After moving its manufacturing facilities to North American cities in order to offer residents there its attractive business development incentives, VoIP switch provider nexMatrix has decided to remain in the Idaho town of Nampa's quaint downtown district. It will also be keeping its manufacturing operations for the United States and Canada in the western region of the state.
To support its endeavor to expand its product line that includes VoIP switches, the company has acquired an additional 2,000 square feet of additional space on 2nd Street South in the city of Nampa, about 20 miles west of Boise. The new facility will house assembly, firmware burn-in and shipping operations for their Protel on-premises IP-PBX (News - Alert) equipment, including its newest offering, a home and small office unit code-named "Microbrew".
Company CEO, Dianne Ursini, has recognized the Nampa community as an ideal location to scale up production of its telephony appliances, given that those operations do not require a large floor space or an advanced technical workforce. nexMatrix continues to draw on trained development resources outside of the Idaho area for product design and ongoing technical enhancements.
"I believe that manufacturing needs to come back to the States while providing better functionality and price points against foreign competition from companies such as Mitel, Samsung, NEC and Panasonic (News - Alert), to name a few," Ursini said in a statement. "It's also about bringing some jobs back by applying superior American innovation, from the heartland of the United States," she added.
Ursini also stated that the new facility began producing current models of the Protel PBX on October 15. The new Microbrew product is expected to be in full production by early 2013. Microbrew, which is smaller than a pack of cigarettes, is a full-featured IP telephone control device with an extensive array of built-in PBX functions. It will provide a auto-installation wizard and will be marketed to home and small office end users requiring up to 10 extensions.
In the near future, the VoIP switch provider will be expanding into the Australian and Pacific Rim market. Manufacturing for those regions is expected to happen in Adelaide, South Australia.