Enterprises Are Drinking The SIP Kool--Aid- And Buying It, Too

Guthrie, Steven
October 2004
Business Communications Review;Oct2004, Vol. 34 Issue 10, p35
Trade Publication
This article reports that a growing number of enterprises are using communications systems that support the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) standard. Three dozen vendors polled for this article provided an impressive list of customers, offering solid proof that SIP is not only ready for prime time, it's in prime time service now. While some well-known SIP customers are currently prohibited from speaking publicly about their use and support of SIP-based solutions-including Fidelity Investments, a presenter at the VoiceCon 2003 conference-a dozen other companies spoke with the author, on arid off the record,- about their SIP implementations. Prudential Northwest Properties was nine months into a major migration to VOIP for 19 locations with 3Com when SIP went to the forefront of their thinking.Prudential Northwest Properties was nine months into a major migration to VOIP for 19 locations with 3Com when SIP went to the forefront of their thinking. After deploying tour ot 3Com's propnetary SuperStack 3 Network Telephony Solutions, Prudential Northwest Properties is now installing SIP-based 3Com VCX V7000 IP Telephony Solutions. The first V7000 was installed in a 60-phone location in Clackamas, OR, in the fall of 2003. Even the four SuperS tack 3 systems eventually will be converted to the VCX platform to remove proprietary-based systems in favor of SIP.


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