Ingram Micro EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), a division of Ingram Micro Inc., has added BlackBerry Mobile Voice System (BlackBerry MVS) to its growing line of mobile products. BlackBerry Mobile Voice System (BlackBerry MVS) is designed to unify fixed and mobile voice communications to provide one business phone number, one caller ID, one voice mailbox, and office phone features through BlackBerry smartphones.
BlackBerry MVS integrates into a variety of telecommunications environments. Companies can leverage the value of their existing PBX system or upgrade to the latest technology as it becomes available. BlackBerry MVS is designed to mobilise telephony features such as call transfers, switching between calls and call filtering. BlackBerry MVS adds desk phone features to BlackBerry smartphones. It integrates directly with the native phone application to allow the user to receive or place calls from the mobile line or the enterprise line.
BlackBerry MVS interfaces between the BlackBerry Enterprise Server and the corporate PBX system, to mobilise desk phone features on BlackBerry smartphones. This seamless integration provides secure authentication and allows for easy administration of BlackBerry MVS functionality.
Calls made through BlackBerry MVS are anchored through the enterprise PBX to ensure that company policies are met. Calls can be logged and audited to strengthen risk management policies. Calls can be made over Wi-Fi at work, at home, or in Wi-Fi hotspots to address cost, coverage, and communication needs.
Pierre-Yvon Mechali, Executive Director and General Manager, Telco Division, Ingram Micro EMEA, said: "We are very glad to promote such an innovative solution to our customers. We have already put resources in place and conducted training in several countries. This generated a lot of interest so far and the Ingram Micro's Partners demonstrated their will to invest in this area. BlackBerry Mobile Voice System (BlackBerry MVS) represents a tremendous opportunity for our resellers to tap into new business opportunities and provide technical services."
In 2010, Ingram Micro EMEA launched a new telecommunications division, and under Mechali's leadership the company has established a team of telecommunications experts across Europe who are implementing tailored strategies in each country and receiving early positive recognition from the market. In November, Ingram Micro Netherlands was named the Best Telecom & Networking Distributor for 2010 at the CRN Channel Awards in Amsterdam. Early December Ingram Micro announced it has become an official distributor of a full suite of BlackBerry smartphones, accessories, software and technical support services.
Through its telecommunications strategy, Ingram Micro EMEA will extend its logistics offerings with a tailored service offering designed to meet the resellers, retailers, Mobile Network Operators and Mobile Virtual Network Operators' expectations. In addition, Ingram Micro will augment its product line by significantly increasing its brand coverage in netbooks, smartphones and accessories across EMEA.