Microsoft unveils makers of OC-enabled phones

by admin May 14, 2007 at 8:17 am

Microsoft is to announce partnerships with nine manufacturers for the development of business phones that will ship with its Office Communicator client, enabling them to carry out IP telephony and unified comms via its Live Communications Serverplatform.

The vendors are LG Nortel, GN Netcom-Jabra, Plantronics, Polycom, Samsung, Tatung, Asus, Vitelix, and NEC. Mark Deakin, unified comms group product manager for Microsoft in the UK, said the companies will launch their devices to coincide with the launch in the third quarter of this year of the next generation of LCS, which is when it officially becomes Office Communications Server.

Full article: Computer Business