. They also launched an initiative for Cloud solutions now collectively referred to as UNIVERGE Cloud Services

Prior to 3C, NEC had multiple UC solution sets–its SV8000 appliance series with various add-ons, and a software-based solution known as Sphericall which NEC acquired several years back. These two platforms were largely unrelated–different phones, devices, and certifications. Nor was there a hosted offering. That all changed this month: UNIVERGE 3C is the new brand, and it’s designed for the very small to very large enterprise, with specialized vertical market options. The 3C technology is available as a premises based solution and soon as a hosted option.

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Dave Michels