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Tolly208345 Mitel3300 Icpoct2008 Finalrev

  1. 1. T H E TOLLY GROUP No. 208345 October 2008 Mitel Test Unified Communications Platform Summary Enterprise Power Consumption Evaluation Premise: Mitel has factored in power consumption considerations and envi- Test Highlights ronmental concerns into the functional design requirements of its products. As Uses less than 4,000 watts of power for a large system of 1,250 a result, the power consumption of the IP phone users split across two resilient MXe controllers at HQ, company’s most popular IP phones is 200 users at a regional site and 50 users at a branch office amongst the lowest in the industry. The implications of reduced power con- Uses 1,237 watts to support a medium network of 350 IP users sumption include lower costs for cool- spread across 20 sites supported by eight CX controllers ing, higher phone density per Power Uses just 181 watts to support 65 IP users in a small office with over Ethernet Layer 2 switch, and a a single CX controller reduced need for conduit, power distri- bution upgrades and a cascading reduc- Consumes from 1 to 3.2 watts depending upon IP phone in tion of power requirements throughout use, even with large-screen backlit display units the data and voice infrastructure. M itel commissioned The Tolly Energy Consumption of the Mitel Unified Communication Group to evaluate its Mitel® Platform in Various Enterprise Scenarios 3300 IP Communications Plat- As extrapolated from key power measurements form (ICP) to measure the energy required to drive critical Unified Com- munications solutions situated in campus 4,000 headquarters, regional-office and branch- 3,885 Power consumed (Watts) Large office locations. Medium The Tolly Group measured the power 3,000 consumed (total watts) by a variety of Small Mitel IP voice switches and IP phones. Engineers then computed the energy 2,000 requirements to support three enterprise scenarios — a large-scale network with 1,237 headquarters, regional office and a branch 1,000 office; a medium network with 350 users 181 distributed across 20 locations, and a self- contained single-site, small branch office 0 Large network Medium network Small network of 65 users. The computations factored in scenario scenario scenario voice switches, phones and the power required to support them. Note: Please see Test Methodology section for a detailed description of each network scenario. Testing was conducted in October 2008. Source: The Tolly Group, October 2008 Figure 1 © 2008 The Tolly Group Page 1
  2. 2. Mitel Mitel 3300 ICP System Executive Average Energy Usage of Mitel Summary IP Phones and Controllers Mitel s Unified Communi- Model Watts consumed cations Platform demon- Mitel 5201 IP phone 1 strated very low power draw on five of its IP Mitel 5312 IP phone 2.4 phones and two flagship network controllers. Mitel 5324 IP phone 2.4 Extrapolations using that data show the Mitel Mitel 5330 IP phone 3.2 solution required under 4,000 watts to support IP Mitel 5340 IP phone 3.2 controllers and phones across a 1,500 user Mitel ICP MXe controller 52 network, and just 181 (with single dual T1/E1 module) watts to support a small, Mitel ICP CX controller 65-user branch office. (with Analog Main Board and 37 Mitel said its IP phones and dual DSP module) its MXe and CX controllers are efficient when it comes to Figure 2 Source: The Tolly Group, October 2008 power consumption. Tests validated this claim, showing that Mitel’s IP phones tested projection of energy consumption The Mitel 5201 IP Phone, an entry- draw anywhere from 1 watt across a large-scale deployment of level, desktop IP phone, consumed to 3.2 watts of power, even 1,500 users — approximately a single watt of power. for executive phones with 1,250 stationed at a central head- large, backlit displays. The Mitel 5312 IP phone, a dual quarters location, about 200 users port, multi-line display IP speaker- Further, the company’s MXe at a remote office location and phone that supports both SIP and and CX controllers, which approximately 50 users at a branch Mitel IP (MiNET) protocols, con- deliver IP PBX and embed- office. Redundancy was assumed sumed 2.4 watts, as did the Mitel ded unified communications for call control and application 5324 IP Phone. functionality from a single delivery. platform, draw from 37 to 52 A Mitel 5330 IP Phone, a full- Test results show that two 3300 featured enterprise-class telephone watts in an idle state. ICP MXe controllers with a dual with a large, backlit graphics Users can compare these T1/E1 module consumed an aver- display and 24 programmable self- results to other vendor net- age of 52 watts during a 40-second labeling keys, consumed 3.2 watts. work scenario computations test in idle state. to gauge the net power Likewise, a Mitel 5340, a full- An MXe controller outfitted with a featured enterprise-class telephone required by Mitel versus dual T1/E1 module and a DSP II competitors. with a large backlit graphics module and stationed at the display and 48 programmable self- regional site consumed an average labeling keys, consumed 3.2 watts. Results of 50 watts. Using those results, Tolly Group On the IP phone front, Tolly Group Energy engineers tested five IP phone engineers computed the energy Consumption: costs for a large-scale configura- models. (See Test Methodology tion that covered 1,250 IP users at Large System section.) a headquarters location split across The Tolly Group evaluated a The Mitel phones used from 1 watt two redundant 3300 ICP MXe representative sample of to 3.2 watts during idle state. (Note controllers. voice switches and IP that Mitel says for typical busi- The large-scale network scenario phones, and then used those nesses, a phone is idle as much as also included 200 users at a measurements to generate a 96% of the time.) © 2008 The Tolly Group Page 2
  3. 3. Mitel Mitel 3300 ICP System regional office supported by fitted with a T1 combo module and a single 3300 ICP MXe a DSP module. Mitel expanded controller, and 50 Engineers computed that the small 3300 IP more users at a branch office system scenario would require just supported by a 3300 ICP CX Communications 181 watts to power the CX Platform controller. Phones on these controllers and associated IP controllers can be backed up phones. (See Figure 1.) by any other controller in this Enterprise VoIP Networks: specific network configura- Setup & Energy Consumption tion, including a controller at an HQ site. Methodology Engineers tested Mitel 3300 ICP approach was similar to power An extrapolation of the consumption measurements in energy consumption results MXe and CX controllers, plus five IP phone models. Tolly Group report 208267.) from product tests shows that the Mitel large-scale network The controllers were configured as To measure the power consump- would consume a total of an IP PBX and acted as a server tion of the MXe and CX control- 3,885 watts across the range that handles embedded unified lers, engineers connected the con- of controllers and IP phones communications-class applica- troller to a California Instruments deployed. tions. Both the MXe and CX 4801L AC power source, set the controllers were running Release AC source to the required AC out- Energy 9.0 software. put voltage and frequency, and Consumption: then energized (connected) the AC For the large network scenario, the Medium System headquarters site was provisioned source output. Engineers observed the power state during controller Tolly Group engineers also with two MXe controllers, each of boot-up and noted when the power projected the energy costs to which carried traffic and backed draw settled to a steady state by support a medium-sized up each other. They were config- observing readings from the front business configuration ured with two dual T1/E1 modules, panel of the power source. supporting 350 users spread while the regional office would across 20 sites. The scenario have an MXe outfitted with a dual For the large network scenario was supported by eight CX T1/E1 module plus a DSP II mod- extrapolation of 1,500 users, the controllers, providing 1:1 ule (digital signal processing). percentage of IP phones factored in redundancy where every Additionally, there was a single was as follows: 20% Mitel 5201 phone is backed up by an- CX controller to support employ- 25% Mitel 5312, 25% Mitel 5324, other controller and a T1 ees in a branch office. 20% Mitel 5330, and 10% Mitel combo trunk module for 5340. Together, the IP phones For the medium network scenario, accounted for 3,690 watts of WAN links. It was assumed eight CX controllers were used, that there were two dedicated energy. two of which were configured with CX controllers at two a T1/E1 module. All of the CXs Two MXe controllers were fac- regional sites, and there was had analog main board (AMB) tored in for the headquarters, and one controller per three of modules. one for a regional site, together the smaller branch sites. accounting for 154.3 watts. The To test the power consumption of addition of a CX controller in a Using energy consumption each phone, power was provided data gathered from testing simulated branch office accounted by a Xantrex laboratory-grade for 40.7 watts, bringing the total each component, Tolly power supply set to 48 volts DC. Group engineers calculated controller watts to 195 watts. This was connected to the phone When added with the 3690 watts that the Mitel solution would via a power test fixture that also consume 1,237 watts. (See from the IP phones, the Mitel solu- passed through the data connection tion required 3,885 watts in total. Figure 1.) between the phone under test and the controller. The test fixture, For the medium network scenario Energy extrapolation of 350 users, the combined with a Fluke Electronics Consumption: 8010A digital multimeter, facili- percentage of IP phones factored in Small System tated the precise measurement of was as follows: 20% Mitel 5201 the IP phone DC input voltage and 25% Mitel 5312, 25% Mitel 5324, This scenario involved a 20% Mitel 5330, and 10% Mitel small self-contained office current, the product of which yielded the power consumed by 5340. Together, the IP phones with 65 users. The site was accounted for 861 watts of energy. configured with a single the IP phone. A breakdown of the 3300 ICP CX controller out- watts required for each phone can be found in Figure 2. (Note: This © 2008 The Tolly Group Page 3
  4. 4. Mitel Mitel 3300 ICP System Test Bed Diagram for MXe and CX Controllers The Tolly Group is a lead- ing global provider of third- party validation services for Power supply Test point B vendors of IT products, components Layer 2 switch Layer 2 Switch and services. CAT 5e Test fixture CAT 5e The company is based in Boca Raton, FL and can be reached by phone at (561) Test point A 391-5610, or via the Internet at: AC power Web:, E-mail: Source: The Tolly Group, September 2008 Figure 4 A total of eight CX control- For the small network scenario One CX controller was factored in lers were factored in for the extrapolation of 65 users, the per- to serve the branch office site, and medium network scenario, centage of IP phones factored in it was projected to use 37.6 watts. representing a net energy cost was as follows: 20% Mitel 5201 When added with the 143 watts of 376 watts, or 1,237 watts 40% Mitel 5312, 30% Mitel 5324, needed for the IP phones, the Mitel when added with the energy 10% Mitel 5330, and 0% Mitel small network solution required required to power the IP 5340. Together, the IP phones 180.6 watts, or 181 watts of energy phones. accounted for 143 watts of energy. total. Test Equipment Summary Vendor Product Web URL California Instruments Model 4801L Fluke Electronics 8010A Digital Multimeter 208345-njmupo1-cdb-09Dec08 © 2008 The Tolly Group Page 4