OXO Connect Evolution is a Reliable, Feature Rich VOIP Phone System Designed for Small Business
Alcatel-Lucent OXO Connect Evolution is a scalable phone system for businesses up to 300 users. A reduced footprint and embedded PoE make OXO Connect Evolution an excellent option for SMB communications. Designed with built-in access to Alcatel’s Rainbow cloud based collaboration service delivers presence, collaboration tools, video, chat and more to all employees.
OXO Connect Evolution at a Glance
OXO Connect Evolution can be configured to fit the needs of any small business.
Cost-effective solution for small businesses wanting basic services for 5-300 users.
Multi-location companies rely on OXO Connect Evolution to deliver phone system service to branch offices and remote employee locations.
Businesses with a highly mobile workforce use Rainbow to take calls and access system resources from their iPhone or Android device.
Infrastructure options include secure and reliable WAN and LAN equipment that simplifies connectivity inside or outside the office.
Choose from a range of VOIP phones
Make voice calls, access premium telephony, advanced telephony with easy access to the internal employee directory.
Be connected. Be in control.
Rainbow addresses the needs of small businesses that require cost-effective mobility and contact management. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Rainbow can address the needs of large multinational organizations looking for a single standard Unified Communications solution across their complex multi-site IT network.
Chat, call or video conference anywhere.
See the real-time presence of your contacts.
Share your screen or documents in an online collaborative work space.
Rainbow: Unified Communications Solution From ICON
A new mobile, border-less, enterprise grade communications and collaboration platform available to all ICON Cloud users.
Spontaneous Team Collaboration
Increase team collaboration with secure chat and free document sharing from anywhere.
Chat for Business. Whether it’s with one person or with a group, chat can help you make decisions and take immediate action.
File Sharing. Easily send documents and photos with a simple drag and drop. Large file transfers or external file sharing made simple.
In or Out of the Office. Whether in the office, at home, with friends, or on the road, you can access your coworkers and stay connected, whatever your device (PC, Cell, Tablet, etc.) No VPN connection, No IT intervention. No problem
Rainbow Workplace UCaaS
Transform into a digital workplace with audio / video calls and screen sharing.
Audio / Video Calls – Calling is no longer about looking up a phone number and dialing. It’s about just clicking. Utilizing free video and calls, no more communications budget issues for your business!
Deskphone Companion – When your phone system is connected to Rainbow, a great customer experience is the result. You have access to your corporate address book, you can see the on-the-phone presence status of your contacts and launch click-to-call to reach them. Plus, every call log is available on Rainbow.
Screen Sharing – If you need to share a document during your call, click again and your documents or screen can then be shared.
Business Community – Once you install your mobile app your smartphone contacts become available from any device. You can instantly invite contacts to join your business community, you can create bubbles for multi-party interactions. Starting business chat or discussions is done instantly!
Keep control of your IT
Your data is safe with us. We won’t share it and we won’t use it for commercial purposes. We respect your privacy.
Security protocols ensure your data in transit is safe. Rainbow ranks A+ with Qualys SSL security tests.
Your IT staff is fully in control: Rainbow offers Active Directory integration, a web portal to manage user profiles, analytics and backup services.
Because you probably use a number of different tools, standard APIs are available to integrate into your existing environment.
For more information or to get a free download invitation to Rainbow Unified Communications Solution contact us and we will help get you started.
While 5G remains an imprecise term today, key objectives for the development of the advances required have become clear. These are as follows:
Enhanced throughput – As is the case with Wi-Fi, major advances in cellular are first and foremost defined by new upper-bound throughput numbers. The magic number here for 5G is in fact a floor of 1 Gbps, with numbers as high as 10 Gbps mentioned by some. However, and again as is the case with Wi-Fi, it’s important to think more in terms of overall individual-cell and system-wide capacity. We believe, then, that per-user throughput of 50 Mbps is a more reasonable – but clearly still remarkable – working assumption, with up to 300 Mbps peak throughput realized in some deployments over the next five years. The possibility of reaching higher throughput than that exceeds our planning horizon, but such is, well, possible.
Reduced latency – Perhaps even more important than throughput, though, is a reduction in the round-trip time for each packet. Reducing latency is important for voice, which will most certainly be all-IP in 5G implementations, video, and, again, in improving overall capacity. The over-the-air latency goal for 5G is less than 10ms, with 1ms possible in some defined classes of service.
Advances in management and OSS – Operators are always seeking to reduce overhead and operating expense, so enhancements to both system management and operational support systems (OSS) yielding improvements in reliability, availability, serviceability, resilience, consistency, analytics capabilities, and operational efficiency, are all expected. The benefits of these will, in most cases, however, be transparent to end-users.
Increased mobility – Very-high-speed user mobility, to as much as hundreds of kilometers per hour, will be supported, thus serving users on all modes of transportation. Regulatory and situation-dependent restrictions – most notably, on aircraft – however, will still apply.
Improved security – As security remains the one aspect of IT where no one is ever done, enhancements to encryption, authentication, and privacy are expected. It would not be surprising to see identity management (IDM) solutions along the lines of those now at work in many organizations available from at least a few carriers. Current IDM suppliers as well might be more than mildly interested in extending their capabilities to 5G services purchased by enterprises.
New spectrum – It is expected that frequencies in the so-called millimeter-wave bands above 30GHz will see service in at least some 5G deployments. Both licensed and unlicensed spectrum at these frequencies is available in many parts of the world. MM wave frequencies are often appropriate to small cells since they require smaller and less obtrusive antennas, and the inherent signal directionality can multiply spectral efficiency. The core disadvantages for MM waves are less applicability to traditional larger cells along with poor object (e.g., buildings) penetration, but such can again be advantages in terms of frequency reuse. Regardless, more spectrum is required given the throughput and capacity objectives that justify 5G development and deployment – present spectral allocations will most certainly not suffice even with the ability to aggregate smaller blocks of spectrum.
New enabling technologies – We expect to see higher-order MIMO implementations, sometimes described as “massive” with, for example, 16-64 streams, more aggressive modulation and channel coding, improved power-utilization efficiency, and related advances. Small cells will see frequent application, and the days of large cell towers may be numbered in more densely populated areas. Current trends otherwise at work in networks today, include SDN and NFV, will also see application in 5G, with much infrastructure implemented within cloud-based services. 5G will likely require no major advances in chip or manufacturing technologies, and device power consumption will likely benefit from more limited geographic range even as higher clock rates take a small toll here. Still, much work remains in terms of both technical and feasibility analysis as well as cost, but we see no showstoppers on the horizon. There is no danger of producing another WiMAX that offers marketing hype with no clear advantages over the previous generation, and the overall level of technical risk is low. Perhaps the greatest challenge is schedule slip, as the complex nature of the systems engineering that is required needs more time than many expect.
Universal application support – 5G as a wireline replacement will have to support every class of traffic and every conceivable device, from broadcast-quality video distribution to telemetry, implantable medical devices, augmented and virtual reality, and advanced interactivity and graphics – and not just for gaming. The list also includes connected and autonomous cars, remotely-piloted vehicles (drones), public safety, building and municipal automation/monitoring/control, and disaster relief. including relocatable infrastructure with moving cells and support for dynamic wireless meshing. Also in the mix are robotics and IoT devices tolerant of limited data throughput and highly-variable latency. We expect literally tens of billions of 5G devices to be deployed over the next decade or so, so the scale of both the challenge and the demand is clear.
Industry growth – Finally, carriers, operators, and equipment vendors of both infrastructure and subscriber devices simply require the deployment of new technologies with quantifiable end-user-visible benefits from time to time in order to continue to grow their businesses. New subscriber units alone cannot accomplish this goal.
In short, 5G is a business opportunity being designed and implemented to provide all of the communication capabilities and performance we expect from a wireline network. Getting to that point, given all of the requirements above, won’t be easy, quick, or inexpensive.
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