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PBX? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hey, everyone!

    This is probably a quick question, but I want to double-check my facts as I fill out an implementation plan survey for our AudioCodes Gateway.

    They're asking me about our PBX solution. My understanding is that PBX handles voicemail, extensions, etc. Since we're using Lync Enterprise 2013 and Exchange 2010, we will not have a PBX in the mix, correct?

    Thanks!

    -Eric

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013 6:42 PM

Answers

  • You'd probably know if you use a PBX. A PBX has nothing to do with Lync or Exchange they are completely different solutions. A PBX is a public branch exchange and is commonly used alongside VoIP.
    • Edited by Jonathan Baird Tuesday, August 27, 2013 7:30 PM
    • Proposed as answer by Jonathan Baird Tuesday, August 27, 2013 7:30 PM
    • Marked as answer by imeric82 Tuesday, August 27, 2013 7:45 PM
    Tuesday, August 27, 2013 7:29 PM

All replies

  • You'd probably know if you use a PBX. A PBX has nothing to do with Lync or Exchange they are completely different solutions. A PBX is a public branch exchange and is commonly used alongside VoIP.
    • Edited by Jonathan Baird Tuesday, August 27, 2013 7:30 PM
    • Proposed as answer by Jonathan Baird Tuesday, August 27, 2013 7:30 PM
    • Marked as answer by imeric82 Tuesday, August 27, 2013 7:45 PM
    Tuesday, August 27, 2013 7:29 PM
  • Well... As this is a totally new building that is our first Lync deployment and that I don't have one, I guess I'm fine without it. :)

    Thanks!

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013 7:45 PM
  • Hi,

    Voice mail, extensions, Enterprise Voice, Audio/Video Conference and other communications features are available in Lync and Exchange Server. Lync provides a consistent, single client experience for presence, instant messaging, voice, video and a great meeting experience. As Jonathan said, Lync and PBX are completely different enterprise-ready unified communications platform.


    Kent Huang
    TechNet Community Support

    Friday, August 30, 2013 2:54 PM