The UNIVERGE™ NEAX® Internet Protocol eXchange Distributed Model (IPX-DM), the newest member of the UNIVERGE NEAX family, fuses existing NEC technologies with dynamic advancements in hardware and software to satisfy the most stringent system requirements.
NEC also introduces the next level of Internet Protocol medium -- peer-to-peer switching -- into the UNIVERGE NEAX IPX-DM. This capability allows the UNIVERGE NEAX IPX-DM to provide all of NEC's networking services and Dterm Series E digital telephone features when deployed over an IP network. This system is deployed using space-saving 19-inch rack modules.
NEC's modular design, distributed processing, sensible migration, comprehensive network solutions and the ability to customize functionality to match specific business applications are just a few of the NEC benchmarks that the UNIVERGE NEAX IPX-DM builds upon.
The UNIVERGE NEAX IPX-DM provides over 750 service features that may enhance productivity, reduce operating costs and improve communications efficiently. Innovative modular hardware and software design allows the UNIVERGE NEAX IPX-DM to serve efficiently and grow incrementally over its entire size spectrum, ranging from 384 ports to over 16,000 ports.
The UNIVERGE NEAX IPX-DM is designed to provide peer-to-peer switching and has the ability to support Time Division Multiplexing (TDM). Peer-to-peer switching means the stations participating in a call are connected directly to each other through the IP network. The voice signals travel through the IP network but do not "go through" the switch as they do in traditional telephony. The fact that the UNIVERGE NEAX IPX-DM can function in and support a "hybrid" network with traditional digital/analog switching, IP/TDM switching and pure peer-to-peer IP switching means the users can continue to utilize their existing equipment while they phase in IP Telephony and lay the foundation for future networks.
By serving as the controller of an integrated information network, the UNIVERGE NEAX IPX-DM is able to integrate and enhance all forms of advanced information processing and management services. The UNIVERGE NEAX IPX-DM combines voice and data, store and forward, packet switching and many other advanced features.
The system also delivers advanced applications such as Fusion, CCIS and IP Networking, IP Stations (both IP enabled and peer-to-peer), Remote Switching, Electronic Tandem Networking, Centralized Attendant Service, Direct Digital Interface, Integrated ACD, Voice Messaging Integration, along with many other feature-rich capabilities via the Open Applications Interface (OAI). This reflects the philosophy of NEC Corporation to integrate Computer and Communications (C&C) technology, and makes it possible for the UNIVERGE NEAX 2400 to provide both voice and non-voice services.
Proprietary digital instruments (Dterm) may be provided to increase system flexibility and eliminate the need for conventional multiple line stations with their associated control equipment and cable plant requirements.