As part of its effort to branch beyond equipment, Alcatel-Lucent is taking a page from ’s playbook and eying the collaboration market.

The telecommunications gear maker today introduced an app for customers of its Office Communication Solution that can link iPhones with an office phone system, providing a seamless telephony solution for users in the office, on the road or working from home.

The new Multimodal Communication Companion app interfaces with the Alcatel-Lucent Extended Communications Server and provides remote access to contact lists, communication history, voicemail, email, faxes and shared calendars.

It also enables those employees away from the office to check if their colleagues are available via email or phone — helping distributed teams to bridge the gap with colleagues . Also available is companion desktop software, which extends similar functionality to Macs and PCs

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Your Office Phone in Your Pocket? There’s an App for That