Small Businesses Place 10 Million Calls With Fonality PBXtra Phone System

Posted by tadelste on Jan 30, 2006 7:28 AM EST
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Fonality Leads in Asterisk-Based PBX Market

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Fonality, the leader in affordable IP-PBX systems for small businesses, today announced that its customers have placed 10 million calls using Fonality's PBXtra phone system. PBXtra, the world's largest distributed deployment of Asterisk(TM), became available in October 2004 and is used by hundreds of businesses with thousands of lines in operation. More than 800 resellers in 76 countries are offering PBXtra to small businesses looking for an enterprise-class phone system at an affordable price.

"Fonality is the leader in the Asterisk-based PBX market," said Chris Lyman, Fonality's founder and CEO. "The reason is simple -- PBXtra provides small businesses the phone system they always wished they could afford and the ability to use it without going to phone school. If you can use Hotmail, you can use PBXtra."

Fonality's PBXtra product line provides today's small businesses with an enterprise-class phone system for 40 percent to 80 percent less than the cost of traditional PBX systems. Unlike most alternative Asterisk-based PBX offerings, PBXtra is more than a simple front-end designed to make it easier for Linux and Asterisk experts to install and manage Asterisk. PBXtra is a complete PBX application for small business customers who want a phone system with enterprise-class capabilities.

"Fonality has addressed a market-need by providing small businesses with an Asterisk-based solution that does not require a significant amount of technical knowledge," said Mark Spencer, president of Digium and creator of Asterisk. "The company's success in the SMB space validates the burgeoning open telephony market."

PBXtra's enterprise-class features include telecommuting, branch office support, voicemail-to-email, click-to-call, VoIP, softphones, support for IP and analog phones, and advanced call center functionality. Fonality has streamlined and simplified the complex tasks of PBX setup, administration and management to make PBXtra the world's first enterprise-class phone system that can be installed and administered remotely using a Web browser, without specialized training. The PBXtra software runs on standard PC hardware, Digium hardware cards, and uses layers of Open Source Linux and Asterisk software to provide the least expensive option for small businesses deploying new IP-PBX phone systems.

PBXtra is available from Fonality or through a Fonality reseller. Pricing starts at $995 for the PBXtra Standard Edition server with unlimited licenses, or $2,935 with ten phones. PBXtra's Call Center Edition, which allows for distributed call centers, is $1,995. For more information about PBXtra or becoming a Fonality reseller, visit About Fonality

Fonality is the leading provider of affordable IP-PBX systems for small businesses. PBXtra Standard Edition delivers all the advanced features of an enterprise-class phone system at an affordable price, and is so easy to use that it eliminates expensive phone support and configuration costs. PBXtra Call Center Edition provides businesses with call center functionality in addition to the PBX capabilities found in Standard Edition. PBXtra is deployed to thousands of business users in the U.S. and other countries. Fonality's products are available direct and through a network of more than 800 resellers.

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