GENBAND and Samsung Mobile Form Alliance to Deliver Enhanced Unified Communications Solutions

“Office on the Go” solution on SAFE™ devices from Samsung Mobile brings greater productivity and security to the enterprise

Frisco, Texas, February 19, 2013GENBAND, a leading developer of multimedia and cloud communications solutions, today announced a unique alliance with Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC (Samsung Mobile) that creates a significant evolution for the enterprise communications experience.  By integrating Samsung Mobile’s market-leading SAFE™ (Samsung for Enterprise) designated devices with GENBAND’s SMART OFFICE mobile Unified Communications (UC) applications, these companies are bringing a “SAFE, SMART, and SIMPLE” user experience to the enterprise, creating mobile solutions that extend or even replace the standard office communications environment. The solution delivers voice, data, video communications and collaboration capabilities on Samsung SAFE devices to fully mobile-enable the enterprise market.

“This alliance with GENBAND brings powerful new communications capabilities to the enterprise, fortifying today’s mobile workforce with unprecedented on-the-go productivity,” said Tim Wagner, Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Sales at Samsung Mobile. “Our SAFE solution, which enhances security for enterprise devices, combined with GENBAND’s industry leading UC software and service provider expertise, offers enterprise customers a holistic, innovative and cost-effective desk phone complement or replacement solution that will allow employees to carry their communications environment with them, whether inside or outside of the office.”

SAFE represents Samsung Mobile’s ever-growing family of enterprise solutions that include the necessary security and feature enhancements suitable for business use – on highly desirable devices recognized worldwide.

“Enterprise communications are quickly evolving to include mobile devices and the cloud, yet services are not integrated, making enterprises primed for the next wave of disruptive, innovative mobile UC technologies,” said Sam Waicberg, Chief Marketing Officer at GENBAND. “Our relationship with Samsung, complemented by our SMART multimedia portfolio and partner ecosystem, clearly differentiates this solution from competitive offerings by simplifying and enhancing the enterprise user experience.  Our vision is consistent with the vision of many CIO’s – a mobile tablet as the primary voice and multimedia communications device bundled with a carrier grade, cloud-based UC service. 

GENBAND plans to offer Samsung Mobile devices through its service provider customers and large systems integrator partners.  Enterprises will have access to GENBAND’s Innovation Exchange™, ensuring a constant stream of new UC solutions developed specifically for the enterprise community and industry verticals.

“Together with Samsung Mobile we are offering our 600 service provider customers and channel partners turnkey solutions for SAFE, SMART, and SIMPLE unified communications,” said Charlie Vogt, President and CEO for GENBAND. “Our Samsung alliance and Making Networks Smarter approach will define the ultimate mobile office communications environment for the next decade and beyond.”

For more information on the Samsung-GENBAND solution, visit www.GENBAND.com/company/safe-smart-simple.

GENBAND will showcase the solution at Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona from February 25-28.  Visit us at Hall 6, Booth 6E110.

About GENBAND
GENBAND is a global leader in smart networking solutions from the Core to the Edge to the Experience for top service providers and enterprises in over 80 countries. The company’s technology improves IP networks by making them more scalable, secure, profitable and efficient.  GENBAND’s market-leading technology supports multimedia voice, data and video sessions and fixed-mobile unified communications applications that scale on public and private networks. With a flexible, cloud-ready platform, GENBAND’s IMS, edge and application solutions help its customers compete effectively by increasing revenues, improving profitability, and attracting and retaining customers. To learn more, visit us on the web at www.GENBAND.com.

GENBAND, the GENBAND logo and icon are trademarks of GENBAND.

For more information about Samsung’s SAFE program, please refer to www.samsung.com/us/safe.

Samsung Galaxy Tab and SAFE and are trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

SAFE Disclaimer: Disclaimer of Warranties:  EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED IN THEIR STANDARD END USER LICENSE AND WARRANTY, TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., SAMSUNG TELECOMMUNICATIONS AMERICA, LLC, AND THEIR AFFILIATES (COLLECTIVELY REFERRED TO HEREIN AS THE “SAMSUNG ENTITIES”) EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, INTEROPERABILITY OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, WITH RESPECT TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SECURITY PROTECTION, SAFE™ DEVICES AND APPLICATIONS TESTED WITH SAFE™ DEVICES. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE SAMSUNG ENTITIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER WITH RESPECT TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SECURITY PROTECTION, SAFE™ DEVICES OR APPLICATIONS TESTED WITH SAFE™ DEVICES. In addition, information technology security protection will be affected by features or functionality associated with, among other things the e-mail platform, master data management, and virtual private network solutions selected by the software provider, solution provider or user.  Choice of an e-mail, master data management, and virtual private network solution is at the sole discretion of the software provider, solution provider or user and any associated effect on information technology security protection is solely the responsibility of the software provider, solution provider or user. For complete statement of limited warranty, please refer to www.samsung.com/us/safe, available on the web and where Samsung smartphone and Galaxy Tab™ devices are sold.

About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, (Samsung Mobile) a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets, wireless infrastructure and other telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 236,000 people across 79 countries with annual sales exceeding KRW 201 trillion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.

Media Contacts:
Joe McGarvey
GENBAND
+1 (972) 521 5826
joe.mcgarvey@GENBAND.com

Lesli Benefield
MWW for Samsung Mobile
214-414-3324
lbenefield@mww.com

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