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What's New: the latest products for the week commencing 24 October 2007

What's New: the latest products for the week commencing 24 October 2007

Quadro6L

The Quadro6L is a fully featured IP-PBX device with integrated PSTN support and is specifically targeted at small business environments. The Quadro6L has been designed to be 'out of the box' for smaller organisations that don't have IT personnel on staff. This philosophy means all the essential hardware is supplied such as IP-PBX, IP phones, and a Power over Ethernet switch. The Quadro6L also supplies SMBs with advanced PBX features often associated with big corporate PBX equipment including voicemail, auto-attendants, call groups, IVR, and call routing. Quadro architecture is based on the SIP protocol stack. Computer Telephony Integration (CTI) is supported via a full software development kit, and a Microsoft Outlook utility is included which provides 'Click to Dial' and Address Book Record Popup functionality. Quadro6L systems also integrate PSTN capability with support for up to six PSTN lines, 10 extensions and 14 concurrent PSTN or VoIP calls presented to IP phones that can handle four simultaneous calls.
Distributed by Alloy Computer Products.
RRP: from $2772

gotalk

As a full service telecommunications company, gotalk promotes its VoIP services and plans towards small businesses. It cites its main point of difference as its ability to offer local number portability (LNP), which allows a business to transfer existing landline telephone numbers over to gotalk VoIP. The company claims its service is cheaper than line rentals charged by traditional telephone companies. It offers fl exible plans depending on business calling patterns, including timed and untimed plans from $9.95 a month. Businesses are also offered a low cost 1300 number solution where gotalk will pay the recipient of the phone call $0.05 for every phone call answered. 1300 number services are added free when bundled with one of gotalk's business plans.
Distributed by gotalk.
RRP: from $9.95 a month

ISPhone Quintum

Quintum intelligent VoIP access solutions are designed for integrating a PABX or Key Telephony System into the VoIP realm. These gateways can be used by SMEs and branch offi ces of large enterprises. The Quintum Tenor range is aimed at addressing concerns around support for legacy analogue devices, ISDN or PSTN connectivity, ease of management and retaining telephony infrastructure in the event of IP failure. The Tenor line of VoIP MultiPath products can be used with an existing PBX as a gateway to IP and IP-PBX infrastructures, providing PSTN, basic and primary rate ISDN interfaces, as well as standard LAN ports, offering anywhere, anytime management. Integration is possible with any PABX since connectivity takes place on the PSTN side. The Tenor VoIP MultiPath Switch also guarantees voice quality on VoIP calls. The range is fully compliant with the SIP and H323 IP telephony standards, ensuring its interoperability with VoIP carriers such as ISPhone Australasia. Quintum firmware includes unique technology such as SelectNetTM, PacketSaverTM, MultiPath Call Routing and NATAccessTM.
Distributed by OnIP.
RRP: from $600

ShoreTel

ShoreTel's IP telephony solutions are based on distributed architecture that extends enterprise-class voice services to smaller offi ces. Call control is distributed to intelligent gateways - called voice switches - and voice applications, including voicemail and automated attendant, run on standard server hardware from anywhere on a user's IP network. The result is a single-image system, with complete feature transparency. The vendor claims this creates a distributed IP telephony system with no single point of failure. The system removes the requirement for multiple PBXs, voicemail systems, automated attendants, and Automatic Call Distribution (ACD) systems. The ShoreTel SMB edition is an enterprise-class telephony solution suited to organisations with up to 50 users at one location.
Distributed by PTS Communications and Fast Track Communications.
RRP: a 10-user system starts from $9350

Engin Voice Box 3102

Engin recently announced the availability of the Engin Voice Box 3102 for free to SMBs signing up to 12-month contracts on VoIP plans starting at $9.95 per month. Engin's Voice Box plugs directly into a broadband Router and existing phone line, allowing users to access the cost savings of broadband phone calls through their existing telephone handset. It will allow incoming calls from an existing landline number, while making all outgoing calls through Engin's VoIP Network. The vendor's national plan offers free local and national calls, as well as low cost calls to mobiles and overseas, for $14.95 per month. Engin is also readying its new Naked DSL offering which will deliver broadband free from telephone line rental.
Distributed by Engin.
RRP: from $9.95 per month

Polycom CX100

Polycom's CX phone range aims to meet the diverse needs of enterprise workers in a variety of work activities. The CX100 speakerphone is a compact peripheral that connects via USB to a laptop or desktop PC to enable hands-free communications. The unit can be used with Microsoft Office Communicator 2007, a unified communications desktop client that enables communication via instant messaging, voice, and video calling. Being a speakerphone, it frees users from the need to wear a headset for PC-based calling. Users can also plug in a stereo headphone for private conversations. Key features include wideband voice quality; two high-quality microphones with 360-degree pickup; integration with echo cancellation and other audio capabilities offered through Office Communicator 2007; and integrated button controls.
Distributed by Unitel and LAN Systems.
RRP: from $US129

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