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February 23, 2007

OKI Unveils New Model of its IP Telephony Server



By Anuradha Shukla
TMCnet Contributing Editor


Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. has announced its “IP CONVERGENCE SS9100 Release 7 (SS9100 R7),” the latest model of IP CONVERGENCE Server SS9100, OKI’s IP telephony server with enhanced IP Centrex functions. Initially, the SS9100 R7 will be sold in the Japanese market.

The company points out that the increase in use of IP telephony systems has driven many companies with multiple branch offices to replace their PBX systems with IP telephony systems that include Private IP Centrex function. The migration to the new system helps to improve productivity, revamp work styles, and reduce costs for communication, maintenance, and facilities operation.

This IP Centrex function is enhanced by OKI’s new model. The SS9100 R7 also adds equipment for small-size branch offices. Users can reduce the equipment cost to hold PSTN lines by adding IP CONVERGENCE GATEWAY VS, a device that holds PSTN lines for small branch offices. The “Survival BOX,” a device to keep PBX (News - Alert) service when system failures occur is also added by OKI. This helps to keep service at a low cost.

“With these functions, companies that have small branch offices such as banks, insurance companies and travel agencies can easily build an IP Centrex system,” said Masashi Tsuboi, president of IP Systems Company at Oki Electric Industry in a press release.

He continued: “Using SS9100, OKI will continue to contribute to provide superior IP telephony solutions for business users who are looking to increase their competitive edge.”

A “free address” function is included in the SS9100R7 that enables users to use any IP multifunctional phone by simply logging in with a user ID. Users now have the convenience of using the phones at their offices in a different location even when they are on a business trip.

By adding NTT DoCoMo’s (News - Alert) FOMA Wireless LAN Dual Network Handset N902iL to its mobile terminals, OKI has also enhanced the mobile Centrex function. Additionally, OKI has added adapters to its lineup that are compliant with “Hikari Denwa Business Type,” the IP telephony service for business-use offered by NTT East and NTT West. The adapters improve usability by offering a conversation recording function and individualized ringing tones.

Founded in 1881, Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. is a Japanese telecommunications manufacturer, with its headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. OKI provides top-quality products, technologies and solutions to its customers through its info-telecom system business, semiconductor business and printer business.

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Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for TMCnet, covering call centers, CRM and information technology. To see more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

 

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