|Ribbon’s New Edge Marc 300 Series|
About Ribbon’s New EdgeMarc 300:
Ribbon Communications Inc., a global software leader in secure and intelligent cloud communications solutions, on March 9th have announced the general availability of its EdgeMarc 300 Series. This solution is designed to provide small businesses, home office and branch office customers that currently have analog voice infrastructure a cost-effective & easy way to capitalize on IP-based voice services.
The EdgeMarc 300 is a survivable branch office solution, providing support for integrating analog endpoints and the public switched telephone network (PSTN) and support for all Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) calls. It supports connectivity between analog and SIP devices, enabling branch offices to rapidly migrate analog phones onto SIP-based networks and communicate seamlessly with Ribbon session border controllers.
EdgeMarc 300 Series Ideally suites for :
The EdgeMarc 300 is ideally suited for small sites that have analog or legacy phone systems but need the power of voice over IP at a very cost-effective price. The Ribbon EdgeMarc 300 seamlessly connects existing analog-based communications systems to IP-based networks and provides with advanced next generation communications capabilities and security. The EdgeMarc 300 fits perfectly into the ecosystem of Ribbon products that is already in the space.
When & Why organizations need to consider this aspect ?
· As Legacy Gateways like Tenor AX & AM Series nearing End of support
· EdgeMarc will be more suitable solution that matches most customers Unified communication Vision and support transformation of Legacy sites to MS-Teams in a cost effective model
· Deployment of EdgeMarc is simple – it can be deployed without touching the existing setup and at the same time it can also act as a replacement for the legacy Tenor gateways.
· EM with Edge View : Zero touch provisioning for Bulk Deployments – Single Dashboard Monitoring – Multi Tenanted architecture to support UCaaS – Integration via open APIs are few of the added advantage for the solution
Additional Product Information :
EdgeMarc 300 Series comes in two versions :
· EdgeMarc 302 which has 2 FXS, 4 LAN and 1 WAN port
· EdgeMarc 304 4 FXS, 4 LAN and 1 WAN port
EdgeMarc 300 Series is a replacement for Tenor AF Series Gateways
The EdgeMarc 302 is field upgradeable to an EdgeMarc 304
Similar to SBC 1000, SBC 2000 and Tenor interworking, the EM 300 Series supports “SIP Tie-in” for any calls that have a SIP leg to EdgeMarc – So companies does not have to increase the SIP sessions
EdgeMarc 300 Series with EdgeView Support
The EdgeView Service Control Center (SCC) is the centralized interface to manage VoIP infrastructure. It’s graphical, easy to use interface allows you to monitor, troubleshoot, and resolve issues with Hosted UC and SIP Trunking network.
Network management system enables complete oversight and management of entire voice network including IP endpoints
Integrates with Ribbon’s Intelligent Edge, aggregating data into a single, easy to-use screen
Provides real-time alerts, fault isolation, and advanced analytics for edge to end troubleshooting
Multi-tenanted architecture to support UCaaS offerings
Zero-touch provisioning wizard to deploy EdgeMarc devices in bulk
Third party integration via open API’s
More Info : The EdgeMarc 300 is part of the recently introduced comprehensive, cloud-based Ribbon Next Generation Intelligent Edge portfolio, which securely connects and enhances enterprise voice and data applications, including Microsoft Teams, while delivering service assurance, advanced analytics, security, policy and routing capabilities for cloud communications applications.
Jason Prabhu, Infrastructure Architecture, India.
Microsoft Certified Trainer | Former Microsoft Engineer | Microsoft Certified Expert – Window Server, Messaging, Office 365, Communication & MS-Teams | Specialized in Window Server, Messaging, Office 365, Lync, Skype for business, MS-Teams, Ribbon, AudioCodes, Crestron and related solutions & tools.