Sangoma Ships First Inside-the-Server VoIP Gateway That Supports Both Analog and Digital Cards
1 June 2009
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 1, 2009) - Sangoma(R) Technologies Corporation (TSX VENTURE:STC) today announced that the new release of its NetBorder VoIP Gateway Cards, which is first on the market to support both analog and digital interfaces, is now shipping. Providers expect great demand for NetBorder Express 2.0 in broad markets.
Aside from supporting analog cards, NetBorder Express 2.0 adds a powerful Web interface that takes care of installation, configuration, and SIP to TDM gateway management. Customizable tone processing features, and the new management console, all add up to lower-cost, easier deployments for developers and end users.
NetBorder Express 2.0-based solutions are unique because the card can reside in the same server as the developer's application, so SIP-based PBX resellers can package single-box solutions with an internal gateway. End users with limited VoIP expertise can still implement VoIP gateway functionality.
Early adopter 3CX, an award-winning SIP-based PBX provider, eagerly awaited the upgrade because NetBorder Express 2.0 has enabled them to extend the use of Sangoma cards on a Windows platform. 3CX has been able to create some custom management interfaces, which provide tight integration between NetBorder Express and 3CX PBX.
3CX CEO Nick Galea thinks his customers will benefit enormously. "Sangoma cards are good for our customers because the complete solution of Sangoma, plus NetBorder Express 2.0, plus 3CX will be easy to install, easy to use and very cost effective," said Galea.
Distributors predict that resellers will be able to easily solve previously burdensome problems, as well. "NetBorder Express 2.0 opens the Windows market for all of our resellers, and the opportunity of addressing not only Asterisk, but applications over Windows, like 3CX," said Juan Pablo Pazos, CEO of XmarteK, a Latin American distributor for Sangoma.
Sangoma tailored this new release for providers who are developing applications for small and medium sized businesses that want to deploy SIP-based IP PBXs and IVRs. Overall, this market demands single-server solutions for ease of installation, configuration and support, which drives down the total cost of ownership.
"We have seen the impact of NetBorder on the digital cards and how it has helped the deployment of IP PBX using a T1/E1 gateway," Pazos said. "But now with NetBorder Express over analog cards, we will be able to touch configurations from 4 FXO and systems with four simultaneous calls, or more."
Galea said he sees all ranges of applications, and all business sizes, benefitting from the NetBorder value, especially medium sized businesses with fractional T1 and up.
Pazos added that call centers will benefit from the SIP routing capabilities, and the scalability that NetBorder Expresss 2.0 brings to the table. "The significant changes in the installation process of NetBorder will also attract new partners," Pazos said.
NetBorder Express Version 2.0, like the debut gateway, is a combination of Sangoma's award-winning telephony cards, and software building blocks, which deliver a powerful SIP to TDM VoIP Gateway solution. Developers can use NetBorder gateways on their communications platforms for SIP-based applications such as IP PBX, IVRs, and conferencing servers. NetBorder Express 2.0 is generally available under the Windows OS now. A Linux version is currently in Beta and will be released in the coming months.
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