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The Next Evolution of NEC’s Award-Winning Communications Technologies for Businesses of All Sizes.

 

UNIVERGE® SV9000 Series Communications Platforms

To grow a business and stay competitive, businesses need to innovate by leveraging the best and most current communication technologies, tools, and solutions. With this in mind, NEC has created the next evolution of our award-winning communications technologies with its UNIVERGE SV9000 Series Communications Platforms.

 

Empowering the Smart Enterprise

Smart enterprises must be powered by smart solutions. The SV9000 Series smart enterprise and SMB solutions leverage technologies which optimize business practices, drive workforce engagement, and create a competitive advantage – resulting in your business being more efficient, flexible, and productive. These powerful communications solutions are designed to fit your business’s unique needs and provide you with high-efficiency, easy-to-deploy technology that you require.

The SV9000 Series

The SV9000 Series enhances the overall user experience. From IT staff and office workers to the receptionist and all other employees, the SV9000 Series provides communication tools that can be tailored to individual roles to streamline information delivery and increase productivity.

Native UC on all platforms

New licensing software delivery models

Easy administration and deployment tools

Enhanced vertical workflow solutions

The perfect platform for small to medium sized businesses that want to grow their organization and be competitive in the marketplace.

Smart Communications for Small and Medium Businesses

The UNIVERGE SV9100 Communications Server is a Unified Communications solution that is ideal for small and medium-sized businesses. Its intelligent design helps to solve today’s communications challenges and is built to scale as your business grows.

NEC offers the SV9100 in two variations to meet the needs of the smallest businesses to those with almost a thousand employees:

  • The SV9100E is for small to medium businesses that wish to take full advantage of what IP and Unified Communications has to offer.
  • The SV9100S is for small businesses that just want the basics, but also want a system that will grow with their company and will migrate to an SV9100E when ready.

The SV9100 is:

  • Distinct, scalable, IP Unified Communication enabled solution
  • Highly reliable

The SV9100 has:

  • Simplified user licensing structure
  • Comprehensive suite of Unified Communications and Contact Center solutions
  • Broad range of mobility applications and devices
  • Vertical market-specific solution integrations
  • Wide-range of end-points
  • Single point configuration and management
  • Multi-Line SIP Client, Multi-Carrier Support

The SV9100 does:

  • Comply with all regulatory standards
  • Deliver on NEC’s green initiatives
  • Safeguard your investment

Why SV9100:

SV9100 Brochure (PDF)»
SV9100 Data Sheet (PDF)»
UT880 on UNIVERGE SV9100 Sales Sheet (PDF)»

The ideal platform for small to medium sized businesses that want to grow their organizations with smart communications.

Smart Communications for Small and Medium Businesses

The UNIVERGE SV9300 Communications Server is a robust, feature-rich, Unified Communications enabled system that is ideal for small and medium-sized businesses. The server is designed to help solve today’s communications challenges and is built with your migration path in mind, so you can scale your communications as your business grows.

The SV9300 is:

  • Proprietary server with stackable chassis architecture
  • Distinct, scalable, IP Unified Communication enabled solution
  • Highly reliable

The SV9300 has:

  • Simplified user licensing structure
  • Comprehensive suite of Unified Communications and Contact Center solutions
  • Broad range of mobility applications and devices
  • Vertical market-specific solution integrations
  • Wide-range of end-points
  • Single point configuration and management
  • Multi-Line SIP Client, Multi-Carrier Support

The SV9300 does:

  • Comply with all regulatory standards
  • Deliver on NEC’s green initiatives
  • Safeguard your investment

Why SV9300:

SV9300 Brochure (PDF) »
SV9300 Data Sheet (PDF) »

A powerful communications platform designed with today’s mobile customer in mind.

The UNIVERGE SV9500 Communications Server is a robust, feature-rich system that is ideal for large enterprises and geographically distributed businesses.

It is designed to help solve today’s communications challenges and offers easy integration with NEC’s unique vertical solutions.

The SV9500 is:

  • Communications server with 19-inch stackable chassis architecture
  • Virtualized Pre-Packaged Server or Software Delivered Solution
  • Powerful IP Unified Communication enabled solution
  • Highly reliable

The SV9500 has:

  • Simplified user licensing structure
  • Broad range of mobility applications and devices
  • Vertical market-specific solution integrations
  • Wide-range of end-points
  • Single point configuration and management
  • Multi-Line SIP Client, Multi-Carrier Support

The SV9500 does:

  • Comply with all regulatory standards
  • Deliver on NEC’s green initiatives
  • Safeguard your investment

Why SV9500:

SV9500 Brochure (PDF) »
SV9500 Virtualized Data Sheet (PDF) »
SV9500 Communications Server Data Sheet (PDF) »
SV9500 High Availability UC Solution Sales Sheet (PDF) »

NEC Converged Mobility

UC for Enterprise Mobility (MC550)

One phone number. One voice mailbox. Instant status updates on availability.

With NEC’s UC for Enterprise (UCE) Mobility solution, businesses large and small can shorten the time it takes to move projects forward and improve the service it provides its valued customers.

NEC’s UCE Mobility enables its users to:
  • Establish one phone number for their use and define the phones that are to ring when that number is called
  • Set up one voice mailbox that collects messages regardless of which phone is called
  • Determine the current status and availability of other UCE users from a personal computer, Mac, smart phone, web-enabled mobile phone or iPhone®
  • Use an intuitive web browser on their mobile phones to perform such functions as search for contacts, access contact information and review the call log
  • Easily move calls initiated or received by UCE Mobility to and from their desktop phones
  • Add comments to their personal profiles, enhancing their social networking ability

In-Building Mobility

MH150 and MH160 Mobile Handsets
Flexibility and Convenience at Your Fingertips

UNIVERGE MH150 and MH160 Mobile Handsets seamlessly integrate with UNIVERGE IP communications systems to provide the key features and services your organization requires. These mobile handsets significantly improve a user’s productivity and responsiveness by providing them with the ability to roam from one business area to another – enabling them to always be accessible to customers and colleagues.

NEC offers you two versatile handsets to choose from:

UNIVERGE MH150 Mobile Handset – is perfect for users involved in a wide range of industries. With its lightweight, rugged design and extensive feature support, it exceeds the requirements of general office and management staff while providing a reliable option for front-line personnel in high-use environments.

UNIVERGE MH160 Mobile Handset – provides the same extensive feature set of the MH150 plus adds NEC’s unique push-to-talk (PTT) capability. This PTT capability lets users communicate instantaneously, which is a specific need of many distributed work teams that require frequent communication.

MH150 and MH160 Mobile Handsets also feature an integrated 802.11 a/b/g radio that enables you to choose your preferred wireless network for voice communications. Users with 802.11b or 802.11g networks can easily add voice communications to an existing Wi-Fi network in order to reduce equipment and management costs and protect existing WLAN infrastructure investment. Additionally, these handsets provide protection from the interference that often handicaps other mobile systems.

If deployed in high-density or mission critical environments with existing 802.11 devices on the 2.4 GHz frequency, customers can activate the MH150 and MH160 in an 802.11a mode that operates in the 5.0 GHz band. This minimizes potential interference and provides increased coverage.

MH240 Mobile Handsets

NEC’s UNIVERGE MH240 Mobile Handset significantly improves user accessibility, productivity and responsiveness by providing workers with the ability to roam from one business area to another – without losing productivity.

The MH240 enables you to get the most from your NEC IP communications platform – even with a highly mobile staff. It is a single-line, multiple key WLAN handset that enables workers to stay connected. The MH240 provides excellent voice quality, an intuitive LED screen and simple menu-driven navigation. It even offers a wide range of features, such as a personal phonebook, courtesy mode, redial, and an integrated speakerphone.

By providing your employees with the MH240 mobile handset, you are enabling them with an easy way to be reached by both customers and colleagues – even while they are away from their desks. Both your employees and customers benefit from the resulting increased responsiveness.

Polycom® SpectraLink® 8400 Series Telephones

Polycom SpectraLink 8400 Wireless Telephones improve productivity and responsiveness for on-site mobile professionals across a wide range of industries, including healthcare, retail, manufacturing and hospitality. Built on open standards, the SpectraLink 8400 series transforms the delivery of mobile enterprise applications by bringing the power of thin client and browser technology to front-line professionals in an easy-to-use and easy-to-manage interface. Additionally, the SpectraLink 8400 series supports the industry’s broadest range of interfaces to enterprise-grade PBX, wireless LAN, and infrastructures to deliver maximum interoperability with the lowest overall cost of ownership in the industry.

Features and Benefits

Transform workflows with application, voice, and data integration

  • Maximize staff efficiency by leveraging Web-based applications through the industry’s only enterprise VoWLAN device with integrated WebKit-based Web browser, bar code imager and XML-based API.
  • Streamline workflows by seamlessly connecting with on-premises peripherals via the exclusive Polycom Quick Barcode Connector™ (QBC) interface
  • Instantly communicate using the Microsoft® Office Communications Server IM client on a dedicated VoWLAN device

Supports the exacting needs of on-site mobile professionals

  • Minimize data input errors with an integrated barcode imager (SpectraLink 8450 model only)
  • Rapidly communicate among groups with integrated Push-to-Talk
  • Maximize handset life-span with industrial-grade over-molding and a rugged design
  • Simplify user training with large display, simple user interface and dedicated soft-keys
  • Operate in loud environments with advanced noise suppression technology

Broadest interoperability based on open standards

  • Connect to the broadest array of PBXs using extensive and proven Polycom UC software based on industry standard Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)
  • Simplify deployments with documented and third-party certified AP configurations
  • Install a future-proof solution that leverages the 802.11n standard

Lowest total cost of ownership in the industry

  • Consolidate disparate paging, telephone, scanning, two-way radios, intercom, conferencing, and location tags into a single device
  • Leverage the industry’s best warranty policy for repairs and replacements
  • Lower deployment and maintenance costs using on-board diagnostics and centralized management functions
Total Visibility Solution
Real-Time Visibility into the Location, Status and Condition of Assets and People

Each year, organizations of all types are challenged to keep track of the location, status and condition of their equipment, people and other mobile assets. Many of the problems which contribute to this challenge share a common cause – the lack of real-time visibility.

With NEC’s Total Visibility Solution from AeroScout®, organizations are able to accurately locate and identify assets or people in real-time over their existing Wi-Fi network, which increases visibility within the organization and delivers the tools needed to drive operational efficiency.

Total Visibility Solution enables organizations to:

  • Increase real-time visibility of assets and people
  • Locate mobile assets and automate asset management processes for loss prevention and increased utilization
  • Increase people’s safety with RFID call button tags signaling exact locations
  • Automate audits (i.e. organization-wide inventory)
  • Automate outputs needed for various regulatory agencies (i.e. temperature monitoring, reports)
  • Locate standard Wi-Fi clients such as laptops, PDAs and barcode scanners, without installing extra hardware or software
Business Mobility Terminals

NEC’s Business Mobility provides a more flexible work environment by delivering on-site wireless telephony through the superior quality of the well established Digital Enhanced Cordless Telephone (DECT) technology with all of the benefits of IP technology.

Business Mobility extends the reach of your voice communications by using your converged network to offer feature transparency between the wired and wireless world without any compromise in voice quality, availability and security.

  • C124 IP DECT Terminal
  • G355 IP DECT Terminal
  • G955 IP DECT Terminal
  • I755 IP DECT Terminal

NEC’s SMB Wireless (ML440) solution enables you to provide your employees true on-site mobility with the productivity enhancing features and functionality of their desktop phone. SMB Wireless allows your employees to stay in-touch with colleagues and customers – resulting in improved efficiency and increased customer satisfaction.

SMB Wireless provides a more flexible work environment by delivering on-site wireless telephony through the superior quality of the well established Digital Enhanced Cordless Telephone (DECT) technology with all of the benefits of IP. It extends the reach of your voice communications by using your converged network to offer feature transparency between the wired and wireless world without any compromise in voice quality, availability and security.

SMB Wireless:
  • Delivers true on-site mobility that improves efficiency and productivity
  • Provides a cost-effective in-building wireless solution built on proven technology
  • Offers crystal clear speech, seamless handover and secure air interface through powerful encryption
  • Provides a powerful web-based management tool that simplifies administration
  • Improves customer satisfaction
  • Supported on UNIVERGE SV8100 Communications Server

Combines the advantages of digital telephony with the superior quality and advanced features of DECT technology.

NEC’s UNIVERGE SV8000 Series Digital DECT Terminals combine the best of both worlds. In the process, they help organizations unify their business communications to become more mobile.

NEC’s Digital DECT phones work seamlessly with NEC’s UNIVERGE SV8000 Series communications servers. Installing Digital DECT is easy, and both data and network remain secure. All communications are encrypted to protect the privacy of the company and its customers.

By adding a DTL-RPT-1 repeater to the system, the coverage area of the Digital DECT telephone system can be extended in all directions – including vertically. The repeaters are installed so their coverage area overlaps the coverage area of the base – then the base hands-off calls to the repeaters as employees move from one coverage area to another. When connected to the repeater, the mobile handset operates exactly as it does when connected to the base. Users never perceive handoffs from the base to a repeater – even during an active call.

This Digital DECT wireless system provides the workforce with perfect voice quality, seamless handoffs and a secure air interface. A company’s investments in its existing telephones, applications and network infrastructure are secure.

Remote/Telecommuter Mobility

NEC’s Softphones provide organizations a versatile, converged communications tool that offers an impressive array of features and functionality. Softphones are versatile, multimedia IP phones that reside within a personal computer (PC) and deliver high quality voice via a USB-connected headset/handset. Designed to meet the needs of any employee, they can be used as a primary desktop telephone, a supplemental desktop telephone or a remote/telecommuting device. NEC Softphones:

  • Decrease desktop expenses through the purchase of fewer hardware terminals
  • Enhance customer satisfaction by providing more mobility to employees
  • Improve employee productivity by permitting alternate work environments
  • Lower the cost associated with turnover by increasing location options

 

With NEC’s Softphones, an organization’s employees will have the advantages of a converged voice and data network whether they’re in the office or on the road. Softphones combine traditional business communications needs with the data applications employees require.

Mobile phones are a mainstay in today’s businesses and usage only continues to grow. This inherently makes employees have to distribute a separate phone number to business associates or customers so they can be reached and manage multiple voice mailboxes, as well as deal with important calls being dropped from a weak in-building signal.

With NEC’s fixed mobile convergence uMobility™ solution from Varaha Systems, Inc., businesses are now able to provide employees with single number reach, unified voice messaging and enhanced in-building coverage through a business’s Wi-Fi network. uMobility provides:

  • Single number reach – rings a user’s business phone and cell phone simultaneously ensuring no calls are missed
  • Unified voice messaging – all missed calls are directed to a user’s business voicemail account; centralizing messages in one mailbox
  • Seamless roaming on and off campus – calls can be transparently bridged from a business’s Wi-Fi to cellular networks and back again via a Smartphone
  • Enterprise dialing via Smartphones – enables users to do station-to-station and external dialing; calls can be placed by either entering a 4 or 5 digit extension or a fully-dialed number
  • Improved efficiency and productivity – provides users the capability to handle calls more promptly; streamlining communications and information delivery
  • Increased customer satisfaction – provides customers with a single number to reach their contact on the first try; positively impacting customer service dramatically

 

By enabling employees to be reached anytime, anywhere – any business can become more efficient, responsive, collaborative and productive.

NEC Voicemail & Unifed Messaging

NEC’s UC for Business (UCB) is a perfect unified communications (UC) solution for small to medium-sized businesses. This single server solution is designed to optimize your communications through the convergence of communication channels and business processes. It enables your employees to collaborate more effectively across the enterprise and helps to improve their overall productivity.

  • Single server environment enables simplified administration.
  • Rich Presence provides valuable information on people’s whereabouts and availability.
  • Desktop telephony and Microsoft® Office Outlook® integration simplifies call handling and enables users to manage all their communications from their desktop.
  • Sophisticated contact center and operator functionality addresses the unique requirements of these important customer touch points.
  • Third-party integration allows organizations to connect UCB with other business applications easily and cost-effectively.

 

UCB means less IT infrastructure, less complexity and less drain on your resources. With UC for Business, you can meet all of your employees’ needs, implement an enterprise-wide unified communications solution and minimize your total cost of ownership.

UCB is supported on all of NEC’s UNIVERGE® SV8000 Series Communications Servers. InUCB for the SV8100 and SV8300 gives you the option of running UCB on an internal server blade that comes already licensed and pre-configured for ease of installation and implementation.

NEC understands that having the right communications solutions for your business is critical to your success. We want to partner with you to ensure that the communications solution you choose meets your specific business requirements. The comparison table in the UCB brochure will help you and your NEC authorized representative to identify the UC for Business solution that best meets your growing business’s needs.

InMail from NEC is a digital voice mail application designed specifically for the Electra Elite® IPK II. InMail’s unique digital integration is the result of the voice processing system being part of the communication system.

Today, organizations not only seek additional features and functionality but also expect improved efficiency, economy and convenience. Digital integration brings increased speed and accuracy to your voice mail system. The InMail message storage mounts directly on the system’s Central Processing Unit (CPU) resulting in the highest level of integration. This messaging system combines value and convenience with the needs of the smaller sized business.

The inherent design results in the InMail being easy to install, program and administer. The voice mail system shares the same HTML GUI interface used for system programming; WebPro / PCPro. These programming interfaces communicate with the voice mail system using the CPU’s built-in Ethernet connection. The final result is a cost effective, smart voice mail system that is easy to install and maintain.

InMail is designed for businesses requiring up to 4 voice mail ports. InMail is available with 2 to 4 voice mail ports and supports up to 128 mailboxes and eight hours of storage.

The intuitive user interface is enhanced with SoftKeys. Each user with a multiline telephone with a display will be guided with message management options. Softkeys make it easy to manage voice mail messages and enjoy the features of the system, and maximize your investment in display telephones.

The InMail’s feature set contains all the features you would expect to find in standard voice mail systems, but also includes advanced features typically found only in larger, more expensive systems. A message count on the telephone LCD keeps users informed as to how many messages are waiting in their mailbox. There is no need for users to call in to voice mail to find out if messages are waiting. This maximizes employee productivity and improves responsiveness to customers who are awaiting callbacks.

A conversation recording feature keeps a recording of a conversation and stores it directly into your mailbox. Later on, you may review the recorded conversation for important details, or use it to document conversations.

The answering machine emulation feature can be used to screen calls just like a home answering machine. Employees can choose to interrupt their current task and immediately answer important calls, or let the caller continue to leave a message in their mailbox.

InMail complements and completes business messaging options and cost effectively delivers a turn-key solution.

UNIVERGE® UM4730 Unified Messaging

Conquer Message Management with NEC’s Scalable, Feature-Rich Solution

The NEC UNIVERGE UM4730 Unified Messaging is a solution that can grow with an organization to help ensure the business stays productive and competitive.

The UM4730 provides traditional voice mail capabilities such as voice mail, automated attendant and audio text along with Unified Messaging, Web Mailbox Manager, Mobile Web Mailbox Manger, Really Simple Syndication (RSS) Feeds for notification and fax capabilities. These features together build a completely integrated message management solution that simplifies the sometimes daunting task of effectively communicating with the people who matter most – customers and colleagues.

 

UNIVERGE® UM8000-Mail Solution

Fulfilling the promise of UNIVERGE®360

The UNIVERGE UM8000-Mail solution is an in-skin unified messaging system that delivers abundant message storage, scalable port capacity and all the features you’ve come to expect from NEC, a leader in voice messaging products. This solution, which is designed specifically for SV8000 Series Communications Servers, is aligned with NEC’s UNIVERGE360 approach to unifying business communications by integrating voice, fax and email messages into one inbox while offering reliability, a smaller footprint and lower operating cost than other systems.

UNIVERGE® UM8700

UM8700 delivers best-in-class applications that can enhance a user’s efficiency and productivity

In today’s challenging environment, organizations need to get more work done with less resources and time. With NEC’s UNIVERGE UM8700, businesses and individual users can communicate more efficiently, respond more quickly and cut down on wasted time.

UM8700 turns a business’s telephone system into a productivity tool. It delivers a powerful suite of unified communications applications.

Wired for Wireless

Employees need not be out of touch just because they have stepped away from their desks. With NEC’s WIRED FOR WIRELESS® option, they can take their office phone with them. The call is answered on the first attempt even if the employee is in the warehouse, walking between buildings or in a conference room. The caller does not waste time with telephone tag and doesn’t have to rely on an often-unreliable overhead paging system. For many organizations, missed calls are missed opportunities. With NEC’s WIRED FOR WIRELESS solution, you can leave your desk without fear of missing critical calls.

With NEC’s Dterm® PSII (Personal Station) and NEC’S WIRED FOR WIRELESS option, today’s on-the-move work force can stay in constant touch with customers and colleagues. You can walk freely around your workplace while on a call – with no “dead zones.” NEC’s WIRED FOR WIRELESS solution provides continuous coverage throughout a multi-storied building or across a multi-building campus.

NEC’s WIRED FOR WIRELESS solution provides employees with a fully featured wireless extension to their desktop telephone. Access to advanced telecommunication features such as voice mail, call forwarding and conferencing, provides the freedom and convenience of a mobile phone, with the advantages and features of a desktop handset.

DTERM PSII (PERSONAL STATION)

Telephone handset has been uniquely designed to support the professional’s schedule and the special needs of people on the run. With up to 6 hours of continuous talk time and 500 hours of standby time, the Dterm PSII practically eliminates work interruption to change batteries.

ZONE TRANSCEIVER II (ZT)

Provide the high quality, digital radio link enabling people to make and receive calls from the Dterm PSII phones. The ZTs are inconspicuously mounted on ceilings and walls; provide continuous radio coverage throughout the coverage area.

NEAX WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM (WCS)

A choice of wireless adjunct solutions for integration into your current PBX or Centrex system.

WIRED FOR WIRELESS

The broadest range of wireless capacities available in the market today. With fully integrated functionality, the user has access to many of the same resources as do other wired subscribers in the system and allows wireless to be added to your NEAX PBX without the expense of an adjunct system and PBX interface lines.

ELECTRA ELITE® WIRED FOR WIRELESS

The introduction of Wireless terminals on the Electra Elite 48/192 offers on-premise mobility for system users. This mobility translates into increased productivity as vital personnel on the go within the coverage area can conduct business. Zone Transceivers (ZTs) can be situated in such a way as to provide zones of seamless coverage. As a Dterm PSII user moves between zones, during the course of his/her work, they are never out of touch because their active calls are automatically handed-off to other zones when necessary.

Unlike typical analog phones that use a 900MHz band, the NEC Analog Cordless features a 2.4GHz digital spread spectrum. This means you can avoid congested 900MHz areas while traveling much farther from the base unit and still receive clear digital transmissions.

Designed to maximize mobility while providing access to most system features right on the handset, the D term Cordless II is designed for spectrum efficiency in combination with the Dterm Cordless Lite to maximize call capacity.

As with the Dterm Cordless II, the Dterm Cordless Lite II is designed to increase your mobility to one within the building while maintaining quality voice coverage and access most system features. Best suited for high desnity conversations, the versatile and easy-to-use Dterm Cordless Lite gives you desktop funcionality in a cordless hand-set.

The analog Dterm Headset Cordless telephone is designed for mobility. Its convenient pocket side allows you to speak and listen in a hands free mode. The unit comes equipped with 2.5 mm headsets.

Additional NEC Solutions

NEAX® 2400 IPX

Internet Protocol eXchange: The UNIVERGE NEAX 2400 Internet Protocol eXchange (IPX) is an intelligent Digital Communications controller that offers all the functions and services of an Advanced Private Branch Exchange (PBX).

Polycom Video Conferencing Systems

Polycom leads the industry in providing end-to-end converged conferencing solutions through its wide range of voice, video, data and web offerings. Through our partnership with Polycom, NEC Unified Solutions continues to bring new products and enhancements to increase the breadth and value of our offerings, so that your business can maximize the benefits of unified collaborative communications.

Converging Communications at Your Pace.

The last decade of the twentieth century saw the Internet evolve from a resource sharing and file transfer medium for a few universities and government agencies into a communications phenomenon of unimaginable proportion and power. The Internet Protocol has accordingly become the de facto standard for moving bits of data from one place to another, whether across the Internet or through private networks. The first decade of the twenty-first century may witness the transformation and incorporation of all types of human communications systems — not just data but voice, video, imaging and even forms as yet undreamed of — into a converged global communications network based on the Internet Protocol (IP).

The first step in this process of IP globalization is called IP Telephony, and it is already well under way. IP Telephony is not just a matter of converting voice signals to data bits, although that is part of the process. Also involved are the call set-up messages and the networking information — transparent to the end user — that make possible the convenience and ease-of-use offered by networked telephony systems. Thus students at a remote campus or office workers at a branch office can enjoy and benefit from the features and functions of the PBX at the central site — voice mail, music-on-hold, telephone set displays, message lights, to name a few — as though they were directly connected to the central site.

IP Telephony is growing throughout the world as communications decision makers begin to take advantage of the potential cost savings afforded by converged infrastructures (See Networking.). NEC America Corporate Networks Group’s initiative to facilitate the migration to IP Telephony is called NEON: NEC’s Enterprise Open Network. One of the essential aspects of NEON is honoring our commitment to investment protection for our customers. We are therefore “IP enabling” our existing line of traditional PBXs, Key Telephone Systems and Document Solutions so that our customers can enjoy the cost savings of IP Telephony without rendering obsolete their existing systems.

The power of this solution not only protects customer investments (both past and future) in NEC systems, but delivers all the benefits of our traditional PBX without the geographic boundaries of the past.