Optimum Voice SIP Trunking Now Certified with Barracuda Networks' CudaTel 270 Communications Server

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Delivers High Quality, Reliable Voice Service with Access to Sophisticated Voice Features (from Cablevision)

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Because Optimum manages the entire voice path end to end, we know we are getting the voice quality, privacy, reliability and performance we need.

Cablevision Systems Corp. today announced that Optimum Voice® SIP Trunking is now certified with Barracuda Networks’ CudaTel 270 Communication Server. 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.

Optimum Voice SIP Trunking supplies Voice over IP (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 is pre-certified with an extensive group of technology partners, offering Optimum customers choice and flexibility in business telephone systems.

“Optimum Voice SIP Trunking appeals to small businesses because it delivers premium value and ease of management,” said Joseph DeLotto, vice president of business product management for Cablevision. “Customers that pair our SIP Trunking service with the CudaTel Communication Server gain access to sophisticated voice features, simplified configuration, reduced equipment costs and significant room to scale versus traditional business trunking solutions offered by the telephone company.”

The CudaTel Communication Server, designed to enable seamless voice and video communication, is an easy-to-use, affordable, next-generation phone system for businesses. CudaTel Communication Server's enterprise-class feature set includes VoIP PBX services, conferencing, follow-me, automated attendant services, and more, controlled by an easy-to-use Web interface.

“Small businesses want an easy-to-use and affordable next-generation phone system for their business,” said Sean Heiney, Vice President of Barracuda Networks. “Together with Optimum Voice SIP Trunking the combined solution provides those businesses with a powerful, complete phone system that is easy to install, use and maintain and provides the level of flexibility a small business of any size needs with the ability to scale up to 24 lines or as few as four sessions.”

“Optimum Voice SIP Trunking integrated with the CudaTel phone system is the ideal solution for our business locations in White Plains and Bohemia given the high quality service benefits we receive from Optimum’s native SIP environment and advanced technical support that we did not get with our previous solution,” Michael Tyniec, Vice President of IT for AKRF Inc., a leading environmental, planning, and engineering consulting firm. “Because Optimum manages the entire voice path end to end, we know we are getting the voice quality, privacy, reliability and performance we need. Additionally, we’ve found the CudaTel phone system platform to be second to none in terms of features, functionality and technical support.”

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, delivering its Optimum-branded television, Internet, and voice offerings throughout the New York area. Cablevision’s local media properties include News 12 Networks, MSG Varsity and Newsday Media Group. Additional information about Cablevision is available on the Web at http://www.cablevision.com.

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