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January 27, 2009

Elastix Appliance Now Interoperable With Sangoma VoIP Cards

By Tim Gray, TMCnet Web Editor

Sangoma Technologies (News - Alert) Corporation has announced the interoperability between its VoIP card line and Elastix's entry-level appliance, the Elastix ELX-025, designed as a Linux-based open source PBX (News - Alert) appliance.

The VoIP cards are also now interoperable with Elastix’s newer LCD-driven ELX-3000.

The idea behind making Elastix Appliance interoperable with the VoIP cards is to engender more suitable and stable means for small businesses, SOHOs, enterprise and contact center customers to employ the technology deeper into the market.
"This will give us reach into a market that values stability, ease of use and quality," said Jose Landivar, Elastix commercial director.
Sangoma provides a software-centric media and signal processing hardware and develops and manufactures these scalable voice and Wide Area Network data cards, including its Advanced Flexible Telecommunications (AFT) product line.
The open source PBX appliance software supports Sangoma cards as an interface to the PSTN via analog and digital ports, according to the company, while Elastix combines tools available for Asterisk (News - Alert)-based PBXs, and adds its own set of utilities to allow for the creation of third-party modules, making it a strong choice for open source VoIP.
"We are excited about supporting Sangoma VoIP cards out of the box," Landivar said. In order to make the combination more efficient, the company is currently working on the Elastix GUI to provide an auto-detect feature that automatically sets up the Sangoma card for use with Elastix, according to Landivar.
Elastix also has a fully working Call Center module that may optionally be activated to provide features like: Advanced Reporting, Predictive Dialing, and Screen Pop-ups.
Sangoma will be demonstrating the Elastix appliance at TMC's (News - Alert) INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO East 2009 in Miami held February 2 to February 4.
The company will also featured demonstrations from 3CX, FreeSWITCH, InConcert, Microsoft (News - Alert) Response Point, pbxnsip, and trixbox pro at Booth 703 at the ITEXPO.
Earlier this month, Sangoma announced the availability of its FlexBRI card, the first in a series of hybrid modular designs that allows customers to combine analog and digital signals on one interface card.

Tim Gray is a Web Editor for TMCnet, covering news in the IP communications, call center and customer relationship management industries. To read more of Tim’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Tim Gray


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