The Norstar Compact Integrated Communications System (ICS) continues the standards set by Norstar for providing friendly, intuitive business communications. It combines the latest technological advances with Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) Windows on every Norstar telephone, making it powerful, yet easy to use.
How would your business benefit from Norstar Compact ICS? Here are just a few of the ways:
· Popular features—Feature-rich (yet easy to use) Compact ICS lets you decide how to manage your communications.
· Remarkable scalability means Norstar grows
and evolves with your business—from more lines and stations
to adding integrated Norstar Applications.
· Don’t make important callers hold—the integrated Automated Attendant can answer calls 24 hours a day and route them to the right person or group.
· High-speed communications—Speed up your data communications (including Internet access) with ISDN BRI on the Compact ICS…and possibly lower communications costs.
· Internal Analog Terminal Adapter means you don’t have to purchase extra equipment to connect an analog device, like a fax machine or modem.
· The Norstar ICS platform is built for the future—ready to take on new technological advances as they’re developed.
· More than 800,000 businesses in 80 countries around the world have relied on the quality and reliability built into every Norstar system.
· And it’s affordable.
The Norstar Compact ICS is packed with well over a hundred powerful features, like an integrated Automated Attendant which easily answers your calls and routes them to the right person or group. And if you equip your Compact ICS with Calling Line Identification (CLID) and subscribe to the service from your local telephone company, your Norstar telephone’s LCD Window shows you the number (and name, where available) of the person calling. This convenient feature means you decide whether to take the call or return it later with the simple touch of a key.
With Direct Inward System Access (DISA), you can dial in to your Compact ICS remotely to use system features, direct dialing to internal sets, and cost-saving outgoing lines. Other standard features include:
· Auto Daylight Savings Time
· Music on Hold
· Automatic Set Relocation
· Toll Restriction
…just to name a few.
With the Norstar Compact ICS, it’s easy to integrate your choice of valuable Norstar Applications, such as Voice Mail for accurate and prompt message delivery. Or Fax Messaging to retrieve faxes wherever there’s a fax machine and to provide immediate round-the-clock fax responses to routine inquiries. Even Computer-Telephony Integration (CTI), which can streamline your work and improve call efficiency by enabling phones and computers to work together.
Start with the solutions you need now, then add other applications when you’re ready. The Norstar Compact ICS is flexible, expanding with your business— easily and cost-effectively. Because of its building-block design, you can start with 4 lines and 8 stations or 4 lines and 16 stations, and grow to 8 lines and 24 stations with software and system expansion cartridges.
What’s more, the Compact ICS shares many components, including Norstar telephones and some system hardware, with the Modular ICS. So when you’re ready to grow even more, you can easily migrate to the Modular ICS. That’s one way Norstar protects your investment, reducing your cost of ownership.
Integrated Automated Attendant
When your receptionist is overloaded or away from
the desk, calls may go unanswered or must be covered by another
person, taking them away from other responsibilities. The integrated
Automated Attendant in the Norstar Compact ICS efficiently answers
and transfers incoming calls 24 hours a day, enhancing your business
image and customer service.
The Norstar Compact ICS supports high-speed communications
over Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) Basic Rate Interface
(BRI)—allowing you to get, move, and use the information you
need quickly and efficiently—to keep your business moving
ahead. ISDN supports several applications your business needs, like:
High-speed Internet access
Faster credit or debit card approval
CTI applications for increased personal productivity and improved customer service
In many areas one ISDN BRI line can be less expensive than 2 business phone lines, so ISDN can help you decrease your business communications expenses.
Internal Analog Terminal Adapter (ATA)
To be as flexible as possible businesses need
to be able to connect additional communications devices, such as
fax machines, modems, cordless phones, and credit card terminals
to their phone system. With one internal ATA you can connect any
analog communications device to the Norstar Compact ICS without
the expense of a dedicated line or additional hardware. Additional
ATAs can easily be added if you need more.
With the Norstar Compact ICS you won’t have
to worry about replacing your system to take advantage of evolving
communications technologies. The open architecture of the Compact
ICS makes it inherently adaptable and cost-effective to add new
Norstar Quality and Reliability…
The company that stands behind the advanced technology
of Norstar Compact ICS is Nortel Networks. Founded in 1895, Nortel
Networks is now one of the world’s leading providers of fully
digital telecommunications switching and transmission systems and
Norstar is the #1 small-system choice for all types of businesses
around the world.
... And Affordability!
The Norstar Compact ICS is packed with powerful
advantages for your business, never missing a call, reducing costs
while increasing productivity and improving customer service. It
integrates all your communications into an affordable phone system
with room to grow and change—economically.