The award-winning PARTNER Advanced Communications System (ACS) is the newest and most flexible addition to the PARTNER family. It uses the latest technology and a modular approach to offer advanced features and the ability to expand as your business grows. The system is designed for companies that need between 5 to 20 telephones and which anticipate growth in both size and applications.
PARTNER ACS is Lucent Technologies "Communications Unlimited Solution." It uses innovative PC card technology to add features easily and to create system back-up and restore, limiting downtime when emergencies occur. With PC card technology, you can select the capabilities you need right now, then easily upgrade the system when necessary to meet your changing business needs.
PARTNER ACS has integrated Caller ID (when available through your local exchange carrier) that gives you the option of seeing external caller information on your PARTNER telephone display. PARTNER ACS also has unique Caller ID Logging and Dialing which lets you scroll through a display of missed calls and return them at the touch of a button. With the addition of a termination device, PARTNER ACS can also be used with digital circuits such as ISDN or T-1 lines for fast data transfer and Internet access.
PARTNER ACS is the only PARTNER system to support three voice mail options. For basic messaging, you can select the optional PARTNER Voice Messaging feature that is loaded by PC Card. The more advanced PARTNER Mail VS and PARTNER Mail messaging systems can also be fully integrated to provide voice messaging, as well as Automated Attendant, Outcalling, and other features.
The PARTNER ACS is available worldwide: in many countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, North America, Europe, and the Middle East.
The "brain" of the PARTNER ACS is a compact processor module (Control Unit) providing capacity for three incoming lines and eight telephone extensions. Depending on your communications requirements, the PARTNER ACS processor module can stand alone or be used with a two-slot or five-slot carrier and additional modules for extra line and station capacity, and/or voice messaging.
Expansion modules for additional line and station capacity come in 2-line/0-extension (200E), 2-line/6-extension (206E/206EC) and 4-line/0-extension (400E/400EC) configurations. The maximum system configuration is 11 lines and 32 telephones, or 15 lines and 20 telephones.
Whichever system configuration you choose, simply connect your phone lines, telephones, and other office equipment to your PARTNER ACS to get virtually all the communications capabilities you need.
With PARTNER ACS, you can select from four contemporary telephones with built-in features including speakerphone, intercom, hold and transfer buttons, and programmable feature/line buttons. Each phone has pull-out tray with instruction for using and programming specific features.
PARTNER phone options include backlit swivel display -- a unique feature available only from Lucent Technologies. The adjustable display is easy to read, especially in dim light, and can be tilted to fit the users comfort. The two-line by 24-character display is available in a choice of languages--English, French, and Spanish.
308 Module (Control Unit)
The 308 Module is the control unit or processor for the system, with 3 jacks for Caller ID compatible lines and 8 extensions.
The 5-Slot Carrier supports up to 5 modules -- one Control Unit and four additional modules (expansion modules or PARTNER Mail VS).
The 400E/400EC Modules provide ports for 4 additional lines and no extensions, and is used with the 308 Module. The 400 EC Module supports Caller ID.
The 200E Module provides ports for 2 additional lines & no extensions, and is used with the 308 Module.
The 206E/206EC Modules provide ports for 2 lines and 6 extensions and are used with the 308 Module in a 2-slot or 5-slot carrier. The 206EC Module supports Caller ID.
The 2-Slot Carrier supports 2 modules -- one Control Unit and one additional expansion module or PARTNER Mail VS® module.
This product was released in 1997 with enhancements made in 1998.
Administration and programming of the PARTNER ACS system is accomplished via a display telephone set to extension 10 or 11, or by using the optional PC Administration for PARTNER software, available from Lucent Technologies.
PARTNER ACS incorporates several security features such as Toll Restriction and Disallowed/Allowed Lists to prevent unauthorized usage of the telephone system.