Sangoma Technologies (News
) Corporation, the makers of the innovative NetBorder VoIP Gateway Cards
that support both analog and digital interfaces, has announced that it is now shipping.
, VP of Marketing at Sangoma Technologies told TMCnet
, “Sangoma has gone through extensive data, and we have now the whole chain for our ecosystem ready to go and we have applications partners that have integrated with us as well. This release really allows our application partners to do, in the PBX (News
) world, what open source and Asterisk and other systems have done in the Linux world.”
NetBorder Express 2.0 includes a Web interface that takes care of installation, configuration, SIP to TDM gateway management, customizable tone processing features, and the new management console, offering lower-cost, easier deployments for developers and end users, company officials said.
3CX, a SIP-based PBX provider upgraded to Sangoma’s NetBorder VoIP Gateway Cards
early on because NetBorder Express 2.0 has enabled them to extend the use of Sangoma cards on a Windows platform.
Forest told TMCnet
that 3CX took Sangoma’s latest release in their lab, rendered PBX with it for a number of weeks and took two releases of the beta that, in the end, helped Sangoma test some of the international features of the product.
The company’s CEO Nick Galea believes his customers will benefit greatly. "Sangoma cards are good for our customers because the complete solution of Sangoma, plus NetBorder Express 2.0, plus 3CX will be easy to install, easy to use and very cost effective," said Galea.
NetBorder Express 2.0-based solutions are unique because the card can reside in the same server as the developer's application, said company officials, so SIP-based PBX resellers can package single-box solutions with an internal gateway. End users with limited VoIP expertise can still implement VoIP gateway functionality.
In regards to resellers and distributers, Forest said that the release of Sangoma’s NetBorder Express 2.0 gateway means a “lower cost and easier deployment of the solution. In the end, the end-user expects just a phone system that works, but it’s the challenge of the reseller and the distributers to bring to market that solution in the most effective manor. Sangoma is helping to speed up the delivery and easing the delivery of those solutions by the reseller.”
"NetBorder Express 2.0 opens the Windows market for all of our resellers, and the opportunity of addressing not only Asterisk, but applications over Windows, like 3CX," said Juan Pablo Pazos (News
), CEO of XmarteK, a Latin American distributor for Sangoma.
Galea said he sees all ranges of applications, and all business sizes, benefitting from the NetBorder value, especially medium sized businesses with fractional T1 and up.
Overall, Sangoma believes that this market demands single-server solutions for ease of installation, configuration and support, which drives down the total cost of ownership. Therefore, the company shaped this new release for providers who are developing applications for small and medium sized businesses that want to deploy SIP-based IP PBXs and IVRs.
A full suite of upgrades will be available before the end of the year, and Sangoma plans to have another release before the end of the year with other major features. In the shorter term, Forest said, Sangoma is releasing 2.0 on Windows this month and in the following weeks the company will have a Linux version that is also going to be available.
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Jessica Kostek is a channel editor for TMCnet, covering VoIP, CRM, call center and wireless technologies. To read more of Jessica’s articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Jessica Kostek