For the relatively low cost of a Cisco or Digium hardware gateway, any small or mid-sized business can now keep their existing lines, while at the same time upgrading to Unison unified communications. It is a great way to move beyond legacy systems such as a proprietary, standalone PBX.
New York, NY (PRWEB) December 16, 2008
Unison™ unified communications, the world's first free enterprise software, now supports Cisco and Digium SIP gateways, allowing any SMB to deploy unified communications at minimal cost by keeping its existing phone lines and numbers. As well as minimizing expenses due to major IT changes, Unison's compatibility with popular gateways also gives companies the ability to keep their traditional 'POTS' telephone lines if they do not wish to switch to VoIP for external telephone calls.
Among the most popular hardware gateways, Cisco and Digium connect traditional telephone lines to an IP-PBX, such as the one built into Unison Server. By deploying one of these gateways, businesses can keep their existing infrastructure - while still giving their staff the powerful features of Unison, such as click-to-call, voicemail-to-e-mail, and real-time call recording.
"Extending Unison to traditional telephone lines as well as IP telephony will further broaden the appeal of our free unified communications platform," said Igor Balk, CTO of Unison Technologies. "For the relatively low cost of a Cisco or Digium hardware gateway, any small or mid-sized business can now keep their existing lines, while at the same time upgrading to Unison unified communications. It is a great way to move beyond legacy systems such as a proprietary, standalone PBX."
Because Unison integrates a powerful IP-PBX system into Unison Server, it can power not only e-mail, instant messaging, and real-time presence (free/busy status), but also telephony. With connectivity to IP telephones, desktop softphones and mobile devices, Unison is a complete replacement for both PBX systems, instant messaging services and legacy e-mail servers like Microsoft Exchange or Lotus Domino.
With the sponsor-supported edition of Unison now available, the unified communications platform is available free of charge. Any organization can download the Linux and Windows-based software at http://www.unison.com/download, and deploy it without needing to buy licenses.
For more information on Unison, please visit http://www.unison.com.