Portico™ Telephone VoIP Adapter (TVA™)

Migrate to VoIP using existing digital (PBX), Centrex (Featurenet & Featureline) or analog phones and retain existing phone cabling. Advanced VoIP features including IVR and simultaneous ring are delivered to the phone. Access directories & call log from phones or a user portal, with click-to-call.

For Portico TVA outside Europe

Obtain VoIP features without the expense or disruption of a “rip and replace” migration.

Enterprises migrate to IP telephony for a number of reasons. They want cost savings. They want to better serve their customers. They want to gain a competitive edge.

But most VoIP migration solutions are expensive, time consuming, and disruptive. They involve obtaining LAN assessments, purchasing new LAN switching gear, rewiring, and retraining. All to support new IP phones that may not be necessary to obtain the benefits of VoIP.

The Citel Portico™ Telephone VoIP Adapter (TVA™) changes the dynamics of VoIP migration by enabling enterprises to obtain all the benefits of IP telephony while retaining the PBX telephones and wiring infrastructure they already have in place.


Whether migrating to a Hosted VoIP platform or a premises-based IP PBX, Portico simplifies the migration process, and is transparent to most users. With Portico, legacy PBX telephones become new IP endpoints, so replacement simply becomes unnecessary. Phone types supported include Nortel, Avaya, Ericsson, Siemens, NEC, Toshiba, Panasonic, Featurenet & Featureline.

The economics of Portico are so compelling, enterprises can justify migration to IP telephony even in the middle of the traditional PBX “buy cycle”. Cost-savings, productivity enhancements, additional functionality, and converged applications are all within reach. Benefits include:

  • Reduced monthly telecom operating expenses through centralized voice mail, IP network utilization, and the elimination of PBX and/or Key systems across the enterprise.
  • Increased productivity through centralization, or even outsourcing, of voice network management combined with enterprise-wide distribution of features and applications.
  • Seamless migration to a unified communications platform.

With so much to gain, enterprises seeking the benefits of IP telephony and convergence have no reason to wait.