Nortel Networks announced Monday a new communications server designed for voice-centric and multimedia technology. The "Succession Communications Server for Enterprise Multimedia Xchange" will use VoIP (voice over Internet Protocol) technology to transport voice over data lines, a feature that reduces bandwidth use. It will improve videoconferencing, instant messaging and other multimedia features, the telecommunications gear maker said.
The move is part of Nortel's move into voice-centric technology. In February, the company signed a deal with Motorola toVoIP technology among cable companies. The consolidation of voice, video and data enabled by the servers will bring cost savings and simplicity to Nortel's customers, the company said. The new servers will also enable customers to access the network remotely.