Samsung Business Communications is releasing an IP communications system targeted at businesses employing from twenty to 150 people. The OfficeServ 7200 all-in-one communications server has a rich suite of data and voice capabilities, enabling its resellers to deliver secure, policy -managed solutions in a single system.
The new OfficeServ 7200 offers businesses a complete solution for mission-critical communications. In addition to a no-compromise voice solution it is pre-configured for converged data communications and includes a fully featured security firewall, intrusion detection/prevention, policy manager and packet shaper.
OfficeServ 7200 is being shown for the first time at the Convergence Summit 2005 from 6–7 September and its launch marks a significant milestone in the development of Samsung’s portfolio. This state of the art solution will be welcomed by voice resellers looking to tap further into the enormous potential of the data side of the converged market.
By deploying both a firewall and an intrusion detection/prevention system (IDS) the OfficeServ7200 is particularly strong on network security. The IDS not only monitors network traffic but reports attempted security breaches to the network manager by way of an alarm.
In addition to the WIM module the LAN Interface Module (LIM) can be operated either as a managed layer 3 or an unmanaged layer 2 switch. In either case the technology means that voice will always be automatically prioritised over data connections, so even if the user’s system is experiencing heavy data traffic, OfficeServ 7200 will optimise the quality of all voice calls.
The OfficeServ 7200 of course also provides all of the telephony features and rich functionality necessary for mobility solutions and home working that Resellers have come to expect from Samsung’s OfficeServ suite. All current handsets and application software are supported, there is the option of using SIP, H.323(v4), Spnet and signalling. The system is rack mountable and all interfaces presented at the front of the 7200 are RJ45. Voicemail and auto-attendant functionality is provided with the SVMi20e module and a new 16 port combination module provides 8 DLI and 8 SLI interfaces for a flexible mix of digital and analogue extensions.
OfficeServ 7200 can also be programmed via a web browser and is designed to exchange alarm information with a system manager and to have software upgraded through HTTP and TFTP.
In short the OfficeServ 7200 enables enterprises and their employees to securely access the full range of internal IT systems over a non-secure network. Commenting on the new launch, sales and marketing director Ali Zartash-Lloyd said: “We are very excited by this latest example of leading edge technology from Samsung. It offers huge opportunities for Samsung resellers to enter lucrative new markets, allowing both data and voice specialist resellers to diversify into the brave new world of convergence.”