Fonality is Fine, but Worrisome

I won't dispute my friend Andy Abramson's assertion, later echoed by the knowledgeable Ted Wallingford, that Southern California Asterisk front-end reseller Fonality is better poised to bring the open-source PBX into the large enterprise space than even Digium, the company behind Asterisk. I won't because I long ago gave up playing Swami in the unpredictable world of IP communications and because I can see that Fonality has done an exceptional job of marketing its product, its company and its … [Read more...]

The Mac Mini PBX is Discovered

I hate writing about something that we sell through the Voxilla Store, but news is news (and no-news is no-news) and our friend Andy Abramson gave us the opening. A German company, 4S newcom, is pitching an IP PBX that is loaded on an Apple iPod Shuffle (news?) and runs on a Mac Mini (no-news). The system, called iBlue, will begin shipping on November 6th, to coincide with the VON Europe conference in Berlin. An entry level system will be priced at 2,999 Euros (about US$3,750) and consists of … [Read more...]