One-button access to
remote systems - Esi-Link lets you easily
communicate with people at your remote locations without
having to remember complicated codes. All you have to do
is (a.) press a Location Key to gain dial tone for the
remote location you want to call, and then (b.) dial the
desired extension. That’s all!
Note: If you prefer, you may also
direct-dial a location using the three-digit location
number your Installer assigns to it. For example, if
“702” is the location number for your branch office,
dialing 7 0 2 1 1 7 would call extension 117 at that
Toll bypass - With Esi-Link,
you may well be able to eliminate altogether your need
for expensive dedicated lines interconnecting sites. Esi-Link
communicates by using available bandwidth on your
existing WAN or the Internet to complete the call,
substantially reducing the need for, and associated cost
of, public telephone network circuits (whether voice tie
lines or dialup). It also can lower long-distance
expenses by letting you call from a remote location’s
local dial-tone (e.g., if you’re in Memphis and
want to call someone in Nashville, just press a key to
access local dial tone for your Nashville office’s Esi-Link-enabled
ESI phone system so you can place the call as if you
actually were in Nashville).
cross-platform phone communication -
With some systems, you might have to give up lots of
features to enjoy the advantages of VoIP; but Esi-Link
lets ESI phone systems share a full range of ESI
advanced business phone features that work uniformly
across the network.
Also, an Esi-Link network has cross-platform
integration - meaning it can include both traditional
and VoIP-based ESI phone systems. That means more of
your people can make multi-site calls; it also means
they can keep using the ESI phones and systems with
which they’re already comfortable.
Capacity that fits
your needs - Some businesses or
organizations have only a small number of sites; some
have many. Esi-Link connects as few as two - or as many
as 100 - ESI phone systems. And a two-site Esi-Link
network has all the features of its 100-site counterpart
(or a site of any capacity in between).
Each Esi-Link-enabled IP PBX (of which there can be up
to 100 on an Esi-Link network) can “publish” (transmit)
to the network the status of any combination of up to 30
extensions, voice mailboxes and department groups. That
means that, when you assign one of these items to a
programmable feature key on your ESI phone, the key’s
indicator lamp works just as it would if you’d assigned
to the key a number within your own local ESI system.
One look at the keypad and you’ll know whether Dave in
the cross-town warehouse is on the phone (or, for that
matter, has set his ESI phone to “do-not-disturb” mode).
Clearly, this is one of Esi-Link’s most powerful,
time-saving and productivity-enhancing features.
the network - The Esi-Dex speed-dialing
capability already in place on ESI phone systems gets
smarter still with Esi-Link aboard, because now it can
also speed-dial extensions at remote locations.
Esi-Dex’s new Location Dex feature makes it, well,
easy to look up and speed-dial any remote
extensions. If you can tap on a scroll key and read a
big, clear display, you can use it.