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NEC releases UNIVERGE 3C(TM) version 8.5Integral software-based mobility and new smart phone and tablet clients top the list of powerful new capabilities that empower enterprise workforces utilizing UNIVERGE 3C

*** For immediate use August 21, 2013

Tokyo, August 21, 2013 - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) today announced the availability of version 8.5 of its UNIVERGE 3C(TM) Unified Communications & Collaboration (UC&C) software platform. The new release provides numerous enhancements, including a powerful set of integral mobility functions, solutions to empower shared workspaces with richer content and video collaboration, deeper UC&C integration with standard desktop tools and integration with IT software infrastructure that optimizes the user experience.

"Mobility and a consistent user experience for business users are top of the list for many enterprises," said Osamu Noda, general manager, Enterprise Networks Division, System Platform Business Unit, NEC. "UNIVERGE 3C brings these key capabilities into its open software platform and across a range of desktop and mobile clients that deliver an intuitive and integrated user experience for the workforce."

The latest UNIVERGE 3C delivers Empowered Mobility, enabling users to utilize any combination of IP phone or any phone number, such as a cell phone or home office phone, as their telephony media device. Utilizing the UNIVERGE 3C desktop or mobile clients, users can see the status of a call, regardless of where they choose to take it. Furthermore, a user can move any call, without disruption, from any device to any other, making the ability for users to stay connected in their nomadic work style effortless. This capability eliminates the need for external fixed-mobile convergence gateways or software, streamlining the administration, lowering the costs to enable mobility, and creating a more integrated user experience.

The UNIVERGE 3C user-centric approach means users can utilize their enterprise credentials to sign-on to any of their clients, whether on a desktop, tablet, or mobile device, and to control how they are reached. The UNIVERGE 3C client design enables a consistent-user-experience, so regardless of which client they are using the same information is available with a consistent look and feel. The result is an easier, more streamlined experience for an increasingly mobile workforce.

UNIVERGE 3C empowers shared workspaces by leveraging off-the-shelf audio and video components to create more cost effective collaboration solutions for meeting rooms, as well as a more pervasive collaborative solution that is appealing because users want to have a common set of tools, whether in their personal office, out of the office, or in a shared workspace.

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