|50- 1,200||( 2,400 max.) stations||20,000 busy hour calls||(6/s)|
|800-10,000||(20,000 max.) stations:||100,000 busy hour calls||(28/s)|
200 line system: $120,000 ($600), with stations, but no wiring; average business use: 10 minutes/hour (6 CCS)
The average price per line in a PBX hit $567 in the United States last year , and for systems with fewer than 100 lines, the average was $692, according to the Multimedia Telecommunications Association in Washington.Mitel SX-200 ML (80 stations): about $350-400 per line
A system supporting 50 users and eight simultaneous calls would cost about $10,000, said Roger Cockram, vice president of London-based Wilco.
The CygNet solution from Cygnus Technology Ltd. provides more connections, connecting to the outside world via T1, or 1.544-megabit-per-second circuits, Basic Rate Interface and Primary Rate Interface ISDN, and frame-relay. It can also connect to computers using TCP/IP and a PBX through analog lines. Customers of the Fredericton, New Brunswick-based Cygnus might spend as much on Cygnus as they would on an upgrade, but they receive more functionality, said Glenn Smith, president of the systems integrator and developer.