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Aastra Telecom’s first SIP-based IP PBX

Aastra Telecom has announced that it will be releasing its first SIP-based IP PBX in early May; the AastraLink Pro 160. I recently had the option of attending a technical webinar on this product, and I have to say, I’m very pleased by its offerings in its initial deployment. The AastraLink Pro 160 is designed and targeted at applications for 25 phone system users or less, but allows for up to 9 AastraLink Pro units to be interconnected via IAX trunks to accompany remote offices, multiple locations, and larger applications with more users. The unit is strictly hardware based, and blankets Asterisk, however there is no access to the root command line interface–there’s simply no need to. The AastraLink …

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Back in September 2007, Switchvox, makers of the commercially successful, Asterisk-based SOHO and SMB IP phone system, was acquired by Digium. Digium has recently rolled out the new channel model for the Switchvox platform, with some subtle changes in terms of seat licensing and support.

Switchvox hardware rack ready 3u configuration Intel-based midtower server

Switchvox offers two base hardware platforms; a standard Intel-based midtower server and a rack ready 3U configuration with increased CPU and RAM, RAID and redundancy options. The SOHO Tower (midtower) supports 10 concurrent calls. The SMB 3U rack mount server accommodates from 45 – 75 concurrent calls, depending upon the configuration you choose. Switchvox also offers cold spares and three year extended hardware warranty options.

The most significant change is in Switchvox’s software and support subscription licensing. There …

New Linksys One Products Rounded Out Product Line

At their annual Connected Office Day, Linksys released a number of new products and services within their Linksys line. The two products that stood out among the rest, where the SVR200 Wireless-G Services Router, and the SVR3500 Services Router. These two services routers form the foundation of the Linksys One product line and customer premises communications solutions. These Linksys One Services Routers support connections to the Internet via DSL, cable or T1/E1. Integrated services include SPI Firewall, SIP Proxy, QoS, VLAN, SIP ALG and IEEE POE. SVRs provide auto-discovery and auto-configuration of Linksys One devices. The Services Router also offers cascaded expansion to other Linksys One Ready (or traditional Ethernet) Switches, Network Storage Systems and …


PBX Select, a division of Voipsupply LLC offers a variety of different IP PBX platforms. The platforms server a wide array of customers and range from sophisticated enterprise solutions like Cisco CallManager Express to branded asterisk solutions for small to mid sized offices, or even small and home office do-it-yourself bundles that feature open source free pbx software like Trixbox. All platforms offered have optional provisioning and support available. Several of the platforms are also supported free of charge by the respective manufacturer. Information on provisioning and support can be found by contacting sales@pbxselect.com.

Provisioning, “the dirty work” can be applied on a general level or detailed level depending on what features you need …

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Switchvox SoHo or Switchvox SMB?

This week I would like to take a look at another prominent VoIP PBX; Switchvox. Switchvox has two different versions to offer consumers, the SoHo edition and the SMB edition. There are a few notable differences between the two offerings. The SMB edition has conference bridge functionality, extension groups, the Switchvox switchboard, enhanced call que statistics and more complex IVR actions. The SOHO has a basic conference room, will only allow you to distinguish between …

The Linksys VoiceSystem 9000

arthur millerWe’ve all read the statistics on the increased use of VoIP in 2006 and how 2007 will be a break out year. This week I will introduce the Linksys Voice System as a way to cut the expense of traditional telephone service for the average Joe, the small business. Why Linksys? Linksys is a lot more than just a great name in the industry. The value of this system is due to the system flexibility and quick convergence it offers customers.

With the Linksys LVS-9000, you can make your small business look big, with an increased ability for customer communication and efficiency for your business.

But Art, why can’t I find “LVS-9000”, “SPA-9000” or even the search term “9000” on …

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 14, 2006–Small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) now have all of the advanced features of an enterprise-level phone system at a fraction of the cost, with the launch of Switchvox SMB. The new, full-featured, easy-to-use IP PBX solution starts at $2,495.

Switchvox SMB is the only IP PBX to offer a Call Event Notification Application Programming Interface (API) for companies to integrate their IP phone system with other business applications or databases, such as contact directories or order tracking software. The product also includes Switchboard 2.0, the industry’s most advanced real-time call control panel that leverages the benefits of unified voice and data while providing greater visibility into the phone system. For example, users can easily direct calls to other extensions in …

Linksys Announces SIP-Based IP PBX, Desktop Phones, and Gateway For Internet Telephony Service Providers

IP PBX and Phones Enable Service Providers to Deploy Residential and Small Business Phone Systems with Big Business Features and Functionality

IRVINE, Calif. – January 5, 2006 – Linksys®, a Division of Cisco Systems, Inc., the recognized leading provider of voice, wireless and networking hardware for the consumer, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) and small business markets, today announced a new line of SIP-based telephony products for Internet Telephony Service Providers (ITSPs) targeting large residential, SOHO and very small business customers. The new line of IP communication solutions includes an IP PBX/Key system, a wide range of IP desktop phones and an Analog Gateway for connection to the Public Switched Telephone …

D-Link has developed a SIP based PBX appliance called the

The DVX-1000 fulfills many of the phone system requirements of the SMB market, including popular features such as call forwarding, call hold, find me-follow me, and voicemail. Inbound calls are routed through the integrated auto-attendant and hunt groups to assist callers to their destinations. The
utilizes standard phone lines via an external phone line gateway (DVG-3004S) or cost effective Internet Telephony

One DVX-1000 VoIP PBX appliance can support up to 25 extensions, which can be located in any physical/geographic location provided that location has Internet access. Multiple units can be peered to increase the number of extensions or unite a company that has many locations under a single PBX system. …