Cisco Systems, the
global leader in networking for the Internet, has
signed a memorandum of understanding with Acer Group of
Taiwan. This aim is to work towards accelerating adoption
of Internet protocol telephony solutions for enterprises.
Under the terms of the
agreement, Acer and Cisco will jointly develop and market
multi-service networking solutions based on DVVI (data,
voice and video integration) architectures from Cisco.
Cisco will cooperate with Acer and systems integration
partners Sertek and PAGIC to establish DVVI in Taiwan
as a de facto model for enterprise IP telephony.
Acer will migrate and consolidate its existing LAN, WAN
and voice networks into an integrated voice, video and data network. This new network will
be implemented in almost 80 Acer offices globally and become one of the largest showcases
for DVVI in the world.
Stan Shih, CEO of Acer group, said, "Our worldwide
cooperation with Cisco will give a competitive edge to our large corporate clients as well
as our internal operations. We are also pleased to incorporate Cisco''s DVVI technology
into the telecommunications infrastructure of Aspire Park, our multi-function industrial
park. I am convinced that our relationship with Cisco will take Acer to greater heights as
we work towards improving our efficiency, satisfying our customer''s needs and enhancing
the quality of our service."
Richard Freemantle, senior vice president of Cisco Systems
Asia Pacific, says, "The New World of Telecommunications has arrived. The idea of
converged voice, video and data networks, offering benefits such as ease of management,
scalability, lower costs and increased productivity, is no longer just a concept.
Enterprises and service providers all over the world are already implementing
multi-service applications every day, and we are confident that Acer will be among the
DVVI architectures let large enterprises deploy
multi-service corporate networks that integrate voice, video and data on an IP
infrastructure. Such networks greatly increase returns on infrastructure investments, and
reduce the costs for installation, equipment, and operation.
key part of such networks will be the CCN (Cisco Communications
Network) product line, which consists of three components:
Cisco CallManager (virtual switch responsible for call
control, digit analysis, routing, and advanced features);
Cisco IP phones; and IP to PSTN (public service telephone