CommBytes 9/10/07

Today Fonality debuted the $999 trixbox® Pro Asterisk-in-a-box appliance for SMBs. The new offering will let resellers install customers systems faster by eliminating the need to install software on a separate server, according to Fonality CEO Chris Lyman.  FierceVoIP has a matched set of interviews with ooma founder Andrew Frame and PhoneGnome founder David Beckmeyer, contrasting the two devices. I say feature, you say drawback… Last week Vyke launched a re-engineered … [Read more...]

PhoneGnome Customers Can Breathe Easy

PhoneGnome customers can relax. The feared service interruption that users were alerted to last night likely won't materialize. And besides, if the VoIP service doesn't work, with PhoneGnome you always have the fallback POTS. Yesterday evening, the company sent out a notice that one of its providers was shutting down operations on August 31 — TelEvolution deserves credit for coming out with the information before customers experienced problems. Because this provider hosted a significant … [Read more...]

PhoneGnome Your Way

Televolution's PhoneGnome has come a long way since it was introduced nearly two years ago. Now company founder David Beckmeyer is aiming to be the "eBay for voice applications" by opening the platform to developers through Web Services APIs and distribution through the PhoneGnome website. Think of it as a voice application bazaar. "People keep saying they want to build these Web 2.0 applications," says Beckmeyer. "Now they have the platform. Developers can get feedback from hundreds of … [Read more...]

PhoneGnome Adds Fine-Tuned Calling

The rate at which the folks at Televolution add features to their nifty PhoneGnome products is astounding. Arguably already the simplest to use entry point for IP communications, it's also quickly becoming one of the most powerful. The most recent feature addition, which gives users the ability to direct their outgoing calls to virtually any SIP provider, is sure to offer heavy callers huge budget relief. A PhoneGnome user is now able to fine-tune how outgoing calls are handled by easily … [Read more...]