The 250 Series is designed to simplify the management, improve the performance and reduce the costs of converged voice.
Networks announced the addition of the EdgeMarc 250 Series Enterprise Session
Border Controller to its family of EdgeMarc products. Aimed at small to
medium-size businesses and branch offices of larger enterprises, the 250 Series
is designed to simplify the management, improve the performance and reduce the
costs of converged voice, video and data networks by integrating
enterprise-level session border controller features and flexible network
connections into a single device.
pricing for the EdgeMarc 250 Series products ranges from $375 to $652,
depending on configuration, according to a company release.
Networks addresses the challenges for the secure and reliable delivery of
enterprise unified communications (UC), including device and protocol
interoperability, security and policy management, troubleshooting and QoS. The
company provides a solution that connects voice and video devices to voice over
IP (VOIP) services through protocol mediation, protects voice and video devices
with an application-aware firewall, optimizes voice and video quality through
prioritizing and traffic shaping, and monitors the quality of real-time
communications to simplify troubleshooting
session border controllers are becoming an increasingly important gateway for
the delivery of unified communications services, such as VOIP and video
conferencing," said Diane Myers, directing analyst of VOIP and IMS at
Infonetics Research. "This is true even at the small to midsized
enterprise level where the challenges of interoperability and policy management
can be as vexing as they are to large enterprises."
provides a 10/100M-bps Ethernet WAN, ADSL 2/2+ WAN, 8 x 10/100/1,000M-bps
Ethernet switch, 802.11b/g/n WAP, four X FXS ports, one X FXO port and one X
USB port. Key software features include support for up to 10 concurrent
calls, VOIP and video-aware NAT/firewall, IPSec VPN, protocol harmonization for
interoperability of VOIP and video devices, active VOIP line testing, call
quality monitoring, survivability, WAN link redundancy, QoS and more.
EdgeMarc 250 Series is used to connect analog phones, fax machines or small key
systems/PBXes to the IP network. It provides a PSTN connection for failover and
the ability to route voice and data over alternate WAN links for survivability.
These WAN links include ADSL, Ethernet or certified broadband wireless cards
using the integrated USB port. The integrated Ethernet switch is suited for
workgroup environments, and the integrated 802.11b/g/n wireless access point
provides high-speed data networking for mobile devices.
quality and reliability have always been hallmarks of our business VOIP
services," said Arnaud Gautier, senior vice president of product management at
MegaPath, a provider of broadband data, voice and managed security services.
"The EdgeMarc 250 Series will enable us to provide enterprise-class session
border controller features with lower complexity, at a reduced cost."
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.