Aastra offers a range of universal iPbx. This range is homogeneous and flexible. It is designed for 4 to 704 traditional subscribers or 500 IP subscribers. It meets requirements of traditional and ToIP markets, as based on a single software application and a unified infrastructure.
The Aastra X Series is made of a homogeneous architecture that can, be easily upgraded, by adding hardware and software components.
All communication platforms described in this document shares:
- the same software release R 5.1
- the same range of associated applications
- the same range of traditional, IP, SIP and DECT terminals
- the service transparency when connected together in an A5000 network
The main key points of the Aastra X Series are:
- A unique iPbx range able to manage from 4 up to 704 traditional subscribers
- Capacity can be extended easily (no need to change the hardware).
- The hardware is unified across the whole range. Cards could be hot-plugged.
- All terminal types are managed: analogue, digital, IP, DECT, Softphone, etc.
- It is compatible with all network types: ISDN, analogue and IP networks, tie-line, etc.
- Universal installation: rack mounting, wall mounting, etc.
- The engineering rules are simplified and the slots are general-purpose slots.
- The proposed universal connectors are the RJ45 and USB port (connectors available on the front panel).
- A hardware platform for connecting 704 traditional subscribers and up to 500 IP subscribers in only 24U, thanks to 16-extension cards.
- Telephony software from the last generation providing 500 functions.
- A high level of services is proposed, as voice mail (IVB), interactive voice servers (IVS), broadcasting of synchronised announcement, Ethernet port, ISDN remote management’s component and integrated buffer are embedded in the motherboard.
- Networking features able to create a virtual telephony network (with Aastra 5000 Server) for up to 150,000 subscribers.
- Performance is at its maximum in full IP, hybrid IP and /traditional environments.
- Evolution to telephony over IP and convergent services.
- Compatibility with the existing cards and terminal portfolio.
- Compatibility with the most widely accepted standards: SIP, H323, CSTA, TAPI, SNMP, XML, LDAP, QSIG, etc.
- Integration into any existing IS installation, without any impact on the hardware or ip-network architecture.
- Smooth architecture’s migration, from traditional telephony to full IP, from single site to multi-site.
- Size’s expansion: the same software to manage from 4 and 1000 subscribers; hardware easily expandable (cards, cabinets, VoIP)
- Level of Service’s evolution: integrated services for basic needs, external application for business oriented needs.
- administration interface on https
- OS hardening for both call server and gateway
- Downloading secured through automatic fallback mechanisms in case of failure.
- Networking secured through load-balancing mechanisms between systems, through security server on the data network, etc.
- Duplication of the motherboard on the AXD gateway.
- Simplified administration and deployment as administration is the same for the whole range and thanks to availability of deployment tools.
- The embedded IP access point makes management easier.
- Remote management of the new platforms is entirely available through ISDN or IP.
The Aastra X serie’s range is made of gateways with different capacities:
- Aastra XS, XS12, and XS6 from 4 up to 112 traditional subscribers, up to 500 IP/SIP subscribers (could be used for security: dual homing, etc.)
- Aastra XL, from 50 up to 640 traditional subscribers, and up to 500 IP/SIP subscribers
- Aastra XD, from 50 up to 704 traditional subscribers, and up to 500 IP/SIP subscribers; available in two modes: simplex and duplex (motherboard’s duplication) and duplicated power supply
These iPbx can be fitted with a broad range of expansion cards, which can be optimally configured to meet customer’s requirements.
It must be stated that the previous dimensioning of physical line capacities (traditional subscribers) must be completed by IP/SIP or DECT subscribers’ capacities. Up to 500 IP subscribers can be declared on AXS/L/D (for example: ip-subscriber’s security with dual homing, etc.).
These platforms are able to provide TDM/IP Media Gateways services as they can deal with 5 T2 and 160 VoIP simultaneously (they provide a transit capacity of about 1,000 terminals).
The Aastra offer can manage the following terminals:
- Analogue terminals: Telephone sets, modems or fax machines. Analogue terminals are used when the required level of service is limited. Users access most of the Aastra software features by dialling a DTMF prefix defined for each service or feature. It is also possible to connect specific terminals such as hotel terminals with message lamp.
- ISDN terminals: Thanks to its S0, S2 interfaces, Aastra can manage ISDN telephone sets and can interconnect to fax servers and routers. For ISDN, Aastra has improved the voice quality and developed many value-added services such as CLID and call forwarding.
- Aastra digital terminals: M725, M740 and M760, as well as the new ranges Aastra 5370, 5380 and Aastra 6753, 6755, 6757 or terminals 5370 and 5380
Thanks to full interactivity between these terminals and the Aastra software, users have access to the entire variety of Aastra telephony services through user-friendly interfaces.
- Attendant console: This is represented by the i2070 Software Attendant Console application associated with a digital terminal, the A6757 + expansion keypad ATDC, specifically configured as an attendant console.
- DECT terminals: Wireless DECT telephone sets compatible with the GAP. Access to DECT telephone features through DTMF prefix.
- Aastra IP terminals: i740 and i760 IP telephone sets as well as the new Aastra range 5360ip, 5370ip and 5380ip
- SIP Aastra 480i, 9112i, 9133i terminals (R4.2 compatibility, for the last 3) and the new Aastra range 6751i, 6753i, 6755i and 6757i. The Aastra gateways provide an embedded SIP access point.
- SIP terminals: Third-party terminals which support the SIP standard protocol can be managed by the integrated SIP module of the Aastra gateways.
- Aastra SoftPhone i2052 illustrates real voice/data convergence. It works on a multimedia PC and cooperates with Netmeeting for data transfer or data sharing. Users can also use features specific to digital terminals, such as monitoring of other terminals.
- H323 terminals: Up to 250 H323 subscribers are managed by Aastra, through the external PHM gateway.