Ericsson has launched a communications system for small offices that includes PC based call management, wireless handsets and integrated voice and email messaging.
The CG 1000 system, which comprises a cordless phone, base station and call management software, will be targeted initially at the burgeoning small office market in Western Europe.
"The small office market is one of the fastest growing, and they are interested in investing in new technology," said Richard McHugh, marketing director for Ericsson's enterprise networks division.
Small offices present a lucrative market. The UK alone has over 800,000 small and home offices, accommodating over two million workers, and generating #200 million in turnover, according to Ericsson.
CG 1000 provides support for up to 10 handsets, supporting DECT radio standards, and two PSTN phone lines. The system lets workers access voice mail, faxes and email remotely and provides established call management features such as call logging, call routing and call management.
The Ericsson system will be available in the UK, Germany and France later this year, retailing at around #500. The product will be launched in other countries next year.
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