Sangoma Boards Enable Social Networking for the Sight-Impaired

PaloSanto Solutions, a Leader in Open Source Innovation in Latin America, Develops Robust Platform to Empower Social Networking Services for Vision-Impaired Users in Chile

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Sept. 4, 2012) – Sangoma Technologies Corporation (TSX VENTURE:STC) – Around the world, social networking has become integral to the way many people communicate. While the benefits of these resources are apparent to most people, gaining access is an entirely different matter altogether-particular for people with disabilities such as visual impairments. Globally, some 39 million blind people face significant challenges in just using computers, to say nothing for engaging in social networking. It was an issue that Proximus, a Chilean-based communications provider, sought to address.

After completing a highly successful pilot, Proximus engaged PaloSanto Solutions of Ecuador to develop a cost-effective, robust, and scalable platform capable of serving 4,000 users. As a fundamental part of the design, Proximus selected the Elastix open source-based telephony platform. PaloSanto Solutions quickly designed and built a robust server-based solution, operating with Elastix software and using digital telephony interface boards from Sangoma, to provide connectivity from the Proximus system to the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN).

“Sangoma proved to be a highly reliable choice,” said Paul Estrella, head of product development at PaloSanto. “As we worked closely with Proximus to design the final solution that would meet the performance requirements for the platform, we knew form the start that Sangoma boards were the best option for IP-to-TDM and PSTN integration.”

The inherent quality of the Sangoma hardware combined with the award-winning Elastix platform continues to contribute to the extremely reliable operation of a platform that has had virtually no downtime yet continues to process nearly 2 million voice minutes per month.

“The voice hardware actually became the easiest part of this project” noted Estrella. “This, in turn, allowed our team to concentrate their efforts on other parts of the development to create the features and applications that dramatically expand the value of the system.”

A recent case study, “Social Networking Made Possible for the Sight-Impaired”, provides a detailed analysis of this implementation, and is available for download from Sangoma.

Sangoma’s industry-leading solution portfolio enables the interworking of a wide variety of disparate TDM and IP networks, clouds, protocols, services, devices, and applications. Its portfolio includes award-winning voice and data boards, transcoding and gateway software, and standalone gateway appliances, designed for simple integration with open source and closed source IP PBX applications, contact centers, unified communications systems and service provider networks. For more information about the Sangoma portfolio of IP telephony and network integration solutions, or to locate an authorized reseller, visit www.sangoma.com.

About Sangoma Technologies Corporation
Sangoma Technologies is a trusted leader in delivering value-based Communications as a Service (CaaS) solutions for businesses of all sizes. Sangoma’s cloud-based Services include Unified Communication (UCaaS) business communications, Meetings as a Service (MaaS), Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS), Trunking as a Service (TaaS), Fax as a Service (FaaS), Device as a Service (DaaS), and Access Control as a Service (ACaaS), Managed Internet Access, Managed Security, Managed SD-WAN. In addition, Sangoma offers a complete line of communications Products, including premise-based UC systems, a full line of desk phones and headsets, and a complete connectivity suite (gateways/SBCs/telephony cards). Sangoma’s products and services are used worldwide in leading UC, PBX, IVR, contact centers, carrier networks, office productivity, and data communication applications. Sangoma is also the primary developer and sponsor of Asterisk and FreePBX, the world’s two most widely used open-source communication software projects.
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