Communications network specialist, Avaya, has released a new version of its IP solution designed for SMEs.
IP Office release 1.3 is designed to allow companies with between two and 256 users to take advantage of IP telephony benefits.
“We originally launched IP Office to give SMEs access to the features and IP-based networking capabilities of big business communications systems,” Avaya’s South Pacific product relation manager, Don Stevens, said.
“The new release gives customers the enhanced features they have asked us to provide — more capacity, improved security, greater call coverage, better call tracking and an ability to connect with a greater number of IP phones.”
With version 1.3 prices ranging from $3000 up to about $80,000, Avaya claims new IP 412 hardware expands system capacity by a third at the top end.
New 1.3 features include a ‘rendezvous’ conference call, VoiceMail Pro, and improved Virtual Private Network capability to make it easier to offer calling features to remote sites.
IP Office is distributed in Australia by Sydney-based IPL Communications.
Stevens claimed about 280 units had been shipped throughout Australia and New Zealand since it was launched a year ago.
Avaya said worldwide IP Office sales increased 22 per cent from the third to fourth quarter in fiscal year 2002.