WES 2007 - RIM Announces BlackBerry PBX Functionality
Another big announcement from WES has Research in Motion showing off its BlackBerry Mobile Voice System (MVS), which promises to make the BlackBerry an extension of an enterprise's PBX system.
RIM announced at a Tuesday session at the Orlando symposium that the MVS “would enable access to PBX functionality through a new intuitive menu interface.” It was also allow users to have one "Reach Me Anywhere" phone number.
Desk phone functions such as transfer, park and extension dialing will also be made possible through the system.
The system integrates the MVS client itself, MVS connectors (a part of BlackBerry Enterprise Server) and the Ascendent Voice Mobility Suite. RIM said that routing calls through a corporate PBX allows logging or recording for compliance purposes.