A simple software upgrade for Dialogic 4000 Media Gateway Series (launched in 2007 with OCS 2007 support) adds Branch Office Connectivity and Survivability for Microsoft's Lync Unified Communications platform. This is a key component to Microsoft's strategy of a reliable, scalable, and resilient UC solution.
As part of today's big launch of Microsoft Lync, Dialogic today announced the release of Survivable Branch Appliance (SBA) software to run on the Dialogic 4000 Media Gateway Series (DMG4000 Gateways). The SBA software is an important part of Microsoft Lync Server 2010, the latest release in Microsoft’s unified communications (UC) offerings. The software provides communications and connectivity for branch office users even if the WAN connection is lost to the centralized data centers hosting Lync Server 2010. The ability to make and receive voice calls, use voicemail, intra-office screen sharing and instant messaging, and attend audio conferences, continues to be available on the DMG4000 Gateways using the SBA software.
"Adding Survivable Branch Appliance software to our DMG4000 Gateways enables customers in branch offices to use key communication features, even when disconnected from the central Lync Server 2010 datacenter," said Franz-Josef Eberle, Vice President and General Manager of Dialogic’s Enterprise Group. "This functionality is important for delivering UC solutions built on Lync Server 2010."
As a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner, Dialogic is releasing the SBA software upgrade on all DMG4000 Gateways for immediate availability through authorized distributors and their resellers. Existing DMG4000 Gateways can also be field upgraded via a software package, also available through Dialogic authorized channel partners.
"Enabling existing Microsoft Office Communications Server customers currently using DMG4000 Gateways with a software upgrade path to Lync Server 2010 is extremely important, and will help our mutual customers rapidly adopt the Survivable Branch Appliance," said Yancey Smith, director of product management, Microsoft Lync.
For more information, head over to www.dialogic.com/microsoftuc.