September 17, 2008
Sangoma Releases Gateway Cards for Communication Platforms
By Michelle Robart, TMCnet Editor
As a provider of software-centric media and signal processing hardware, Sangoma Technologies Corporation today revealed its newest product line, NetBorder Express VoIP Gateway (News - Alert) Cards.
Sangoma's telephony cards, combined with this new set of software building blocks, deliver a robust SIP to TDM VoIP Gateway solution. NetBorder Express can be used by integrators and developers on their communications platforms for SIP-based applications such as iPBX, IVRs and Conferencing Servers.
The NetBorder Express solution is unlike other software due to its gateway card which can reside in the same server as the developer's application. In addition, the installer, configuration, and management interfaces can easily be integrated to provide a single, tightly-coupled solution, as opposed to two or more solutions linked together.
"When developers need to incorporate VoIP gateway functionality on their next generation platforms, they are faced with two choices: to buy an off-the-shelf gateway, which works well but will not provide a tight level of application integration, or to develop their own, which will be very costly in R&D and remove focus from application development," stated Frederic Dickey, director of product management for the NetBorder product line. "Sangoma's NetBorder Express Gateway Cards provide customers the best of both worlds - a ready to use gateway, which also easily integrates with the customers' applications."
"We didn't need to go to any other vendors for sales, support, or integration," said Michael Fried, owner of Friedom-Tech. "We used pbxnsip (News - Alert) together with a Sangoma NetBorder Express Gateway Card, and I was extremely impressed with the level of functionality and support at a very attractive price point for our customers."
NetBorder Express Gateway Cards include Telco-grade, hardware echo cancellation. Customers can purchase up to eight spans on a single board and can put multiple boards in a server.
NetBorder Express 1.6 is available now for Windows with T1/E1 interfaces. Analog and BRI interfaces are planned, as is a Linux version of the software.
If you already own a Sangoma T1/E1 card with hardware echo cancellation, you can download a trial version of the software from the Sangoma Web site at: www.sangoma.com/nbe_trial/.
Founded in 1984, Sangoma Technologies (News - Alert) Corporation is the premium provider of software-centric media and signal processing hardware. The company develops and manufactures the most scalable and reliable voice and Wide Area Network data cards in the industry, including the award-winning Advanced Flexible Telecommunications (AFT) product line. By offering the building blocks for all processing in any architecture, Sangoma gateways are tightly integrated and easily scalable. The result is a comprehensive toolset for creating cost-effective, powerful, and flexible solutions.
Sangoma is a Platinum sponsor of Communications Developer Conference, the first and only IP Communications Developer event, collocated with INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO — the biggest and most comprehensive IP communications event of the year. Communications Developer and ITEXPO (News - Alert) will take place in Los Angeles, California, September 16-18, 2008, featuring three valuable days of exhibits, conferences, and networking opportunities you can’t afford to miss. Visit Sangoma at booth #519 in the exhibit hall. Don’t wait. Register now!
Michelle Robart is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Michelle's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Michelle Robart