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Wahsega Labs' Diet PBX can Create Full VoIP Communications

April 07, 2017
By Michael Guta, Contributing Writer

Hardware driven on-premises traditional PBX systems are still around, but they are disappearing as hosted, IP and virtual PBX continue to provide more features with lower capital and operational expenditures. And because the typical IP PBX can also switch calls between a VoIP and a traditional telephone user the same way that a conventional PBX does, it can be deployed by organizations that still want to have their legacy systems in place. As a company specializing in helping organizations make the transition from analog to digital, Wahsega Labs has launched an advanced paging IP PBX hardware appliance it calls Diet PBX to simplify the creation of full VoIP communications for organizations deploying paging and access control intercom systems.



Wahsega Labs said Diet PBX is going to allow its customers to create a full VoIP communications system with its intercoms, paging adapters, IP phones and IP ceiling speakers along with any third-party SIP compliant devices. The solution is targeting paging and access control intercom deployments across several industry segments for public and private institutions, including education, correctional, healthcare, manufacturing, multi-tenant office and hospitality markets.

Using Power-over-Ethernet (PoE 802.3af), Diet PBX can support up to 256 registered SIP devices with 16 concurrent local calls. The built-in DHCP server lets customers deploy full VoIP communications systems on isolated LANs with no router, and it can be mounted in any orientation with its three standard 35mm DIN Rail (top-hat) slots. The rugged construction, which is housed by an aluminum body can, according to the company, withstand industrial operating temperatures from −40°C to +85°C (-40°F to 185°F).

A Web interface that comes with the Diet PBX lets users create and configure VoIP communications systems easily by connecting the available devices. Any device that has received an IP address can be accessed with clickable links to open each device's Web interface with the built-in DHCP server webpage. Any IP phone can access the IP paging features by dialing a SIP extension and rebroadcasting the audio via multicast.

This IP PBX has fault tolerance monitoring/management system to ensure maximum uptime, and the company says it has the lowest power consumption of any such device in the market (less than 1 Watt).

Some of the additional features include, line-in audio jack for background multicast music support, no licensing fees per VoIP client and no monthly service fees, discoverable via SSDP in Windows, fast boot time of 10-20 seconds and more.

The Wahsega Diet PBX is now available directly from the company.




Edited by Maurice Nagle

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