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Hi All,

Can anybody advise on cisco equipment that can help achieve the below requirements:

 A law firm has a head office with four remote offices. Some of the services the firm is interested in include:
IP Telephony, desktop videoconferencing, email, voicemail, wireless connectivity, presence.
The law firm has individuals who move around a lot. So they expect remote access to these services as well.
the remote offices will have four personnel each at most. But these personnel should be able to access services
located at the Head office, as well as internet connectivity at all remote offices.
The head office will have a maximum of 10 personnel.
I have a little experience with CUCME but i have read a bit about the UC5XX product. Which cisco equipments will be
most suited to meet the demands of the law firm, both at the head office as well as at the remote home offices?
will routers be required at the remote offices for vpn access to head office?? what about remote users roaming around that require remote access?? can UC5XX / CUCME integrate with microsoft email applications??
These are some of the questions i need answers for.

Thanks

Ola

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UC500 is really just rebranded CUCME in a fancy box.  I would be looking more a CUCM Business Edition.  You will need to purchase this through a vendor that is approved as an advanced services/ or IP telephony specialization.  So what I would do is engage them now.  They in turn will bring your local Cisco SE in the picture, and they will educate on the differences as well as help you spec out your needs.  This will all be done for no cost to you as they will be hoping to sell it to you.  So the other option, is to go straight to your local cisco SE and they will assist you for free.

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