How Patton and Techlan Reti* Transported Norbert Dentressangle to Converged IP-Communication
May 07, 2012
Intra-office communications were complex and costly for Norbert Dentressangle operations in Italy. Routing internal calls (among main and branch offices) through Telecom Italia was tallying up excessive monthly PSTN charges for the supply-chain management firm.
With so many facilities in the territory, maintaining redundant voice and
data infrastructures was a burden that overloaded the IT staff. On the plus side, business was growing. On the minus side, launching (or relocating ) new branch offices was timeconsuming and costly, requiring new PRI, BRI or FXS lines. >>get the whole story
|“We did not even consider other alternatives. We decided on Patton from the very beginning because we already knew that SmartNode is VoIP that works.”
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* reti is the Italian word for networks
Furthermore, the logistics company was eager to leverage the productivity-boosting features and functions of enhanced IP-based communications, services not readily available from the traditional PSTN service provider.
What to do? Alessio Miranda, Project Manager at TECHLAN Reti Srl (the system integrator for Norbert Dentressangle), knew the answer—converge!
Leveraging the private MPLS/IP network already in place, interoffice voice traffic could bypass the PSTN—and eliminate tolls. By installing VoIP gateways at each office, corporate voice traffic could
be packetized, and routed over the same private network as corporate data traffic. In key central locations, TECHLAN’s CLIP 5500 iPBX could replace obsolete legacy equipment with new-generation SIP-based technology.
The only outstanding question was which VoIP gateway manufacturer could provide the necessary level of reliability and stability? >>read more
|The Converged-IP Network Solution|
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