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What is an Open Source PBX?

Posted by Randy Kremlacek on Nov 7, 2014 8:01:00 AM

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What Is Switchvox?

As we discussed in our last blog, Asterisk is an engine. In comparison, Switchvox is a complete vehicle that anyone with minimal computer experience can manage. It's built for small to mid-sized businesses that need a powerful, business-grade phone system.

Open_Source_pbx_smSwitchvox is based on Asterisk, so the user still reaps the benefits of the decade of refining by developers. The significant difference is that it is fully loaded and was specifically designed to be very easy to administer. All the programming is already done for you, therefore, you do not need to hire a programmer or pull your hair out trying to learn all of the command lines. You can take full advantage of a customizable VoIP phone system as Switchvox is a full-bodied Unified Communication (UC) system. It's built on the same open standards and protocols as Asterisk but is a commercially proven product, rather than a piece of software.

Is Switchvox Right for You?

With Switchvox, you get many products in one – your voicemail server, call queues, IVR/auto-attendant, as well as an interactive dashboard, Switchboard, which is one interface to manage your calls, call queues, mobile phones, and more.

Switchvox includes all of the standard features of a business phone system, plus Unified Communications capabilities, such as:

  • Cell phone integration with Fixed Mobile Convergence
  • Voicemail-to-Email Integration
  • Interactive Dashboard with Drag & Drop Call Control
  • Audio Conference Bridge
  • Remote Phone Support

You can even use the IP phone or VoIP service provider of your choice. It's very flexible right out of the box. 

Cost of Switchvox 

Switchvox costs are significantly less when compared to other IP PBX systems available today. It’s not that the Switchvox is a lesser phone system, the savings comes from not having expensive licensing fees that the proprietary systems require. If you are interested in learning more about how Digium’s Switchvox might work for your company, contact TeleDynamic today.

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Randy Kremlacek

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Randy Kremlacek is CEO and Head Chef of TeleDynamic Communications, a Digium Select Partner and four time Digium Pinnacle Award winner. TeleDynamic Communication, Inc. provides premise-based PBX, Virtual PBX, and SIP Trunking services. READ MORE

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