Vertical Communications has unveiled a new converged IP telephony system for small businesses with one or more locations. The Vertical SBX IP 320 scales up to 32 users per system and can network up to 72 sites. Developed in collaboration with LG-Nortel, it supports both traditional and IP phones, as well as WiFi phones for mobile users.

The new phones feature integrated voicemail and auto attendant, uniform call distribution for automatic call routing, one-touch call recording and SIP trunking. They come equipped with Nomad IP and soft phones for mobile workers, as well as ezPhone Desktop Call Manager, 15-party conferencing and pre-configured settings for quick setup.

"The introduction of the SBX IP 320 demonstrates Vertical's ongoing commitment to creating innovative and cost-effective communication solutions for our small business customers," Bill Tauscher, chairman and CEO of Vertical Communications, said in a statement. "For cost-conscious small businesses, the enterprise-class productivity tools, simplicity and affordability of the SBX IP 320 deliver a compelling return on investment and finally make it easy for small businesses to take advantage of VoIP."