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Lync 2013 in a Box for SMB customers, introducing the UCBOX. (Updated)

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Hi Folks,

today i got my first hands on the UCBOX coming from the german Vendor Bressner.

What is the UCBOX? Last but a not least a small and handy Microsoft Lync 2013 Server Box/Appliance designed with a very simple setup and handling for SMB customers. The UCBOX is available in different versions, this one is a UCBOX Lync Express OS version coming with the following content:

  • BRESSNER UCBOX Lync-in-a-box
  • with Auto installer for
  • Microsoft® Lync ™ 2013 Standard,
  • Telephony-Addon FonComfort Server
  • incl. Windows SRV 2012 R2
  • Embedded System 2U, 9,5″ Width
  • External power supply 19V DC,
  • Prerequisite Active Directory,
  • Lync-Licenses,
  • can be combined with 2. System to 19″,
  • incl. 19″ rack mounting kit

Today i don’t have much time available to run some more test’s with the UCBOX but here are already some pictures (click to enlarge) showing the UCBOX and also to compare the size of the UCBOX with a Surface Pro Tablet and an IGEL UD5 Thin Client.

UCBOX Front View

UCBOX Front View

UCBOX Back View

UCBOX Back View

Comparing UCBOX size with the Microsoft Surface Pro and an IGEL UD5

Comparing UCBOX size with the Microsoft Surface Pro and an IGEL UD5

Currently the UCBOX is available in Germany thru the distribution company ADN and in Switzerland thru BCD-Sintrag, if you’re intrested to get more information’s you can also visit various road shows in Germany (Road shows in Germany). For simple product details and features you can also go to the Bressner website here: Lync related products.

At the moment the UCBOX looks very promising and I will provide you some test results during the next week.


After the first tests, the UCBOX is not only a stupid hardware box. The main advantage is the software which is also sold seperatly and can be used with your own server hardware. The installer will take a lot of tasks away from the Engineer to focus on the main work and it’s also Skype for Business ready, so it can not be compared with other “more” or “less” efficient hardware appliances available.



More will follow soon after some more tests…