Intel, Siemens team for secure enterprise VoIP

Intel Corp. and Siemens AG have agreed to collaborate in the development of new enterprise communication systems using VOIP (voice over Internet Protocol) technology.

The world’s largest chip maker and the German industrial conglomerate will both fund and conduct research focused on secure wireless networks and real-time communications using VOIP technology, the companies said Thursday.

The goal is to develop VOIP-based systems based on Intel’s dual-core chips and rack-mounted servers and Siemens’ HiPath 8000 and OpenScape telecommunications technology.

The two companies plan to demonstrate the first wave of their findings at an undisclosed Intel lab by the end of the year.

Siemens is in the process of transferring its telecommunications and enterprise communications manufacturing operations into new joint ventures, including one with Nokia Corp.

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