Communication Server supports up to 500 OpenStage IP phones.
July 27, 2011 -
HiPath Access 500 creates one distributed network for small to medium branch locations with existing HiPath 4000 enterprise voice platform while leveraging legacy technology - analog, digital, or DECT phones - where necessary. This 19 in., 1.5 U server also aids ongoing management and ensures full feature access and branch office survivability, even if there loss of network connectivity occurs. While HiPath Access 500a has 8 built-in analog phone ports, HiPath 500i adds 8 BRI ports.
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Siemens Communications, Enterprise Networks USA
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Siemens Enterprise Communications Launches HiPath Access 500 for Flexible, Affordable HiPath 4000 Branch Office Communications
New module simplifies growth and management for HiPath 4000 customers
RESTON, Va. -- Siemens Enterprise Communications today introduced HiPath Access 500, a flexible, scalable and survivable branch office solution for use with the HiPath 4000 enterprise voice platform. This addition to the HiPath 4000 portfolio is a cost-effective option for small to medium branch locations offering modular, predictable growth and a single point of administration to customers with highly distributed HiPath 4000 deployments.
HiPath Access 500 provides an intelligent way for existing HiPath 4000 customers to replace older or third party platforms with new IP-converged technology. It creates a single distributed network while selectively leveraging legacy technology where necessary, such as analog, digital or DECT phones. For new HiPath 4000 customers, HiPath Access 500 delivers a complete, end-to-end solution that simplifies and speeds distributed HiPath 4000 deployments, simplifies ongoing management and ensures full feature access and branch office survivability, even if there is a loss of network connectivity.
Because it leverages the option to connect HiPath 4000 hardware, it is affordable to deploy and easy to expand via HiPath Access modular rack mountable gateways. These gateways provide connectivity for analog and digital devices, DECT wireless phones and BRI/PRI connections, and allow existing Hicom customers to reuse their digital OptiPoint or Optiset phones with their existing standard telephone wiring infrastructure.
HiPath Access 500 is a 19-inch rack mountable, 1.5 U server that can support up to 500 OpenStage IP phones, making it extremely efficient and cost-effective for small locations with a centrally deployed HiPath 4000. It comes in two configurations: HiPath Access 500a with eight built-in analog phone ports and HiPath 500i with both eight analog and eight BRI ports. Up to eight additional HiPath Access modules can attach to HiPath Access 500 and provide a flexible deployment option.
"The HiPath 4000 converged-IP platform continues to be a popular and effective communications platform for medium and large enterprises around the world, which is why we continue to evolve the solution to deliver even more functionality and simplify migration," said Mark Straton, Senior Vice President Global Solutions Marketing for Siemens Enterprise Communications. "HiPath Access 500 offers a simple upgrade path for our existing customers who want to provide IP to their branch offices, and for new customers it helps ensure that their HiPath 4000 deployment is extremely scalable, easy to manage and still very affordable."
HiPath Access 500 is available beginning Aug. 1, 2011 from Siemens Enterprise Communications and authorized channel partners.
Siemens Enterprise Communications is a premier provider of end-to-end enterprise communications, including voice, network infrastructure and security solutions that use open, standards-based unified communicationsand business applications for a seamless collaboration experience. This award-winning "Open Communications" approach enables organizations to improve productivity and reduce costs through easy-to-deploy solutions that work within existing IT environments, delivering operational efficiencies. It is the foundation for the company's OpenPath® commitment that enables customers to mitigate risk and cost-effectively adopt unified communications. Jointly owned by The Gores Group and Siemens AG, Siemens Enterprise Communications includes Cycos and Enterasys Networks. For more information about Siemens Enterprise Communications or Enterasys please visit www.siemens-enterprise.com or www.enterasys.com.
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