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March 30, 2009

AastraLink RP Introduces "SIP Trunking Bundle"

By Shamila Janakiraman, TMCnet Contributing Editor

Aastra, a company specializing in enterprise communications, has announced the availability of AastraLink RP, which is based on Microsoft (News - Alert) Response Point software along with a new bundle which is suitable for small businesses looking to use SIP Trunking.

The AstraLink RP SIP Trunking Bundle includes the Aastra (News - Alert) designed Base Unit which contains the Microsoft Response Point software and three Aastra Response Point 6753i RP phones. The Microsoft Response Point software offers a voice-enabled user interface, advanced call routing, built-in voice mail, automated receptionist and contact integration with Microsoft Office Outlook.
The enterprise grade 6753i RP IP phone from Aastra is offered on the AastraLink RP platform and it includes a 3 line LCD display, six programmable keys, the Response Point button to access the voice-automated features, and Response Point Auto-Discovery and Auto-Configuration integration.
The AastraLink RP SIP Trunking Bundle is suitable for users and resellers who are interested in using SIP trunking provided by service providers. Also the AastraLink RP system is compatible with VoIP phone service providers who are approved in the Response Point community including the 8x8 (News - Alert) SIP Trunking service.
“We are finding more and more business customers moving to SIP Trunking, as opposed to traditional analog or T1/PRI lines,” said Huw Rees (News - Alert), vice president of Business and Channel Development at 8x8, Inc.
“Businesses have begun to realize that 8x8’s SIP Trunking provides not only dramatically lower costs but also has excellent quality, reliability and a comprehensive feature set, including full E911 compliance, caller ID and non-blocking service. We think the new AastraLink RP SIP Trunking Bundle further lowers the barrier to entry for resellers and end users, enabling a larger market to enjoy the benefits of a fully converged VoIP solution,” Rees added.
John Drolet, vice president of Sales, Aastra USA Inc., said that the combination of Microsoft’s unique voice-enabled telephony software and Aastra’s robust, feature rich phones offer a complete, reliable and affordable communications system for small business. The combination of AastraLink RP SIP Trunking Bundle with a SIP trunking service enables small businesses to benefit from all features traditionally found in large system PBXs.
Aastra facilitates enterprise communications and offers a complete portfolio of unified communications solutions catering to unique customer needs. This includes call managers for small and medium businesses and highly scalable ones for large enterprises also.

Shamila Janakiraman is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Shamila’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Tim Gray

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