Home, Home On The LANï¿½
BY MIKE VON WAHLDE
The local-area network is ripe for telephony, there is no doubt about
it. If you are looking to save money with both internal and external
communications, trying to add contact features and improve the ï¿½touchï¿½
of the individuals sitting at the endpoints of your LAN, then you are
ready for LAN telephony solutions. And why not? The long-term investment
is sound, and the short term benefits are exacerbated by the simplicity
with which many of these solutions can be implemented.
Take a look at the options, services, and solutions listed in this
Selection Guide. The LAN telephony space is wide open, and growing
rapidly. Use this list as a starting point, and ask yourself ï¿½ ï¿½How
can this benefit me?ï¿½ You will be surprised by the answers.
Avaya Virtual Private Network Service Unit (VSU) 5
211 Mt Airy Rd.
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
The Avaya VSU5 for small and home offices enables enterprises and service
providers to deploy VPN security to small and and home offices over
broadband connections, such as digital subscriber links or cable modems.
It securely transfers converged IP content across public IP networks. For
example, a contact center with distributed workers using IP phones can use
the VSU5 to securely deliver voice and data services to those employees.
The VSU5 has an intuitive Web interface that simplifies deployment and
Agilent Network Analyzer
5070 Centennial Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80919-2497
Agilent Network Analyzer is a network troubleshooting tool that
allows engineers to test all major applications including voice, IP
telephony, and mobile in real-time. The product provides unique IP over
LAN/WAN/ATM analysis capabilities and includes an expert-based analysis
for all major communication protocols.
Efficient Networks 5930 ADSL Business Gateway
4849 Alpha Rd.
Dallas, TX 75244
The Efficient Networks 5930 ADSL Business Gateway provides ADSL access for
enterprise teleworkers and small to medium business users with advanced
routing capabilities and an eight-port 10/100 switch which ensure secure
scalable management, critical business security, contingency management
and traffic prioritizaion/bandwidth management. Features include: Secure (SSH
or IPSec) role-based access with RADIUS server support, a robust firewall,
IPSec/L2TP VPNs with DES/3DES, dial backup, and Virtual Router Redundancy
Protocol (VRRP), and IP quality of service (QoS) with DiffServ and
weighted fair queuing.
4001 E. Chapel Hill
Mailstop 570 010 D8
P.O. Box 13010
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
By updating your current communications investment with a Nortel Networks
IP-enabled solution, your company can preserve the viability of its
existing PBX or key system, and deliver innovative features that are only
supported by Voice over IP (VoIP) to headquarters and branch offices.
Internet-Enabled solutions for the Meridian systems deliver VoIP
capabilities to traditional PBX installations. Business Communications
Manager delivers VoIP to branch offices with a PBX at the headquarters,
and provides a smooth migration path for small-to-medium sized businesses
from a key system to a more cost-effective VoIP infrastructure. Software
applications and hardware accessories, such as the i2004 Internet
Telephone and the i2050 Software Phone, extend VoIP capabilities to the
3Com SuperStack 3 NBX Networked Telephony Solution
5400 Bayfront Plaza
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Designed for organizations and remote offices with 30-600 telephone users,
the SuperStack 3 NBX system provides customers with a powerful IP-based
business telephone solution that is easy to own, install and manage. 3Comï¿½s
IP PBX systems are ideal for organizations that operate in one or many
locations. The SuperStack 3 NBX system offers administrative simplicity
and a rich feature set that enable organizations to manage operations more
efficiently, improve customer relations, economize on costs, and enhance
VoIP Manager 2.0
3553 N. First St.
San Jose, CA 95134
NetIQ VoIP Manager 2.0 provides enhanced functionality that further
simplifies the management of Ciscoï¿½s IP telephony solutions, with new
management modules for Cisco Unity and Cisco Personal Assistant. NetIQ
VoIP Manager 2.0 today provides network administrators the most
comprehensive VoIP management solution for Cisco AVVID applications. NetIQ
VoIP Manager solutionï¿½s automated monitoring and problem management
functions enable network administrators to take full control of their VoIP
environments, minimize downtime, reduce time spent tracking down the cause
of VoIP performance problems, and resolve problems before the end user is
affected. NetIQ VoIP Manager also provides real-time monitoring of VoIP
call quality, network and gateway performance, and availability of
critical IP telephony systems all from one easy-to-use console.
2 Hampshire St.
Foxboro, MA 02035
The T5Pro is a highly integrated, multi-layer IP packet over SONET
switching platform which provides Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, and or
VDSL interfaces on the customer side, with Gigabit Ethernet, OC-3C/OC-12C
PoS and DS3 ATM uplinks. The Layer 3 routing support and enhanced traffic
shaping capability provide a high degree of LAN to WAN efficiency. The
T5Pro is a member of the T-Series enterprise IP platform line and is
equipped with BiNOS (BATM Inter Networking Operating System) offering
simplified installation and ease of operation and provisioning.
26801 West Agoura Rd.
Calabasas, CA 91301
The Alcatel OmniPCX 4400 is an advanced IP-based voice communications
system. Based on a client/server UNIX architecture, the Alcatel OmniPCX
4400 includes scalability from 50 to 50,000 users; a wide range of
telephone handset options: IP, digital, analog, wireless, or softphones;
integrated applications such as mobility, messaging and contact center;
and voice-over IP support with quality of service management, extensive
networking capabilities, and comprehensive network management.
Siemens Information and Communication Networks
900 Broken Sound Pkwy.
Boca Raton, FL 33487
HiPath is Siemenï¿½s Enterprise Convergence Architecture. HiPath
encompasses: A strategic framework for product investments, partnerships,
acquisitions and services; a complete IP-based enterprise solutions
portfolio that includes information and communication infrastructure
solutions, collaboration and messaging solutions, customer interaction
solutions, business interaction solutions, as well as personal mobility;
an innovative and unique approach to technology, services, and support; an
affordable and evolutionary migration path for Siemens products; and a
customer value proposition that optimizes customer capital investments. An
e-Business global support infrastructure that delivers customer value by
saving customers time and money while simplifying business. e-Business
offers customers convenience, flexibility, and optimized business
processes via the Internet. HiPath allows customers to implement solutions
today that have an affordable, flexible, and rational path to the future
Performance Technologies, Inc.
315 Science Pkwy.
Rochester, NY 14620
The PCI384 is ideally suited for both PSTN and IP telephony systems
handling large volumes of voice circuits for protocol processing or for
transfer to the H.100 bus and the PCI bus. Application examples include
SS7 network elements, wireless infrastructure equipment, media and
signaling gateways, and telecom switching and routing equipment. The
PCI384 is an adaptable platform designed with an onboard MPC8260
PowerQUICC II RISC communications processor. Combined with an embedded
Linux operating system the PCI384 operates as a fully programmable
communications subsystem capable of intra-chassis communication using the
1565 Barber Ln.
Milpitas, CA 95035
VoicePlus is built on MGC platform and complements Polycomï¿½s existing
line of industry-leading rich media infrastructure products. VoicePlus can
be configured as a stand-alone voice multipoint control unit (MCU) or
expanded as a fully integrated MCU and gateway for voice, video, and data
collaboration supporting multiple conference types: Unattended, ad-hoc,
reserved, and operator-assisted. VoicePlus is also tightly integrated with
Polycomï¿½s WebOffice web conferencing software, enabling users to launch
ad-hoc voice or video conferences while in a WebOffice session.
48499 Milmont Rd.
Fremont CA 94538
Garudaï¿½s Broadband Genie integrates POTS, VoIP, video, and data service
into one convenient multimedia gateway. Business and residential customers
receive all voice, video and data content from a Garuda Proteus-SP or a
legacy broadband source thatï¿½s linked to a Garuda Proteus-SP. End-users
simply connect their phones, TV, and LAN into Garudaï¿½s Broadband Genie
to receive traditional and high-end broadband services from a single
source. With Garudaï¿½s gear you can deliver multiple services without
One Focus Plaza, Suite 200
3360 Martins Farm Rd.
Suwanee, GA 30024
VQmon is a family of lightweight, computationally- efficient, embedded
voice quality monitors that can accurately examine all calls made using
VoIP networks in real-time. It is written in the C programming language,
is platform independent, which allows easy integration into VoIP gateways
and platforms, communications servers, IP phones, testers, analyzers,
probes, and other VoIP-related equipment, and has negligible impact on
DSP, host processor, or system performance.
Cisco Emergency Responder
Cisco Systems, Inc.
170 West Tasman Dr.
San Jose, CA 95134
Cisco Emergency Responder revolutionizes enterprise telephony support for
E9-1-1 in North America, E1-1-2 in Europe, and other emergency telephone
services across the globe, which more than ever are a significant concern
for telecom managers. Traditional PBX E9-1-1 implementations in North
America support ï¿½automatic location identificationï¿½ of emergency
callers through daily manual database update processes, which limit the
frequency of location updates and increase the likelihood of update
errors. The Cisco Emergency Responder software application works with
Cisco CallManager to automatically track the location of Cisco IP phones
in enterprise campuses, route emergency calls to an appropriate public
safety answering point (PSAP), and provide the location of the caller to
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