In order to better serve its small business customers, Cablevision has certified its Optimum Voice SIP Trunking offering with the Cisco Unified Communications 300 Series.

The end result is a pre-certified platform that delivers high-quality, reliable voice service for small businesses that want to take advantage of an Internet Protocol (IP) Private Branch Exchange (PBX) system while avoiding the costs of an analog gateway or traditional T-1 solution.

The Cisco equipment that has received interoperability certification for Optimum Voice SIP Trunking now includes Cisco UC320, as well as the Cisco UC500 series PBXs.

Optimum Voice SIP Trunking supplies VoIP access and key network-based telephony features to pre-certified IP PBXs, simplifying configuration, reducing equipment costs for businesses and improving the quality of voice service by providing an IP interface directly to the customer’s LAN.

It’s delivered through a converged voice and data network with 24/7 dedicated customer support and field service professionals.

“Optimum Voice SIP Trunking provides an affordable, easy-to-manage communications system for small businesses,” said Joseph DeLotto, vice president of business product management for Cablevision. “With the certification of the Cisco UC320, we are extending availability of our next-generation service to even our smallest customers that may require 10 to 20 telephone numbers but only need as little as four concurrent calling sessions.”

The Cisco UC320 was designed to support organizations with up to 24 employees, featuring business-class calling and messaging, as well as full key system and small private branch exchange (PBX) features. The system supports an array of Cisco SPA Series IP phones and includes integrated wireless networking.

“To remain competitive, most small businesses need a voice system that can help reduce phone costs and boost employee productivity,” said Steve Slattery, vice president and general manager of the Collaboration Infrastructure Technology Group at Cisco. “Together with Optimum Voice SIP Trunking, the Cisco Unified Communications 320 for Small Businesses meets these needs. It was designed with the small business owner in mind, delivering reliable and business-class performance with an enhanced communications feature set at an affordable price.”