RIM Announces BlackBerry Mobile Voice System
Today RIM announced Mobile Voice System 5 (MVS) with voice over Wi-Fi. BlackBerry MVS 5 works with Cisco Unified Communications Manager to provide a business user with the ability to use their regular desk phone number and extension from their BlackBerry. With MVS an employee will be able to use a single work phone number shared between their desk phone and BlackBerry smartphone and make and receive enterprise calls on their BlackBerry over a Wi-Fi connection, adding to the existing capability available over cellular networks. Some Key Features include:
- Wi-Fi network access controls to set which Wi-Fi networks employees can access
- Network preference settings with the option of prioritizing the use of Wi-Fi or cellular for making phone calls
- Authentication to help ensure that only authorized BlackBerry smartphones have access to the corporate phone system
- Incoming call filtering based on allowed and blocked caller lists
Demo of BlackBerry Mobile Voice surfaces from RIM
At WES 2010, RIM announced BlackBerry MVS 5.0 and we gave you a little bit of insight on what it was about. Just as a refresher, MVS gives BES users the ability to use their device as their desk phone. You can make transfers to another extension or number with simplicity. Toggle between your work phone, and your mobile phone with one click. Using either Wi-Fi or your mobile network the call integrity remains the same giving you the ability to use this from anywhere around the world. Just think about how much time can be saved at work going through voicemails. Granted some of us like to keep our work out of the household, but depending on your business/employer you could save yourself from a "case of the Mondays". Although it wouldn't benefit me, let’s hope that RIM comes up with something for the BIS users out there that would love to use this to their advantage. The video goes into further detail and removed any confusion that I had and maybe it will do the same for you.