I recently had a chance to meet with execs at Zultys in
Zultys MX30 Front View
Zultys has also launched the MX30 which is aimed at ITSPs who in turn are looking at small businesses as their customers. The small device packs all the punch of the larger MX-250 with a nice GUI and excellent presence integration. The MX30 uses SIP to connect to service providers so no PSTN lines are required. The device is based on Linux, a more common trend these days.
Thirty users will be supported by the IP PBX which has a bundled firewall, NAT and VPN capability. The most amazing feature of his device is its ability to grow… You just keep linking them together, in any geographic configuration. If you have an extremely large amount of bandwidth, greater than seven megabits per second you may want to consider an external firewall to handle the load as the internal firewall won’t support higher speeds. Of course having so much bandwidth is a rare situation except in large cities where bandwidth is cheap. Fax integration is included as is unified messaging.
Zultys MX30 Rear View
There is a microdrive in the box for voicemail storage and there are ACD features that should satisfy 80% of all call centers (according to the company). There is an optional backup PSTN card as well (a more common trend among box makers). The VPN is fairly robust allowing 10 IPSec VPN connections with IP phone sin use. The systems can also be degugged remotely in case of problems. Expect the box to be priced at under $1,100 with a phone and software. Please see Zultys for details.