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Published on July 12th, 2012 | by Alexis Argent

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Sangoma Debuts Lync Express Appliance at Microsoft WPC in Toronto

All-in-one Microsoft Lync Appliance Features Fully Integrated PSTN Connectivity; Simplifies Enterprise Unified Communications Deployments

Sangoma will showcase its innovative Sangoma NetBorder Lync Express appliance to a global audience at the 2012 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, held at the Metro Toronto Convention Center on July 8-12, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. In addition to Lync Express, Sangoma will exhibit its broad portfolio of telecommunications solutions designed to simplify unified communications deployments and deliver operational efficiency across disparate technologies. Sangoma will be located at booth 256 throughout the exhibition.

Sangoma’s Lync Express simplifies Microsoft Lync deployments by combining the Lync server elements and the PSTN gateway functions into a single appliance,” said Doug Vilim, vice president of worldwide sales for Sangoma. “Sangoma has an unmatched history of providing high quality and reliable IP and TDM networking solutions that exceed customer expectations. Our research and expertise in designing relevant and cost-effective communications solutions has enabled Sangoma to develop a solution that makes it easy for any Microsoft Partner or enterprise to get a Lync deployment up and running quickly and easily.

Lync Express is an integrated appliance that provides the core capabilities necessary in any Lync deployment. The solution incorporates the Microsoft Windows 2008 server, Microsoft Lync 2010 server and the Sangoma NetBorder Express VoIP gateway. The stand-alone appliance supports sites of up to approximately 100 users and is equipped with one E1/T1/J1 compliant digital telephony span for connection to the PSTN. Lync Express also provides four FXS line connections for any legacy emergency phone or fax requirements. For larger deployments, Sangoma offers the NetBorder Express Kit, comprised of Sangoma’s award-winning telephony boards and Lync-certified NetBorder Express software for installation in a server of choice.

Sangoma’s field-proven auto-detect and quick configuration features inherent in its NetBorder products make these solutions ideal for both enterprise users and service providers looking to facilitate Lync installations. In addition, Sangoma’s telephony solutions are compatible with PSTN protocols and line-codes throughout the world, and are easily integrated with most TDM- or IP-based PBX and Unified Communications platforms in the market.

Lync Express is the only fully integrated solution of its kind in the market. We have received a deluge of inquiries since announcing the product just one week ago, and numerous requests for meetings and demonstrations at WPC,” continued Vilim. “Eliminating the need to source and configure an external PSTN gateway frees network architects to focus on leveraging the powerful UC features and capabilities available through Lync. Sangoma’s ability to reduce the complexity of Lync deployments is resonating with the Microsoft Partners and Sangoma’s channel partners that are actively deploying Lync around the globe.”

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