Legacy Telephone Sites to MS Teams - In a Cost Effective Model

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Today's Solution : Ribbon Edge Marc 300 


Ribbon Communications a global software leader in secure and intelligent cloud communications solutions, on March 2020 have announced the general availability of its Edge Marc 300 Series. This MS Teams Direct routing compatible solution is designed to provide small businesses, home office and branch office customers that currently have analog voice infrastructure a cost-effective & easy way to capitalize on IP-based voice services.


The EdgeMarc 300 is a survivable branch office solution, providing support for integrating analog endpoints and the public switched telephone network (PSTN) and support for all Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) calls. It supports connectivity between analog and SIP devices, enabling branch offices to rapidly migrate analog phones onto SIP-based networks and communicate seamlessly with Ribbon session border controllers.

EdgeMarc 300 Series Ideally suites for :

The EdgeMarc 300 is ideally suited for small sites that have analog or legacy phone systems but need the power of voice over IP at a very cost-effective price. The Ribbon EdgeMarc 300 seamlessly connects existing analog-based communications systems to IP-based networks and provides with advanced next generation communications capabilities and security. The EdgeMarc 300 fits perfectly into the ecosystem -  if Ribbon products are already in the space.


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When & Why organizations need to consider this aspect ?

  • · As Legacy Gateways like Tenor AX & AM Series nearing End of support
  • · EdgeMarc will be more suitable solution that matches most customers Unified communication Vision and support transformation of Legacy sites to MS-Teams in a cost effective model
  • · Deployment of EdgeMarc is simple – it can be deployed without touching the existing setup and at the same time it can also act as a replacement for the legacy Tenor gateways.
  • · EM with Edge View : Zero touch provisioning for Bulk Deployments – Single Dashboard Monitoring – Multi Tenanted architecture to support UCaaS – Integration via open APIs are few of the added advantage for the solution


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Additional Information :

EdgeMarc 300 Series comes in two versions :


  1. EdgeMarc 302 which has 2 FXS, 4 LAN and 1 WAN port
  2. EdgeMarc 304 4 FXS, 4 LAN and 1 WAN port
  3. EdgeMarc 300 Series is a replacement for Tenor AF Series Gateways
  4. The EdgeMarc 302 is field upgradeable to an EdgeMarc 304.
  5. Similar to SBC 1000, SBC 2000 and Tenor interworking, the EM 300 Series supports “SIP Tie-in” for any calls that have a SIP leg to EdgeMarc – So companies does not have to increase the SIP sessions

EdgeMarc 300 Series with EdgeView Support


  1. The EdgeView Service Control Center (SCC) is the centralized interface to manage VoIP infrastructure. It’s graphical, easy to use interface allows us to monitor, troubleshoot, and resolve issues with Hosted UC and SIP Trunking network.
  2. Network management system enables complete oversight and management of entire voice network including IP endpoints
  3. Integrates with Ribbon’s Intelligent Edge, aggregating data into a single, easy to-use screen
  4. Provides real-time alerts, fault isolation, and advanced analytics for edge to end troubleshooting
  5. Multi-tenanted architecture to support UCaaS offerings
  6. Zero-touch provisioning wizard to deploy EdgeMarc devices in bulk
  7. Third party integration via open API’s

More Info : The EdgeMarc 300 is part of the recently introduced comprehensive, cloud-based Ribbon Next Generation Intelligent Edge portfolio , which securely connects and enhances enterprise voice and data applications, including Microsoft Teams, while delivering service assurance, advanced analytics, security, policy and routing capabilities for cloud communications applications.


Reference : http://jasparrow.info/2020/08/ribbons-new-edge-marc-300-series/ 




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