Fujitsu releases LEGEND-V, new IP-PBX enterprise telephony system
Press release [Thursday 1 March 2012]
Fujitsu announced the immediate release of Enterprise Telephony System LEGEND-V, the company's new IP-PBX product for building IP-based enterprise telephony systems.
The new product includes redundancy and a host of functions to enhance reliability and minimize the impact that power outages or system failures may have on businesses. With one model that can cover from 400 to 16,000 extensions, customers will have the benefit of a scalable IP telephony system that can work with multiple carriers and trunk interface circuits. This means that it can be used effectively as a gateway device when transitioning to unified communications environments in several years time.
For enterprise IP-based telephony systems, one issue of concern is the risk of losing business opportunities if the communications lifeline were cut because of system or network failures or because of a power outage caused by a disaster. To address this risk, bringing together the technology and know-how it has accumulated since 1986 in developing and operating IP-PBXs and deploying them in businesses and public institutions, Fujitsu has developed the Enterprise Telephoney System LEGEND-V IP-PBX to help ensure business continuity even in the face of infrastructure failures.
1. Minimizes business impact of network or system failures
Systems come equipped with a host of features that ensure reliability and allow highly granular settings for maintaining operational continuity during system failures. These minimize the impact that network or system failures can have, and help businesses avoid missed opportunities.
- Option for redundancy in system controller, circuit receiver, circuit power supply.
- Battery power for continuous operation in the event of power outages.
- Designated extensions can remain connected to outside lines even after battery power runs out.
- "IP Remote Shelf" for centralized management of telephony systems at multiple sites, allows for backup servers to be designated at multiple sites, permitting business continuity from other sites during network failures.
2. Flexibility to expand as customer businesses grow
The new system is able to handle up to 16,000 extensions (compared to the 6400 extensions typical of earlier models). Because a single model can handle anywhere from 400 to 16,000 extensions, customers will not be faced with replacing equipment as their businesses grow and IP telephony requirements change.
Customers using Fujitsu's IP telephony system can continue to use their existing line sets, handsets, and PHS phones for the duration of their maintenance and support contract.
3. Ability to transition to uniform communications environment with moderate upfront investment
Use as a high-capacity gateway device is made possible as the system can accommodate a wide range of carriers, including the Hikari Denwa Office A (Ace) service from NTT East Japan and NTT West Japan, KDDI's IP telephony service (Hikari Direct), and Fujitsu's own FENICS IP Telephony Service, and trunk interface circuits, including analog, digital, and IP.
To gradually switchover to IP while using existing assets, customers can transition to a unified communications environment, for a moderate initial investment, that allows them to continue using not only fixed IP phones but also smartphones, mobile phones, PHS phones, video conferencing, web conferencing, e-mail, and voicemail. Thanks to the efficient and streamlined communications that this setup allows, businesses can run faster and more productively.
4. Centralized management for greater operational efficiency
IP Remote Shelf allows users to centrally manage the IP telephony systems for multiple sites, accommodating up to 600 circuits for each site's extensions. This allows a central location to handle in one batch such tasks as changes and additions to extension numbers, ad-hoc grouping, alarm monitoring, and maintenance. This increases operational efficiency.
For more information, please visit Fujitsu's website (http://www.fujitsu.com/global/news/pr/archives/month/2012/20120227-01.html)