Gives Small Businesses Choice of Fully IP Server-based or Converged IP Voice Communication System
BETHPAGE, N.Y. and IRVINE, Calif., June 19, 2012 — Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC), www.cablevision.com, and Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division (Toshiba), www.telecom.toshiba.com, today announced interoperability certification between Optimum Voice SIP Trunking from Optimum Business and Toshiba’s IPedge IP and Strata CIX IP business telephone systems. The certified solutions deliver high-quality, reliable voice service for small and medium businesses that want to take full advantage of an IP PBX system while avoiding the cost of an analog gateway and/or traditional T1 solution.
Optimum Voice SIP Trunking supplies VoIP access and key network-based telephony features to pre-certified IP-PBXs, simplifying the configuration, reducing equipment costs, 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 that is supported 24/7 by dedicated customer support and field service professionals. Toshiba joins a growing list of technology partners working with Optimum Business to provide an affordable, easy-to-manage communications system for small businesses.
“With Optimum Voice SIP Trunking, small business customers can now take advantage of advanced voice and data services without capacity constraints of T1-based services,” said Joseph Varello, Cablevision’s vice president of business and voice product management. “Combining our SIP Trunking service with Toshiba’s IP business telephone systems gives customers 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. Optimum Voice SIP Trunking is now pre-certified with an extensive group of technology partners and can assure interoperability with all their customer devices.”
The interoperability certification for Optimum Voice SIP Trunking spans Toshiba’s full family of telephone systems, which includes IPedge EM, EP and EC models as well as Strata CIX40, CIX100, CIX200, CIX670 and CIX1200 models. Optimum Voice SIP Trunking is available through Optimum Business as well as third-party resellers, including Authorized Toshiba Dealers, in the New York Metropolitan Area.
“Toshiba and Optimum Business are working together to meet the voice needs of a broad range of small businesses,” said Mark Carpenter, vice president of technology and product management for Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division. “Our IPedge systems are software-centric unified communications platforms designed for organizations that want to deploy on an all-IP network infrastructure to realize the savings of managing a single network. Our Strata CIX systems provide excellent converged solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses that want a mix of IP, digital and analog endpoint devices connected to their systems, combined with IP telephony and unified communications applications. This integration with IPedge and Strata CIX systems with Optimum Voice SIP Trunking ensures businesses get unprecedented freedom, control and value from their business telephone systems.”
“We provide our customers with the best solutions for their business needs,” said Bill Gollub, president of American Business Communications Services, one of Toshiba’s largest national account dealers and an agent for Optimum Business based in Hackensack, N.J. “Optimum Business and Toshiba have great combined products and services at an affordable price, delivering enterprise-grade communications solutions on a cutting-edge platform with Toshiba’s Strata CIX and IPedge.”
Key features of Optimum Voice SIP Trunking include:
- Capacity for 100 Direct Inward Dial (DID) Telephone Numbers — Businesses can have up 24 simultaneous call sessions and up to 100 individual phone numbers.
- Immediate “Alternate Call Routing” — Businesses are able to 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 — Small-business customers have the ability for dynamic upgrade of service by simply calling the Optimum Business Service department.
- Unlimited Calling and Advanced Calling Features for One Low, Flat Monthly Price — Businesses receive 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 — Businesses are able to specify the number of call paths for inbound and outbound calling.
Optimum Voice SIP Trunking offers significant savings over traditional T1 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. Optimum Voice SIP Trunking is exclusive to Optimum Online customers.
Optimum Voice SIP Trunking is available through Optimum Business 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 www.optimumbusiness.com/sip.