September 12, 2008
Fonality Announces trixbox CE Support for R2 ITU Telecom Standard
By Anamika Singh, TMCnet Contributing Editor
Fonality (News - Alert), a provider of open source telephony and communications systems for growing businesses, reportedly has announced that trixbox CE, an open source telephony platform, now supports the E1-R2 ISDN (ITU R2 Signaling Recommendations) configuration standard on systems distributed in Latin America.
Starting now, all Sangoma-produced cards for trixbox CE now have built-in R2 support.
“Adding R2 support underscores Fonality’s commitment to trixbox CE community by providing easy-to-use, tested and supporting ITU Telecom standards, anywhere in the world,” said Chris Vuillaume (News - Alert), Los Angeles-based Fonality’s vice president of business development and channels. “With R2 support we have added Central and South America to the rapidly growing list of regions that are seeing adoption of trixbox.”
According to Moises Silva, who is responsible for the OpenR2 project, it’s vital for open source telephony users in México, Brazil and other central and South American countries to have stable, compliant and well supported R2 signaling support.
“Developed with the financial help of Sangoma as well as their development hardware, OpenR2 provides a reliable and functional MFC/R2 implementation,” Silva said.
The addition of E1-R2 support builds further on an impressive portfolio of support available for trixbox’s for international telecom standards. Trixbox CE already includes BRI support, an ISDN configuration standard in many European countries, and E1 support that delivers deep compatibility with European standards.
“Support of E1-R2 ISDN connections in Latin America, is absolutely a must,” said Gonzalo Blousson, IT Director for Clixolutions in Argentina. “For the last two months, we have been testing the R2 solution with trixbox and are very pleased with the integration it provides with R2 networks in Latin America. We look forward to supporting installations throughout the region.”
Trixbox CE is an Asterisk (News - Alert)-based distribution which comes in an easy to install package. It combines open source telephony tools with the trixbox dashboard which provides a web-based interface to configure and manage a complete IP-PBX (News - Alert) system.
According to Fonality, trixbox CE is a free, open source telephony platform with more than 200,000 live deployments, and it gets approximately 125,000 new downloads each month.
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Anamika Singh is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anamika's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Michael Dinan