Extreme Networks Switches Receive “Hipath Ready Certification”

Extreme Networks, Inc. edge switching platforms Summit X150, Summit X250 and Summit X450 have been certified to interoperate with Siemens Enterprise Communications HiPath 8000 SIP-based softswitch. Siemens will deploy the solution as a single source provider.

The companies recently completed testing of network and IP telephony solutions as part of Siemens Enterprise Communications Technology Partner Program, where Extreme Networks® is an approved partner and offers Siemens Enterprise Communications certified products.

As part of the “HiPath Ready” certification program, Siemens checks the compatibility of partner products and their ability to integrate with selected HiPath systems. On behalf of the technology partner, Siemens also performs extensive integration and function tests.

Siemens’ HiPath 8000 IP telephony platform was tested with Extreme Networks award-winning Summit X150, Summit X250 and Summit X450 edge switching platforms, featuring the ExtremeXOS™ operating system. The two solutions work together to provide customers with a solution that can enable low latency and jitter and Quality of Service with no VoIP-packet loss, allowing for virtually delay-free voice calls and converged communication transactions.

Results of the testing demonstrated that voice traffic supported with Siemens Enterprise Communications HiPath ® 8000 — a native SIP-based softswitch that provides enterprises with enterprise-class communications features and next generation presence-based collaboration — ran smoothly with levels of prioritization and availability when connected with Extreme Networks Summit switches.

“Customers are looking for reliability of calls over their converged network with full IP communication features that drive their organizations forward,” said Andreas Reincke, partner manager, Siemens Enterprise Communications. “By working with Extreme Networks, we can truly deliver on these expectations while providing customers added choice for their convergence needs.”