3Com® NBX® 100 Communications System
Combining voice and data services over Ethernet LANs
The 3Com NBX 100 system features such state-of-the-art voice services as voice mail, auto attendant, Caller
ID, conferencing, call forwarding, and speed dialing, as well as free CTI and unified messaging.
Pictured from left to right are the NBX business set and the NBX DSS/BLF attendant console.
The 3Com® NBX® 100 Communications System delivers toll-quality voice communications over your Ethernet
LAN. You realize true convergence of voice and data communications. One simplified communications
infrastructure pays your organization big dividends with reduced administration, lower cost of ownership, and
greater scalability. And a flexible Ethernet architecture enables you to roll out new applications and services for
significantly reduced costs compared to traditional telephony offers.
The 3Com NBX 100 system provides the best all-in-one communications solution for small to medium-sized
enterprises and branch locations. You get reliable voice and sophisticated call-handling capabilities that leverage
existing local area networks (LANs) and wide area networks (WANs) with end-to-end, standards-based Quality
of Service (QoS).
With the 3Com NBX 100 system, end users get the high-fidelity voice and no-compromise reliability they expect,
with more powerful services than old-fashioned phone systems provide. For example, view both voice messages
and e-mail with unified messaging. Perform on-screen dialing directly from popular contact management
applications via TAPI-enabled CTI applications like Outlook. Increase productivity with advanced, built-in
features like voice mail, automated attendant, off-site notification delayed ringing, Call Detail Recording, and
Best of all, you won’t have to buy extra equipment or pay premium prices to enable these enhanced
features—they’re all built into the 3Com NBX 100 system. You get the most feature rich and affordable telephone
system on the market, combined with the familiarity and scalability of your data network.
The 3Com NBX 100 system provides Y2K compliance, investment protection, and connectivity to both
circuit-switched and packet-based networks.
We Make Networks Talk.
Analog · T1 · IP · Ethernet · QoS · 802.1p/Q · IP TOS · Diffserv · HTTP ·
SMTP/MIME · TAPI · IMAP4
NBX 100 business set, featuring:
Speaker with mute
18 programmable buttons
10 preprogrammed features
One-touch access to voice mail
Two-line liquid crystal display
Built-in Ethernet hub port
Headquarters and Satellite Office Connectivity
The 3Com NBX 100 system takes immediate advantage of VoIP H.323 services—allowing you to replace tie line
facilities between locations by rerouting your intra-company telephone calls over your WAN.
Leverage your WAN pipe investment by adding real-time telephony and messaging between all
Standardize your branch offices on one telephony platform with support for any WAN technology,
including ISDN, ATM, Frame Relay, xDSL, and cable modems. The 3Com NBX 100 system even runs
over wireless Ethernet networks.
Small Office/Branch Office and Telecommuter Connectivity
Dramatically reduce long-distance expenses by extending telephony and messaging services to remote users
over existing WAN pipes.
Remote offices no longer require a dedi-cated PBX. Just plug your 3Com NBX phones into a 3Com router
and connect easily to the headquarters’ 3Com NBX 100 system over a WAN or the Internet.
Users gain access to the same LAN, telephony, and messaging service resources available to corporate
Telecommuters connected to headquarters through VPNs can deploy real-time telephony and voice
messaging over the same VPN connection.
Scalable. The 3Com NBX 100 system supports a combination of up to 200 central office (CO) lines and stations,
including a maximum of 100 CO lines. The system also supports up to 12 auto attendant ports and 80 storage
hours for voice mail.
Highest reliability. The 3Com NBX 100 system offers
un-compromised reliability based on a distributed DSP architecture and a real-time call control engine.
Toll-quality voice. Provides the high-fidelity voice quality that business users expect.
Easy to install. Simply plug in the telephone, pull up your Web browser, and point-and-click through three easy
Built-in CTI at the desktop. CTI links your PC and telephone. Dial on-screen directly from your customer
database or contact list. As the phone rings, the customer record appears on your screen for easy access.
Built-in unified messaging at the desktop. Corporate users and telecommuters can use one inbox for their voice
messages and e-mail.
One connection. Simply plug both the 3Com NBX 100 system and your
PC(s) into an Ethernet LAN for a single, unified network infrastructure.
Easy administration. Browser-based management enables administrators to handle moves, adds, and changes
for any desktop, anywhere on the network.