Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) and its Unified Communications Magazine has awarded Quintum (News - Alert) Technologies’ Tenor Hybrid VoIP
Gateway for Microsoft’s (News - Alert) Office Communications Server (OCS) the 2007 Product of the Year.
Quintum technologies is an innovator in VoIP technologies and a subsidiary of Network Equipment Technologies. The Tenor Hybrid debuted at the recent TMC (News - Alert) INTERNET TELEPHONY EXPO, and garnered the Best of Show Award for Best Large Enterprise Solution.
The first annual Unified Communications (News - Alert) Product of the Year award is presented to those companies that have designed innovative new products that address the needs of enterprises and service provider deploying unified communications.
The demand for and adoption of unified communications technologies continues on its pattern of rapid growth. As a result, there are a vast number of UC products entering the marketplace every year. With this in mind, TMC awards are aimed at helping readers to identify those products that offer the best solutions for their unified communications deployments.
As part of the total package solution, 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 offered as a single box solution that is 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.
To address the critical requirements for deploying Microsoft’s OCS 2007, Quintum’s Unified Communications Proxy (UCP) is included in the Hybrid Gateway. 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.
The UCP also supports the deployment of multiple gateways behind a single mediation server to provide the ability to extend gateway capability to branch offices. The UCP addresses critical business needs when deploying Microsoft OCS 2007 into the diverse voice network environments in operation today.
"Quintum has consistently set the bar high for innovative technologies, and in this case, they have surpassed that standard," said Rich Tehrani , 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 OCS 2007 to be integrated with both TDM and VoIP networks."
"Quintum's Tenor Hybrid Gateway was designed specifically for Microsoft UC deployments," said Chuck Rutledge (News - Alert), Vice President of Marketing for Quintum, in a Wednesday statement.
"The single box solution provides a mediation server ready unified communications VoIP gateway
for those customers deploying Microsoft OCS 2007. Its MultiPath switching design and UCP makes it easy to install with minimum modifications to the existing network."
Quintum has done well to recognize the critical integration capabilities that its solution must offer in order to gain market dominance in unified communications solutions. The Tenor Hybrid solution focuses on SIP to SIP, VoIP and Microsoft OCS 2007 – all of which play integral parts in today’s business network environments.
This recognition from TMC is significant in that the Tenor Hybrid was able to not only perform within its category, but to also outperform other players in the field. Such performance is certain to advance this brand and accelerate implementations.
Susan J. Campbell is a contributing editor for TMC and has also written for eastbiz.com. To see more of her articles, please visit Susan J. Campbell’s columnist page.
Voice over IP (VoIP) |X|
|A real-time communications system that converts voice into digital packets containing media and signaling data that travel over networks using Internet Protocol....more|
Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) |X|
|SIP is the real-time communication protocol for VoIP. SIP is a signaling protocol for Internet conferencing, telephony, presence, events notification (emergency calling) and instant messaging.
Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) |X|
|A PSTN number is a dialed call which is switched or connected via a CO switching system called a Class 5 End office or in SS7....more|
VoIP Gateway |X|
|There are various types of gateways. Media Gateways provide switching and conversion of voice media paths between analog circuit-switched clients, circuit-switched PBX-Private Branch eXchange systems ...more|