September 27, 2016
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Adtran Enters Unified Communications Sector
The maker of multifunctional networking devices just launched a suite of unified communications offerings aimed at enterprises of all sizes -- with or without PBX systems. Huntsville, Alabama-based ADTRAN Inc., developer of multi-functional networking devices, today announced its first foray into the increasingly heady world of unified communications. Rather than taking a tentative, toe-in-the-water approach ADTRAN is unveiling a suite of four related products, targeted at customers of varying sizes, with and without existing PBXs.Chris Thompson, ADTRAN's senior product manager for voice products, enumerated them for Enterprise VoIPplanet in a pre-announcement briefing: "Heading the list is the NetVanta Unified Communications Server. It's specifically designed to work with third-party PBX systems, whether traditional TDM or IP. So it is an adjunct to an existing system," Thompson said.
"Next is the The Business Communications System, which is a combination of the NetVanta 7100 or 7060 systems [see our coverage here and here] and the UC Server just mentioned." This solution is designed to serve 100 or fewer users, and comes pre-licensed for up to 100 users, Thompson explained.
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