IP equipment maker Citel Technologies has added the EXTender IP6000 to its line of EXTender products, which give multilocation businesses a way to migrate in phases from traditional to IP telephony.
The EXTender 6000 is priced lower than some of the other devices, Citel said. The company distributes through channel partners.
Rather than supporting multiple PBX systems and remote connections, Citel’s group of EXTender products allows enterprises to connect remote call centers, home workers, and branch offices to a central digital PBX over an IP network. When a business is ready to finish migrating to SIP, the EXTender IP6000 can be software-upgraded to accommodate a premise or service provider-hosted IP PBX, using the existing handset and wiring infrastructure at each location, the company said.
“Although the market for new telephony infrastructure is shifting rapidly toward IP, many enterprises with existing PBX infrastructure require a more solid business case for immediate migration to VoIP,” said Mike Robinson, CEO of Citel. “The EXTender IP6000 addresses this reality across a multitude of PBX platforms. This solution provides an immediately cost-effective and productivity-enhancing business case as the first step, followed by a simple, flexible path to complete the migration to IP telephony in the future.”
The EXTender IP6000 is available in a 12-port configuration, which can be scaled to accommodate the number of stations at each remote site. The EXTender IP6000 is compatible with a number of PBX platforms, including Avaya/Lucent Definity and Magix, Nortel Meridian and Norstar, Alcatel, Ericsson, Iwatsu, Toshiba, and Panasonic.
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