ShoreTel ShoreGear T1 Vs ShoreTel ShoreGear T1k

The fact you are considering IP Telephony means you have done your homework and you are aware of the major benefits of “IPT” over older legacy PBX’s: ease of administration, lower cost of ownership, reduced equipment and maintenance cost, unified messaging, thus makes everyone more productive.

The ShoreTel ShoreGear T1 voice switch comes with high density trunking to the head office using T1 or PRI signaling. It can also be used as a gateway for legacy PBX systems. It’s main features are the following: 2 RJ-45 LAN connectors, 1 RJ-45 T1 port connecting the switch to a usual telephone company line, 1 RJ-45 T1 monitor port connecting to the test equipment, 1 DB-9, RS-232C maintenance port for serial communications.

While the ShoreTel ShoreGear T1k voice switch has these features added to those that the T1 has: one 3.5 mm stereo input to connect a music-on-hold source and a 3.5 mm stereo output to connect to an overhead paging system or night bell.

The most important party in an IP Telephony conversion is the system’s integrator and DataComm.

The lead IP Telephony solution is ShoreTel’s IPT System, rated number one in customer satisfaction and lower in startup costs than let’s say Cisco or Avaya in per-unit startup costs.

While competitors modified lots of legacy technology or patched together an array of products from different acquisitions to form their own, ShoreTel started anew. This makes ShoreTel smart systems exceptionally simple, yet have the features and reliability expected from an advanced IP telephony solution. With no point of failure and embedded platforms, ShoreTel systems became to be the most reliable. In the event of a pretty much unlikely failure, the other ShoreTel devices will operate sharing the surplus data load, and can even assume the functions of the failed unit, without affecting the whole phone system.

It’s single-view interface means users need little effort managing this streamlined system. And because this technology requires almost no staff training or support, it saves time and money. Converged conferencing and unified messaging with distributed customer care enables constant telecommuting, this system lets you choose from more than 400 features that can be customized with simple point-and-click actions.

ShoreTel has a history of flexibility to live up to, and these gears are yet another evidence. If you need to move your workplace, you can simply pick up your IP phone, and when it is reconnected, all user related features load automatically by recognizing the owner.

In short the users and their callers won’t be able to tell the difference between phone calls over traditional landlines or phone calls over the local and wide area network. Standalone or integrated solutions easily expand up or down, automatically seeking and enabling new locations.

Voice communications are the foundation of any business, demanding the utmost in system availability. For maximum reliability, the processors that power ShoreGear Voice Switches do not require or use mechanical disk drives, eliminating the most common point of system failure. ShoreGear Voice Switches use an embedded, realtime operating system and unique call control architecture, enabling them to communicate with each other and distribute call processing in the network. Unlike other solutions, servers can be disconnected from the ShoreTel UC system and the switches will continue to process calls and voice messages. ShoreGear voicemail switches offer integrated voice messaging and automated attendant capabilities. If a ShoreGear Voice Switch fails or is isolated by a network fault, the phones supported by that switch automatically go over to another voice switch at the site. With 15 stackable designs, ShoreTel offers a wide range of voice switches for any size ventures.

ShoreGear Voice Switches are easy to install and can be managed centrally from any web browser. ShoreGear voice switches are highly reliable, intelligent devices that unify communications across multiple enterprise locations. For organizations that need to outfit headquarters, regional and smaller branch offices, ShoreTel delivers a single enterprise phone system that will span all of your locations. ShoreTel’s technology leadership in dynamic echo cancellation, jitter buffering and lost packet handling, result in low latency and toll-quality voice communications for calls, and voicemail access. These differ in most of the protocols used while up and downloading, but technically speaking results show the speed is quite the same.

Embedded call control helps ensure that your organization’s communications are delivered by ShoreTel’s reliable, robust platform. Enabling business-critical unified communications with high performance and high reliability. On the other hand, even since telecommunications began, voice communication has rigidly stuck to a classic circuit switched networking environment. The use of Mean Opinion Score MOS to quantify the quality of voice communications. ShoreGear voice switches manage ShorePhone IP phones and analog lines as well. ShoreTel IP Phones offer a wide range of ip phones with the right solution for every user: from executive to remote office worker.

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