Aastra Telecom has beefed up its small business offerings with the launch of a new cordless system, a new software release for its IP key system and a free hosted service called myAastra.
The Aastra MBU 400 is a multihandset DECT mobility solution that supports eight SIP trunks and one analog trunk/line and can handle up to eight Aastra 420d handsets. In addition, the Aastra MBU 400 comes with a DECT 6.0 gateway offering an FXO port, and tightly integrates with the AastraLink Pro 160, allowing customers a single tool for the administration of a complete Aastra system of SIP terminals and DECT handsets. The Aastra MBU 400 will be available in early November.
AastraLink Pro 160 IP Key System Release 1.2 also is scheduled for availability in early November. Among the enhancements are key system emulation of shared line appearance using the FXO ports, single-digit IVR assignment, zone paging, simplified SIP trunk dialing options, meet-me conferencing, and integration with the Aastra MBU 400.
myAastra is an evolving set of free hosted services and applications currently available on all Aastra SIP phones running SIP 2.3 firmware. myAastra delivers to the small business market features and services that normally require expensive enterprise servers at no additional cost.