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May 14, 2009

Grandstream Networks' IP PBXs Now Interoperable with Voiceserve's VoipSwitch

By Patrick Barnard, Senior Web Editor, TMCnet


Grandstream Networks’ (News - Alert) IP PBXs are now interoperable with Voiceserve’s VoipSwitch platform. That means small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs) using Grandstream IP phone systems can now use hosted VoIP services delivered via Voiceserve’s robust VoIP platform and gain even more productivity-enhancing features and cost savings.

Voiceserve’s VoipSwitch is a custom modular all-in-one VoIP management platform licensing solution for resellers delivering VoIP airtime minutes bundled with features including virtual numbers, direct dial, Web callback, call forwarding, IP-PBX (News - Alert) and mobile softphone technology. Voiceserve recently won an 2009 NGN Leadership Award from NGN Magazine, a TMC (News - Alert) publication.

Grandstream’s IP PBX, geared for SMBs, delivers advanced features like video conferencing, customizable auto-attendant, ACD, voicemail, fax server, robust dial plan, SBC, CID interrogated pinning and paging. The IP PBX also offers one-button provisioning of SIP Trunks, plus it auto-detects and configures IP phones and other hardware, speeding and simplifying setup. It is one of the few IP PBXs on the market that incorporates video.

Grandstream claims this compact, all-in-one IP PBX appliance is simple to install and set up. Helping to simplify installation is the fact that Grandstream’s products are based on industry standards including SIP and thus are interoperable with a wide range of services and other telephony products.
 
Grandstream also offers SIP trunking gateways and other IP voice and video solutions geared for the SMB market.

“Achieving interoperability with Grandstream's IP PBX allows Voiceserve to provide its consumers with very high quality and reliable VoIP business solutions,” said Chris Oglaza, CTO, Voiceserve, in a release. “Grandstream's premier products in conjunction with our Voipswitch Solution will offer the consumer the a robust solution to fit their communications requirements.”

In a recent interview with TMCnet’s Erik Linask (News - Alert), Khris Kendrick, senior director of business development at Grandstream Networks, predicted that there will be increasing demand for IP PBXs and media phones endowed with videoconferencing capabilities among SMBs.
 
“As you will see, demand for media phones will only increase as we deliver even more fresh real-time media and content to the device (RSS feeds, Twitter, Facebook (News - Alert), Internet Radio, Flickr, Hulu, etc.),” he said, adding that Grandstream will continue to develop and deliver products to support that projected demand.
 
The latest addition to Grandstream’s video phone lineup is its GXV3140 model, which delivers a host of new features allowing service providers and end users to leverage the next generation networks being deployed today, including built-in social networking features. 

In addition to its versatile voice and video communications solutions, Grandstream has also recently expanded its product set to incorporate video surveillance.

Patrick Barnard is a contributing writer for TMCnet. To read more of Patrick’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Patrick Barnard



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