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  • We are planning to deploy enterprise voice for four locations- location one is having 2500 users, location two have got 1500 users and location three and four have 350 users each. We have CUCM 7.1 present in location one, for location two we are planning to buy Audiocodes MSBG 1000 and for location three and four we are plannning for AudioCodes MSBG 800.  Let us consider that 30 percent of each location users will be enabled for EV. Can anyone please advice if our selection of gateway is ok?

    Monday, February 27, 2012 4:34 PM

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  • Let us consider that 30 percent of each location users will be enabled for EV. Can anyone please advice if our selection of gateway is ok?

    it really depends on how much "heavy callers" lync users are and huch much voice traffic they are going to put during busiest hour.
    Mediant-1000 has max capacity of 4 PRIs and mediant-800 only a single PRI

    this should be fine for 30% of EV enabled users, but may be not enough if everyone is enabled for Voice  

    Monday, February 27, 2012 10:54 PM
  • Thanks. What is the audiocodes option if every user is enabled for EV?
    • Edited by Askwizard Tuesday, February 28, 2012 3:16 AM
    Tuesday, February 28, 2012 3:16 AM
  • You could deploy multiple Mediant 1000s, or deploy the Mediant 2000 (capable of 16 T1s).  Both are certified for Lync.
    Friday, March 2, 2012 9:20 PM
  • Hi,

    for Location 1 an d2, i'd defenetely go fo M 2000 box and for others it's best to go for M 1000 other than M 800.

    Thamara. MCTS, MCITP Ent Admin, Specialized in U.C Voice OCS 2007 R2 Z-Hire -- Automate IT Account creation process ( AD / Exchange / Lync )

    Saturday, March 3, 2012 3:54 AM
  • Hi

    As integrator I used to work with Dialogic, AudioCodes, then NET gateways through OCS, R2 and Lync. My feedback is that NET gateways are much more Microsoft dedicated, and saved myself from a lot of issues during deployment that I wouldn't be able to solve before using Dialogic or Audiocodes. it offers much more unique features, like advanced AD routing, and for your need the range of product interfaces is more convenient: for example UX 1000 gateways is better than M 800 as it can have 1 or 2 T1/E1, so you won't need to replace the box. then for your larger sites UX 2000 starts from 2 T1/E1 and goes up to 16E1, so a full range of need, with the same deployment and easy management experience (have a look at this report from Miercom: http://www.net.com/Product%20Literature/Independent%20Reports/Miercom2010-Report.pdf ) or look at datasheet on NET site.

    • Edited by nkv Saturday, March 3, 2012 9:23 AM
    Saturday, March 3, 2012 8:43 AM
  • Does anybody else have a strong opinion about NET vs. AudioCodes?   I own one Mediant 1000 today that I'm using as an SBC.  I'm about to purchase some SBAs and, having gone a lap through the Mediant 1000's interface, I can see where there is room for improvement (that said, the device has been very satisfactory once we got it running).
    Wednesday, January 9, 2013 1:53 PM
  • For you two big Sides, you could also use 2 Mediant 1000 for Failover, if you use only one M2000 if this GW Fails no outside calls are posible.

    Normal I calculate round about 10 % Lines for all Users and only some more Lines if the customer has a lot of heavy users or call center functions.

    regards Holger Technical Specialist UC

    Wednesday, January 9, 2013 2:14 PM