Cisco Launch Linksys One in US – Expected EMEA Q2FY02

Linksys, a Division of Cisco Systems, has announced the release of its Linksys One brand of communications solutions for small businesses that according to the vendor delivers a ‘complete, affordable, easy-to-install Internet Protocol (IP)-based services platform that enables the delivery of a hosted communications solution.’

The Linksys One Hosted Small Business System (Hosted SBS) will provide business-quality voice, video, data networking, business applications, and high-speed Internet access through a single, high-speed connection from a Service Provider.
Linksys say that Linksys One is a solution hosted by Service Providers and sold, installed, and serviced by VARs. This solution includes integrated data and voice products coupled with communication services from a Service Provider including security, monitoring, management and QoS for VoIP. The combination of Linksys One hardware (Services Router, IP Phones and Analogue Voice Gateway) and Internet services specifically developed for the small business customer makes affordable, easy, converged communications a reality.

“Small businesses benefit from Linksys One because it’s an affordable solution from one source that meets their complete business communication needs – allowing Small Companies to focus on their core business and their bottom line,” said Marthin De Beer, vice president and general manager of the Linksys Small Business Systems Business Unit. “Resellers can also benefit from the Linksys One solution which yields them increased profitability through an annuity based revenue stream, and increased sales productivity because Linksys One is designed to be easy to install, maintain and expand. And as the single source for business communications, Services Providers can put affordable service convergence to work for small businesses.”