eOn Communications Corp. launched Friday its newest communications platform, the eConn IP-PBX, supports more than 500 telephony features, including conferencing and collaboration, ACD and wireless capabilities for 10 to 1,000 users. The product is available for sale through the companys channel partners.
Utilizing commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware and Linux CentOS, eConn includes the best attributes of its predecessors eQueue and Millennium, the company said is a press statement.
Steve Swartz, eOn’s vice president of sales, said more advanced features will be coming in later releases. Eventually we will be able to have the system evolve to pick up not only the basic capabilities found in Millennium, but also the heavy-duty call center capabilities that are present in eQueue.”
Scott Rank, President, Top Rank Communications, and an eOn channel partner referred to eConn as a melting pot of the Millennium and eQueue products.” The nice thing about eConn is that it creates an easy transition for my customers when they want to make the switch from an older legacy system to the new IP systems without having to incur a huge cost, or a cost that is going to be prohibitive,” he said.
The Ontario, Calif.-based VAR services mainly the education and financial services markets, so Rank said that the eConns horizontal market flexibility will be a key selling point for him. It [EConn] is ideal for both schools and the financial institutions we service,” he said. The product will provide VARs with the opportunity to upgrade a customer site with minimal cost and still give the customer an enormous amount of features, and with the way the communications industry is changing, it will also help us provide our customers with technologies that will last for several years to come.”
The eConn also is integrated tightly with eOn’s IP Messenger, an all-in-one UC platform that provides unified messaging, fax messaging, wireless connectivity, CTI call control, one-number functionality, Web access, IM, conferencing, speech recognition, and text-to-speech for e-mail reading.