If you follow open source telephony, today is a good day for news from the major players in the market.
Digium kicks off the ITEXPO open source news review today. The Huntsville-based creators of Asterisk announced
that Camrivox Limited, a unified communications technology vendor that designs solutions that unify telephony with on-demand CRM applications has joined their technology partnership program.
The Camrivox Flexor CTI Software family of products offers SMBs a simple way to marry on-demand CRM (Customer Relationship Management) applications with IP PBX telephony and VoIP handsets. The company's upcoming release of Flexor Connect for Asterisk brings an extra dimension to the Asterisk community and follows through with tangible benefits to businesses focused on maximizing their customer interaction.
The partnership will allow Asterisk users to benefit from other Flexor CTI Software products, including CTI for Outlook, Salesforce, NetSuite, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
Sangoma Technologies today announced
its newest product line, dubbed NetBorder Express VoIP Gateway Cards. Sangoma's cards, in concert with this new set of software building blocks combine to deliver a SIP to TDM VoIP Gateway solution. Integrators and developers can also use the new solution to develop SIP-based applications such as iPBX, IVRs, and Conferencing Servers.
The cards include Telco-grade, hardware echo cancellation, and customers can purchase up to eight spans on a single board and can deploy multiple boards in a server.
Current owners of Sangoma's T1/E1 card with hardware echo cancellation can download a trial version of the software at: www.sangoma.com/nbe_trial/
Fonality used ITEXPO as a venue to announce
a major upgrade to their unified communications platform, HUD and released HUD 3.0. The solution ties presence management and detection into a single interface to be used by employees for all types of office communications, including SMS, instant message, landline calling, mobile calling, chat, voicemail, email, conferencing, recording and barging.
Other features include Photo caller ID, Google Talk integration, Mobile presence, Busy-Ring Back, Visual conferencing, Visual voice mail and more.
PIKA Technologies also made headlines today when they announced that they were receiving rave reviews from customer deploying their WARP appliance since launching the product in June.
PIKA WARP the Appliance was created expressly for companies that build Linux-based custom IP-PBXs as well as other telecommunications solutions such as IVRs, dialers and logging systems, using both proprietary and open source software. Because of its compact size and cost effective pricing, the WARP appliance is ideal for small and medium enterprises.
Last, but certainly not least, OrecX -- the primary developer and sponsor of the open source call recording initiative managed by Oreka -- announced that OPTSP CO.LTD, a Tokyo, Japan-based distributor has secured an exclusive contract to support and distribute their Oreka TR call recording solution in the Japanese market.
All of the above companies are exhibiting at ITEXPO this week.
· Digium will be in the Open Source pavilion.
· Sangoma will be in booth 519.
· Fonality is in the Open Source pavilion and booth 402.
· PIKA will be in the Communications Developer section of the show floor at ComDev 102.
· OrecX will be in the Open Source pavilion.
If you're interested in open source telephony come on down to the LA Convention Center and meet these companies for yourself.
The Exhibit Hall is open today (Wednesday September 17) from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm, and tomorrow (Thursday September 18) from 11:00 am - 5:00pm.