The two most common types of VoIP Phone Systems for Small and Medium sized businesses are Hosted and Premise based. The key difference between these two solutions is as follows. With Hosted VoIP Phone Systems, the brains of the system reside in “the cloud”, whereas with Premise based VoIP Phone Systems, the brains of the system reside at the customer’s location. This article provides an in-depth comparison of Hosted and On Premise VoIP Phone Systems for Small and Medium businesses.
Allo NANO2 Small Business Asterisk Phone System is a compact, feature rich, cost-effective phone system for small business and SOHO users.
OpenVox IX132 Appliance for Asterisk, Elastix, Trixbox, PBX in a Flash. This IP PBX is an affordable yet powerful and scalable VoIP Phone System for small and medium sized businesses.
Businesses can benefit tremendously from incorporating VoIP in their communication strategy. Most people are familiar with the cost savings associated with Payback on VoIP. While saving money on long distance is great, it is just the tip of the iceberg. Here are just a few areas worth looking into. Productivity Gains Advanced features and integration between phone and computer enable users to be more productive and efficient. Popular features include [ Read More ]
Aastra released an RP to SIP conversion firmware today. This is designed to help customers of AastraLink RP phones to re-use their existing phones with standard SIP based phone systems and soft switches. The Aastralink RP phones were originally designed to work only with Microsoft Response Point phone systems including the Aastralink Pro RP system. Since the fate of Response Point is up in the air with Microsoft’s plans for [ Read More ]
The Sutus Business Central 200 or BC200 is way more than a phone system. It offers an integrated solution to small business IT and communications. The BC200 server includes: phone system, ﬁle server, email server, router, ﬁrewall, wireless access point, VPN remote access server, automated backups, VoIP and Standard phone line support and more. The BC200 is a complete IT and communication solution for up to 25 users. Cost Savings: [ Read More ]
For decades, a handful of giant manufacturers have maintained a virtual monopoly in the SMB phone systems market. This has resulted in expensive, proprietary technology that was difficult to manage and costly to maintain. By some estimates, only a third of small businesses have implemented phone systems for these reasons. This leaves the majority of this segment underserved! Introducing the software pbx or phone system. A software phone system is [ Read More ]
Jose Landivar, one of the founders of Elastix will be hosting a workshop and presentation on Wednesday, November 26th, 2008 in Toronto. Elastix is an asterisk-based linux appliance that integrates the best tools available into a single, easy-to-use interface. It also adds its own set of utilities and allows for the creation of third party modules. From 5pm to 7pm, Jose will be hosting a free “Getting Started” workshop on [ Read More ]
If you use PRIs and are looking to create a reliable, fault tolerant, highly available system with Asterisk, the foneBRIDGE by Redfone is a solution worth looking into. The foneBRIDGE provides quick, reliable and robust T1/E1 fail-over allowing IT Managers and System Integrators to implement Asterisk in the most demanding of environments where downtime simply can not be tolerated. The foneBRIDGE is now available in a 1U Rack Mountable Enclosure [ Read More ]
Asterisk Channel Banks are often overlooked when considering a solution for adding telephony interfaces to an open source telephony deployment. Astribank is a good example of a Channel Bank designed specifically for Asterisk. The Astribank offers an interesting alternative to PCI cards. Below is a comparison put together by Xorcom, the company behind the Astribank. Category/Feature Astribank PCI Card Comments Installation and Maintenance Easy installation USB connection vs. card assembly [ Read More ]