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PABXs and ACDs
There are five types of telephone systems used in enterprise communications: PABXs and ACDs, centrex services, LAN-based telephone systems, PC-based telephone systems and key systems. This page lists the PABXs and ACDs manufactured around the world, independent of who distributes them. For LAN-based telephone systems and PC-based telephone systems, go to the respective pages.

Used for over half a century, PABXs continue to be the backbone of enterprise voice communication. In the call centre, the core technology is the automatic call distributor (ACD), which is provided by PABXs with this capability, by stand-alone ACDs as well as some CTI software products that offer off-switch ACD.


Consulting Projects Involving Telephone Systems
Occidental Communications has undertaken numerous consulting engagements involving telephone systems, with and without ACD functionality. Projects have included user requirements analysis, system specification and acquisition via requests for tender, network design analysis, networking dissimilar PABXs, traffic analysis, numbering plan preparation, service audits, analyses of communications management and advising on the future of telephone systems. For more details, see the Call Centre Consulting page.


ANZ Product Directory
Australia and New Zealand Directory - Telephone Systems including local contact details and local distributors.


International Directory - PABXs and ACDs



BusinessPhone from Aastra
PABX for small to medium-sized enterprises



IntelliGate from Aastra
PABX


MX-ONE Telephony Switch (formerly named MD110) from Aastra
PABX with ACD capability, Aastra's Solidus e-Care IVR/CTI product provides more comprehensive ACD capability


NeXspan from Aastra (an evolution from the M6500 PABX and the Succession6500 LAN-based telephone system)
PABX


OpenCom from Aastra
small to medium-sized PABX


PointSpan from Aastra
PABX



AS Range from Agfeo
PABXs



OmniPCX Enterprise and OmniPCX Office from Alcatel-Lucent
PABXs with ACD capability


IntelliGate from Ascom
Ascom's PABX division was acquired by Aastra.



CallCenter from Aspect Software
ACD

Spectrum (formerly named FirstPoint Enterprise 2002) from Aspect Software
ACD offering comprehensive capability with IVR capabilities, CTI capabilities, agent-initiated audio call recording, collaborative browsing using both voice through the Internet and callbacks and routing of e-mails to agents

FirstPoint Business Edition (formerly named Transend) from Aspect Software
Product discontinued


CallCenter from Aspect Telecommunications
Concerto Software acquired Aspect Telecommunications in 2005 and subsequently renamed itself Aspect Software.


System 75 and System 85 from AT&T
AT&T spawned Lucent Technologies in 1996 which, in turn, spawned Avaya in 2000. The System 75 was renamed Definity and subsequently renamed Communication Manager. Along the way, the System 85 was discontinued.



COMmander Basic from Auerswald
PABX



Communication Manager (formerly named Definity) from Avaya
PABX with comprehensive ACD capability

Meridian 1 from Avaya
PABX with comprehensive ACD capability

Index from Avaya
PABX with ACD capability for small to medium-sized enterprises


Integral 33 and CS Integral 55 from Avaya
PABXs


DSP 1000 from BCS Technologies
BCS Technologies was renamed eOn.


Integral 33 and CS Integral 55 from Bosch
In 2000 Bosch spawned Tenovis which was acquired by Avaya in 2004.


Switchmaster from CadCom
CadCom was renamed OnviSource and Switchmaster was renamed OnviNet.


DSU/DXP from Comdial
Comdial's was acquired by Vertical Communications in 2005.


FirstPoint Enterprise and FirstPoint Business Edition from Concerto Software
Concerto Software was renamed Aspect Software and FirstPoint Business Edition was subsequently discontinued.



Dharma 1000 from Datavoice
ACD



Open Suit from Delco
PABX



BXS comp@CT and AXS from Digitro
PABXs


PointSpan and M6500 from EADS Telecom
EADS Telecoms division was acquired by Aastra in 2005 and the M6500 has evolved into the NeXspan. (EADS still manufactures airbuses and other products.)



eQueue and Millenium from eOn
PABXs



AD Series, WD Series, TC Series, TD Series and HD-1264 from Ephom
PABXs


BusinessPhone (formerly named BP250) and MX-ONE Telephony Switch (formerly named MD110) from Ericsson
Ericsson's enterprise telephony division was acquired by Aastra in 2008. (Ericsson still manufactures telephone exchanges and other products).



ESI-600, ESI-1000 and IVX from ESI
PABXs


Integrated Digital Switch from Executone
Executone was acquired by Inter-Tel in 1999. The Integrated Digital Switch was subsequently discontinued and Inter-Tel was acquired by Mitel.


9600 and F600 from Fujitsu
Products discontinued


iSDX from GPT
GPT was acquired by Siemens in 1999 and the iSDX was subsequently renamed the Realitis. More recently, it was discontinued.


GTD-1000 from GTE
GTE's PABX division was acquired by AT&T which subsequently spawned Lucent Technologies in 1996 which, in turn, spawned Avaya in 2000. Along the way, the GTD-1000 product was discontinued.


Clearview and 20-20 from Harris
Harris was acquired by Teltronics in 2000. Both PABXs were subsequently discontinued.


HCX 5000 from Hitachi
Product discontinued


CBX from IBM
IBM's PABX division was sold to Siemens in 1993 and the CBX merged into what was to become the Hicom. IBM still manufacturers computers and other products.


Intecom E from Intecom
Intecom was acquired by EADS Telecom in 2003 and the Intecom E was renamed PointSpan. Aastra bought the EADS Telecoms division in 2005.



95 Digital and 141 Digital from Intelbras
PABXs


Axxess from Inter-Tel
Inter-Tel was acquired by Mitel in 2007.


ADIX-E and ADIX APS from Iwatsu
Products discontinued



Enterprise Communications Server (ECS) from Iwatsu
PABX with optional enterprise CTI and call recording with screen capture


3X and 6000 from Jeaumont Schneider
Jeaumont Schneider renamed itself JS Telecom, then JISTEL before being acquired by Bosch. Bosch then spawned Tenovis which was subsequently acquired by Avaya in 2004. The products emerged from this as the Integral 33 and CS Integral 55.


3X and 6000 from JISTEL
JISTEL was acquired by Bosch. Bosch then spawned Tenovis which was subsequently acquired by Avaya in 2004. The products emerged from this as the Integral 33 and CS Integral 55.


3X and 6000 from JS Telecom
JS Telecom renamed itself JISTEL before being acquired by Bosch. Bosch then spawned Tenovis which was subsequently acquired by Avaya in 2004. The products emerged from this as the Integral 33 and CS Integral 55.



DS200 from Karel
PABX



Centrais from Leucotron
PABX



STAREX-VSP range from LG
PABX


System 75 from Lucent Technologies
Lucent Technologies spawned Avaya in 2000 and the System 75 was then renamed Definity and subsequently renamed Communication Manager.


M6500 from Matra
Matra was acquired by EADS Telecom. EADS Telecoms division was subsequently sold to Aastra in 2005 and the M6500 has evolved into the NeXspan.



SX range from Mitel
PABX with ACD capability

Axxess from Mitel
PABX



Univerge SV8500, SV8300 and SV8100 from NEC
PABXs with ACD capability



Sopho from NEC Philips
PABX

Meridian 1 from Nortel
Following Nortel's bankruptcy in 2009, Nortel's enterprise telecommunications division was acquired by Avaya.



OnviNet from OnviSource
ACD



KX-TDA (formerly the TD 500) from Panasonic
PABX for small to medium-sized enterprises


Sopho from Philips
In 2006, Philips's PABX division was transferred to NEC Philips, a joint venture with NEC. Philips continues to manufacture light bulbs, razors, toasters, medical equipment and other products.


Phone Data Exchange (PDX) from Praxon
Praxon, formerly of Campbell, Calif USA, is no longer in business.



HDX, IGX and MDX from Redcom
PABXs


FirstPoint Enterprise and FirstPoint Business Edition from Rockwell
Rockwell's ACD division was acquired by Concerto Software in 2004, subsequently renamed Aspect Software and FirstPoint Business Edition was subsequently discontinued. (Rockwell still manufactures space shuttles and other products.)


CBX from Rolm
Rolm was acquired by IBM in 1984 and sold to Siemens in 1990. The CBX merged into what has become the Hicom.



OfficeServ (formerly the DCS) from Samsung
PABX


INDeX from SDX Business Systems
In 1998, SDX Business Systems was acquired by Lucent Technologies which spawned Avaya in 2000.


S@E IPX (formerly the SAE 3000 IPX) from Selta
Product discontinued



Hicom from Siemens
PABX with ACD capability

Realitis from Siemens
Product discontinued.



Medio ACD from Sitronics Telecom Solutions (formerly Strom)
ACD



1500DX EPABX from Syntel
PABX with ACD capability



Coral from Tadiran Telecom
PABX with ACD capability


MIX Pegasus from Teldev GmbH
Teldev, formerly of Viernheim, Germany, is no longer in business.


Digital 128 from Telrad
Product discontinued


20-20, Clearview and Vision from Teltronics
Products discontinued


Integral 33 and CS Integral 55 from Tenovis
Tenovis was acquired by Avaya in 2004.


Onyx and TCX from Tie Communications
Tie Communications was acquired by Convergent Communications and transformed into a competitive local exchange carrier. The Onyx and TCX products were discontinued.


Perception from Toshiba
Product discontinued



Ateus Omega and NetStar from 2N
PABXs



DX-120 (formerly the DSU/DXP) from Vertical Communications
PABX


Articles on Call Centre Telephone System Applications

Consolidating the Call Centre Australian Communications August 1997

Which Switch is Which? Your Telephone System (Telcall/CRM supplement) September, 2000


Other Articles on Telephone Systems

The PABX vs. the unPABX Voice+ Asia Pacific [Hong Kong] January/February 1999

The Many Applications of Voice over IP, Part 2 Australian Communications April, 1999

How to Kill a PABX Telecom Asia May, 1999

More Than a Telephony System Australian Communications March, 2000

PC-based and LAN-based telephone systems Insight IS [UK] May, 2000

What the Future Will Hold CIO November, 2000


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