Nortel CS1000 Migration

Many businesses are struggling with how to extend the value of their significant investments in legacy Nortel CS1000 platforms. Maintenance contract costs are escalating but their Nortel PBX isn’t getting new capabilities. Ribbon's Nortel heritage creates unique options to leverage existing CS1000 investments, such as legacy Nortel IP or analog phones. Don't start over, gracefully move forward, give employees the productivity and mobility tools they need to engage with customers and partners. Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with a fully supported solution and a fully committed product roadmap that extends investments for years to come with new capabilities like WebRTC-enabled contact center services.

Migrating Away from Meridian Phone Systems

Deploy a Ribbon solution on-premises or move to the cloud. Gradually migrate legacy CS1000 deployments to the new system, avoiding forklift upgrades. Start by creating a centralized session manager for multiple CS 1000s or other PBXs and then migrate users to a full UC suite. Give workers a consistent set of traditional communications capabilities plus new features like video, HD VoIP, audio/video conferencing and screen-sharing––from home, office or even the road.

Ribbon's CS1000 Migration Advantages



Resuse Legacy Nortel Phones



Centralized session manager for multiple branch offices



Support mobile and remove users with advanced collaboration tools

CS1000 Investment Protection

You can extend the value of your Nortel CS100 investment with Ribbon's Application Server. The Ribbon Application Server shares its heritage with the CS1000, making it possible to reuse Nortel phones while leveraging the Ribbon AS as a centralized session manager for branch consolidation. Once deployed, the Ribbon Application Server opens the door to a graceful migration, enabling new unified communications and mobility services. It’s also standards compliant so it works with off-the-shelf SIP phones and network devices– eliminating vendor lock-in and reducing TCO.

The Ribbon Application Server Delivers

  • Investment protection by complementing exisiting Telephony solutions
  • Complete collaboration solution
  • Increased user productivity
  • Improved user mobility
  • Personalized communications
  • Integrated user experience with all tools from a single interface
Application Server Deployment Options

Nortel CS1000 Migration

The Ribbon Application Server works with what you have today and provides a simple path forward. You can save money now, while reducing expense and risk in the future.

Nortel CS1000 Migration Benefits

  • Deploy on-premises or as a cloud-based service from Ribbon's cloud, Kandy Business Solutions
  • Avoid “rip and replace” upgrades––migrate legacy servers over time
  • Wide-ranging client support including smartphones, tablets, WebRTC-compliant browsers, PCs and Macs
  • Leverage Ribbon's high-density G5 gateway (750+ ports) to preserve analog endpoints and legacy cabling
  • Avoid vendor lock-in; Ribbon solutions support SIP-based endpoints
  • Simple, per-user, licensing avoids hidden costs for solution integration