Sonus Networks SBC 1000, SBC 2000 and the new Release 3.2 Hardware

The 3.2 Release for Sonus SBC 1000 and SBC 2000 introduces new flexible hardware configurations, additional resilience for multi-site Microsoft Lync environments and a range of connectivity solutions. This blog overviews some of the most interesting features of R3.2 for the Sonus SBC 1000 and SBC 2000.

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Sonus SBCs

Sonus SBC 1000
Sonus SBC 1000 is a Microsoft Lync qualified SBC for small enterprise networks who also seek Lync qualified Survivable Branch Appliance functionality.

Description:
The Sonus SBC 1000 Session Border Controller is an advanced SBC built for smaller enterprise networks (from 5 to 500 employees) that delivers robust security, high availability and proven interoperability with leading business solutions like Microsoft Lync Server. The Sonus SBC 1000 is the first in the industry to deliver Microsoft Lync qualified enhanced Survivable Branch Appliance (SBA) functionality with mobile broadband 3G/4G failover capability to ensure the Microsoft Lync Server operates at a high level of security and quality in branch offices even during wide area network (WAN) failures.

Sonus SBC 2000
Sonus SBC 2000 is a Microsoft Lync qualified SBC for medium-sized enterprise networks who also seek Lync qualified Survivable Branch Appliance functionality.

Description:
The Sonus SBC 2000 Session Border Controller is an advanced SBC designed to help medium sized enterprise networks (i.e., 50 to 5000 employees) safely and cost-effectively embrace the new world of SIP-based communications such as Voice over IP (VoIP). The SBC 2000 delivers all of the features you would expect from the Sonus family of SBCs, including robust security, high availability and proven interoperability with leading business solutions like Microsoft Lync Server. The Sonus SBC 2000 is is the first in the industry to deliver Microsoft Lync qualified enhanced Survivable Branch Appliance (SBA) functionality with mobile broadband 3G/4G failover capability to ensure the Microsoft Lync Server operates at a high level of security and quality in branch offices even during wide area network (WAN) failures.

Sonus SBC 1000
Sonus SBC 2000
Sonus SBCs features

Release 3.2

Release 3.2, Sonus introduces a series of integrated system configurations, providing a range of connectivity solutions:

  • Service providers or existing legacy PBXs using T1/E1, FXO, BRI
  • FXS (analogue) ports for device connectivity such as analogue phones, FAX machines and credit card terminals.
  • SIP Trunk connections to a SIP Service Provider or to IP PBXs
  • Microsoft Survivable Branch Appliance (SBA) used for providing extra resilience in multi-site Microsoft Lync solutions

The release 3.2 hardware configurations address a variety of customer needs with a significantly reduced number of hardware part codes that result in:

  • Reduced complexity: prebuilt hardware configurations, designed to scale, eliminating the requirement for additional modules to be added at a later stage.
  • Simplicity: bring additional capacity into service quickly by provisioning (or unlocking) the additional included hardware ports by purchasing additional software licence keys
  • Additional capacity can now be provisioned by remotely enabling hardware ports, removing the need for an on-site engineer for hardware updates and changes.
  • Scalability: organisations save money and invest to meet today’s needs while allowing for tomorrow’s growth.
  • Increased system uptime: Add hardware capacity without loss of voice calls or compromising security.
  • Flexibility: Multiple diverse customer requirements addressed using a reduced number of hardware configurations.

SBC 1000 Customer Requirement Example

Sonus SBC 1000 Configuration Example

Benefits

  • Hardware requirement to support compatibility between different types of voice calls is already built into the base system
  • Investment in hardware initially purchased for day 1 requirements is protected
  • No requirement for an on-site technician to make physical hardware changes
  • All future capability requirements are licence enabled
  • No system downtime when increasing capacity

SBC 2000 Customer Requirement Example

Sonus SBC 2000 Customer Requirements Example

Benefits

  • Hardware requirement to support compatibility between different types of voice calls is already built into the base system
  • Investment in hardware initially purchased for day 1 requirements is protected
  • No requirement for an on-site technician to make physical hardware changes
  • Future features and connectivity can be customised with licences and interface cards
  • No system downtime when increasing capacity

Summary

‘Out of the box’ configurations

  • Including support for disparate voice call connectivity, Microsoft Survivable Branch Appliance (SBA) and traditional voice (TDM) cards (PRI, BRI, FXS & FXO):
  • No separately ordered modules to increase capacity for different types of voice call connectivity
  • No software licence required to increase capacity of different types of voice calls from service providers and customer equipment
  • No separately ordered Microsoft Lync Survivable Branch Appliance (SBA) modules or TDM cards (for  SBC1000), just select the correct configuration
  • The SBC 2000 has configurations for SBC and SBA capability. Digital E1 and analogue FXS cards can be added depending on the customer requirement

Simplified system expansion:

  • Licence keys now increase capacity by unlocking additional hardware ports (PRI/BRI/FXS) already built in to the hardware configuration
  • A licence key is used to unlock and increase capacity of the number of SIP trunk sessions within the SBC

Flexibility and functionality retained:

  • The capacity of the SBC 1000 or SBC 2000 hardware appliances scale as and when the organisation requires
  • Hardware is configured ready for future growth

Reduced Cost of ownership:

  • No need to ship additional hardware parts to site
  • No on-site engineering required: Expansion and activation of hardware can be performed remotely

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