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May 25, 2011
NEC IP-PBX Equipment with Verizon IP Trunking Offer Numerous Benefits for Enterprise
By Anshu Shrivastava, TMCnet Contributor
NEC’s UNIVERGE SV8500 is now certified interoperable with Verizon’s (News - Alert) IP Trunking service. This latest announcement means NEC’s enterprise-class communications server successfully passed Verizon’s interoperability testing and now engineers from both NEC (News - Alert) and Verizon can benefit from the features offered by both solutions.
More importantly, with NEC’s IP-PBX equipment and Verizon’s IP Trunking network features and enterprise reporting tools, companies can now easily manage their networks and control operating costs with centralized and decentralized designs.
Tom Dalrymple, director of enterprise global voice services at Verizon said Verizon IP Trunking service provides direct SIP connectivity to the NEC IP-PBX (News - Alert), eliminating the need for expensive customer premises gateway equipment.
Available in the U.S. and several countries of Europe, NEC’s UNIVERGE SV8500 and Verizon IP Trunking are ideal for medium- and large-sized enterprises seeking to deploy advanced IP features, streamline network management and control operational costs, said companies’ officials.
“The winning combination of the cost-effective, flexible NEC IP-PBX with Verizon's advanced IP Trunking capabilities can create a powerful unified communications (UC) solution for our customers to improve collaboration and productivity,” Dalrymple said.
The addition of NEC’s UC applications is expected to enable enterprises and vertical businesses -- healthcare, hospitality, education and government -- to streamline processes. Plus, they can also improve communications efficiency through enhanced collaboration and mobility, said company officials.
Some of the benefits of Verizon’s IP Trunking Service include centralized or decentralized designs that allow customers to simplify administration of their voice services across their enterprise; IP enabled network based failover capabilities that complement the NEC IP-PBX capabilities and enhance the reliability of communications.
Thanks to Verizon’s IP Trunking Service, customers using centralized or decentralized designs can share local and long distance concurrent call resources leveraging Verizon’s Burstable Enterprise Shared Trunks (BEST) feature.
“The SV8500’s SIP interoperability with Verizon should provide customers additional peace of mind that the platform is not only reliable and feature-rich, but it can contribute to significant operational cost savings,” said Larry Levenberg (News - Alert), vice president of Channel Sales and Marketing for Communication Technologies at NEC Corporation of America.
Recently, Wyse Technology signed a worldwide multiyear OEM agreement with NEC Corporation. The agreement involves NEC's VirtualPCCenter (VPCC), an end-to-end desktop cloud platform from NEC designed to bring stability to enterprise IT systems
Edited by Stefania Viscusi