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NEW IP PBX ALLOWS SMALL OFFICES TO CONNECT DIRECTLY TO ITSPs USING SIP
The MX30 provides complete functionality of larger systems for offices of up to 30 people
SYDNEY, Australia, 21 April 2005 – Zultys Technologies today announced the addition of a small and powerful product to its family of Media Exchanges. The MX30 integrates voice, data, video, and fax, and provides the functions of an IP PBX, firewall, NAT, and VPN – a complete solution for a small business or branch office, all in a single appliance. The MX30 is installed on the customer’s premises, allowing companies to have complete control over their internal communications.
The MX30 is smaller than a laptop PC and has all the features and functions available on the larger Zultys MX250. The MX250 serves 250 users and has won many awards since it was released nearly two years ago. The systems provide users with features that include presence, chat, instant messaging, and advanced call handling — each of which is available through a single graphical user interface (GUI). This GUI runs under Windows, Mac OS/X, and Linux. It is used by operators, who can see the presence of individuals in the company and immediately know how to handle any incoming call. This boosts productivity and gives a professional impression to external callers without adding unnecessary personnel or overhead. Zultys has been supplying these features to larger businesses for some time and smaller offices can now take benefit from the same feature set at a cost effective price.
“Small businesses wanting to take advantage of VoIP have previously not had a media exchange at a suitable size that runs on ITSP’s. They have previously had to go with the larger carriers and therefore have not had access to the cost savings an ITSP can deliver,” says Tony Warhurst, director of business development, Oceania at Zultys. “The MX30 is giving them this access.”
The MX30 utilises a broadband connection and SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) to receive and route all calls to destinations external to the company. Most of today’s PBXs (including IP based systems) still route calls over the PSTN, which in time will be replaced with pure IP connections.
Using an ITSP has benefits for the end user. The required DSL service is typically enabled faster than an IDSN service and does not demand huge installation fees. There is usually no monthly fees and no minimum monthly commitment. The business can use any number of speech channels, whereas with an ISDN circuit the business typically pays for more channels than are normally in use. Finally, with the ITSP, users often get lower calling rates and can review their account information on line.
“There is a huge demand among our customers for a product like the MX30,” says Ivan Hurwitz, CEO of Veritel, an ITSP located in Sydney. “As a full service ITSP, we are looking to partner with companies like Zultys who can provide the right products for our small business customers. With the MX30, businesses can achieve ROI in less than a year, compared with a low cost legacy system connected to the PSTN.”
The MX30 provides complete support for remote workers by including VPN access. This gives users connected over the Internet the same access to all features and functions as those users residing in the office. For example, this allows a company’s manager to receive calls out of hours and also makes it easy to support remote sales people.
The MX30 provides a clear path for future growth since it is capable of networking with multiple MX systems over a WAN. This provides toll bypass savings and allows a small business to preserve its investment as it expands. Zultys’ MXgroup software allows companies to network all sites, creating a single, seamless communications entity, enabling telephony, video, fax, voice mail, instant messaging, and presence, regardless of location.
Pricing and Availability The MX30 ships in May 2005 and starts at $1750. Software licenses can be purchased that add users and features to the system. The product is also available as a bundle with the new family of ZIP 2x2 phones. The bundles are available as complete systems for 10 users, 20 users, and 30 users at prices of approximately $7,600, $13,500 and $19,995 respectively.
For more information, access www.zultys.com or call 02 8912 7800.
About Zultys Technologies Pty Ltd Incorporated in 2001, Zultys Technologies Pty Ltd has its headquarters in Sunnyvale, California. Zultys designs and manufactures products that converge telecommunications and data communications for businesses. Zultys develops its hardware and software specifically to create products that deliver completely integrated solutions, allowing for ease of deployment, management, and use. These products support multiple languages and are based on open standards to ensure interoperability in a network. After installation, productivity increases and operating costs decrease. Zultys sells its products worldwide and has distribution today over 100 countries. For more information on Zultys or its products, access: http://www.zultys.com. # # #
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