CommWorks Does IP Voicemail

CommWorks ships an IP-based voicemail system that helps trim operating costs and set the stage for future messaging services

February 4, 2003

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ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. -- CommWorks, a 3Com Company (NASDAQ: COMS) today announced it is shipping a voice mail system built on the Internet Protocol (IP) that can help service providers trim operating costs, cost-effectively grow current voice mail offerings and lay the groundwork for future enhanced messaging services.The CommWorks® IP voice mail system uses a combination of softswitch elements and media gateways to deliver an open, standards-based solution that can interoperate with current legacy voice mail systems. The system also can be upgraded with new software for enhanced messaging and unified communications services, so carriers can add new features as market conditions warrant.In the architecture of traditional Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) voice messaging, one Class 5 switch and one voice mail system is typically located at each central office location."This deployment of multiple switches and systems at multiple location results in significant redundant operating costs, and makes system build out and expansion costly," said Sudhakar Ramakrishna, vice president, CommWorks IP telephony and wireline data business.In the CommWorks solution, a single CommWorks 8250 Personal Communications System serves all Class 5 switch locations in a service provider's network. A Total Control® 1000 Media Gateway from CommWorks is deployed at each central office location for connectivity via E1/T1 and the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)."With this centralized IP solution, the central office footprint requirement can be reduced by as much as 75 percent and operating costs can be cut by as much as two-thirds," Ramakrishna said.CommWorks

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