Nortel Networks Releases MPS 500 Platform

LONDON, ENGLAND - Nortel Networks (NYSE/TSX: NT) has announced a new self-service platform, Media Processing Server (MPS) 500, that is designed to give medium-sized contact centers and small service providers a cost-effective, carrier-class solution for Integrated Voice Response (IVR) applications. MPS 500 offers a full suite of self-service capabilities, delivered on field-proven hardware and software. While MPS 500 is a new platform, it will use the same software and key hardware components currently deployed by major enterprises and service providers using Nortel Networks carrier-grade MPS 1000 platform. Through speech-enabled, self-service solutions, MPS 500 positions businesses to engage their customers by providing personalized services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. "Nortel Networks MPS 500 will provide a forward-looking upgrade path to advanced speech technologies and voice over IP (Internet Protocol), while acknowledging enterprise and service provider needs for investment protection," said Benjamin Farmer, managing analyst, Datamonitor. "For medium-sized contact centers and small service providers, MPS 500 will offer a complete platform for self-service requirements." "MPS 500 will round out Nortel Networks Media Processing Server portfolio of next generation self-service IVR solutions, offering unprecedented flexibility and scalability," said Roxann Swanson, general manager and vice president, contact center and self-service solutions, Nortel Networks. "Our self-service products are designed to reduce equipment and operational costs; simplify operations; enable new, business-building applications; and interface with our IP Telephony products for enterprises and service providers." Nortel Networks MPS 500 is scheduled for general availability immediately.
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