ApplianX DPNSS-to-Q.SIG Gateway gains Ascom Approval

Aculab, the provider of enabling technology for the communications market, has announced that the ApplianX DPNSS-to-Q.SIG Gateway has been added to Ascom’s product portfolio.

Through the ApplianX DPNSS-to-Q.SIG Gateway, Ascom can provide an additional migration solution that enables enterprises to integrate Ascom’s IP-DECT and Voice over WiFi systems with their legacy DPNSS-based PBXs. This allows enterprises to take advantage of Ascom’s IP-DECT and VoWiFi systems, which provides cordless integration to both legacy and IP PBXs – existing investments can be protected without disruption to current network operations.

Neil Dennis, Product and Marketing Manager for Ascom (UK) Ltd said “As Ascom is not a PBX manufacturer it is of paramount importance that we have the ability to integrate with as many different PBXs as possible. Where IP-PBXs are concerned we achieve this by ensuring that our systems are VoIP standards compliant together with a program of interoperability testing. Where our customers have legacy DPNSS-based PBXs, the ApplianX DPNSS-to-Q.SIG Gateway is a fundamental component of our solution.”

Faye McClenahan, Aculab’s Head of Strategic Marketing commented “We are very pleased that the ApplianX DPNSS-to-Q.SIG Gateway has been approved by Ascom for connection to their IP-DECT and VoWiFi systems.” Faye continued “There is still a very large installed base of DPNSS-based PBXs and enterprise customers are reluctant to surrender the many supplementary services they use when looking to migrate to VoIP. With ApplianX, enterprises can now reap the benefits of VoIP and onsite wireless communications presented by the IP-DECT platform, yet maintain their legacy equipment.”

The ApplianX DPNSS-to-Q.SIG Gateway provides connection for up to two DPNSS trunks and two Q.SIG trunks to support from 30 to 60 DPNSS-to-Q.SIG PBX extensions. It is able to support over 20 DPNSS supplementary services of many legacy communications systems, such as route optimisation, transfer, caller name display and call diversion. The gateway has been designed to be extremely simple to use and is configured via a web-based GUI. Diagnostic tools are also available to help with troubleshooting, such as the ApplianX Trace Tool.