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March 31, 2008

Quintum Tenor Hybrid VoIP Gateway For MS OCS Named Product of the Year

Tim Gray, TMCnet Web Editor

VoIP technologies innovator Quintum (News - Alert) Technologies announced today that its new Tenor Hybrid VoIP Gateway for Microsoft’s Office Communications Server (OCS) 2007, has been awarded the 2007 Product of the Year by the Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) Unified Communications Magazine. 

A leading innovator in VoIP technologies, and a subsidiary of Network Equipment Technologies (News - Alert), the Eatontown, New Jersey-based company debuted the Tenor Hybrid at the recent TMC INTERNET TELEPHONY EXPO where it also garnered the Best of Show Award for Best Large Enterprise Solution.

“Quintum has consistently set the bar high for innovative technologies, and in this case, they have surpassed that standard,” said Rich Tehrani (News - Alert), TMC President and Group Editor-in-Chief of Unified Communications. “The Unified Communications Proxy, which is standard on the Tenor Hybrid, expands Quintum’s successful MultiPath switching to support SIP to SIP connectivity, and thus allowing Microsoft’s (News - Alert) OCS 2007 to be integrated with both TDM and VoIP networks.”

The first annual Unified Communications Product of the Year award was presented to companies who have designed innovative new products that address the needs of enterprises and service providers deploying unified communications. With the every increasing number of UC products entering the marketplace, TMC’s (News - Alert) awards are designed to help readers identify those products that offer the best solutions for their unified communications deployments.

The Tenor Hybrid Gateway includes Quintum’s MultiPath VoIP switching technology and is Microsoft Mediation Server-ready to simplify deployments of Microsoft Unified Communications (UC). This new hybrid VoIP product is a single box solution, specifically designed to allow customers to easily integrate Microsoft OCS 2007 into existing enterprise voice networks and as a result, leverage past voice network investments and minimize disruptions to business, according to Chuck Rutledge, Vice President of Marketing for Quintum. 

“Quintum’s Tenor Hybrid Gateway was designed specifically for Microsoft UC deployments,” said Chuck Rutledge, Vice President of Marketing for Quintum. “The single box solution provides a mediation server ready unified communications VoIP gateway for those customers deploying Microsoft OCS 2007.”
Quintum’s Unified Communications Proxy (UCP), included in the Hybrid Gateway, as well as all Tenor ”S” gateways and switches, addresses the critical requirements for deploying Microsoft’s OCS 2007. The UCP supports “any to any’ switching, which enables the integration of OCS 2007 with the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) and any legacy or SIP-based voice equipment, including analog telephony equipment, TDM PBXs, IP-PBXs, fax and modem based devices and SIP-based endpoints, including standard SIP phones.

The UCP also supports the deployment of multiple gateways behind a single mediation server, providing the ability to extend gateway capability to branch offices. The UCP addresses these critical business needs when deploying Microsoft OCS 2007 into today’s diverse voice network environments. Traditional VoIP gateways lack the “any to any” switching thus limiting their ability to integrate all the elements typically found in the enterprise voice network, said Rutledge.

“Its MultiPath switching design and UCP makes it easy to install with minimum modifications to the existing network,” said Rutledge.

Tim Gray is a Web Editor for TMCnet, covering news in the IP communications, call center and customer relationship management industries. To see more of his articles, please visit Tim Gray’s columnist page.

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