Newest all-in-one network appliance supports up to 75 users; includes new software modules for Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
May 11, 2004 - LAS VEGAS -One year after the launch of the award -winning IT IN A BOX(R), IT -100, EmergeCore Networks is raising the bar yet again with the new IT -500 IT IN A BOX. EmergeCore introduced the expanded all -in -one network appliance at the Networld + InterOp tradeshow today.
"Since our launch of the IT -100, IT IN A BOX at last year's N+I trade show, the all -in -one concept for addressing the IT needs of small -to -medium businesses has taken the industry by storm," said Dave Brown, president and CEO of EmergeCore. "With this new product, we're proud to be taking our platform to an entirely new level. Now small organizations have access to the type of state -of -the -art productivity tools that were formerly only available for large corporations."
"Our new CRM Module comes free of charge within the IT -500," Brown added. "And like all of our product family, our interface is simple to use. There's no technology background required."
"With the IT -500, EmergeCore has once again evolved a simplified IT solution for the SMB market," said Frank J. Bernhard, advisory economist and managing principal at OMNI Research Group. "The addition of key business applications, while easy to use and fully integrated with the network platform, gives small organizations a distinct business advantage that was previously unfeasible and outside the technology envelope."
Pricing starts at US$2,300, the IT -500 addresses the needs of businesses with up to 75 networked users. Building on the foundation of the award -winning IT -100, the IT -500 introduces a faster CPU, more memory and hot swap disk technology for increased performance. The IT -500 is easily configurable for direct connection to the Internet via T1/E1 PCI card or through a DSL Cable Modem connection. The IT -500 connects directly to a company's existing Internet service with no new hardware required.
The embedded 802.11G Wireless Access Point offers extended range coverage via the external antenna connection, which is now standard on the IT -500. With one WAN port and 15 LAN ports, the IT -500 provides instant network connectivity for small -to -medium businesses and branch offices.
New Software Tools
The IT -500 incorporates the same CoreVista Web® GUI software that is at the core of the IT -500's ease -of -use. In addition, the IT -500 introduces two new software modules, EmergeCore's new CRM (Customer Relationship Manager), and a new Smart Phone Module called Traveler.
EmergeCore's CRM module is especially focused on the task of developing, managing and maintaining customer relationships. EmergeCore's CRM provides powerful features that go well beyond the depth of typical personal contact manager tools. The new EmergeCore CRM enables the management of centralized customer information and data sharing across the entire organization.
Networked users can manage sales opportunities, create tasks, generate sales pipeline and sales activity reports. With this new software, organizations can increase sales, productivity and customer retention rate, which will ultimately increase revenue.
The Traveler module is an easy to use portable software package that interfaces via Smart Phone technology to the IT IN A BOX. This new software module allows users to manage various travel information, such as hotels, airline flights, rental cars, etc., from any Smart Phone device. Traveler will keep your field employees up to date with travel itinerary changes, and allows you to enter and manage expense report data. It also allows employees to check and respond to their email through the IT IN A BOX Web Mail system on their Smart Phone device or PDA.
For more information about the EmergeCore family of products, please contact us at www.emergecore.com.
Founded in September 2000, EmergeCore Networks is focused on the further development of IT IN A BOX®, all in one networking solutions for small business and branch office customers. To reduce costs and simplify IT solutions, small businesses are focusing on simple, easy to manage technologies. EmergeCore Networks developed the IT IN A BOX specifically to address the infrastructure technology needs of the small business customer. The IT -100 and IT -500 all in one IT solution provides the support, services and functionality required for the small business owner.
EmergeCore is a private company based in Boise, Idaho. For more information about EmergeCore, readers can visit the company's website at www.emergecore.com.