VoIP equipment maker Citels SIP Handset Gateway now is interoperable with Sylantro Systems Corp.s platform.
Sylantro develops software for hosted VoIP applications and services for businesses, consumers and wireless customers. Both Sylantro and Citel distribute through channel partners.
The interoperability means end users get IP access through Sylantro’s Synergy platform, while using existing PBX handsets, wiring and LAN infrastructure with Citel’s gateway.
“One of the primary inhibitors enterprises face when deploying VoIP is the cost of their existing PBX infrastructure,” said Leigh Fatzinger, vice president of marketing for Citel. “With Citel’s SIP Handset Gateway, service providers have the ability to overcome this common objection and more quickly deploy Sylantro’s hosted PBX services and applications.”
Service providers using Sylantro’s Synergy platform for hosted PBX/IP Centrex services provide a broadband connection to the enterprise premise. A company then is connected to Citel’s gateway through a router. Existing PBX handsets, wiring and LAN infrastructure remain in place and, after installation, existing PBX handsets are supported by Sylantro’s call control, allowing service providers to deliver IP features and applications.