By Ki Grinsing
Cisco 300 series is a wireless VoIP Gateway an ideal unified communication solution for small business
Small business needs
Build a small business of course, must not ignore the sophistication of technology commonly applied to enterprise class business, including the requirement for data and voice communication solution. Voice and data communications infrastructure is vital in supporting the success of your business. How can you implement voice and data communication system without having to pay the high cost of the communication system engineer?
Wired and wifi network
With the availability of data and voice infrastructure of course you also have to think of both wired and wifi network at your office in order to facilitate the sharing of your network resources including the internet, storage and printer over the network.
It seems so complicated isn’t it? Especially if you do not understand at all about the network and the requirements then everything will seems complicated and sometimes you do not know where to start from, and even what devices you need and who you should contact for help.
It is therefore Cisco understand what you need for your small business requirements including data, voice and wifi network. Cisco offers you VoIP gateway – a small business unified communication 300 series which is easy to install and configure for small businesses that demand a unified network solution.
- UC300 supports voice (with PBX features) including phone call processing, voicemail as well as conferencing
- It helps you reduce communication costs with SIP trunking
- Allows you create instant wifi network based on wireless N standard
- Includes four-port gigabit switch
Traditionally you use a separate PBX system for the needs of voice in your office network besides the computer network needs. With UC300 VoIP gateway you get all of those requirements and later when your business grows bigger you can expand by adding some Cisco SPA Series IP Phones and standard Ethernet switches. You can use the phone for business models and configuration is very easy with web-based management if any configuration phone changes needed and so on.
Wired and wifi network
The need for a computers network in your business is very essential to support your business in addition to the voice need. For that Cisco UC300 series is equipped with 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch. If your business still consists of 4 desktop computers then you can connect them directly to the gateway using UTP network cable. You can add another Ethernet switch if the need for multiple desktop computers with wired connection is growing.
What about wifi access? No worries, Cisco UC300 unified small business communication gateway is engineered with wireless 802.11b/g/n access point to allow your wireless clients including Android, iPad and Tablets as well as your recent light laptops connect wirelessly to the network.
Integrated with SBS
If currently you are using Windows Small Business Server (SBS) then it is a good idea to integrate it with Cisco UC300 series. For more details you can see the following network diagram with including devices to support Windows SBS environment.
You can add another Ethernet switch (ESW500) to be used as distribution for IP phones and connection to the Microsoft Windows SBS 2011.