Positron Telecommunication Systems Inc., which is exhibiting its VoIP-enabled PBX (News
) systems this week at Astricon 2009
, in Glendale Ariz., has announced that Bitmovers Srl is now an official member of the Positron Partner program and will be reselling Positron’s PBX PCI Adapter products in Italy.
"Bitmovers is an exciting addition to the Positron Partner network," said Richard McGravie, president of Positron Telecom, in a release
. "Italy is at the forefront of technology and has a large number of small businesses, which makes it a key European country for Positron to penetrate. These two attributes are ideal for our product range and Bitmovers is well positioned to bring the Positron products to market."
Maurizio Degioanni, CTO of Bitmovers, said the distributor carries a broad range of solutions for the VoIP market. He said Positron “is a great fit for our product portfolio.”
"We recognized that Positron offers a unique approach and that they were interested in working with us to ensure the product was ready for our market, especially for the SAAS, the virtualization and the integration services,” Degioanni said. “The best way to succeed is to work together."
Positron Telecom’s reseller program is designed to establish distribution and reseller partnerships with independent software vendors (ISVs), systems integrators, consultants and other technology companies. These companies will benefit from integration with, or distribution of, Positron products globally or within a specific territory.
Canada-based Positron Telecom’s telephony boards are unique in the marketplace in that they combine an Asterisk (News
)-based PBX, media gateway, echo cancellation and Ethernet interface on a single embedded PCI card. Its products, which were made commercially available in the second quarter of this year, are distributed worldwide and are reportedly seeing strong adoption in Europe and the U.S.
By integrating Linux, Asterisk, echo canceller, Ethernet (for PCI and LAN), telephone ports (FXS) and gateway (FXO) on a single card, Positron has created the first standalone open source VoIP solution that can be installed on any PC. By interfacing Ethernet with the PCI bus, its solutions are operating system independent, with no special drivers required. In addition, all processing happens on the card, requiring no CPU power. What’s more, because all boards in the box are Ethernet based, this allows boards with different telephony interfaces to co-exist within the same host PC.
Positron Telecom, which recently launched the PBX PCI Adapter
channel on TMCnet, points out that many of today's telephony solutions were architected over five years ago and struggle to blend within the IP world. Traditional PBX boards only provide the telephony interface and have complicated drivers that can result in operating system issues and require a complex installation process. The Positron Telecom solution, on the other hand, integrates the PBX, incorporates telephony and IP ports and installs as an Ethernet adapter, making it much more reliable, through elimination of points of failure, and simpler to install.