IRVINE, Calif., June 6 /PRNewswire/ -- From its 2007 Connected Office Day events around the globe, Linksys(R), a Division of Cisco Systems, Inc., and the recognized leading global manufacturer of voice, wireless, and networking hardware for home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) and the small business user, today announced the general availability launch of Linksys One solutions through Hosted Solution Provider Partners and authorized Value Added Resellers along with a new Linksys One 2.0 version software release (R2.0) and three new products for Linksys One product line: the next generation Service Node -- the Cisco Service Node for Linksys One XA (XA for eXtensible Architecture) Series; the Linksys One Wireless-G ADSL/Ethernet Services Router with 4-Port PoE Switch and 1 FXS + 1 FXO (SVR200); and the Linksys One (2) Port T1/E1 Services Router With 24-Port PoE Switch (SVR3500).
IRVINE, Calif., June 6 /PRNewswire/ — From its 2007 Connected Office Day events around the globe, Linksys(R), a Division of Cisco Systems, Inc., and the recognized leading global manufacturer of voice, wireless, and networking hardware for home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) and the small business user, today announced the general availability launch of Linksys One solutions through Hosted Solution Provider Partners and authorized Value Added Resellers along with a new Linksys One 2.0 version software release (R2.0) and three new products for Linksys One product line: the next generation Service Node — the Cisco Service Node for Linksys One XA (XA for eXtensible Architecture) Series; the Linksys One Wireless-G ADSL/Ethernet Services Router with 4-Port PoE Switch and 1 FXS + 1 FXO (SVR200); and the Linksys One (2) Port T1/E1 Services Router With 24-Port PoE Switch (SVR3500).
Linksys One is a purpose built hosted solution that helps Service Providers to deliver a comprehensive, easy-to-use and easy-to deploy solution for the small business market. Linksys One small business system can help integrate data networking, security, configuration back-up, and low-cost Voice-over-IP (VoIP) services with applications and other business services into one simple solution. It can be customized to each company's specific requirements and can grow as a business grows with additional Linksys One Ready Switches and Network Storage Systems, Linksys One VoIP Phones, and other devices that instantly connect to and automatically install on the network. Linksys One takes the burden of communications technology away, leaving growing businesses to focus on their business. Small businesses enjoy all the competitive advantages of a business-quality IP network that can grow as their business does.
The Linksys One solution is available from Hosted Solution Providers (HSPs) that provide Internet connectivity, IP voice services and other applications over a broadband connection, an in conjunction with authorized Value Added Resellers (VARs) who provide and install the Linksys One data networking or VoIP phone equipment directly on-site. Additionally, HSPs and VARs have the ability to remotely manage some or all of the Linksys One devices on the small business customer's network, enabling those customers to focus their time and resources on their core business.
HSPs offering Linksys One today North America: * CommPartners * Hancock Telecom * NeoNova Network Services * Sasktel * Solution One EMEA: * Adapto IP (Norway) ANZ: * Soul Converged Communications * IP Systems
There are other HSPs worldwide getting ready to deploy Linksys One and we will announce those relationships when products and services are available to customers.
David Tucker, senior director, Linksys Connected Office Business Organization said, "The new Linksys One Solution general availability launch is a direct result of the Linksys investment and commitment to the small business market segment. At the same time, the Linksys One solution helps redefine how Service Providers and VARs compete in the small business market and affords significant opportunities for them to drive new revenue streams."
Software Release R2.0
The new software release (R2.0) provides enhanced data and voice features including: a PBX feature set designed to now support up to 100 users, multi-site voice and data (up to 5 sites) and teleworker capabilities, Single Number Reach and Device Mobility (The ability to "move" a call seamlessly between a Linksys One Phone and an alternative device, like a cell phone), new brand management capabilities, combined with the Linksys One automated configuration of customer premises equipment for simple and rapid deployment. There are also more than 35 other features that were added to the R2.0 release that can be found on the Linksys website at http://www.linksys.com. R2.0 will be deployed by our Hosted Solution Provider Partners on their existing Linksys One infrastructure or deployed by new partners on our newly announced next generation Service Node, the SN-XA (eXpansion Application (XA) Series).
The Cisco Service Node for Linksys One XA Series
The Cisco Service Node for Linksys One XA (SN-XA) provides the same basic functions as previously offered Cisco service nodes while offering the ability to deliver improved Hosted Solution Provider (HSP) profitability by helping to reduce initial costs and lowering overall service node capital expenditures. The design of the service node allows HSPs to grow their service node along with their business. The Cisco SN-XA includes a base unit (comprised of a server and Cisco Catalyst 4948 switches and an optional Cisco 7301 router for call routing and network traffic encryption functions). Instead of purchasing service node hardware and capacity licenses initially, HSPs can now spread out their expenditures through flexible right-to-use (RTU) licenses. The new models help reduce break-even times, and can significantly improve HSP Return on Investment (ROI). The Cisco Service Node for Linksys One XA Series can be purchased directly from Cisco or from select Cisco Gold and Silver partners.
Linksys One New Products New Linksys One Services Routers include: 1. SVR3500 – (2) Port T1/E1 Services Router with 24-Port PoE switch 2. SVR200 – Wireless-G ADSL2/2+/Ethernet Services Router with 4-Port PoE switch + 1FXS/FXO
Business class communications services can be delivered to the small business by a Linksys One Services Router, which requires only one internet connection for all business services including data networking, network security, applications, IP telephony, and highly secure Internet access.
The Linksys One Services Router provides the foundation of the Linksys One customer premises solution. Services Routers support connections to the Internet via DSL, cable or T1/E1. Integrated services include SPI Firewall, SIP Proxy, QoS, VLAN, SIP ALG and IEEE POE. SVRs provide auto-discovery and auto-configuration of Linksys One devices. The Services Router also offers cascaded expansion to other Linksys One Ready (or traditional Ethernet) Switches, Network Storage Systems and application servers.
The Linksys One Wireless-G Services Router (SVR200) provides a Services Router option with integrated ADSL2/2+ and 10/100 Ethernet WAN options for flexible deployment. The SVR200 provides a network infrastructure solution for remote SOHO teleworkers or small offices because it integrates an 802.11g access point, FXS/FXO ports (US only), integrated broadband access interfaces, Power over Ethernet, and a SPI Firewall with hardware-accelerated VPN services.
SVR200 Features: * Integrated ADSL2/ADSL2+ with 10/100 Ethernet WAN Options * 4 ports of Fast Ethernet LAN switching with IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet * Wireless security and VLANs to provide separate highly secure networks * Hardware accelerated VPNs and support for highly secure teleworker and multi-site solutions
The Linksys One Services Router (SVR3500) has (2) T1/E1 Port with an integrated 24-Port PoE Switch and onboard software that integrates security, reliability and quality of service to support business quality Linksys One communications services.
SVR3500 Features: * High Speed WAN Interfaces Including: Dual T1/E1 Ports and 10/100 Ethernet * Fully Powered (24) Ports of 10/100 PoE and Dual 10/100/1000 Uplink Ports * Advanced Security Features: Hardware Accelerated VPN, SPI Firewall, and 802.1q VLAN, SIP ALG * Advanced QoS Support For Real-Time Applications: 802.1p, DiffServ, & Traffic Shaping
Both the SVR200 and the SVR3500 are available today through HSPs and/or authorized resellers for an Estimated Street Price of SVR200 — $929 USD and SVR3500 — $1,499 USD.
Linksys One Ready Products
"Linksys One Ready" products are best-in-class networking products that can operate in a stand-alone networking environment. At the same time, "Linksys One Ready" products can migrate to a Linksys One solution — if and when the administrator decides to implement a Linksys One deployment. Many Linksys Business Series products carry a "Linksys One Ready" designation. "Linksys One Ready" identifies that the product carries specific Linksys developed software that enables the 'stand-alone' device to automatically be discovered, authenticated and integrated into a Linksys One environment. The Linksys One ready products are also compatible with R2.0.
Linksys One Ready products are currently shipping and available today through distribution, direct response and value added resellers:
* SFE2000 – Managed Switch with 24-port 10/100 and 4 10/100/1000 ports with stacking * SFE2000P – Managed switch with 24-port 10/100, 4 10/100/1000 ports, and PoE and stacking * SGE2000 – Managed switch with 24-port 10/100/1000 with 4 shared SFP slots with stacking * SGE2000P – Managed Switch with 24-port 10/100/1000 with 4 shared SFP slots, PoE and stacking * NSS4000/4001 – 4 Drive Bay Gigabit Network RAID Storage System * NSS6000/6001 – 4 Drive Bay Advanced Gigabit Network RAID Storage System Network with Storage Virtualization of RAID Sets * RPS1000 – 380W RPS Unit provides power redundancy for up to 6 devices
Linksys One Ready products are available through major distributors, value added resellers, and direct response.
Founded in 1988, Linksys, a Division of Cisco Systems Inc., (Nasdaq: CSCO) is the recognized global leader in voice, Wireless and Ethernet networking for consumer, SOHO and small business users. Linksys is dedicated to making networking easy and affordable for its customers, offering innovative, award-winning products that seamlessly integrate with a variety of devices and applications. Linksys provides award-winning product support to its customers. For more information, visit http://www.linksys.com.
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