Aspire from NEC allows you to converge your voice and data network and enjoy the many advantages of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) while enjoying the hundreds of features you’ve come to expect from traditional digital/analog switching.
Aspire lets your organization benefit from the potential cost-saving advantages of IP even if you’re not ready to migrate to 100% IP Telephony immediately. That’s because Aspire gives you a choice: You can deploy traditional circuit-switched technology, VoIP or a combination, all from one system! You have the freedom to adopt VoIP when and where you need it.
Aspire provides peer-to-peer IP switching. “Peer-to-peer” switching means that the stations participating in a call are connected directly to each other through the IP network. The signals travel through the IP network but do not “go through” the switch as they do in traditional telephony.
The fact that Aspire can function in and support a “hybrid” network with traditional digital/analog switching, IP/TDM/IP switching and pure peer-to-peer IP switching means that users can continue to utilize their existing equipment while they begin to phase in IP Telephony and lay the foundation for current and future networks.