PortaOne Announces Interoperability Of IP-Based PBXpress And Sangoma Telephony Cards

Internet Telephony Service Providers Can Offer End-to-End Customer Premises Solution for Connecting IP PBX with Public Telephone Networks

Feb 03, 2009, 09:15 ET from PortaOne, Inc.

COQUITLAM, British Columbia, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Global communications infrastructure company PortaOne, Inc. announced today the interoperability of Sangoma's A101/A102/A200 telephony cards with the PBXpress VoIP Private Branch eXchange (PBX), an advanced IP PBX platform that includes call recording. PortaOne, a PBXpress distributor that also offers 24/7 technical support, considers the Sangoma/PBXpress combination a complete and highly reliable solution for ITSPs seeking to install an interconnected IP/PSTN PBX infrastructure.

PBXpress, the flagship product from PBXpress Communications Inc., brings traditional PBX into the Internet age. The unit allows enterprises to conduct all call traffic using VoIP, dramatically reducing local, long distance, and international calling costs.

In addition to many advanced IP PBX features available in PBXpress, such as call recording, auto-detection and auto-provisioning of IP phones, auto- attendant, operator console, clustering, Web administration and self-care, the system also provides a PTSN fallback in case of Internet failure, allowing calls to be completed using traditional telecom phone lines.

Sangoma's digital telephony cards support both voice and data communications with Public Switched Telephone Networks (PSTNs), including on- premises analog telephones. The company's products, which mount on the PBXpress, feature telco-grade voice quality and hardware echo canceller Digital Signal Processors.

PortaOne has affirmed interoperability between PBXpress and three Sangoma products: the A101, single port card supporting up to 30 voice calls or 2.048 Mbps over a single T1/E1/J1 line; the A102, for up to 60 voice calls or 4.096 Mbps over two T1/E1/J1 lines; and the A200, a scalable FXO/FXS telephony card that expands to directly connect from 2 to 24 analog telephones.

"PBXpress and Sangoma cards make a dynamic combination able to support today's heterogeneous telecom landscape," said Kathleen Reed, Marketing Director of Sangoma. "Small to mid-sized companies seeking to incorporate the benefits of IP PBX into their existing telecom infrastructure will be pleased with the call quality, easy connectivity, and unparalleled reliability afforded by PBXpress and Sangoma."

"Internet Telephony Service Providers need best-in-class IP PBX options for a wide range of customers," said Roman Khalenkov, sales and marketing director for PortaOne. "PBXpress and Sangoma are an ideal solution for a great many of these users. Add in the 24/7 technical support provided by PortaOne, and ITSPs have an unbeatable competitive package. PortaOne is also proud to offer carrier-grade consulting and after-sale support for PBXpress. Our technical staff delivers the peace-of-mind that makes PBXpress and Sangoma the premier solution for ITSPs and their enterprise IP PBX customers."

About PortaOne:

Based in Canada, PortaOne is a leading global vendor of carrier grade software for Internet Telephony Service Providers. The company enables ITSPs to run a broad line of telecommunication services with a single software package, and offers a complete product for ITSP consisting of converged VoIP billing and provisioning platform, class 4 and 5 SIP softswitch, unified messaging and conferencing applications, IPPBX software and more. The company's products are a fundamental part of the business infrastructure at over 300 service provider locations worldwide. To learn more, visit http://www.portaone.com.

About Sangoma:

Sangoma is the premium provider of software-centric media and signal processing hardware. The company develops and manufactures the most scalable and reliable voice and Wide Area Network data cards in the industry, including the award-winning Advanced Flexible Telecommunications (AFT) product line. By offering the building blocks for all processing in any architecture, Sangoma gateways are tightly integrated and easily scalable. The result is a comprehensive toolset for creating cost-effective, powerful and flexible solutions. Founded in 1984, Sangoma Technologies Corporation is publicly traded on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX VENTURE: STC). Additional information can be found at http://www.sangoma.com.

About PBXpress Communications:

PBXpress Communications, Inc. specializes in software development and the marketing of communication tools for small to medium size businesses. The company offers development of customized telephone-related solutions based on the PortaOne (http://www.portaone.com/) and IVRSoft (http://www.ivrsoft.com/) award-winning communication technologies that allow rapid creation of telecommunication applications. PBXpress Communications, Inc. is currently releasing a VoIP PBX with call recording. Located in Vancouver, British Columbia, PBXpress Communications, Inc. is a privately held company. http://pbxpress.com.

SOURCE PortaOne, Inc.