NEC business solutions on Tuesday launched its IP server, which includes the option to switch between a traditional PABX platform and IP at any time.
Business solutions director David Haynes said the addition of the IP server means NEC will now compete directly in the pure IP market space, as well as maintaining a migration path for businesses wanting to IP-enable existing infrastructure.
"The notion that you need to forklift out your existing technology to benefit from IP telephony is blatantly opportunistic. Enterprises, companies and governments can easily save up to 20 per cent each year by IP-enabling existing technologies rather than forklifting out their infrastructure," he said.
The NEAX 2000 IPS provides all existing IVS PABX features and works with all existing PABX platforms and carrier services.
Features include choice of Peer to Peer or Bridged IP telephony and supports integrated wireless communications.
A companion system to the NEAX IPS 2000, the NEAX 2400 IPX, will be launched in 2002 for customers requiring larger-scale deployments.