Microsoft unveils SME VoIP system

Microsoft has launched an internet protocol (IP) phone system code-named Response Point, designed for ease of use and manageability at SMEs.

Microsoft has launched an internet protocol (IP) phone system code-named Response Point, designed for ease of use and manageability at SMEs.

The new system comes in an easy-to-install box, supports both voice over IP (VoIP) and traditional phone lines, and includes a voice-activated user interface.

Now in beta testing, Response Point will be generally available later this year in three OEM models: the D-Link DVX-2000, the Quanta Syspine and the Uniden Evolo.

Microsoft said it designed the Response Point software to “empower small-business customers to manage system changes themselves”.

“We know from years of networking experience that many small businesses want an IT specialist to install their networking infrastructure,” said Keith Karlsen, executive vice president of D-Link Systems.

“But they also want to manage simple things like moves, adds and changes on their own,” he said.

With the user-friendly, PC-based Response Point management console, tasks such as adding a phone for a new employee or creating a call distribution list can be completed in a couple of minutes, said Microsoft.

The Beta 2 release of Response Point is scheduled for early April. More information about Response Point can be found at:
http://www.microsoft.com/responsepoint

Doubts persist over open source IP telephony

Comment on this article: computer.weekly@rbi.co.uk

Read more on Voice networking and VoIP

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchCIO

SearchSecurity

SearchNetworking

SearchDataCenter

  • How do I size a UPS unit?

    Your data center UPS sizing needs are dependent on a variety of factors. Develop configurations and determine the estimated UPS ...

  • How to enhance FTP server security

    If you still use FTP servers in your organization, use IP address whitelists, login restrictions and data encryption -- and just ...

  • 3 ways to approach cloud bursting

    With different cloud bursting techniques and tools from Amazon, Zerto, VMware and Oracle, admins can bolster cloud connections ...

SearchDataManagement

Close