Showing posts with label Voice. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Voice. Show all posts

Monday, October 7, 2013

Level 3 Launches "Voice Complete" SIP Platform

Level 3 Communications launched a new SIP-based (session initiation protocol) platform that enables enterprises to securely connect more sites with greater operating and cost efficiency, incorporating a fully native PRI (primary rate interface)-handoff capability and other new performance-enhancing features.

Level 3 said its Voice Complete solution achieves higher overall efficiency and savings when compared to existing service offerings by including built-in options for disaster recovery, emergency 911 and the ability to connect legacy TDM office sites more easily without  the need for equipment upgrades.

Key features include:

  • A fully native PRI-handoff option, allowing customers to receive a SIP handoff directly to a TDM (time division multiplexing) private branch exchange (PBX) without the need to purchase or configure additional equipment.
  • Geographically independent telephone numbers, simplifying the management of telephone numbers across mobile workforces and providing virtual presence.
  • A combination of dedicated long distance and local services, SIP services and ISDN-PRI (integrated services digital network) services.

http://www.level3.com/en/products-and-services/voice/enterprise-voice/sip-services/sip-provider-trunking/

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Siemens Enterprise Communications Launches Project Ansible

Siemens Enterprise Communications unveiled Project Ansible, a dynamic unified communications and collaboration platform that is hosted in the cloud.

The new platform, which was developed in collaboration with frog, features a modern interface that brings together voice, video, social communications, search, business process applications, and other channels on a desktop, notebook, tablet or smartphone.

The company said its goal with Project Ansible is to present a "single pane of glass" providing visibility across a workgroup, an enterprise and the Web at the same time. Project Ansible is designed to pull together and manage the daily flow of communications into rich and meaningful conversations in an intelligent, intuitive and personalized way. It will offer advanced search capabilities  within communication and collaboration applications, including transcribed voicemails, emails, social aggregated content, text messages, and beyond. Siemens Enterprise Communications terms this concept "Thought Trails" -- where users have real-time, searchable access to the content they need by topic and conversation.

“Project Ansible is designed to address core challenges faced by so many organizations today: enterprises are at the center of a complex web of interconnected systems that are hard to manage; companies are failing to drive the full value of those investments; and, while communications tools increasingly play a more central role in business, the user experience is broken,” said Hamid Akhavan, CEO of Siemens Enterprise Communications.

Siemens Enterprise Communications will offer the solution as a white label UC solution that could be hosted by telcos or cloud providers.  Large enterprises could host the platform in their own data centers.  Siemens Enterprise Communications may also host the platform in its facilities for special clients.

Enterprise security is a top concern, stated Torsten Raak, Head of Corporate Marketing for Siemens Enterprise Communications. Encryption is provided end-to-end, including 256-bit SSL VPNs on the transport side and 256-bit AES for storage.  Users are provided the option of deactivating the features that create a "thought trail"across integrated voice, email, chat and other applications.  Moreover, enterprise could choose the specific geographic location to host the UC platform, thereby conforming to online privacy directives.

Project Ansible is expected to begin limited customer trials at the end of 2013 and be generally available later in 2014.  The company said it is working to ensure interoperability with leading on-premise PBX vendors. Its own systems will support many of the advanced features.

http://www.ProjectAnsible.com

http://www.siemens-enterprise.com/ProjectAnsible