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VoIP Equipment Company Enters Hospitality Industry with Asterisk-based PBX Solutions
By Anshu Shrivastava, TMCnet Contributor
Based on the company’s property management system (PMS), the interfaced Asterisk PBX solution is ideal for the hospitality industry because of the setbacks faced by hotels, motels, resorts, spas, casinos and other facilities on account of expensive proprietary PBX (News - Alert) systems, according to company officials.
An open source, feature-rich telephony solution, the TelcoDepot PMS-bundled Asterisk-based TD2000/3000 IP-PBX phone system has been installed at hotels, lodges and resorts in the US, UK, Canada, Germany, South Africa, Mexico, Switzerland, Uruguay, The Dominican Republic, Austria, Greece, Belgium, The Netherlands, Czech Republic and other destinations.
In addition to featuring PMS interface software, Asterisk PBX, IP Phone (News - Alert) and SoftPhone, the VoIP equipment is also equipped with a MICROS-Fidelio certified Asterisk-based interface by PBillX.
“When you combine a top-notch PMS from a leading provider like MICROS-Fidelio with a certified Asterisk-based Interface by PBillX and a TD2000/3000 IP-PBX System from TelcoDepot, what you get is a first-class open source PBX solution that is designed to cut costs dramatically, and provide flexibility and a number of advantages for Hotels when compared to proprietary PBX systems,” said a representative of TelcoDepot.
Company officials said the TelcoDepot solution is also based on an Open IP System that does not require license fees, and the Asterisk-based PBX matches the features that are available on market leading proprietary PBX systems like Mitel.
Moreover, TelcoDepot also provides Asterisk-based Complete PBX Concierge standalone software. Comany officials said that it handles guest check-ins, guest phone billing, room maid service and other guest/PBX management functions.
Company officials said that the Telco Depot PMS-Integrated Asterisk-based TD2000/3000 IP-PBX system with a standalone complete PBX Concierge software solves the problem of sourcing phone system solutions that cut costs. Plus, it provides “greater flexibility and control” for hotel businesses.
Combining the best in open source PMS and PBX Interface software, the system delivers productivity and performance that is above and beyond what is feasible with a proprietary system, said company oifficials.
Additionally, the TelcoDepot TD2000/3000 IP-PBX solution supports a number of communication features such as user-defined extensions, extension groups, auto attendants, voicemail boxes, voicemail-to-email, fax-to-email, and more. Also supported are a number of competitive Asterisk-supported hospitality features.
TelcoDepot is a supplier of VoIP phone systems, Response Point phones, hosted PBX services, business telephone system solutions, conference phone systems, business VoIP service, video surveillance equipment, VoIP gateways, telephony products and phone system support services to small businesses in the U.S.
Last month, the company updated its Xblue X16 business phone system category with the addition of the Red Mahogany to cater to the increasing telecom needs of small business owners.
Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anshu’s articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Carrie Schmelkin