The T1/PRI Gateway and upgraded software allow the Synapse system to support 39 lines and 100 extensions.
Advanced American Telephones, which manufactures AT&T-branded telephones
under a license agreement with AT&T Intellectual Property, introduced added
functionality to the Synapse phone system for small to medium-size businesses
with the launch of the Synapse T1/PRI Gateway (SB67060). The T1/PRI Gateway
connects to the Synapse phone system, supporting 100 extensions and up to 39
lines with Direct Inward Dialing (DID) when paired with the SB67010 PSTN
The Synapse business phone system is a PBX-style telephone system with an intuitive
management interface and upgradable software. Synapse is designed to meet the
needs of an SMB organization, as the system boasts scalable architecture to protect
technology infrastructure investments. The company said the platform delivers a
"significantly lower" total cost of ownership compared with competing
Aimed at small businesses that require additional outside lines, the Synapse
T1/PRI Gateway helps employees and customers communicate faster on the Synapse
phone system (SB67030). With DID, outside callers can reach individual
extensions directly instead of entering an extension number or waiting on an
automated attendant. For improved flexibility, the software upgrade that
accompanies the Primary Rate Interface (PRI) Gateway permits expansion to up to
"With limited staff and the need for more efficient communication,
small businesses can take advantage of direct communication with customers
using Direct Inward Dialing on an already feature-rich phone system," said
Jane Donnelly, director of sales for the enterprise business group at Advanced
American Telephones. "The T1/PRI Gateway is a great solution for
businesses that need the option of expansion to support their increasing
The Synapse SB67060 T1/PRI Gateway offers DID, up to 23 digital lines, PRI
connection, one Ethernet connection and an automated attendant feature, and is
rack-mountable and comes with field upgradable firmware. It lists for $699.95.
The Synapse SB67030 deskset offers DECT 6.0 technology
and a 5-inch backlit LCD and is expandable up to 100 extensions.
Other features include soft key-based operation, field upgradable firmware,
PBX-style line appearances and full integrated voicemail. It supports one DECT
6.0 handset; offers a music or message on hold feature, directory lists (50
personal, 100 system), ring groups, call park and call forwarding, zone paging,
and call screening; and carries a one-year limited warranty. The deskset is
listed at $279.95.
Finally, Small Business Systems PSTN Gateway (SB67010) offers one Ethernet
connection, four analog phone line connections, the ability to combine four
gateways for up to 16 outside lines and an Automated Attendant feature; it is
rack-mountable. The appliance also provides a standard analog phone connection
for power-failure conditions, and is listed at $199.95.