Acquisition Enables RIM to Deliver Enhanced Voice Solutions to Enterprise Customers
BlackBerry maker, Research in Motion, today announced that it has acquired Ascendent Systems, which makes software that allows cell phones to connect to corporate phone systems.
Ascendent, a member of the BlackBerry ISV Alliance Program, makes the Ascendent Voice Mobility Suite, a standards-based software solution that augments existing PBX (Private Branch Exchange) and IP-PBX (Internet Protocol Private Branch Exchange) systems and supports heterogeneous telephony environments to “push” voice calls and extend corporate desk phone functionality to mobile users on their wireless handset or any wireline phone.
Ascendent’s software is pretty cool. It basically allows your Blackberry to act like any office phone on your PBX. This is a good buy for RIM.