Product News: The latest UC products for the week commencing 13 August, 2008

Product News: The latest UC products for the week commencing 13 August, 2008

ARN reviews the latest products

3Com VCX Connect

3Com VCX Connect solutions allow organisations with up to 250 phone users to replace their ageing PBXs with a standards-based communications system that integrates IP telephony and unified messaging applications onto a single platform. Support of a full range of 3Com IP phones, including a multimedia soft-phone, ensures high-quality audio and easy access to VCX Connect features. The vendor claims that the open standards approach offers users a reduced cost of ownership and increases investment protection. Numerous VoIP gateway options facilitate migration from PSTN to IP-based communications, allowing the continued use of legacy PBXs as needed to minimise business disruptions and align implementations with budget considerations. VCX Connect systems also support optional redundancy on critical components to increase resilience and further ensure business continuity.

Distributed by: Ingram Micro and Westcon Group

RRP: VCX Connect 100 (for up to 100 users) - $7780; VCX Connect 200 (for up to 250 users) - $8330

Polycom TPX

The Polycom TPX series offers a number of solutions designed to make people feel as though they are sitting across the table from co-workers, partners and customers in other locations. The same-room experience is made possible through high-definition video displayed in life-like proportions, high-definition directional audio that allows participants to hear where remote participants are located within the room when they speak, and high-definition content-sharing capabilities that allow participants to share virtually any type of content simultaneously in a call. The Polycom TPX 306M is a three-screen solution for medium and large environments accommodating up to six people on camera in each location, and features personal, pop-up content displays embedded within the table. The Polycom TPX 204M is a two-screen solution for small and medium conference environments accommodating up to four people in each location, and the TPX 102M is a single-screen solution for small meeting environment and offices accommodating up to two people at each location.

Distributed by: Unitel and Westan

RRP: On application

NEC SV8100

The SV8100 is the first communications server in the SV8000 range, designed to provide enterprise class quality of service (QoS), ease of management and a flexible and scalable upgrade path. The central platform of NEC’s UC vision, the SV8100 allows customers to deploy a pure IP solution or any combination of IP and traditional circuit-switched technology with a single system. It provides integration with a range of applications such as Microsoft Office and CRM offerings from major vendors as well as NEC’s Unified Communications for Business functionality suite. The SV8100 also delivers a full suite of advanced applications and a high-powered feature set to help businesses run smoothly – workers can manage their calls from their computer using software applications with full mobility integration. Key features of the SV8100 include VoIP and traditional voice support, enhanced centralised management functions and investment protection.

Distributed by: NEC

RRP: On application

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