Tom Keating just blogged about a new product from Fonality that just came out of stealth mode. The amazing thing about open-source software is that you can release something that is improved upon forever by the developer community. In this case the company took an Asterisk PBX and added 110,000 lines of code. This is an amazing amount of effort to put into another platform and I wonder how much better the product can be than Asterisk. The company charges $995 and they do things a bit differently as much of the smarts of the system are hosted on Fonality’s servers, making them easier to manage than having to deal with issues such as moves, adds and changes yourself. In addition, upgrades can be done seamlessly.
See Tom Keating's Fonality Blog for more.
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