Best of breed UC softphone clients now available for Metaswitch customers

iscoord announces official interoperability certification of its is-phone UC software client portfolio with Metaswitch Networks

Zürich/Alameda, (PresseBox) - iscoord ag, a leading provider of award-winning Unified Communications (UC) software clients, and Metaswitch Networks, a leading provider of carrier systems and communications software solutions, announce is-phone SIP phone product line has successfully completed interoperability testing with Metaswitch and is now Partner Certified. is-phone products enable Metaswitch's customers to leverage their enterprise-class telephony capabilities with UC softphone clients seamlessly integrated in their company business tools like Lotus Notes/Sametime or Outlook/Messenger, to benefit from important TCO savings, higher productivity and simpler communication.

Designed to propose a simpler, cost-effective and ready-to-deploy approach, is-phone products provide rich Unified Communications features to companies of any size, with enterprise telephony, HD audio & video conferencing, instant messaging with multi-connectors support like MSN, Jabber, XMPP or Sametime, presence, file transfer and directories integration with MS Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino/Sametime or LDAP. As iscoord exposes a unique portfolio of UC products seamlessly integrated in both Microsoft Outlook and Lotus Notes/Sametime, Metaswitch users can immediately take advantages of their rich enterprise telephony capabilities in their collaboration suites and can even extend these UC capabilities to mobile devices.

"We are glad that is-phone product line has been certified by Metaswitch" said Christophe Remillet, Head of Business Development at iscoord. "The UC market was strongly pushing us to get an official interoperability program in place. In North America, we are seeing a growing demand to provide a cost-effective and simpler UC solution for the Metaswitch user base, starting with a roll-out phase in the range of few days, no configuration hassles and fast customizing as well as rebranding opportunities for e.g. telecom operators."

"We are pleased to add iscoord's is-phone product line to the growing list of Metaswitch Mosaic Certified solutions", said Stefan Knight, VP Strategic Alliances at Metaswitch Networks. "By certifying the is-phone through the Mosaic Program, Metaswitch customers have access to a UC solution that delivers the advance commercial features available through our hosted PBX solution."

"We see a tremendous potential when combining our is-phone product line and the Metaswitch platform" adds Rolf Kuster, Head of Development and Support at iscoord. "Metaswitch customers can now quickly set up turn-key UC solutions on their desktop, but also on their smartphone and tablet devices. This opens new mobility capabilities as well as empowering social/enterprise communications in a more flexible and performing way for Metaswitch users."

About Metaswitch Networks

Metaswitch Networks is a leading provider of the technologies and solutions that are powering the migration of communications networks to open, next-generation architectures. Hundreds of network operators worldwide depend on its reliable, scalable carrier systems solutions, while its high performance, fault-tolerant software technologies are licensed by all the world's leading communications equipment manufacturers. For more information, please visit www.metaswitch.com.

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 and UC client 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, enabling anonymous calls from any website with is-phone® click2connect, is-phone® Portable without installation and is-phone® mobile clients for iPhone, iPad and iPhone Touch. is-phone® is SIP compliant, ready to use with any SIP carrier and received certifications of compatibility for IP PBXs from 3Com, Alcatel, Avaya and Siemens (tested with e.g. Alcatel, Asterisk, Cisco etc.). 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. For more information, please visit our website: http://www.iscoord.com.

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