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Interesting Tidbits from ITEXPO

Cisco quietly let go 50 engineers and other people responsible for their low-cost SPA line of desktop IP phones (SPA300, SPA500, etc.) - I believe back in November. The IP phones targeted the SMB and I'm told it's a $600...

Schmooze Com Showcasing FreePBX HA Appliances at ITEXPO

With ITEXPO just around the corner (January 28-31st) in Miami, companies are already announcing their wares that they'll showcase at this premiere communications tradeshow. One of my favorite VoIP solutions is FreePBX, so I'm excited to check out the new...

AT&T Syn248 Review

The AT&T Syn248 is a new Do It Yourself (DIY) IP-based phone system that supports up to 8 analog lines and 24 phones (hence the Syn248 naming), which truly hits the SMB sweet spot. I was intrigued that AT&T was...

Ooma Office Review

Many small businesses dread buying a new phone system - and for good reason. Besides the dizzying array of hardware-based phone systems, there are cloud VoIP phone systems, VoIP phone systems, digital phone systems, and more. A feature-rich phone system...

FreePBX High Availability Project Launches at AstriCon

At AstriCon, Schmooze Com Inc., maintainers and core developers of the FreePBX project today announced a High Availability version of FreePBX called FreePBX HA. I'm a huge fan of FreePBX, and have deployed it, so I'm pretty excited about this...

Grandstream UCM6100 PBX - Security & GPLv2 Disaster?

Last week I wrote Grandstream UCM6100 PBX - Yet Another Aastra & snom Disaster? I was looking at it from a partner and reseller perspective. But I was talking with FreePBX's Tony Lewis and he mentioned he discovered the version...

How FreePBX is Revolutionizing PBXs - Let Freedom Ring!

Asterisk fans know that Asterisk, as its name implies, was designed to do everything in telecom since the name Mark Spencer gave it comes from the Linux wildcard symbol (*), which can match or do just about anything. It's a...

FREETALK Connect Review

FREETALK Connect might be an easy to install IP-PBX, but it doesn't skimp on features, packing quite a punch in advanced features, including Skype for Asterisk & Skype Connect support, paging, conference bridges, PSTN failover, custom CallerIDs per user, find...

G.722 Now Available on CounterPath's Bria iPhone Client

CounterPath has upgraded a number of features on its Bria iPhone Edition client.  (check out my previous demo of the Bria for iPhone client) Some of the top new features include: - The much anticipated G.722 codec- Added Noise Reduction-...

Ringio On InPhonex Launches at ITEXPO

According to a InPhonex and Ringio representative, "More than 90 percent of U.S. companies are small and medium-size businesses (SMBs), and forward-thinking service providers are recognizing the limitless opportunities in the SMB market. Meanwhile, telecommunications services consistently rank in the...

VoiceGear SkyBridge at ITEXPO

IndustryDynamics' VoiceGear SkyBridge is a Skype-to-PBX product that works with analog and VoIP PBX systems and connects them with the Skype network. I stopped by their booth at ITEXPO to learn more. They told me that SkyBridge supports up...

Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) Leads to Workforce Productivity and Customer Service Improvements

Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) enables users to use a single phone handset that connects to both cellular and corporate wireless networks thus enabling users to carry a single phone device to communicate with business associates, family, and friends, no matter...

OnRelay Chooses open source sipXecs to Power Mobile Telephony

OnRelay today announced its support of sipXecs, an open source platform to provide low-cost business telephony with mobile extensions. OnRelay's Hosted MBX with sipXecs allows businesses to deploy a mobile office communication system (mobile PBX) with no additional investment in...

SimplyExchange Skype PBX Gateway

Wisecom Technologies Ltd is now selling a Skype Certified gateway called SimplyExchange, which hooks up to your corporate PBX using four analog FXS ports. This is similar to the Actiontec VoSKY Skype gateway, though SimplyExchange is a much smaller...

Sangoma shipping the A102d dual port E1/T1/PRI Asterisk card

Sangoma Technologies Corporation, announced today that the A102d, a dual port E1/T1/PRI card with carrier-grade echo cancellation is now shipping. Although Sangoma's cards work on a variety of applications, the most popular is using Sangoma hardware on Asterisk PBX servers....

World PSTN Call Progress Tones Database

Telephony developers working in VoIP, PBXs, VoIP gateways, phones, modems and other PSTN technologies that are developing products internationally have to know the varying international call progress tones that differ from country-to-country. Of course, figuring out the disconnect or other...

Worldwide IP PBX Revenue Up 23%, TDM Systems Down 15% in 2005

Just wanted to share some recent IP-PBX vs. traditional TDM PBX market share numbers from Infonetics that came out today. Infonetics tracked Cisco and determined they were the market leader with 42% unit market share in 2005. I wonder if...

Asterikast video podcasts to teach you Asterisk

Asterikast is a podcast that teaches and explains about the VoIP-capable Asterisk PBX by Digium. According to Asterikast, "We also plan on having videos that can help step you through the process of setting up your very own Asterisk PBX."They...

Strong Hybrid and IP PBX Sales Drive PBX Market Up 12%

Interesting PBX/IP-PBX report to share... The bolded part is pretty amazing to me.Worldwide PBX/KTS revenue grew 12% to $1.6 billion between the first and second quarters of 2005, and is forecast to total close to $7 billion in 2005, according...

Skype gateway to PBX

Here's an interesting Skype solution that lets you integrate your PBX with Skype/SkypeIn,SkypeOut so you can use Skype for your trunk lines to save money. I actually found this on TMC's VoIP forums. Here's a description of the product carried...
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