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Fonality Unveils Free VoIP System

Fonality said Monday it has released trixbox Pro, a free business-grade phone system that allows companies with five to 500 employees to make free VoIP calls. In addition to traditional PSTN dialing and PBX features, trixbox Pro also includes conference calling, unified messaging between voice mail and e-mail, employee presence management, embedded corporate chat server […]

AT&Ts IP Flexible Reach Lets SMBs Move to VoIP

AT&T Inc. said its IP Flexible Reach can now be added to existing key telephone systems, allowing SMBs to transition to VoIP without having to replace their legacy systems. IP Flexible Reach is available nationwide, uses VoIP technology and enables unlimited local and on-net calling, as well as competitive long-distance and international calling plans, the […]

Telarus Debuts ShopforEthernet.com

Telarus said Wednesday it has launched a new marketing Web site that focuses on businesses looking for Ethernet availability. The Web site, www.ShopforEthernet.com, powered by GeoQuote software and Google maps, enables the general public to search for lit buildings where carriers have a physical presence. The results are displayed on a map for easy viewing. […]

MVD Communications Adds Chief Marketing Officer

Cincinnati-based MVD Communications LLC, a full-service provider of converged voice and data network solutions for businesses, has tapped Maureen Harrison-Schaller to fill its newly created chief marketing officer position. Harrison-Schaller will help steer the organizations growth through internal realignment and continued acquisitions, business development, product and brand management, communications, and public relations. Harrison-Schaller has 20 […]

EMBARQing on the Channel

Theres always something new on the horizon, and for EMBARQ Corp., that thing is its channel program. Its channel strategy is a work in progress, launched when EMBARQ was spun off a year ago this June from Sprint Nextel. And rather than take a template from competitors, the company is taking its cues from an […]

ABP Resellers to Distribute Broadvox Trunking Products

ABP Technology is adding Broadvox GO! SIP trunking products to its portfolio and its resellers will distribute the line, the companies said Tuesday. Broadvox GO! SIP trunking products are designed for SMBs and provide a platform for IP PBX equipment, unified messaging and presence-based applications. The ABP reseller network will combine the Broadvox GO! SIP […]

Round Table

On the recent Congressional push to keep Internet access services such as Web hosting tax-free [T]he fledgling industry argument for Internet services in the United States is no longer relevant. Electronic commerce is a mature and important part of the U.S. and international economy. The continued moratorium on taxing charges for Internet access should be […]

Serverless System

Avaya Inc. has an interesting take on the small business phone system with its Quick Edition. Introduced in March 2006, Quick Edition does not have a server; all the intelligence is in the phones. Eric Robichaud, senior product manager for Avaya Quick Edition, says although Quick Edition doesn’t have an appliance, it is plug-and-play. Once […]

Criminal Minds

TRADITIONALLY, SUBSCRIBER FRAUD has been defined as the problem of subscribers signing up for service they have no intention of paying for. But this seemingly simple (and credit-shattering) practice has ballooned into a delicate cat-and-mouse game of identity theft, illegal businesses, tax evasion and even money laundering. Fortunately, providers do have ways to prevent, detect […]

TalkSwitch Releases 240vs

TalkSwitch has released its 240vs phone system, which it said is designed for the smallest of businesses. The 240vs has capacity for two central office lines and four local extensions. Businesses get a hybrid system that gives them the ability to configure local extensions as either analog or IP, TalkSwitch said. The product can be […]

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