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So a user could be abroad but still be contactable as the call will be re-routed to another connected device, which also cuts international roaming costs thanks to Aastra Mobile Client, which provides least cost routing.
Remote workers’ calls are routed over the IP network meaning out-of-office workers have same functionality as in- office colleagues.
The solution is also is simple and intuitive to use, say Aastra, and new 400 supports all smartphones including Apple’s iPhone, BlackBerry, Nokia’s Symbian and Google’s Android.
The Aastra 400 system offers choice of either IP, SIP or digital desktop handsets and the entire solution can be tailored to suit clients needs.
Flexibility is also the order of the day with this system, and can be bought outright or leased on rental agreement.
Designed in Germany, the IP system is also is a fully open standard.
The 400 series combines fully unified communications and collaboration (UCC) applications, mobility solutions and devices and help employees be contactable at all times throughout the day across all platforms with one number access, Interactive Voice Response (IVR) and email notification of voicemail messages.
It also boosts productivity with group voicemail boxes, instant messaging (IM), presence management and conference call capabilities.
Basic handsets costs as little as $100, although the high end IP handsets will cost more.
For multi-site networking, up to 40 sites can be linked to support a maximum of 600 users. “This feature alone provides enormous potential for a business to create major cost savings in telephony” says Tony Warhurst, Aastra Australia Director of Sales and Marketing.
Designed for an integrated voice and data network environment, it automatically configures to the network and maintenance can be performed via a web browser interface allowing remote access.
The Aastra 400 also has strong networking capabilities, important for multi-site organisations like estate agents.
The 400 series comprises three communication servers – Aastra 415 for four to twelve users; Aastra 430 for up to 50 users; Aastra 470 for up to 400 users.
All three servers are IP appliances which support legacy connections so SMBs can migrate to IP at their own pace. With the Aastra 400, all types of trunk and extension technology are supported.
Launched in Europe earlier this year it has already received nod’s from communications industry including ‘Editor’s Choice’ Award from Business Info – a widely respected UK title.
“The business customer is at the heart of everything we do at Aastra. The Aastra 400 series is a flexible and scalable, future proof solution,” adds Warhurst.