IP Office systems based on
the IP500 V2 control unit can run in a number of modes:
· IP Office Basic Edition
- Quick Mode
· IP Office Basic Edition - PARTNER® Mode
· IP Office Essential Edition
For IP Office Release 8.0, systems in this mode require an Essential
Edition license added to the configuration. Systems without a
license will not support any telephony functions. Additional licenses
can then be added, including licenses for Preferred Edition and
Advanced Edition operation. Throughout this document, unless stated
otherwise, Essential Edition is used to refer to Essential
Edition, Preferred Edition and Advanced Edition.
· IP Office on Linux®
This is special version of IP Office Essential Edition which runs
as a Linux application. It supports IP trunks and extensions only.
IP500 control units run in
IP Office Essential Edition only.
Basic Edition PARTNER® Mode
The IP Office Basic Edition
Partner Mode continues the evolution of communications systems
for small businesses.
PARTNER Mode is designed to
work directly out of the box without any programming or administration,
allowing users to immediately make and place calls via analog
PARTNER Mode provides the
end user a similar desktop experience as the PARTNER ACS: e.g.
2 dedicated intercom buttons, key system functionality, Caller
ID, etc. This helps minimize training requirements and provides
the end user with the same comfort level they have come to expect
with the PARTNER ACS system.
PARTNER Mode provides enhanced
features such as Visual Voice, Remote Call Forwarding, 64-party
Conferencing, SIP Trunking, Full PRI/T1 and more.
PARTNER Mode provides the
same 2-digit extension numbering plan as PARTNER ACS (default),
and now supports a 3-digit flexible numbering plan (extensions
100 – 599).
PARTNER Mode supports all
current and "Euro" versions of PARTNER ACS telephones, the 1400
Series digital telephones, the current 3920 and 3910 wireless
products, as well as most analog devices (fax, wireless headsets,
analog telephones). The original MLS Series telephones and older
wireless telephones are not supported.
PARTNER Mode also supports
a new line of Avaya digital telephones – the 9500 Series telephones,
and supports the Nortel T-Series and M-Series digital telephones.
PARTNER Mode includes Embedded
Voicemail; providing a 2-port Automated Attendant (upgradeable
to 6-ports) and voice mail coverage activated for all telephones.
The Embedded Voicemail offers a variable number of hours of storage:
• 2-ports = 15 hours of storage
• 4-ports = 20 hours of storage
• 6-ports = 25 hours of storage
System Capacities PARTNER
Mode supports larger telephone and trunk capacity as follows (may
not be attained simultaneously):
• Up to 100 digital telephones (1400 Series, 9500 Series,
T-series and M-Series telephones)
• Up to 100 analog telephones
• Up to 18 PARTNER ETR telephones (additional non ETR telephones
can be added total to reach system capacity)
• Up to 32 analog CO lines
• 1 PRI/T1 (24 lines)
• Up to 20 SIP lines
• can support up to 72 trunks, but not simultaneously
IP Office Basic Edition
When the IP500 V2 containing a IP Office Mu-Law SD card is first
started, it will boot-up as "Basic Edition", which has the same
look and feel as PARTNER Mode, supporting out of the box operations,
two intercom buttons, key system functionality, voice mailboxes
on all telephones, TUI programming support, etc. "Basic Edition"
makes starting and using the system quick and easy.
Users who need full IP Office
Essential Edition functionality can apply the Essential edition
license and the use Manager to change mode from "Basic Edition"
to "Essential Edition". Once the system reboots, it re-starts
as "Essential Edition" which is the way that IP Office Essential
Edition works, looks and feels in Release 7.0.
An IP500 V2 system can be
converted from its current mode to run in IP Office Essential
Edition using IP Office Manager. For IP Office Release 8.0 and
higher, the system also requires an Essential Edition license
to run in IP Office Essential Edition.
1. 100 Extension in
3-digit extension numbering mode only. 48 extensions in 2-digit
extension numbering mode. · In non-IP Office Essential Edition
the system assumes that the base control unit is always fully
populated with up to 32 extensions, either real or phantom or
a mix, to which it assigns extension numbers in sequence. It does
this before assigning extension numbers to any real extensions
on attached external expansion modules up to the system extension
limit. If the system extension limit has not been exceeded, any
remaining extension numbers are assigned to additional phantom
2. Non-IP Office Essential
Edition systems support 3 SIP channels without licenses. Additional
channels up to the limit require licenses. IP Office Essential
Edition systems require licenses for all channels. In all modes,
voice compression hardware resources are also required for SIP
3. Non-IP Office Essential
Edition systems do not support both BRI and PRI trunks in the
same system. IP Office Essential Edition systems support both
BRI and PRI trunks in the same system. Non-IP Office Essential
Edition systems are restricted to 12 BRI channels regardless of
the BRI hardware installed.
4. Non-IP Office Essential
Edition systems are to 1 single-port PRI card.
5. Capacity is dependent on
licenses, voice compression resources and available bandwidth.