OpenScape Business

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OpenScape Business is the most flexible, unified and future proof Unified Communication and Collaboration (UCC) solution designed for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMB) with:

  • UCC for Standalone and Multisite environments
  • Voice, Presence, Conferencing, Contact Center, Messaging, IM, Mobility, Fax
  • UI Integration of OpenScape Web Collaboration


OpenScape Business offers SMB enterprises the answer to their demands in one solution, providing the easy way from Voice to UCC, from full IP to hybrid TDM, incl. Web Collaboration, voice and fax message boxes, notification service, mobility, a Multimedia Contact Center and presence status functions. As standalone system up to 500 subscribers and in networked systems up to 1000 subscribers can be connected.


OpenScape Business combines the best of the HiPath 3000 and OpenScape Office in a unified software solution architecture based on modern and innovative communication technologies.

  • All-In-One Unified Communication solution for small and medium enterprises for up to 1000 users
    • Integrated voice services
    • Presence management (presence status)
    • Drag and Drop Conference
    • Visual voicemail
    • Instant Messaging (IM)
    • Mobility
    • Directory access with database connection
    • Fax support
    • Integration into business processes
  • Multichannel Contact Center
  • Integration of OpenScape Web Collaboration
  • Multiple Sites support
  • Unified solution architecture
    • Scalable and flexible HW / SW and licensing
    • Easy to handle migration from HiPath 3000 to OpenScape Business

System box and almost all existing devices can be reused only the motherboard and the SW has to be replaced.

For detailed feature descriptions have a look into the OpenScape Business Datasheet which is available within the Documentation Section of this wiki site.

OpenScape Business Product Family

Several hardware and software platforms are available within the OpenScape Business product family:

  • UC Hardware Appliance:
    • OpenScape Business X3 (X3W/X3R for Wall/Rack mounting)
    • OpenScape Business X5 (X5W/X5R for Wall/Rack mounting)
    • OpenScape Business X8 (available as Box or Rack mounted system)
  • UC Hardware Appliance Boosters:
    • OpenScape Business UC Booster Card (OCAB)
    • OpenScape Business UC Booster Server (External Server)
    • OpenScape Business Voice Channel Booster Card
  • UC Software Appliance:
    • OpenScape Business S (Software)

Appliances support up to 500 stations made of IP (SIP/HFA), Digital (Up0/E), Analog (a/b) and Cordless (DECT) stations and PSTN connections through ITSP (SIP), ISDN (BRI/PRI), Analog and Onboard IP connectivity (and CAS in selected countries).

UC Hardware Appliance Boosters Add-on Boosters (Erweiterungen) für die Hardware Appliance (Plattformen). OpenScape Business UC Booster Card Plugin-Baugruppe für OpenScape Business X3/X5/X8 wenn UC Suite als UCLösung mit bis zu 150 UC-Benutzern eingesetzt werden soll. OpenScape Business UC Booster Server Externer UC-Server für OpenScape Business X3/X5/X8, wenn UC Suite als UCLösung mit bis zu 500 UC-Benutzern eingesetzt werden soll. Kann auch in einer virtuellen Umgebung mit VMware vSphere betrieben werden.

UC Software Appliance (Softswitch) All-In-One Server-basierte UC-Software-Lösung mit Unterstützung für bis zu 500 IPTeilnehmer und Anbindung ans öffentliche Netz über ITSP (SIP). OpenScape Business S kann unabhängig von der Hardware Appliance auf einem Linux-Server installiert werden. OpenScape Business S kann auch in einer virtuellen Umgebung mit VMware vSphere betrieben werden. Wenn TDM-Schnittstellen zur Anbindung von TDM-Endgeräten oder DMLeitungen benötigt werden, können OpenScape Business X3/X5/X8 als Gateway eingesetzt werden.

OpenScape Business X3
OpenScape Business X5
OpenScape Business X8 OpenScape Business S
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Server systems n/a n/a n/a OSBizS3.png
_ _ _ _ _
BRI Trunks 20 52 128 n/a
PRI Trunks 0 30 128 n/a
ITSP Trunks 60 60 60 128
Max.# of Trunks 250 250 250 250
Analog Stations 20 Rack system
36 Wall system
56 Rack system
68 Wall system
384 n/a
Digital Phones 24 56 384 n.a.
IP Phones 500 500 500 500
Cordless/DECT Phones 32 32 Rack system
64 Wall system
250 n/a
Max.# of Phones 500 500 500 500

Remarks: Figures are are subject to change. For actual figures refer to the latest version of the Datasheet or the Feature Description of OpenScape Business.

Voice Features

  • Making calls: Setting up a connection, e.g., via speed dialing or directories
  • Call Signaling, Calling Line ID: CLIP, CLIR, COLP und COLR.
  • Functions during the call: Holding, redirecting and transferring calls
  • Controlling availability: Call forwarding and call forwarding - no answer
  • Conferencing: Different types of application-controlled and phone-controlled conferences
  • Optimizing communication: Handling calls more efficiently and sending texts to internal subscribers
  • Easy Operation: Resetting activated features, Direct Inward System Access (DISA) and multilingual text output
  • Working in a team (groups): Multiple subscribers and phones can be reached under one station number
  • UCD (Uniform Call Distribution): Uniform distribution of incoming calls to a group of subscribers (UCD group).
  • Emergency Calls: Hotline/Hotline after timeout or an emergency service
  • etc.

Supported phones and devices

  • Analog Devices
    • Analog phones
    • Analog Faxes

  • TDM phones
    • ISDN devices on base of DSS1-protocol

  • SIP phones / IP adapters:
    • OpenStage 15 S
    • All SIP phones which support RFC 3725
    • Mediatrix 4102S (for connection of 2 a/b phones or FAX devices)

Remark: Supported feature set of SIP devices depends by their SIP implementation.

OpenStage 15 S feature set is the functional reference of OpenScape Business

  • HiPath Cordless/CMI or HiPath Cordless IP with DECT phones:
    • OpenStage S4
    • OpenStage SL4
    • OpenStage M3
    • Gigaset S3 (still supported on installed base only)
    • Gigaset SL3 (still supported on installed base only)
    • Gigaset M2 (still supported on installed base only)

  • PC clients applications:
    • OpenScape Personal Edition (HFA provider)
    • OpenScape Personal Edition (SIP provider, including Video support)

  • Add-on devices

Mobility options for mobile employees

OpenScape Business offers embeddes mobility services and solutions for any enterprise. These comprises:

  • Integration of smartphones of mobile workes
  • Support of cordless and WLAN telephones within the office
  • DeskSharing solutuon
  • Teleworking solution

OpenScape Business Mobility provides features like:

  • SmartPhone and tablet PC integation into UC solution
  • One Number Service regardless of location and used device
  • Dual mode telephony (UMTS / WLAN) support at public hotspots.
  • Mobile Logon
  • CallMe function
  • VPN support
  • etc.

Unified Communications

OpenScape Business provides two alternativ flavours of Unified Communications, depending on the needs:

UC Smart

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UC Smart SW is fully embedded within the OpenScape Business SW running on the motherboard of OpenScape Business X3/X5 and X8. It comprises the Unified Communications and Collaborations features of the HiPath 3000 WebServices.

  • Presence incl. status based announcements
  • Favorites incl. Call Status
  • Visual VoiceMail Control
  • Ad Hoc Conferencing
  • Directory Access
  • Chat
  • Reminder

The UC Smart solution offers two UC clients:

  • myPortal Smart
  • my Portal for Mobile

UC Suite
UC Suite provides the Unified Communications and Collaborations solution known from OpenScape Office LX/MX/HX. UC suite comprises extensive Functions for such as presence management (Presence status), drag and drop conferencing, visual voicemail (Voicemail), multichannel contact center, IM (Instant Messaging IM), Mobility, directory access with database connection, fax, integration into Business processes and the connection of OpenScape Web Collaboration.

Operation of UC Suite requires the "UC Booster Card", which is plugged on the motherbord of OpenScape Business. As an alternative, in case of extended number of Unified Communications users, an external "UC Booster Server" has to be connected to Open Scape Business.

The UC Suite solution offers several Unified Communbications clients:

  • myPortal for Desktop
  • myPortal for Outlook as Add On for Microsoft Outlook
  • my Portal for Mobile - for mobile devices as Smartphones or tablet PCs
  • myAttendant

Multichannel Contact Center

The multichannel Contact Center option is available for OpenScape Business UC Suite

Additional information about the OpenScape Business contact center versions can be found within this Wiki using the following link:

The Contact Center option offers two clients for use within the contact center environment:

  • myAgent as agent and supervisor desktop application
  • myReports as client for report creation

OpenScape Business Clients

Solution Client Recommended for ' Remarks
UC Smart UC Suite
UC myPortal Smart x UC-Desktop-Client
myPortal for Desktop x Enhanced UC-Desktop-Client
myPortal for Outlook x UC-Outlook-Integration
myPortal for OpenStage x x For OpenStage 60 HFA
Mobility myPortal for Mobile x x Mobility-Client for Smartphones
myPortal for Tablet x x Like my myPortal for Mobile but optimized for Tablet PC and slightly different feature set
Attendant OpenScape Business Attendant x x Attendant optional with UC presence
myAttendant x UC Attendant
Company Auto Attendant x x Slightly differnt featureset within UC Smart and UC Suite
Contact Center myAgent x Contact Center Client
myReports x myReports can also be used for Contact Center independent UC user reports

myPortal Smart
is the desktop client for the UC Smart solution. myPortal Smart is available for For Apple MAC OS & Windows
Additional information about the myPortal Smart featureset can be found within the following link

myPortal for Desktop
presents the full suite of OpenScape Business UC features from a single window
Additional information can be found within this Wiki using the following links:

myPortal for Outlook

  • all of the functionality in myPortal for Desktop available as an MS Outlook toolbar!
  • enables users to access all of their communications - voice, conferencing, voicemail, fax, IM, email, and contacts - directly from within MS Outlook
  • Users can click to dial any number from any Microsoft application

Additional information can be found within this Wiki using the following links:

myPortal for Mobile

  • delivers OpenScape Business UC features onto your mobile web-enabled smart phone
  • independent of your current location
  • manages and shows presence status of contacts, set connection control of your office extension, and access to directories, favorites, voicemail and journals
  • select preferred calling procedure to utilize optimal voice calling rates

Additional information can be found within this Wiki using the following links:

myPortal for Tablet

  • delivers OpenScape Business UC features onto your Tablet PC
  • manages and shows presence status of contacts, set connection control of your office extension, and access to directories, favorites, voicemail and journals

Additional information can be found within this Wiki using the following links:

myPortal for OpenStage

  • OpenScape Office UC presence and visible voicemail features to OpenStage 60/80 desktop phones
  • easy changes of OpenScape Office presence status
  • visually access, query and control personal voicemail-box

Additional information can be found within this Wiki using the following links:


  • presence-aware switchboard application used by administrators, dispatchers or supervisor
  • presents a single, consolidated view of all of the company’s users and their presence status, making it easy to transfer calls to employees when they are available

Additional information can be found within this Wiki using the following links:

Presents the full suite of contact center features from a single desktop view (call queue information, relevant customer information pop-ups accompany incoming calls, access customer data and call history)
Additional information can be found within this Wiki using the following links:

myReports provides over 100 predefined standard reports. The historical reports are provided as graphs and/or table views.
Additional information can be found within this Wiki using the following links:

Embedded Application and Services

  • OpenStage GateView
  • OpenScape Business Directory Service
  • OpenScape Business Application Launcher
  • Presence Manager (DDS-Server)
  • CSTA Message Dispatcher (CMD)
  • CSTA Service Provider (CSP)

TAPI Middelware / Service Provider

For openScape Business serveral TAPI Service Provider are available

1st Party TAPI Service Provider

1st Party system centric TAPI Servicre Provider

3rd Party TAPI Service Provider

Interfaces for external Applications

Physical Interface:
Ethernet LAN


  • CSTA protocol
  • WebService Interface protocol
  • Call Data Records Interface protocol

General configuration

Single Node

Networked System

Networking "OpenScape Business" OpenScape Business offers the opportunity to build networks with up to 1000 participants. Within an OpenScape Business Network a broad range Unfified communcation feature are available for all useres beneath the normal telephony features e.g:

  • Presence management with voice support(visibility of presence status)
  • Network-wide call status (e.g. subscriber is being called, subscriber has an active call)
  • Call pickup via myPortal for Desktop
  • Instant messaging with Multi-User-Chat
  • Drag&Drop conferences in the network
  • Network-wide Web Collaboration (for example, desktop sharing and video)
  • myAttendant – change the presence status for all users in the network
  • Integrate external directories with OpenScape Office Directory Services
  • Integration in the Microsoft Exchange calendar and in the public directory
  • Forwarding of voicemails in the network
  • Support of XMPP presence & chat with external partners

An OpenScape Business network is controlled by the so called Master Node, which does not require necessarily additionla HW/SW depending on the size of the network. An administrator can access all network subscribers via the Single Point of Administration within the Master Node. When changes are made within the Master Node administration, the databases of the individual network nodes are automatically synchronized.






Functional Boundary Conditions



Software Delivery / Deployment


Migration / Backward compatibility

Further Technical Information / Links

Supported PC HW
SEN does not provide PC hardware for OpenScape Busisenn S Server and the OpenScape Business UC Booster Server. The required server PC hardware must be purchased on the market.

Supported VoIP Providers

Citrix support

Microsoft Windows Terminal Server support

Microsoft Small Business Server Integration

Microsoft Exchange Server support

Microsoft Office 365 Integration

OpenScape Business VPN Client support for Teleworkers

Access to external directories

Interaction with 3rd Party Applications

Description of CSTA, TAPI, WebServices and CDR Interfaces

Frequently asked questions

How To Collection

Useful Tools

Marketing Information

Sales and marketing oriented documents and presentations can be obtained using the following links: