Enterprise VoIP Gateways-Use Existing PBX & Phones

From: Alpha Telecom
Published: Wed Mar 30 2005

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 30, 2005 - Enterprises wanting to take advantage of the communications cost savings of IP telephony without changing out their Centrex systems or Nortel or Lucent digital PBXs and expensive digital desktop phones now have a solution - a cost-effective, high-performance, plug-and-play VoIP gateway from Alpha Telecom, Inc. USA that saves most of the capital equipment cost and all of the ancillary retraining expense and time associated with a new network infrastructure. Already chosen by leading North American service providers, Alpha Telecom's broad range of next-generation, carrier-class managed customer-premises equipment (CPE) supports most PBX and managed IP-Centrex platforms.

Alpha Telecom's Arion series VoIP gateways migrate an enterprise's legacy telephones into the service provider's system, enabling the carrier to offer Centrex features over its IP backbone and to seamlessly provision, configure and manage VoIP service without user intervention; the service provider merely ships the Arion units to the customer for plug-and-play attachment to individual phones by the enterprise's IT department or by the users themselves. The IT department can also deploy an Alpha Telecom element management system (EMS) for provisioning, mass configuration, troubleshooting and mass upgrades. This EMS does not require individual user involvement, nor does it require them to load software on a PC.

"With our VoIP gateways, an enterprise can protect their capital investment by extending the life of their legacy system on a per-user or per-workgroup basis," said Alpha Telecom President Sid Sung. "Of course, they could do a 'forklift' change to a brand new state-of-the-art PBX that's already VoIP capable, but that entails changing all their handsets - which can cost up to $600 each - reprogramming everything, and then training everyone on the new system because all the features are different."

An added benefit of the Arion series gateways is that organizations can enjoy the advantages of IP telephony with their existing digital speaker phones, where the quality is far superior to that of a dedicated VoIP speaker phone. Moreover, because the plug-and-play VoIP gateways reside at the customer site, they support portability. This allows an enterprise's IT department to avoid carrier service-order changes and gives it control to balance user requirements for high functionally with the benefits of streamlined management and reduced facilities costs.

About Alpha Telecom, Inc. USA
Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Alpha Telecom develops and markets innovative hardware/software solutions to meet next-generation network service providers' needs for carrier-class, intelligently managed CPE and service solutions for "IP over everything" networks. Strong financial and manufacturing ties to leading Asian ISO 9001:2000-certified manufacturers assure a high-quality, consistent, cost-effective product supply and the confidence of vendor stability already exceeding 10 years. The company's product offerings for service providers to the enterprise, SOHO and residential markets include a comprehensive range of VoIP-over-ADSL and cable-managed CPE gateway solutions, such as IP-TV, WiFi and desktop VoIP phones, power-over-Ethernet LAN switches and mid-span power supply devices, and ISDN equipment. More information is available on the Web at www.alpha-tele.com.
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