NEC Unified Solutions, a division of NEC (NASDAQ:NIPNY), has introduced a new IP platform designed and priced for small business. The UX5000 is a scalable communications solution that supports the latest generation of NEC's UX terminals.

The new platform features UX-Mail, an embedded unified messaging solution with a single box for voice, fax and e-mail, as well as UX IntraMail voicemail, SIP trunking for standardized VoIP, CygniLink, and automatic call distribution with real-time supervisory screens and historical reports. A desktop software suite for PC Assistant, PC Attendant and UX softphone, and a multimedia conference server are included.

"Small and medium businesses are looking for a communication system that offers a multitude of benefits including the ability to scale, support for VoIP as well as traditional voice, centralized management, and increased productivity, while still providing investment protection," Al Kelley, vice president and general manager of NEC Unified Solutions' ultra business sales division, said in a statement.