MILPITAS, Calif., July 19, 2000--Lucent Technologies has been chosen as
the recipient of the prestigious Frost & Sullivan Market Engineering Award
for its product line strategy in the unified messaging market.
The award was for Lucent's Unified Messenger Product, which integrates
with the Microsoft Exchange Messaging server to provide voice, fax, and
e-mail to its users. The award is in recognition for not only the advanced
integration capabilities with the Exchange platform but also for innovation
in bundling hardware, software, and support under one contract.
reason for the award was Lucent's release of www.messenger, a browser
based tool which allows users to access voice, fax, and e-mail from a
computer or telephone.
As the Unified Messaging market continues to build momentum, companies
such as Lucent are poised to reap tremendous monetary awards as their
products sell. Positive spotlight publicity certainly puts Lucent's Unified
Messaging solutions in the forefront. While Lucent may face some stiff
competition from companies such as Active Voice and AVT Corporation, awards
such as the Frost & Sullivan Engineering will boost their sales. We recommend
an evaluation of Lucent's UM products, however we also recommend a compare
and contrast with AVT and Active Voice, both of whom offer good Unified