Cbeyond touts Cisco interoperability

August 9, 2007 -- Cbeyond, a provider of IP-based managed services for small businesses, announced that its BeyondVoice with SIPconnect service is interoperable with Cisco's Unified Communications 500 Series (UC500).

August 9, 2007 -- Cbeyond, a provider of IP-based managed services, recently announced that its BeyondVoice with SIPconnect service is interoperable with Cisco's Unified Communications 500 Series (UC500), a unified communications platform designed for small businesses.

According to a press release, the UC500 Series is a key component of Cisco's Smart Business Communications System (SBCS). The UC500 Series with the SBCS resides at the small business premise and supports the integrated delivery of voice, data, video, security and mobility services. Further, the UC500 provides voicemail and automated attendant and integrates with existing desktop applications such as calendar, e-mail, and customer relationship management (CRM) to enhance small business productivity and responsiveness.

"Cisco is excited to collaborate with Cbeyond to continue to drive profitability for our channel partners with a managed SIP trunk solution," says Mark Monday, vice president of product marketing for Cisco. "This combination of Cbeyond's SIPconnect service and SBCS offers a complete solution for small businesses to interconnect into a highly secure network, which will also provide additional services."

Cbeyond's BeyondVoice with SIPconnect service is an integrated package of local and long distance voice, mobile and broadband Internet services provided with a SIP trunking service to ensure a consistent quality of service and full-featured telephony for SIP-based VoIP calls.

"We are pleased to complete interoperability with Cisco's new UC500 series solution," comments Chris Gatch, chief technology officer for Cbeyond. "Using Cisco and Cbeyond, small businesses are now able to leverage the power of end-to-end IP communications to reduce their deployment cost, and to take advantage of rich, personalized features typically only available to larger enterprises."

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