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StarLeaf unified comms PBX 6000 Series
UK-based start-up StarLeaf has shown off its range of unified communications products at UC Expo in London, which also marked the official launch of its UK business.
The company gave ZDNet UK a look at the StarLeaf Phone during its first UK public outing on Tuesday. Details had previously been announced when the company launched in the US in July.
Unlike other vendors in the sector, StarLeaf is not trying to shake off the PBX (private branch exchange) label of voice communications and has instead developed its 'Telepresence PBX 6000 Series' back-end, which the company said is the first telepresence PBX "built from the ground up" specifically for voice and video.
The company aims to challenge industry behemoths such as Cisco, Tandberg and Avaya with a combination of the PBX 6000 Series, StarLeaf desk phone and 21-inch StarLeaf personal telepresence monitor.
"The video world is inherently difficult to use and [has] some concepts that have come about historically that really do not suit users well. We've looked at the voice space, which we're familiar with, and we've stolen lots of ideas from the voice world and applied them to video," Will MacDonald, chief technical officer at StarLeaf, told ZDNet UK.
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