The CONVERSip MP5000 Media Platform is a communications solution for small- and mid-sized enterprises. The new system combines telephony, computer and Internet technologies and uses the open standard SIP (Session Initiation Protocol). CONVERSip’s embedded SIP registrar and proxy enable real-time collaborative communications, unified messaging, video conferencing, presence management and more. The SIP registrar acts as a Presence Manager to display the presence status of other subscribers in the system (similar to having a Busy Lamp Field on a telephone, but with additional information such as text messages such as “out to lunch”). Comdial also introduces the CONVERSip EP300 Voice SIP desktop phone with 24 programmable buttons and EP200 Multimedia IP Endpoint for a Microsoft Windows XP PC.
The CONVERSip MP5000 Media Platform handles 40-400 users or up to 560 users per 5-cabinet site and networking of up to 14 sites. MP5000 is based on Comdial’s FX-II platform introduced in 2001 and will function as both a circuit-switched and a packet-switched system, supporting existing Comdial trunk and station interfaces and the FX-II feature set in addition to next generation technology. Comdial customers need not replace all of their current telephone investment, but can preserve existing equipment as they migrate to the new technology. FX-II customers can easily migrate by simply replacing the existing CPU card with the new “SIP Server Blade.”
Now your employees can tell the availability of the other party before they call and the best form of communications to use, reaching the intended party the first time, all done from your PC. The EP200 makes use of a “Contact List” usually associated with Instant Messaging. View the status of the individual and click to start a call. The EP200 will find everyone – whether at home, on the company network, hotel room, or connected wirelessly at an airport or café. And with hot-desking, shift workers can log into the MP5000 from any desk. Once logged in, the system recognizes the user, establishes their unique personal settings such as voice mail and call forwarding settings, and provides instant secure access to your IP communications network. This technology allows you to share and conserve valuable office space without sacrificing individual communication expectations.