Response Point phone system, a VoIP IP Telephony system from Microsoft targeting SMBs have been released to manufacturing.
This different from the planned launch of Microsoft's Office Communications Server (OCS) 2007 and other communications products at a launch event in San Francisco on October 16.
With this system Microsoft joins vendors such as 3Com, Cisco Systems and Digium in targeting VoIP systems at small businesses with 50 users or less. Response Point phone system, which include VoIP call processing and features such as voicemail, call forwarding and integration with Microsoft Outlook.
Microsoft has joined with two OEM partners, D-Link and Quanta, in preparing and marketing product bundles within the next few months that package Microsoft software with their base hardware units, gateways and phones. Systems and Packaged systems will be available to solution providers via the distributors working with D-Link and Quanta.
Customers can preorder Quanta Syspine models beginning Friday, Oct. 5. A complete package that includes a base unit with built-in analog telephone adapter (ATA) and secure gateway, plus four phones, will cost approximately $2,500 (all prices U.S.). Additional phones will be available for $159 each.
In addition, D-Link VoiceCenter phone systems will be available in the fourth quarter of 2007. The VoiceCenter system will include a base unit, ATA and five phones for approximately $2,999. Additional phone lines will cost approximately $149.