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NEC SL1000 Brochure


The NEC SL1000 is a cost effective and powerful communications solution specifically designed with the small business in mind.

The NEC SL1000 can make your employees more reachable, more responsive and more productive through smart features along with rich functionality expected of much larger systems, while not requiring your business to deploy expensive data equipment that you otherwise don’t need.

NEC SL1000 at a glance

  • Cost effective for small businesses with a competitive starting price and a low cost terminal range
  • With the option to choose from multiple carrier interfaces including SIP, the NEC SL1000 lets you take advantage of VoIP technology to reduce your call costs.
  • The  NEC has built in Auto Attendant and voicemail at no extra cost, ideal for small companies with limited budgets.
  • Use your mobile to stay contactable on your office number, from anywhere with single number reachability on the NEC.
  • Unique features built into the system including door phone /door striker and an interface to on-premise alarm system on the NEC.
  • Easily scales up or down as your business requirements change to a maximum of 40 handsets.

With more than 40 years’ experience in delivering successful communications for  organisations large and small the NEC SL1000 builds on NEC’s strong heritage in voice and collaboration to deliver a reliable and feature rich communications solution specifically for small businesses.


NEC SL1000 Communciations Solution – Features

  • PSTN, Basic Rate ISDN, Primary Rate ISDN and SIP trunks
  • Digital/Analogue/IP extensions
  • Interface to an on-premise alarm system
  • Door phone/door striker to open the door to your business
  • Automated Attendant allows incoming calls to be directed to their destination without human assistance
  • Voicemail with email notification
  • Dial-in 16 party conference bridge
  • Ring groups allows you to associate extensions to a group of telephones
  • Music on hold and background music
  • Mobile extension
  • Built in Hotel/Motel features
  • 12 or 24 key terminals with headset connection
  • Simple installation

1. Auto Attendant feature is built-in without additional hardware and is able to record up to 4 greeting messages by the users. It also keeps up to 10 messages to be recorded from outside.

2. Caller-ID feature helps you to identify who has been contacting your office. NEC SL1000 PBX can interface the Caller-ID trunk from telecom supplier and the information can be displayed on all types of terminals. Incoming ring tone can be set against specified Caller-ID numbers, allowing identification by the ring tone.

3. Group Listening allows you to broadcast your conversations via the built-in speaker on the multiline terminal. This enables your surrounding parties to listen to the conversation.

4. Join a conference without even leaving the desk. This feature allows you to set up a teleconference between internal and/or external parties. Remote Conference is also available where internal and/or external parties can access to virtual conference room with password.

5. Hotline feature is ideal for reception, security guard houses, parking attendants, and etc. Set up the terminal for dedicated use. This function allows you to call pre-assigned extension or external number by just lifting the handset without dialling any numbers.

6. Day / Night Mode allows you to control incoming calls and outgoing calls after working hours. NEC SL1000 PBX provides up to 8 system modes which can be switched either manually or automatically.

7. Call Forwarding feature enables incoming call to be redirected automatically to another extension or an external number (mobile phone, home phone etc).

8. Proprietary Door phone terminal connections at the front door. Additionally, if nobody is in the office, then there is an option that the doorphone ring call can be forwarded to your mobile or home telephone.

9. Toll Restriction feature prohibits specified extensions from accessing unauthorized numbers which have been pre-programmed into the restriction table. A total of 15 restriction classes can be assigned to each extension.

10. Extension Lock with security code allows you to prevent unauthorized personnel from making calls from your extension while you are away from your desk.

11. Long Conversation Alarm / Cut-off. This alarm feature provides callers a beeping tone periodically to remind them. The cut-off feature can be used to disconnect external calls forcefully after the pre-programmed time limit to cut down communication cost and increase efficiency of employees.

12. Web-based System Management allows administration of the system has never been easier with the intuitive Graphical User Interface (GUI). Your own PC can be connected to SL1000 to let you edit/change/manage various terminal settings.


NEC SL1000 Communciations Solution – Benefits

Lowers your costs – competitive starting price and a low cost terminal range plus the option to choose from multiple carrier interfaces including SIP, the NEC SL1000 lets you take advantage of VoIP technology to reduce your call costs.

Increases your productivity – time saving and intuitive handset features that the whole team can use, without the need for training including shortcuts that speed up working processes. Built in Auto attendant routes calls automatically to the right person without the need for receptionist intervention enabling a more efficient and responsive level of customer service. Flexibility for mobile employees – Use an IP phone or mobile extension in a remote or home office location to communicate with colleagues with the same ease as if you were in the office.

Remain reachable on the road – carry your office number with you using mobile extension and access your voicemail messages from your desktop or mobile phones and even email inbox, ensuring you never miss an important call.

Improved customer service – mobility solutions for quicker customer responses from wherever you are along with Caller ID to help you identify and offer personalised service to the caller.

Reach crucial business decisions faster – built in conference bridge provides  a convenient option for arranging meetings with up  to 16 people.

Scalable solution that can expand and grow with your business –  with the option to add extras when you need them and easily scale  the system  up or down as your business requirements change to a maximum of 40 handsets.

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NEC SL1000 Communciations Solution – Handsets

 Intuitive features that the whole team can use, without the need for training. Desktop phones include shortcuts that speed up working processes and empower your team to become more productive.

NEC SL1000 Digital Handsets

  • 12 or 24 key versions available
  • Backlit keypad and display
  • Adjustable angle
  • Programmable keys with LEDs
  • 4 feature keys and navigation keys
  • Headset port
  • Full duplex speakerphone
  • 20 number personal directory
  • 1000 number system/group directory
  • Built-in wall mount kit
  • Dual-colour call indicator lamp
  • 8 Selectable ring tones
  • Energy saving sleep mode

NEC SL1000 IP Handset

  • 24 key handset
  • Backlit keypad and display
  • Adjustable angle
  • Programmable keys with LEDs
  • 4 feature keys and navigation keys
  • 2 x RJ45 10/100MB Ethernet Ports (LAN & PC)
  • Headset port
  • Full duplex speakerphone
  • 20 number personal directory
  • 1000 number system/group directory
  • Tri-colour call indicator lamp
  • Remote/home office functionality

Intuitive features that the whole team can use, without the need for training.

“Intuitive handsets with time-saving features, helping you to work faster”


NEC SL1000 Digital Handset

  • 12 or 24 key versions available
  • Backlit keypad and soft keys
  • Adjustable angleNEC phone 2 button-digital-handset
  • Programmable keys with LEDs
  • 4 feature keys and navigation keys
  • Headset port
  • Full Duplex Speakerphone
  • 20 number personal directory
  • 1000 number system/group directory
  • Built-in wall mount kit
  • Dual-colour call indicator lamp
  • 8 Selectable ring tones
  • Power saving sleep mode
  • Also available in white



NEC SL1000 IP Handset

  • 24 key handset
  • Backlit keypad and soft keys
  • Adjustable angle
  • Programmable keys with LEDsNEC phones-24 button-ip-handset
  • 4 feature keys and navigation keys
  • Headset port
  • Full Duplex Speakerphone
  • 20 number personal directory
  • 1000 number system/group directory
  • Built-in wall mount kit
  • Tri-colour call indicator lamp
  • 8 Selectable ring tones
  • Homeworking functionality
  • Also available in white



NEC DSS Console

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  • 60 programmable keys with LEDs
  • Ideal for receptionists
  • Also available in white




NEC Wireless DECT HandsetNEC phones-sl1000-wireless-dect-handset

  • 2 line/24 character backlit display
  • Backlit keypad
  • 8 programmable keys with LEDs
  • Headset port
  • Selectable ring tones
  • Roaming distance up to 200m outdoors and 50m indoors

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History of NEC

Kunihiko Iwadare

On 17 July 1899, Nippon Electric Company, Limited (renamed NEC Corporation, effective April, 1983, both expressed as NEC hereafter) Japan’s first joint venture with foreign capital, was established by Kunihiko Iwadare in association with the U.S. firm Western Electric Company (presently Alcatel-Lucent).
The basic aim of the new company, expressed in the slogan “Better Products, Better Service,” was to carry out the promise to provide its customers with world-class products and dependable follow-up service. The notion of follow-up service didn’t take root among Japanese businesses until a full half-century later, whereas NEC had from the beginning embraced a concept that developed into what we now call Customer Satisfaction (CS).

Desktop-type Delville telephone

World and domestic firsts in technology and research development, made possible by managerial innovation and backed by establishment, improvement and reform of its various personnel systems, as well as the early mounting of environmental projects, make it possible to say that NEC’s history has been marked by constant innovation for more than a hundred years. NEC is empowered by the DNA of innovation.

NEC Chronological Table

  • 1899Nippon Electric Company, Limited is established.


Born in 1857 in Fukuoka prefecture, Kunihiko Iwadare graduated from the department of telegraphic communications at Kobu University – a predecessor of the current faculty of engineering at Tokyo University. He entered the Ministry of Engineering, then moved to the United States to work at Edison Machine Works, a predecessor of General Electric. He is known as one of the few Japanese who worked with Thomas Edison.
Upon returning to Japan, he became the first chief engineer at Osaka Dento, a predecessor of Kansai Electric Power Company. And in 1899, when he was 42, he founded Nippon Electric Company, Limited as a joint venture with Western Electric Company, becoming the president of the first foreign-capital enterprise in Japan.

  • 1919 Produces first domestic Type 1 common-battery switchboards for long-distance toll calls.
  • 1920 Enters into capital ties with Sumitomo Electric Wire and Cable Works and transfers cable business to Sumitomo.
  • 1924 Advances into wireless business.
  • 1927 Delivers the first domestic-made A-Type automatic PBX to Mitsukoshi Department Store.
  • 1928 NE-Type phototelegraphic equipment transmits scenes of Imperial Accession Ceremony of Emperor Hirohito between Kyoto to Tokyo.

Yasujiro Niwa invented unique NE-style phototelegraphic equipment that became the foundation of today’s FAX machines. In November 1928, when Emperor Hirohito’s Imperial Accession Ceremony was held, newspaper companies that had mulled over ways to deliver papers with photos of the ceremony throughout the nation as quickly as possible employed this phototelegraphic equipment with great success.
In contrast to advanced electric technologies that had mainly been adopted from Western nations in those days, the field of telephotography was established with purely home-grown technologies and it contributed greatly to the development of FAX technologies in Japan.
(Source: “10 Greatest Japanese Inventors / Numerous Great Inventions” Japan Patent Office)

  • 1929 Produces domestic A-Type automatic switching system for the central telephone office.
  • 1937 Succeeds in producing 50kW transmitter tubes, thereby completing the development of short-wave broadcast equipment boasting the world’s highest output.
  • 1950 Begins research into transistors.
  • 1952 Receives Deming Application Prize (the first time for a company in the communications industry).
  • 1953 Produces microwave PTM (Pulse Time Modulation) multiplexing equipment.
  • 1954 Begins research into computers.
  • 1955 Produces first domestic-made XB switching system for PBX.
  • 1956 Produces first domestic-made XB switching system.

The first intra-city crossbar switchboard prototype

With the rapid expansion of telephone networks around this period, it became necessary to introduce a crossbar switching system that would facilitate automation of switching stations. Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation designated NEC the collaborative research partner to develop such a system. In 1954, after installation of the first prototype at the experimental station of the Electrical Communication Laboratory, the first Japanese crossbar switching system was put to practical use.
It was created with systems, circuits and parts that had been developed by proprietary Japanese technologies and boasted high performance even by global standards. Exporting the product overseas met with great success thereafter.

  • 1958 Develops fully transistorized NEAC-2201 computer.

NEC co-developed its first computer, NEAC-1102, through Tohoku University’s Computer Project. The computer was characterized by its highly reliable long-life parametron element developed in Japan, arbitrarily switchable operation of floating-point arithmetic and fixed-point arithmetic depending on the command, and a large-capacity memory of 1,024 words.
The later NEAC-2201 was characterized by its germanium-alloy high-speed transistor for circuit elements and the fact that it was solely built with parts made in Japan. It was exhibited at a tradeshow in Paris in 1959 and its demonstration generated international attention.

  • 1960 Begins development of ICs.
    Develops time division electronic switching system.
  • 1960 Develops time division electronic switching system.
  • 1961 Introduces the business division system.
  • 1963 Establishes Nippon Electric New York (now NEC Corporation of America)
    Issues American Depositary Receipts (ADRs).
  • 1963 Issues American Depositary Receipts (ADRs).
  • 1964 Trans-Pacific TV broadcasts of the 18th Olympiad in Tokyo are successfully implemented using NEC-supplied ground facilities for satellite communications.

After started research on microwave transmission-based TV broadcasting, Masasuke Morita successfully developed such technologies as the shared oscillation amplification system and high-sensitivity receiving system one by one. These systems flourished in over-the-horizon communication as well as satellite communication and catapulted NEC to world leadership in the installation of satellite communication earth stations.
NEC installed high-sensitivity receiving equipment in the KDD Ibaraki Space Communication Laboratory, Japan’s first satellite communication earth station (established in 1963). It is well known that the very first news delivered through the first successful trans-Atlantic TV test broadcast between Japan and the US was the shocking news of President Kennedy’s assassination.
The transmission devices, parabolic antennas, and other equipment NEC supplied to the Kashima Satellite Communications Earth Station of the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications also played an integral role in the Tokyo Olympics, which were held in October 1964, by enabling live broadcasting of the games to the world.

  • 1965 Delivers the PCM-24 digital transmission system to NTTPC.
    Introduces ZD (Zero Defect) movement.
  • 1965 Introduces ZD (Zero Defect) movement.
  • 1968 Develops 144-bit high-speed N-channel MOS (Metal Oxide Semiconductor) IC memory

The world’s first 144-bit n-channel MOS memory

The mainstream MOS memory in the semiconductor industry of the time was p-channel. It was thought to be “technically impossible to mass-produce n-channel MOS memory.”
But NEC’s memory development team established a breakthrough in insulation technology and developed 144-bit n-channel MOS memory in 1968. The accomplishment was announced at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) of 1969. The audience filled up even the isles of the venue to listen to the lecture. Since then, the n-channel MOS memory had become the world standard.

  • 1970 Produces Osumi experimental satellite.
    Established “Pollution Prevention & Environmental Management Department.”
  • 1970 Established “Pollution Prevention & Environmental Management Department.”
  • 1972 The “Operation Quality” program is initiated.
  • 1974 The ACOS Series 77 mainframe computer family is announced.
  • 1977“C&C” or the integration of computer and communications technologies is first announced at INTELCOM ’77.

On October 10th, 1977, Koji Kobayashi (then-chairman of NEC) gave a keynote lecture at INTELCOM 77, the first large-scale general communications expo in the U.S. The lecture, entitled “What communications enterprises should do to accommodate changing social needs,” led to NEC’s C&C business strategy.
“Early in the 21st century, it will become possible for people to talk to each other and see each other anytime, anywhere. This will require an integration of technologies for communications, computers, and television.”

  • 1977 The NEAX 61 digital switching system is announced in the United States.
  • 1979 The PC-8001 personal computer is announced.

The microcomputer sales department led by Kazuya Watanabe introduced microcomputer training kit TK-80 in August 1976 and opened a support center called Bit-INN in Akihabara. Day in and day out, Bit-INN was filled with people who wanted microcomputers for personal use. NEC representatives were convinced that the time was ripe for personal computers and introduced its first personal computer, PC-8001, in response to consumer demand. Pre-orders for the product poured in from the very beginning and NEC established itself as the leading personal computer provider in Japan, a significant head start in the personal computer business.

  • 1982T he PC-9801 personal computer is announced.
  • 1985 The SX-2 supercomputer demonstrates the world’s fastest performance.
  • 1991 The world’s first notebook-sized PC with color LCD is announced.
    A unique graphite crystal is discovered and named “carbon-nanotubes”.
  • 1995 The world’s first prototype 1Gbit DRAM is unveiled.
  • 1997 The Semiconductor Group is honored with the first Japan Quality Award.
  • 2002 The Earth Simulator, the world’s fastest supercomputer system for resolving global environmental problems, is completed.

Earth Simulator was proposed in 1997 as a way to predict climate change on a global scale. The performance level required to realize it was absurd – 1,000 times higher than that of other supercomputers at the time. But NEC employed 1,000 people cumulatively and utilized the full technological power of the NEC Group to achieve targeted performance. Earth Simulator began operation in March 2002 as initially planned. It was the clear winner in the TOP500 supercomputer performance ranking in June 2002 and stayed on top for two and a half years.

  • 2003 Constructs one of the world’s largest mission-critical systems, the i-mode gateway system “CiRCUS”
  • 2003 Development of kenaf-reinforced bioplastic.
  • 2003 An elementary circuit is realized for practical quantum computers.
  • 2004 Realizes world’s smallest, slimmest, card-shaped, camera-equipped mobile phone utilizing ultra-thin packaging technology
  • 2004 Commences provision of UNIVERGE solutions aimed at realizing improvement of business efficiency, intellectual productivity and more
  • 2004 The world’s longest single-photon transmission record is extended to 150 km, realized through quantum cryptography system employing an optical planar circuit.
  • 2005 NEC develops a new ultra-thin, flexible, rechargeable battery boasting super-fast charging capability.
  • 2007 Ultra-compact microwave communications system PASOLINK secures top global market share
  • 2008 Unveils the NEC Group Vision 2017 and Core Values
  • 2008 Express Server becomes first domestic IA server to surpass the one-million-unit mark for cumulative shipments
  • 2008 The programmable flow switch trial between Japan and the United States is successfully completed.
  • 2010 Asteroid explorer “HAYABUSA” successfully returns to Earth
  • 2010 Begins mass production of electrodes for advanced lithium-ion batteries for automotive applications
  • 2011 NEC, LENOVO Finalize Joint Venture and Launch Japan’s #1 PC Company
  • 2011 Launches Household Energy Storage System
  • 2012 Acquire Convergys’ Global Information Management (IM) Business, a Leader in Business Support Systems (BSS)
  • 2012 Acquire Australian ICT company CSG Limited’s Technology Solutions business
  • 2012 INTERPOL and NEC sign partnership agreement to enhance cyber security Partnership will develop digital crime centre
  • 2013 Strengthen SDN business with new solutions menu
  • 2013 Establish new research center in Singapore