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VoIP deployment for HQ and remote office

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    Renato
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    I’m researching a way to deploy VoIP in my company. Our situation right now is the traditional setup: each branch office has their own telco lines. So, you can already see that, since our remote offices (about 18 ) are scattered around the U.S., our long distance bills are high. We already have a VPN network set up for our data infrastructure. I’m looking for a way to use VoIP to communicate within each other, and make calls out of headquarters and another major office/branch. I’m also trying to keep costs low (obviously) and maybe using gateways (Audiocodes Mediants) to prevent having to dish out large amounts of cash for IP phones, etc.

    Can anyone give suggestions as to how we can approach this plan?

    Thanks!

    #31808 Reply
    MikeM to Renato
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    Renato,

    Check on the Quintum products (www.quintum.com). They were designed just for your situation. No need to replace your pbx or install cards, you just install the Quintum gateways onto your existing telco lines (between the pbx and the telco) and the quintum will intelligently route calls over IP as needed. Additionally, it will also allow for fail-over back to the telco if needed.

    Look at their web site and feel free to contact me if you have any specific questions.

    Mike M
    mike_voip@hotmail.com

    #31809 Reply
    Renato
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    Thanks MikeM. I checked out the hardware, though I’m not too familiar with what is needed to complete the setup. I know I will need a couple of Tenor AS or AF series, though I’m not sure what’s needed on the HQ side to connect our T1.

    Though I didn’t see or I don’t think they have IP-PBXs (our current voicemail system sucks!), so I’m assuming I’ll have to take on that with someone else, right (Asterisk, etc)?
    Thanks

    #31810 Reply
    MikeM to Renato
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    Renato,

    Quintum has T1 units (DX). As for IP PBX, no, they do not have this. Their market is the transition market at the enterprise to leverage your legacy PBX without making any huge investment/forklift upgrade to complete IP PBX with IP phones and such.

    Mike M
    mike_voip@hotmail.com

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