Inc. Sourcebook Annual Product Guide
Toshiba SoftIPT SoftPhone wirelessly extends the features and functionality of Toshiba desktop telephones to suitably equipped PDAs running PocketPC 2003, or laptops and tablet PCs running Windows 2000 or XP. The SoftIPT SoftPhone allows users to access their telephone features from virtually any location by connecting to the enterprise's Toshiba Strata CIX native IP business communications system or Strata CTX digital business communications system through 802.11 wireless networks.
You can conduct a face-to-face video meeting without purchasing equipment by using a managed public videoconferencing room. There are more than 9,000 VC rooms worldwide and InterCall offers a public room rental program . The company also offers complimentary training to help you increase your comfort level and maximizes benefits from your video meeting.
VOICE AND DATA SERVER
Avaya IP Office is a converged voice and data server that makes it easy for employees to select and use the communication channel they prefer and to set preferences for when and how they want to be reached. Both e-mail and voicemail can be accessed through a single inbox. With text-to-speech capability, e-mails can be "read" over the phone. To complement or replace a traditional telephone, an Avaya Softphone application allows IP Office users to turn their PC or laptop computer into an office telephone extension—placing, receiving, and managing calls through a simple graphical user interface. IP Office also integrates full-featured conferencing capabilities for 64-party calls, with a personal conference bridge and PIN number for each user.
SCALABLE UC SYSTEM
At least one networking giant has developed a scalable Unified Communications platform specifically for SMBs. The Cisco Smart Business Communications System is targeted at growing companies with fewer than 20 employees. The system is built around the Unified Communications 500 (UC500), which combines voice, data, wireless, and even video in a single desktop unit. Cost for this adaptable system starts at about $700 per seat, including a Cisco Unified IP Phone.
The Enterprise Communications Association (www.encomm.org ) is a good place to learn about the potential of Unified Communications. The ECA is chartered to educate business executives on how emerging communication technologies can make their employees more productive, their customers more loyal, and their companies more profitable.
Beyond Meeting Expectations
InterCall®, the world's largest conferencing provider, has the broadest product offering in the industry, including audio, event, web, video and unified communications solutions. InterCall www.intercall.com/inc/ helps people create better connections and collaborate in business by providing their customers with more diverse product options supported by more personal attention. InterCall's strong U.S. presence, which includes four call centers and 26 sales offices, is strengthened by a global reach that extends to over 15 countries.
InterCall offers the most reliable and easiest to use communication and collaboration solutions, helping people to connect from anywhere, at anytime and from any device. From everyday meetings to high-end, fully interactive events, InterCall is your one-stop shop for all communication needs.
Go to www.intercall.com/inc/ to get started.