More Telephony. Not only are these calls secured from interception; by usingflatrate connections, there are no additional call costs, either. Life-line support provides telephony even when the router is switched off or defective and, in combination with backup and redundancy functions, this makes communication viaVoice over IP just as reliable as ever. More Security.
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Not a lot of people know this, but German company Elsa was once a big cheese in the office communications market. Unfortunately, it made the mistake of focusing too heavily on graphics cards, couldn't compete with the established names and, as a result, the router side of the business suffered.
Well, it's back - as Lancom Systems - and it aims to move into the UK market with a tidy range of well-featured business routers. However, there's a lot more to this lightweight plastic box - it also amalgamates a standard SPI firewall, IPsec VPNs and a wireless access point that can operate in For installation, Lancom provides its LANconfig utility that automatically finds the appliance on the network and fires up a setup wizard that helps with general network configuration, securing administrative access and wireless functions.
You can set global time limits on voice connections to avoid excess charges and, once breached, the router blocks all further calls and flashes a red LED on its lid. If you upgrade the router's firmware, you must also install the corresponding version of LANconfig; otherwise, it will fail. Wizards are provided by LANconfig for all key features, which do make life a lot easier, as the utility itself takes some getting used to.
However, it will prove useful for managing multiple routers, as they're all displayed in the same window, and you can deploy group configurations and firmware upgrades to them all in one go.
For VoIP testing, we used our Sipgate www. VoIP functions for the are impressive: you can use the ISDN and analogue lines to connect devices such as handsets and faxes, and the PBX provides a wide range of features for controlling inbound and outbound calls along with call hold, swap and transfer plus hunt groups. Lancom also offers a day evaluation of its VoIP client software for making and receiving calls from your PC.
We found this easy enough to use, with plenty of features including speed dial, phonebooks, call forwarding, call hold and so on. The router provides wireless security measures and some interesting wireless monitoring tools. Once you have the router's background scanning enabled, the WLANmonitor tool lists all APs and clients it spots, and any AP that doesn't have encryption enabled is highlighted as a rogue and given a red icon.
The various management interfaces aren't intuitive, although the wizards make some tasks a lot easier. Secondary menu. Lancom VoIP review. Dave Mitchell 27 Feb Price when reviewed. The router can also be accessed via a web browser, although the interface isn't a pretty sight and best left alone. This is entirely passive - it can't block access to a rogue, but is a useful alerting tool.
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With the choice for analog or ISDN outside line and the continueduse of existing analog devices it makes the universal communications solution. More than just a new PBX. At the same time, the professional security, routing and network functions, including VPN, provide everything that modern companies need for their data networks. Free updates to the solution provide savings throughconsolidation for true protection of this future-proof investment. More Telephony. Telephone calls can be automatically directed over existing VPN connections between company sites. Not only are these calls secured from interception; by using flatrateconnections, there are no additional call costs, either.
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