Optimum Voice SIP Trunking Now Certified with Cisco Unified Communications 300 Series for Small Businesses

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High quality, reliable voice service can support organizations with up to 24 and as few as four sessions; Providing more flexibility and productivity for less.

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Cablevision Systems Corp. today announced that Optimum Voice® SIP Trunking is now certified with the Cisco® Unified Communications 300 Series for small businesses. The pre-certified solution delivers high-quality, reliable voice service for small businesses that want to take advantage of an Internet Protocol (IP) Private Branch Exchange (PBX) system while avoiding the costs of an analog gateway or traditional T-1 solution. Cisco equipment that has received interoperability certification for Optimum Voice SIP Trunking now includes Cisco UC320 as well as the Cisco UC500 series PBXs.

Optimum Voice SIP Trunking supplies VoIP access and key network-based telephony features to pre-certified IP-PBXs, simplifying configuration, reducing equipment costs for businesses, and improving the quality of voice service by providing an IP interface directly to the customer’s LAN. It is delivered through a converged voice and data network with 24/7 dedicated customer support and field service professionals.

“Optimum Voice SIP Trunking provides an affordable, easy-to-manage communications system for small businesses,” said Joseph DeLotto, vice president of business product management for Cablevision. “With the certification of the Cisco UC320, we are extending availability of our next generation service to even our smallest customers that may require 10 to 20 telephone numbers but only need as little as four concurrent calling sessions.”

The Cisco UC320 is designed to support organizations with up to 24 employees, featuring business-class calling and messaging, as well as full key system and small private branch exchange (PBX) features. The system supports a wide choice of Cisco SPA Series IP phones, and includes integrated wireless networking.

“To remain competitive, most small businesses need a voice system that can help reduce phone costs and boost employee productivity,” said Steve Slattery, vice president and general manager, Collaboration Infrastructure Technology Group, for Cisco. “Together with Optimum Voice SIP Trunking, the Cisco Unified Communications 320 for Small Businesses meets these needs. It was designed with the small business owner in mind, delivering reliable and business-class performance with an enhanced communications feature set at an affordable price.”

Key features of Optimum Voice SIP Trunking include:

  •     Capacity for 100 Direct Inward Dial (DID) Telephone Numbers — Support for up to 24 simultaneous call sessions and 100 individual phone numbers.
  •     Immediate “Alternate Call Routing” — Businesses can specify an alternate phone number in the event that an equipment problem is detected, with calls automatically re-routed to ensure business continuity.
  •     Flexible Service Adjustments as Needed — Ability to dynamically upgrade service by calling the Optimum service department.
  •     Unlimited Calling and Advanced Calling Features for One Low, Flat Monthly Price — Unlimited calling to the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico and simple pricing with no incremental fees or per-minute-usage extra charges. Features include: Caller-ID, White Pages Listing, E911, Call Forwarding, Anonymous Call Blocking and Anonymous Calling.
  •     Call Admission Control — Specify the number of call paths for inbound and outbound calling.

Optimum Voice SIP Trunking offers significant savings over traditional T-1 solutions. Specifically, each simultaneous inbound/outbound call session is priced at $29.95 per month and business customers can select to purchase anywhere from four to 24 sessions. The first block of 10 DIDs is included. Up to 90 additional DIDs are available per customer and are sold in blocks of 10 for $1.95 per block, per month. The flat rate calling area includes the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. SIP Trunking is exclusive to Optimum Online customers.

Optimum Voice SIP Trunking is available through Optimum as well as approved third-party resellers in the New York Metropolitan Area. The complete list of partners and configuration guides are available online at http://www.optimumbusiness.com/sip.

About Cablevision
Cablevision Systems Corporation is one of the nation’s leading media and telecommunications companies. In addition to delivering its Optimum branded cable, Internet, and voice offerings throughout the New York area, the company owns and operates cable systems serving homes in four Western states. Cablevision’s local media properties include News 12 Networks, MSG Varsity and Newsday Media Group. Cablevision also owns and operates Clearview Cinemas. Additional information about Cablevision is available on the Web at http://www.cablevision.com.

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