Iomega Announces Managed Security
Services for Telephony Service Providers, Agents
Iomega Corp. introduced its OfficeScreen managed security services for small and medium businesses to service providers, resellers, agents and brokers. OfficeScreen provides SMBs a secure, reliable outsourced network security and VPN service that does not require upfront hardware expenses, dedicated IT resources or large budgets. Service providers and agents can offer these service products immediately and with no technical training required. White-label options are available.
McLeodUSA Offers IP PBX Trunking
McLeodUSA Inc. has introduced a platform for business customers that provides voice and data services including direct VoIP peering between a customers IP PBX and the McLeodUSA network. McLeodUSA IP PBX trunking delivers integrated voice and data services to IP PBX systems over a high-speed connection with bandwidth capabilities ranging from 1.5mbps to 45mbps. The platform is intended to increase calling capacity, reduce costs for local and long-distance calls, and provide a direct SIP interface between an IP PBX and the McLeodUSA VoIP network, the company said.
Linksys, Sotto Wireless Provide Bundle for VARs
Linksys and Sotto Wireless have rolled out a new service that bundles Linksys wired and wireless networking hardware and desktop IP phones with Sottos hosted communication service. The bundle targets VARs selling to small businesses. Sottos service gives each employee one number and voice mail for office and mobile calling, and wireless e-mail and messaging. Linksys networking and VoIP hardware including a router, wireless access point and desktop IP phone supports the service.
ESI Bolsters Product Line With Servers
Estech Systems Inc. (ESI), a maker of digital and IP phone systems, has added several servers to its product line. Each comes with voice mail, auto attendant, ACD, flexible numbering and shared-office tenanting. The ESI-100 supports up to 84 digital and/or IP stations, as well as T1/ PRI. The ESI-200 targets SMBs with up to 190 digital and/or IP stations. The ESI-600 was built for large offices and multisite customers. It handles up to 408 digital and/or IP stations. The ESI-1000 is for large businesses and enterprises. It comes standard with a mirrored memory module for data redundancy and 816 digital and/or IP stations. The products all are distributed through resellers.
TNCI Adds Covad Service to Portfolio
TNCI has added Covad Communications Groups T1 TeleXtend service to its portfolio so agents can provide high-bandwidth service with Tier 1 access. The TeleXtend T1 service and managed network provides T1 access through Covads nationwide footprint. From Covad, T1 users can get three speed options 1.5mbps, 768kbps and 384kbps and flexible IP addressing.
AccessLine Goes Retail
VoIP provider AccessLine Communications Corp. has released its new retail version of SmartVoice Service for businesses in Florida. SmartVoice is the companys hosted VoIP service designed for SMBs and is available along Floridas major coastal corridors and central metropolitan areas. The service combines local, long-distance and toll-free phone service without needing to purchase any phone equipment.
Citel Extends EXTender’s Capabilities
Citels EXTender PBX now works with Avaya IP Office. The EXTender 4000 is for home offices and other single-user remote sites, while the EXTender 6000 is for multiuser remote sites. Combined with a Citel PBXgateway termination device at the central PBX location, enterprises pass IP Office features and applications to Avaya Definity 6400, 5400, 2400 and Magix 4400 series handsets.
AVST Upgrades CallXpress
Applied Voice & Speech Technologies Inc. (AVST) has released CallXpress 7.9 to help companies convert from legacy voice mail systems to unified communications platforms. The software stores all messages voice, fax and e-mail on the e-mail server; it lets users access voice and fax messages from the desktop e-mail client, and voice, fax and e-mail messages from the telephone; and it sends an e-mail alerting users to messages. It also can attach voice or fax messages to the e-mail.