April 13th, 2018 – VoIP Supply officially released their new RenegadePBX Pro 75, a premise-based IP PBX appliance built for small to mid-sized enterprises.

The RenegadePBX Pro 75 supports up to 75 licensed extensions and 45 simultaneous calls. It is ideal for businesses looking to seamlessly integrate their VoIP phones, SIP trunks, and PSTN connectivity while improving team collaboration and productivity with advanced phone features.

A unique feature set:

  • Quick-Start Installation Wizard – easily get your PBX set up within just a few minutes
  • User Control Panel for Personal Administration – easy control of your personal experience from any device
  • Zero Touch Provisioning – auto-provision your IP phones using our Redirection Service and EndPoint Manager Module
  • Full Suite of Phone Applications – control functions and settings directly from your IP phones

Download RenegadePBX Pro 75 Datasheet Here!

The Pro 75 is now available on our site! Visit the product page or call our VoIP experts at 1-800-398-8647 today to learn how you can take advantage of this new VoIP PBX!
SHOP PRO 75!

If you were expecting to read about ShoreTel, Cisco, or Avaya, you’d be wrong. While these are “VoIP” systems, I’d like to draw some attention to the new world order of IP telephony. It’s no secret that the big names in VoIP (mentioned above) are suffering, and it’s all thanks for a little piece of software called Asterisk. Not to discount the contributions of Freeswitch, but Asterisk is, go here for a little background.

Many have harnessed Asterisk to create some pretty great turn key solutions. Below are my top 3 recommended Asterisk systems from years of deployments and obsessive tinkering. Behold, my shortlist.

Grandstream UCM 6200:

grandstream-logoPreviously the 6100 series; this appliance based IP PBX is a light weight, small (desktop/shelf mount, and 1U rack mounted) appliance that offers a range of 30-100 concurrent calls, depending on the model. The fact that this is PoE powered, and has built-in FXS and FXO is huge. The interface is excellent, and is genuinely intuitive. This appliance demonstrates that VoIP isn’t exclusive to specialists in that field, and can be integrated into existing environments by network, and system admins alike. This has always been a huge favorite of mine, which largely has to do with the company that makes it. Grandstream is endlessly innovating, and improving their product lines. It requires very little maintenance, and is a reliable performer. I personally have never seen one have a physical component failure. For those of you who prefer to pay a one time capital expenditure, this might be a system you should strongly consider. With that said, it’s priced to sell! Check them out here.

Sangoma FreePBX:

Sangoma FreePBXIt would be astoundingly foolish not to include FreePBX on my top 3 list. It’s probably the most recognizable name is regards to its ties to Asterisk and open source VoIP. What you may not realize is that it’s a fully matured enterprise ready PBX. It’s also one of the most versatile platforms that can be easily deployed on an appliance like VoIP Supply’s Renegade PBX, Sangoma’s own appliance, or virtualized on Hyper-V, or VMWare. FreePBX goes down in my book as the best “bang for the buck” in that there is no cost to have a fully functioning system. There are additional commercial modules that make life better, but aren’t required to make it work and there is no imposed limitations. Its integration with SIP Station also makes it an attractive solution. Filling out a short form in FreePBX’s web interface will have you calling out, and receiving calls in just a few minutes.

Digium’s Switchvox:

Digium Switchvox LogoDigium excels at user interfaces, and also bells and whistles. The user interface is designed to be used by humans, and never really becomes overwhelming to non-VoIPers. Speaking of bells and whistles, Switchvox’s Switchboard is monumentally amazing, and useful. The Switchboard has been around for a while now, but is much improved with Switchvox version 6.X and is a feature that really sets this system apart. Seriously, check out the demo video. Generally, Switchvox makes life better in a call center environment and really hardnesses Asterisk’s potential. They should though, because they created it. Aside from the Switchboard, the biggest differentiator for Switchvox is how you build IVRs, or auto attendants. Instead of defining a destination for a keypress (as with most systems), you build sequenced actions and functions allowing you to create a very capable menu structure. Of course, Asterisk (on other platforms) gives you the ability to create infinitely configurable IVRs through scripting, but Switchvox gives you this functionality through its web interface.

Honorable Mentions: Keep an eye on these.

Ombutel:

Ombutel is a derivative of Xorcom’s iteration of an Asterisk based platform, and it’s great. The user interface is clean, makes sense, and it supports FOP2 (flash operator panel). As with FreePBX, Ombutel is 100% free and virtualizes nicely. It is however still a little lacking in features when you compare it to FreePBX, and out of the box support for certificates is non-existent. I would like to see a self-signed certificate out of the gate at the least. Because of this, installations should be limited to on-prem. However, they are constantly adding features and fixing bugs. A major differentiator for Ombutel is their Class of Service (CoS) feature. This allows administrators to finely restrict or allow access to parts of the phone system from internal extensions. Normally, this is a features you’d have to pay for with other systems. Ombutel has a very active online community and are constantly receiving and replying to feedback. If Xorcom keeps this product alive, I expect it to do well.

Wazo:

Wazo, formally Xivo, is another 100% completely free system that is also feature-rich, but has a rare High Availability feature right from the get-go. High Availability is typically an expensive add-on, and that makes Wazo a really interesting product. Wazo is the most rough around the edges system in this list, but it has a lot of potential. Before it was Wazo, I found Xivo easy to install, but since they’ve gone through some changes, I haven’t been able to get Wazo to behave correctly when virtualized. I found it to be very buggy and dysfunctional. With that said, I am looking forward to the future development of Wazo. It’s very much a PBX un-plugged. If it were a car, it would be a driver’s car.

FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE (1) (1)

When it comes to choosing a business phone system, there are a few key requirements that move to the top of the list for me.

  • Customizability
  • Ease of Setup
  • Open Source availability

 

RenegadePBX appliances can be custom tailored to your needs

Since the RenegadePBX appliances are manufactured by VoIP Supply in the United States, we have the capability to make quick adjustments when necessary.. We also understand that the ability to have choices really can impact the functionality of your PBX. Some of the customizations we offer are:

  • Telephony Card Configuration – select the brand of card and the type/amount of ports you need
  • Software Platform – we can upload any unified communications platform you would like to the appliance before shipment
  • Provisioning – We can fully setup and provision your PBX appliance to be ready to go upon arrival

 

Our Provisioning Lab helps you with Setup

Once you’re able to make all the necessary adjustments and add-ons you may need for your appliance, the setup will be your next big hurdle. We are willing to take as much of that off your plate as possible.

With our provisioning lab, we have the ability to setup and configure your business phone system prior to it leaving any of our warehouses. We will work with you and your VoIP service provider to make sure things are pointed in the correct direction for full compatibility.

renegade-free-service-promo

We can offer you VoIP Service as well

The CloudSpan MarketPlace by VoIP Supply where our experts will pair you with the right service provider. Within the CloudSpan MarketPlace our solutions experts have access to multiple different VoIP providers allowing them to tailor your VoIP service needs.

We are here to help after you purchase

Should you have issues with your RenegadePBX appliance we are able to offer our technical support team here at VoIP Supply. We are just a phone call or an email away to help get you to a solution.

Contact us today!

Contact one of our VoIP Solution Experts today at 1-800-398-VoIP or voipexperts@voipsupply.com. They will be able to get you setup with the perfect RenegadePBX configuration for your business.