Asterisk Makes it Simple

Asterisk, the open source PBX, is notoriously difficult to configure. As a result, a cottage industry has grown up around it offering tools and interfaces to make that job simpler. Now Digium, the creator of Asterisk has gotten into the act and today launched its own GUI for the PBX — AsteriskNOW. The software is a beta version and is available as a free download at www.asterisknow.com. Digium calls AsteriskNOW a “software appliance” and says that it includes all the components … [Read more...]

Crazy SunRocket

Remember Crazy Eddie, the discount electronics company that advertised on late night -- or should that be 'nite' -- TV in the 70s? Every ad ended with him screaming "Our prices are in-saaaane." Looks like SunRocket is taking a page from the legendary retailer's book. The company is offering a second year's service free when you sign up for the company's $199 Annual Edition 12-month calling plan. The catch - the offer is "today only." Let's see who follows the Pied Piper in this … [Read more...]

Is Skype for Business Ready for Prime Time?

Skype in the Business World

Skype didn’t invent Internet phone calls. But the Luxembourg-based subsidiary of Internet auction giant EBay has brought VoIP to the masses, boasting that hundreds of millions of people around the world have downloaded its free software. In the past six months, Skype has taken steps to expand its presence from the consumer market to business users. But some say that Skype’s business offering doesn’t make the grade for business use. Skype’s software-based service makes it an … [Read more...]

TalkSwitch TS-48-CVA With New Version 4.0 Software Product Review

For small- and medium-sized businesses, going VoIP is no easy matter. The choices are complex and confusing. Because of the perceived risks, most small and medium businesses are not ready to move completely to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) in one move. Instead small and medium businesses are looking for an incremental transition from the world of analog to VoIP. TalkSwitch offers an upgradeable line of hybrid PBX systems to fit the need — starting with the TS-24-CA supporting … [Read more...]