Let’s look at options for Hybrex Systems:
1. You have an old analogue Hybrex BX telephone system.
First option is: its time to upgrade to a new Hybrex.
An option available is: if you have a larger number of handsets that are still usable then you can install a GDS system with one or more special cards to keep some of the old handsets, then buy new ones as desired/required. The GDS can be equipped with VoIP trunks, with or without Indial, and a good package for cost effective calls from the ITSP. The analogue system could also use what are called Analogue Telephone Adapters (ATA’s). These devices again are already in use by carriers such as Optus who provide standard trunks from a broadband connection.
2. You have a larger G1 or G1E system
(10 or more phones).
A very simple solution here is to replace the main equipment with a Hybrex G1E+ system again with VoIP trunks. All the existing digital handsets will work with a new G1E+ and the system has all the latest capabilities, such as voicemail etc. If you have 4 or less trunks then replace the main equipment with a Hybrex G1E+ system with an MPUN1-IP card which will provide up to 4 VoIP trunks as standard. This will also give the advantage of the features of our larger systems such as remote access and the ability to add IP extensions either remote or on site.
3. You have a G2 system
Upgrade the G2 system by adding an MPU, turning it into a GDS and then add VoIP trunks to the GDS. All the benefits of the GDS are now available including expansion capability and all existing digital handsets are compatible.
4. You have a GDS system
Add VoIP cards to the GDS system. This could quite likely involve a software upgrade but otherwise will mostly be straight forward. Some VERY old GDS’s (pre 2004 approx.) may need an upgrade of some of the cards, but that is rare.
5. You have Basic Rate ISDN
This is subject to some conjecture at the moment. We are hearing that adapters from ADSL to Basic Rate are being used but the other alternative is to replace the ISDN card with a VoIP card and port the numbers and Indial, if applicable, to VoIP.
6. You have a Primary Rate ISDN
This will depend on the type of PRI. If it is an older Fibre connected PRI then it is still a little unclear as to how that will interface with the NBN but if it is the more common type installed currently then it is running off SHDSL already and just needs to plug into a network connection which the NBN provides. Common sense dictates that the simplest solution for the Fibre connected PRI would be to upgrade it to an SHDSL connection and replace the existing complex setup.
7. You have VoIP trunks already
You are all ready for the NBN.
Some of the above may seem a little daunting but your Hybrex dealer or Hybrex Australia will be happy to explain your options with no obligation and put your mind at rest.
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on 09 2604009
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