M5 Technologies, previously known as Media5 Corporation, today announced that its line of Mediatrix Sentinel session border controllers (SBCs) has been officially certified for Teams Direct Routing. Available in a multitude of combinations, from the Sentinel 100 Pure SBC up to the Sentinel 400 multi service business platform with up to 8 telephony modules (E1/T1, FXS, FXO, ISDN BRI), our entire series of SBCs run the same certified version of our DGW 48.x software.
Teams is now the standard unified communications and collaboration tool bundled with Office 365, offering chat, meetings, files, application and calling. Available for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS and web platforms, it can also connect to traditional telephony with the Direct Routing feature and a certified SBC.
Reach everyone – everywhere
Many organizations have started to deploy Teams and Office 365 on desktops and smartphones. While this is perfect for the average office worker, this presents challenges in many environments. For example, retail employees or factory workers typically are not assigned their own PC or company-issued cellular phone. Wireless coverage may be problematic or not available in locations such as warehouses, hospitals or elevators. However, traditional telephones are usually available everywhere.
Direct Routing lets you integrate any telephony equipment with Teams. Key systems, DECT phones, intercoms, paging equipment, emergency or elevator phones, door panels, etc.
Save costs by reusing your existing equipment and contracts
With Direct Routing, you don’t need an expensive Teams Calling Plan License for each user, nor are you limited to the countries available for the Microsoft Voice feature. Use the telephony provider of your choice, either via SIP or the traditional PSTN network. Keep your existing contracts and phone numbers. Keep your licensing costs to a minimum by only assigning the Business Voice without calling plan to the users who need it.
Fully certified, tested and supported
The result of over one year of extensive collaboration between our R&D engineers and our Technical Assistance Center experts, our DGW software was first validated by TekVizion, an independent accredited test lab, then officially Teams entire Mediatrix Sentinel series.
Founded in 1992, in Sherbrooke Canada M5 Technologies has delivered IP Communications solutions to more than 100 countries around the world. Today our expertise has grown to include a broad portfolio of technologies and standards at the heart of fixed-mobile convergence. M5 Technologies products and technologies are deployed in millions of devices including smartphones, set-top boxes, and a wide variety of telecommunication equipment and applications.
With a Mediatrix Sentinel Session Border Controller, organizations can now connect Microsoft Teams to their business-class telephony solution of choice, and be assured of the highest standard of quality, excellence in support and lowest ownership cost – the core values of M5 Technologies.
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