Today at C3 Expo, TalkSwitch, LONG time provider of small business focused telecommunication solutions and Avaya, long time provider of larger business telecommunication solutions and recently selling more and more to the small business market – showcased their respective telecommunication products.
Talkswitch continues to focus on simplicity and enabling your EXISTING systems to work.
Avaya’s newly launched one-X phone system makes it extremely simple to make your own telephone network via your existing network or via the Internet.
If you have analog phone lines and want to quickly build your own, connected telephone system, TalkSwicth provides a number of appliances (from $700 on up) that can bring them all together and includes a wide range of telephony features such as auto-attendant, voice mail, remote extensions and more.
TalkSwitch also enables you to bridge more than one TalkSwitch appliance together and connect to a remote office via a simple extension. If you want to leverage the power of the Internet you can connect the TalkSwitch appliances together via VOIP and lower your phone call expenses drastically. Imagine having an office in France and one in Texas. You could call the office in France, from Texas using a simple extension number, over the Internet for pennies. Furthermore you could then dial-out and call a local French number and only pay local telephone rates or continue over the Internet and save even more money – the possibilities are expansive.
If you have analog telephone lines, there’s no need to throw them out. TalkSwitch works with what you have.
I saw a timed demo of how easy it was to put together an Avaya one-X telephone system. The demo had two phones connected via a network switch (this could be your network for example) In less then 3 minutes the user had setup a mini-phone system. The simple process walks the user through the quick setup process.
Each Avaya phone automatically back up each others features including voicemail, so if one telephone fails the others continue to work, providing embedded fail-over and business continuity.