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ADtran NetVanta Certified for Deployment with Covad

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May 08, 2009

ADtran NetVanta Certified for Deployment with Covad

By Anamika Singh, TMCnet Contributor

ADtran, a provider of converged services networking and communications solutions, announced that it’s NetVanta 7100 IP PBX has been certified for deployment as part of Covad's (News - Alert) Integrated Access service.

The cost and resource requirements of VoIP systems often stand as obstacle in the way of small and medium businesses. The Adtran Netvanta 7100 VoIP system is different from other SMB VoIP solutions in that it bundles many business VoIP functionalities into a single box, according to the company. Thus, it allows SMB’s to save on cost, human resource and skills, easing up the setting up and maintenance tasks and costing about 40 percent less than existing PBXs used with other hardware like routers and switches.
ADtran's integrated NetVanta 7100 and Covad's SIP-based Integrated Access service provides a solution for converged voice and data services for Small and Mid-Sized Business (SMB) and enterprise end users. The Adtran NetVanta 7100 is a 24-port 10/100 PoE switch (802.3af), with 802.1Q VLANs and 802.1p Class of Service system, featuring built-in IP-PBX (News - Alert) functionality, voicemail (CompactFlash memory), SIP gateway, IP router, Gigabit uplinks, Power of Ethernet (PoE) ports, Firewall, VPN, and DSU/CSU
Covad's Integrated Access service is an all-in-one phone and Internet service designed for businesses with up to 35 employees per location. The service is delivered over a voice-optimized T1 line and utilizes SIP trunking to support a range of IP digital and analog PBXs.
"Covad and ADtran have successfully tested the NetVanta 7100 and found it to work well with Covad's Integrated Access service," commented Jake Heinz, vice president and general manager, Covad VoIP.
"This combination offers SMBs and enterprise customers an affordable, all-in-one phone and Internet service delivered over a high-performance, feature-rich platform,"  also said Heinz.
"We are pleased to be certified for deployment with an industry leader such as Covad," stated Dennis Gatens, director of strategy, ADtran Enterprise Networks Division. "This combination of hardware and services from two industry leaders offers customers proven quality and reliability to address all of their voice and data needs."

Anamika Singh is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anamika's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Tim Gray

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