The US technology company Ribbon Communications has introduced its new EdgeMarc 300 Series to provide small businesses, home office and branch office customers that currently have analog voice infrastructure, with an easy and cost-effective way to capitalize on IP-based voice services. The cloud solutions provider said that the EdgeMarc 300 is part of the recently launched cloud-based Ribbon Next Generation Intelligent Edge portfolio, which securely connects and enhances enterprise voice and data applications, including Microsoft Teams. This portfolio of edge solutions delivers service assurance, advanced analytics, security, policy and routing functionalities for cloud communications applications.
Ribbon’s EdgeMarc 300 is a survivable branch office solution that supports the integration of analog endpoints and the public switched telephone network (PSTN), as well as Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) calls. This gateway provides connectivity between analog and SIP devices, enabling branch offices to rapidly migrate analog phones to a SIP-based network and communicate seamlessly with Ribbon’s session border controllers.
Tony Scarfo, EVP, Products, Research and Development, Support and Supply Chain for Ribbon, said, “The EdgeMarc 300 is ideally suited for small businesses that have analog or legacy phone systems but need the power of voice over IP at a very cost-effective price. The newest addition to our Next Generation Intelligent Edge portfolio is another great example of our commitment to delivering all of our customers, regardless of size, best-in-class solutions that allow them to manage a secure, reliable, resilient network edge.”
Luca Vitali, Microsoft Office Apps and Services MVP for Centro Computer, said that the EdgeMarc 300 is a perfect communications solution for their customers’ growing businesses. “The Ribbon EdgeMarc 300 seamlessly connects our customers’ existing analog-based communications systems to IP-based networks and provides us with advanced next generation communications capabilities and security. The EdgeMarc 300 fits perfectly into the ecosystem of Ribbon products that we already support, allowing our customers to preserve current investments and know-how, while offering us new solutions,” explained Vitali.
Ribbon’s innovative end-to-end solutions portfolio includes optical and packet networking, core to edge IP solutions, UCaaS / CPaaS cloud offers, and leading-edge software security and analytics tools. With the addition of the EdgeMarc 300, the company can now enable businesses of all sizes to securely manage and connect voice and data applications.