NEC Announces General Availability of the All-New Univerge Blue® Connect and Engage in U.S. Markets


Release of cloud-based UC and Contact Center solution comes just four weeks after partnership announced with Intermedia

May 27, 2020, Irving, Texas –(BUSINESS WIRE)– NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, networking and biometric solutions, is announcing the general availability of NEC UNIVERGE BLUE® CONNECT, a fully integrated and born-in-the-cloud UCaaS solution, and NEC UNIVERGE BLUE® ENGAGE, a CCaaS solution for businesses of all sizes.

The general availability for NEC’s new generation of UNIVERGE BLUE cloud communications solutions arrives just four weeks after announcing a global strategic partnership with Intermedia, a leading provider of cloud-based communications solutions. The launch of UNIVERGE BLUE CONNECT and ENGAGE represent NEC’s rapid global expansion into cloud-based communications and collaboration services.

“Since announcing the new generation of UNIVERGE BLUE last month, we’ve received overwhelmingly positive feedback from our partner community and existing customer base,” said Marc Hebner, Vice President of Enterprise Channel, NEC Corporation of America. “Businesses today need the ability to communicate from anywhere at any time, and we believe this need will extend well beyond the current COVID-19 pandemic. We are extremely pleased to offer a suite of fully integrated UCaaS and CCaaS solutions that are easy to deploy and use, and can support our customers’ transition to the cloud.”

Early partner feedback on UNIVERGE BLUE CONNECT and ENGAGE is overwhelmingly positive, demonstrating a widespread need for flexible and adaptable solutions that can support the sudden shift to a distributed workforce.

“Our clients have a pent-up demand for this dynamic delivery model and the migration to the cloud with advanced collaboration applications,” said Paul Diesu, CEO of Forerunner Technologies, one of NEC’s national systems integrators and resellers of the UNIVERGE BLUE platform. “This model is unique in comparison to other UCaaS offerings and allows businesses to better control the end user experience while keeping costs in line.”

UNIVERGE BLUE CONNECT and ENGAGE are now generally available for NEC’s U.S. Business Channel Partner Community and customers. This announcement represents phase 1 of a global rollout during 2020 that will ultimately include partners around the globe by 2021.

NEC’s leading portfolio of on-premises solutions is now augmented with the addition of the new UNIVERGE BLUE portfolio of UCaaS and CCaas solutions offering compelling calling, team collaboration and customer care solutions built on a proven UCaaS platform. NEC’s portfolio now addresses business needs across both premises-based and cloud deployment environments and enables organizations to migrate at a pace appropriate to their business needs.

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About NEC Corporation of America

NEC Corporation of America (NEC) is a leading technology integrator providing solutions that improve the way people work and communicate. NEC delivers integrated Solutions for Society that are aligned with our customers’ priorities to create new value for people, businesses and society, with a special focus on safety, security and efficiency. We deliver one of the industry’s strongest and most innovative portfolios of communications, analytics, security, biometrics and technology solutions that unleash customers’ productivity potential. Through these solutions, NEC combines its best-in-class solutions and technology, and leverages a robust partner ecosystem to solve today’s most complex business problems. NEC Corporation of America is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, a global technology leader with a presence in 160 countries and $29 billion in revenues.

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