Cisco has had equipment available for small and medium businesses (SMB’s) to manage data and voice and enable unified communications for a while now. The initial equipment however was only available in 8-port or 16-port versions. The relatively small number of ports capped out at ‘small’, and did not meet the needs of the ‘medium’ portion of the SMB market. The recently-released next generation of the UC 500 appliance comes in 32-port and 48-port varieties, making it a much more viable solution for medium companies looking to join the unified communications revolution. You can read this article for more about the new unified communications equipment, as well as new ethernet and wireless equipment from Cisco.