Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. rolled out its Call Manager Mobile for Android this week. The mobile application enables SMBs using Toshiba’s VIPedge to take calls and instant messages on Android mobile phones just as if they were at their desks.
“Toshiba’s new UC platform architecture enables Toshiba to rapidly deploy on multiple OS platforms and integrate Toshiba’s other Web-based applications and utilities within a single interface,” says Brian Metherell, vice president and general manager of Toshiba, Telecommunication Systems Division.
Call Manager Mobile now provides XMPP-compatible server integration for enhanced presence state information, accessing Microsoft Exchange Calendar information among other sources. Each VIPedge customer gets his or her own XMPP server instance for an additional level of flexibility and security.
Call Manager Mobile for Apple iOS, Apple OS X, Microsoft Windows, and other platforms will be announced soon. In addition, Call Manager Mobile will soon integrate with Microsoft Lync and Google Talk, according to Toshiba.
Call Manager Mobile handles single and group instant messaging sessions. Multiple simultaneous sessions are supported, enabling users to better communicate with others. Users also have the ability to send broadcast messages.
Toshiba’s IPMobility solution provides a single number reach for both incoming and outgoing calls, meaning users only need to provide their office telephone number to receive calls on multiple endpoint devices. With IPMobility integration, the user is also able to access advanced system calling features, including direct-extension dialing, call transfer, call record, and more.
Incoming calls employ Toshiba’s VIPedge follow-me feature, which gives users the option for sequential or simultaneous ringing to the desk phone and/or mobile phone. For outgoing calls, IPMobility dials through the VIPedge, displaying the office number caller ID.
Call Manager Mobile for Android is now available from Authorized Toshiba Dealers nationwide.