Eicon's Diva Server to Enable SIP-based VoIP Telephony

NEW YORK - Eicon Networks Corporation will provide SIP-based gateway software to enable VoIP calls to traverse between Microsoft Office Communicator 2005 and legacy PBX systems by using Diva Server telephony adapters and Microsoft Office collaboration (RTC) applications. The SIP-based gateway software enables users to make PC-to-phone and phone-to-PC audio calls through the standard public switched telephone network (PSTN).

Microsoft Live Communications Server 2005 is a collaboration platform that enables people to connect and work together in real-time using Web and data conferencing along with instant messaging and audio/video collaboration. It supports linking corporate telephone systems and computers together to integrate private branch exchanges (PBX) and the PSTN with an IP network. This requires an IP-to-PSTN Gateway to allow users to make and receive calls to and from enterprise-wide PBX extensions or external PSTN phone numbers using Communicator 2005.

The forthcoming SIP-based gateway software from Eicon adds this IP-to-PSTN gateway functionality to any Diva Server telephony adapter (PCI-board) and this can be installed into a server along with Live Communications Server 2005 to provide an integrated gateway.  This allows both PC-to-PC as well as PC-to-phone and phone-to-PC voice calls.

Diva Server telephony adapters offer a choice of Analog, ISDN BRI and PRI as well as T1/ E1 interfaces and scalability of 2 to 240 channels per server.  Up to eight Diva Server telephone adapters can be installed in a server allowing a mix of any combination of different board types. On digital ISDN BRI and PRI interfaces all international and most national ISDN variants are supported including a complete set of supplementary services. In addition Q-SIG protocols of PBX vendors are available to ensure interoperability with legacy PBX systems.

Eicon's SIP-based gateway software will be Microsoft logo certified to comply with the Microsoft SIP Gateway specifications.  Product availability is scheduled for fourth quarter, 2005.

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