Deutsche Bank has contracted with Cisco Systems for the supply of around 1000 IP phones which will be rolled out across its branch offices in the US.
Initially, the bank will rollout nearly 1000 Cisco 7961 and 7911 Unified IP phones to its branch offices in the US.
The bank will also deploy Cisco's Unified CallManager software as well as the vendor's Unity voice messaging system - an IP-based application that combines traditional voice mail functionality with a Web browser, allowing users to access and manage voice messages from a phone or from a PC.
Reiner Bayard, managing director and global head of networks at Deutsche Bank, says the Cisco system will enable the bank to seamlessly integrate voice, video and data collaboration in one system and from one provider.
"We will be able to easily scale the network and services to grow over time and will also drive productivity through new mobility services, such as softphones and extension mobility features," adds Bayard.
Cisco says the shipment to Deutsche Bank contains its eight millionth IP phone.