AltiGen New MAX Communications Server 6.0 VoIP Softswitch » read source
AltiGen Communications, Inc. announces the new software based MAX Communications Server 6.0 VoIP softswitch with native Microsoft Exchange 2007 Unified Messaging integration at the 2008 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Houston, Texas. Unlike the proprietary hardware-based phone systems, AltiGen’s VoIP phone system is software-based, running on your data network just like the other software applications you depend on to run your business. AltiGen’s award winning, integrated IP applications deliver a complete business communications solution, including Voicemail, Unified Messaging, Automatic Call Distribution, Call Recording, Call Activity Reporting, and Mobility solutions – designed to deliver superior business results for our customers.
AltiGen’s VoIP phone systems are designed with an open, distributed architecture, built on industry standard Intel-based servers, SIP-compliant IP phones, and Microsoft-based IP applications. This adherence to widely-used standards provides a robust, reliable and scalable phone system which leverages a company's existing technology investment. The MAX Communications Server (MAXCS) 6.0 is AltiGen's next generation full-featured VoIP phone system and unified communications solution designed for businesses with support for up to 5,000 users. To increase scalability, the new VoIP switching architecture of MAXCS 6.0 utilizes standard Intel based servers to handle all VoIP voice processing.
"By migrating to a software based softswitch architecture, we are able to deploy MAXCS 6.0 on any AltiGen certified Intel based server," said Jimmin Yao, vice president of product management. "In larger enterprise organizations, the new software based softswitch architecture will give IT departments the flexibility to deploy MAXCS on their company's specified standard server platform."
This release allows AltiGen's MAXCS 6.0 to operate as the Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 IP PBX plug-in with native integration. This gives customers the flexibility to use Exchange 2007 as their unified messaging server to gain advance capabilities beyond standard voicemail features, such as speech recognition/control and text-to-speech playback of user emails and calendar appointments through the phone system. Native integration also gives IT managers a single point of management for all company communications for archival and regulatory compliance requirements.
MAXCS 6.0 also includes support for AltiGen's new desktop client MAX Communicator. MAX Communicator replaces AltiGen's current AltiView client with a completely redesigned interface that increases employee productively with new streamlined access to important features such as extension and Office Communicator presence, visual voicemail, call control, conferencing, company directory information. Additionally, the MAX Communicator includes a fully featured VoIP softphone for remote users.
MAX Communications Server 6.0 key features and benefits include:
- Native Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 integration for a complete unified messaging solution
- New software based distributed softswitch architecture with support for 1,000 users on a single server
- New .NET based desktop telephony client with enhanced call control features
- Integration with Microsoft Office Communicator to deliver rich presence management
- Expanded meet-me conference bridge with scheduling application supporting 120 participants