I covered Microsoft’s new telephone system for small businesses, Response Point, here in March 2007.
Yesterday, Microsoft announced pricing and availability of their phone system. As with most Microsoft hardware this is a partnership.
Microsoft provides the software and platform and partners, in this case, telephone manufacturers, provide the hardware.
Microsoft’s press release reads that customers can preorder Quanta Syspine models beginning Friday, Oct. 5. A complete package that includes a base unit with built-in analog telephone adapter (ATA) and secure gateway, plus four phones, will cost approximately $2,500 (all prices U.S.). Additional phones will be available for $159 each.
In addition, D-Link VoiceCenter phone systems will be available in Q4 2007. The VoiceCenter system will include a base unit, ATA and five phones for approximately $2,999. Additional phone lines will cost $149.
Microsoft Financing will also allow customers who purchase through an authorized Microsoft reseller to pay for fully installed Response Point phone systems on a monthly basis, giving small businesses access to advanced phone technology without straining their credit lines or requiring a large upfront investment.
You can get more details about Response Point here.
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