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iscoord ag IS-PHONE® successfully tested and validated for interoperability with 3COM® Sip-based VoIP solutions

(PresseBox) (Zürich, ) iscoord ag, multiple IBM award winner and independent developer of integrated SIP-based softphones, is the first IBM ISV to complete interoperability testing between the 3Com VCX™ platform, which is also shipped on the IBM System i product line, and its product isphone.

By this announcement, iscoord ag underlines its commitment and focus on delivering hardware-independent softphone technology and offering desktop phone functionality as an integrated application without the need for additional servers. The interoperability testing was completed via the 3Com technology partner program the 3Com Open Network™ Program -3Com|ON™ - and it grants the is-phone with the 3Com Solution Validated. Validations with other major IP PBX suppliers are under way and planned.

is-phone is the only softphone that is IP PBX independent and seamlessly integrated into IBM communication solutions including IBM Lotus Notes 6/7/8 and IBM Lotus Sametime 7.5.1/8. The Solution Validation for the 3Com VCX 7.2.5c IP telephony solution for IBM System i (midrange servers including iSeries and AS/400) is the first official interoperability validation for is-phone.

is-phone’s main advantages are seamless integration, easy to use and simple to deploy also in large environments. It is fully software based, is compatible with offerings from leading hand- and headset manufacturers and includes a SDK (Software Development Kit) allowing the integration into any customer specific applications such as CRM systems and general workflow solutions. is-phone is compatible with several codecs like G.711u/a, Speex and iLBC, offers Echo Canceller (AEC) as well as QoS diffserv, 802.1p, a full list as pdf within 3Com/is-phone application notes: http://tinyurl.com/3doukv).

"Our is-phone technology is bridging the gap between the world leading unified communication solutions and SIP based PBXs. is-phone is the first 3Com validated softphone fully integrated into the IBM/Lotus Unified Communications Solutions,", says Markus Sieger, CEO of iscoord ag. "We believe that interoperability with 3Com IP telephony for IBM System i gives our clients a clear choice today and in the future. By empowering today’s knowledge workers with integrated voice technology, all sizes of enterprises can build out a clear competitive advantage".

"The 3Com Open Network Program is committed to collaborating with third-party solution providers, such as iscoord ag, to offer customers the flexibility to deploy integrated applications that meet their needs," says Anna Dorcey, Vice President of 3Com Technology Partner Programs. "I am excited that the is-phone softphone is interoperable with the 3Com VCX platform because it directly addresses the customer need for simple, scalable, and secure voice communications that increase efficiency and lower costs."

"Due to our open development approach, we are able to reach compliance with major technology providers like 3Com and IBM", explains Rolf Kuster, Vice President Development, iscoord ag. "The 3Com validation proves that the is-phone technology is the real alternative or perfect add-on to hard phones, enabling mobile workforces and call-centers to leverage the advantages of integrated IP telephony solutions."

More information: http://open.3com.com/tcom/viewPartner.html?id=219.

iscoord ag

iscoord ag, an independent and privately owned company in Zurich/Switzerland, is developing and distributing together with a worldwide partner network the is-phone® softphone technology integrated into IBM (IBM Lotus® Notes®, IBM Lotus® Sametime®) and Microsoft (white label OEM version for Outlook® 2003/2007, Windows® Live Messenger) Unified Communications software or enabling anonymous calls from any website (is-phone® click2connect). is-phone® is SIP compliant, ready to use with any SIP carrier and received certifications of compatibility for IP PBXs from 3Com, Avaya, Nortel and Siemens (others tested or in certification process). iscoord has won 7 awards: DNUG Award 2007, Lotus ADVISOR Editor's Choice Award 2007, IBM Lotus Award "Best in Showcase 2006", VoIPGermany Award 2006, IBM Lotus Award "Best Messaging Solution 2005", Lotus ADVISOR Editor's Choice Award 2005 Silver medal and the IBM CTO Award 2005. More information: http://www.iscoord.com.