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St Albans, Herts, United Kingdom, 2007/12/05 - A new level of consumer value has been set by the launch in the UK by ICON of Vertical Communications Xcelerator IP. Xcelerator IP combines a telephone system, IT network and wireless access point in a single box.
What makes Xcelerator attractive is not the price, which at £500 (excluding handsets) sets the standard for price/value comparisons, but the fact that it can be installed and set up by just about anyone.
If you are setting up a small office or business you can now buy a single box which provides the IT and telephone infrastructure that an office needs and, provided the required connections are in place, you can set up and have fully functioning in a working day or sooner.
The Xcelerator telephone system, which connects twenty four IP handsets or Wi-Fi phones, provides all of the features you would normally expect to find only in a corporate business telephone system. Voicemail, auto attendant, music on hold, and conferencing are included as standard. Likewise, Xcelerator IP delivers everything one would expect from an IT network solution. A wireless access point is provided for wireless PC’s and approved Wi-Fi phones and a host of security features protect the wireless link and the telephone and data networks from attack.
Xcelerator IP will connect to the public phone system through SIP trunks and icon is working on identifying approved SIP trunk providers in the UK. However, if you don’t want to use a full IP telephony solution then up to 3 analogue telephone lines can be connected. This makes Xcelerator IP particularly attractive to the young growing business wanting to expand beyond its current 2 or 3 analogue line handset office. For around £700, a business can acquire a telephone system and handsets which provides voice mail, auto attendant, and music on hold and an IT network with a wireless access point. It is even possible to set up an office phone extension in a remote location such as the home.
Xcelerator IP is manufactured by Vertical Communications one of the largest business telephone vendors in North America and a global leader in the design and development of VoIP business phone systems. In 2007 Vertical Communications was ranked 7th in the US market above Mitel and Shortel. In the UK Xcelerator is distributed for Vertical by ICON.
Xcelerator IP is truly a groundbreaking product. It combines the essential office functions of telephony and data networking into one solution and offers this at a market leading price in the SOHO market.
“Independent Computer Owners Network PLC” has more than 15 years experience of supplying and supporting communications based IT applications. Today it is a leading UK distributor of the VoIP PBX TeleVantage, the KIRK DECT system and the unified messaging solution from MESSAGEmanager.
ICON covers England, Scotland, Wales, and N Ireland through a network of dealers. It has helped its dealers provide converged IT and communications solutions into many of the UK’s best known FTSE companies.