Office Network Systems in a Box

by Ted Stevenson

AdTran announces SMB switch/router that provides IP PBX, data networking, Internet communications, VPN, firewall, and QoS — all in one device.

VoIP continues to be one of the most talked-about technologies for small business and AdTran, a Huntsville, Ala.-based company, sees a big opportunity in the 'underserved' small-and-medium sized business market. It's not alone, either. IDC, a tech research firm, pegs VoIP's value at $3.5 billion, but notes a current adoption rate of only about five percent.

AdTran's bid to fill this gap—the just-announced NetVanta 7100