Network Equipment Technologies’ NET VX Series of switches has been picked by InfraScience LLC to showcase its Microsoft (News
) unified communications (UC) capabilities to current and prospective customers.
InfraScience turned to NET’s (News
) VX Series VoIP intelligent gateways due to their superior interoperability with its customers’ diverse telephony environments, as well as other exceptional functionality offered by the products, that includes high-performance call processing, robust standards-based security, and tight integration with Microsoft Active Directory.
The telecommunication consulting services that are offered by InfraScience integrate collaborative applications such as Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 (OCS) and Exchange 2007 into enterprise networks. NET and InfraScience plan to work closely together to offer high-ROI Microsoft UC solutions to customers in both the private and public sectors.
"After a thorough evaluation of the market's top vendors, it was clear that NET offers the most robust and adaptable hardware infrastructure for Microsoft UC implementations," said James Williams, Practice Leader of InfraScience's Unified Communications (News
) Solutions Group, in a Tuesday statement. "By working with NET, InfraScience can offer customers rapid, cost-effective access to the full range of business benefits that result from the integration of desktop computing and telephony."
InfraScience’s showcase and communication network feature Microsoft’s OCS and Exchange providing both UC and Unified Messaging (UM). This business critical deployment demonstrates full feature calling with Office Communicator clients, OCS compatible TanJay phones and standard SIP phones.
The NET VX will be used to support intelligent connectivity of Microsoft UC to the non-Microsoft elements of the network that include the standard SIP phones and the telephone network. This solution addresses the voice telephony integration and also enables the support of fax within the UM platform.
"InfraScience possesses the technical skills and practical experience that customers need to ensure the successful outcome of their convergence initiatives," said Chuck Rutledge (News
), NET's Vice President of Marketing, in Tuesday’s statement. "We look forward to working closely with them to promote the adoption of VX Series intelligent VoIP gateways and Microsoft UC solutions across multiple market segments."
Unified communications and unified messaging are being used more and more throughout the enterprise and small business as these companies are recognizing the benefits that such technology applications can provide. As such, the demand for solutions from InfraScience continues to grow.
To meet the growing demand, InfraScience turned to Network Equipment Technologies (News
) as the company offered the robust solutions that InfraScience needed to be able to address customers’ needs and ensure its strong growth over the long term in the market.
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