Monday, July 6, 2009

Nortel Ships New Release of Unified Communications Solution

Nortel released its latest Communication Server 1000 (CS 1000) featuring a number of resiliency, security and energy efficiency improvements.

Release, 6.0 includes CS 1000 provides even greater simplicity, resiliency, security, and openness. Initial results of independent comparisons of CS 1000 release 6.0 and competing products also find that the Nortel solution is up to 40 percent more energy efficient. The Communication Server 1000 is a software-based, full-featured IP PBX and the cornerstone of Nortel Enterprise unified communications solutions.

As part of release 6.0, CS 1000 offers a number of new features including greater centralization of functions that can further help enterprises to reduce the total cost of ownership of their network solution. For example, a new high-density services gateway, the Media Gateway 1010, centralizes the provision of communications services and applications to simplify operations across the network. Another component of release 6.0, the Unified Communications Management Solution manages CS 1000 as the network's UC foundation and provides a framework that allows centralized management of all converged network elements. A Linux-based software solution provides simplified diagnostics and serviceability. Release 6.0 also expands CS 1000 options for COTS platforms adding the IBM x3350 and Dell R300.