D-LINK partners with authorized MICROSOFT response point™ service provider, CBEYOND, for voicecenter™ phone systems
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif.— D-Link, the end-to-end computer network solutions provider for consumers and businesses and developer of the VoiceCenter™ phone system, today announced it is partnering with Cbeyond, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBEY), a voice and broadband Internet provider built exclusively to serve small businesses.
The D-Link® VoiceCenter is a feature-rich, cost-effective small business phone system that is easy to use and manage, and is ideally suited for small businesses requiring up to 50 phones and phone lines. D-Link VoiceCenter 5- and 10-phone kits include the IP-PBX, IP phones and PSTN gateway. The D-Link VoiceCenter phone handsets feature capabilities including auto discovery and one-touch access to parking, retrieving, transferring, voice dialing other employees and voice dialing personal contacts. VoiceCenter runs on Microsoft’s Response Point™ software with Service Pack 1 and combines the features that businesses need with simple configuration and easy usage.
An authorized Microsoft Response Point service provider, Cbeyond’s communications and IT services include more than 30 productivity-enhancing applications, such as Hosted Microsoft Exchange, BlackBerry®, secure desktop and broadband laptop access. Its BeyondVoice® with SIPconnect service is an integrated package of local and long distance voice, high-speed Internet and mobile services that leverages the SIPconnect specification to interoperate with IP-PBX phone systems, like VoiceCenter.
“This partnership with Cbeyond, which is well-respected in the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) industry, is part of our aggressive efforts to introduce more Value Added Resellers (VARs) selling to small businesses the benefits and cost-effectiveness of VoiceCenter, in particular, and VoIP phone services in general,” said Keith A. Karlsen, executive vice president, D-Link Systems, Inc., Fountain Valley, Calif.
“Value Added Resellers selling the combined solution can significantly increase revenues by taking advantage of Cbeyond’s generous compensation plans,” said Greg Rothman, director of SIPconnect® development for Cbeyond. “To ensure their success, VARs also have access to our extensive training resources and are able to customize marketing materials through Cbeyond PartnerAccess (cbeyondpartners.net).”
VoiceCenter/Response Point system features include Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) trunking with Direct Inward Dialing (DID)-based inbound call routing to extensions. Other features include voice-activated dialing and voicemail access, voice-activated feature control, built-in auto-provisioning configuration, call-forwarding, call hold, call park and pickup, 3-way call conferencing, click-to-dial, paging system interface, and administrative reports. Also included are a speech-based auto attendant, user directory, nicknames, simple live operator access, and customizable prompts. It offers personal computer contact integration with Microsoft Outlook and Windows Contact/Address Book that implements click-to-dial convenience as well as voicemail-to-email forwarding, voicemail retrieval over the phone, and user availability status.
VoiceCenter is available through D-Link’s network of value added resellers, solution providers, distributors and the company’s online store, www.dlinkshop.com. Manufacturer’s suggested retail prices for the VoiceCenter system are: $2,499.99 for the DVX-2000MS-5 (5 phones), $3,199.99 for the DVX-2000MS-10 (10 phones), $339.99 for the DVG-3104MS 4-port PSTN gateway, and $139.99 for the DPH-125MS IP phone. Response Point free SP1 download and product details are available for download at support.dlink.com.
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