Citel Technologies Inc., which is exhibiting at the Internet Telephony Conference & Expo, has announced general availability of scalable 12 and 24 port SIP-based handset gateway products.
The devices are meant to accelerate deployment of IP telephony services and applications, both in hosted and onsite configurations, the company said. They enable SMBs and large enterprises to use IP Centrex or SIP-based IP PBX services with their existing desktop handsets, wiring infrastructure, and data network. Existing business grade PBX handsets connect to the Citel Handset Gateway through existing wiring, which connects to an Internet telephony service provider or IP PBX over Ethernet via the SIP protocol.
“Some of the primary inhibitors to a forklift VoIP upgrade are business disruption and total deployment cost of new LAN infrastructure and IP phones,” said Michael Robinson, CEO of Citel. “Handset gateways enable businesses of all sizes to migrate quickly to IP telephony and benefit from next generation feature functionality without buying or installing expensive new phones or performing costly LAN infrastructure upgrades.”
Citel Technologies Inc. www.citel.com