Sangoma Introduces Vega Video MCU Solutions

Provides Simple Integration, Ease of Access and Cost-Efficiency to Small- and Mid-Size Businesses That Use Video Services

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Sept. 30, 2013) – Sangoma Technologies Corporation (TSX VENTURE:STC), a leading provider of hardware and software components that enable or enhance IP communications systems for both voice and data, announced the availability of its Vega Video Multipoint Control Unit (MCU) solution, an advanced solution that integrates most IP-PBXs in the market with on-demand video conferencing capabilities. Through this solution, small- and mid-size businesses can easily leverage video conferencing services over an IP network.

“The built-in video capabilities of smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers have made video conferencing much more attractive to users in companies of all sizes,” said Frederic Dickey, Sangoma director of customer services. “Our new Vega Video MCU does not require any special training or any change in user behavior in order to conduct scheduled and ad hoc video conferences. Video calls are initiated and managed from any SIP endpoint, much in the same way that a user would use a voice conference bridge. The Video MCU handles all of the heavy lifting to ensure that every user is provided with the signal that matches the capabilities of their endpoint hardware.”

Supporting a broad range of video and audio codecs, the Vega Video MCU performs real-time transcoding and transrating of media streams to match the capabilities of each endpoint. HD video systems can interconnect with remote endpoints that may have limited bandwidth or do not support HD signals. All of the interaction and signal mixing is done transparently to the users to ensure a simple and effective meeting experience. In addition, screen layout and image size for each user is managed based on user profile and preferences to provide a high degree of comfort, control, and flexibility.

The Vega Video MCU is a standalone 1u appliance that is easily integrated into most SIP capable IP-PBXs, including those based on popular operating platforms that include FreePBX, Asterisk, Elastix, and 3CX. Integration is enabled through a robust RESTful API that enables discovery from the IP-PBX management console, and supports integration of configuration and control into nearly any web-based management platform. The unit will support up to 16 simultaneous users, is equipped with Gigabit Ethernet ports, and supports NAT Traversal for connection from remote users and sites.

“Video conferencing is a well-recognized business communications tool that, until very recently, has been out of reach for many small- and medium-sized businesses that use IP-PBX technology,” said Tony Lewis, director of business development for Schmooze Com, Inc., corporate sponsor of the FreePBX Project and creator of several industry leading PBX platforms. “We have already integrated the Sangoma Vega Video MCU into our FreePBX-based platform, and found that it delivers the seamless video conferencing capabilities that many of our customers are looking for. In addition, FreePBX has implemented a one-click discovery and installation tool that further simplifies access to video services.”

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, standalone gateway appliances for SS7 and TDM-to-SIP, wireless boards, multiplexers, Microsoft Lync gateways, and session border controllers. These products are 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

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.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the future success of our business, development strategies and future opportunities. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements concerning estimates of future revenue, expected expenditures, expected future production and cash flows, and other statements which are not historical facts. When used in this document, the words such as “could”, “plan”, “estimate”, “expect”, “intend”, “may”, “potential”, “should” and similar expressions indicate forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, as there can be no assurance that the plans, intentions or expectations upon which they are based will occur. By their nature, forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management on the date that the statements are made and involve numerous assumptions, known and unknown risks and uncertainties, both general and specific, that contribute to the possibility that the predictions, forecasts, projections and other events contemplated by the forward-looking statements will not occur or will differ materially from those expected. Although Sangoma believes that the expectations represented by such forward-looking statements are reasonable based on the current business environment, there can be no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct as these expectations are inherently subject to business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. Some of the risks and other factors which could cause results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements contained in the management’s discussion and analysis include, but are not limited to changes in exchange rate between the Canadian Dollar and other currencies, the variability of sales between one reporting period and the next, changes in technology, changes in the business climate in one or more of the countries that Sangoma operates in, changes in the regulatory environment, the rate of adoption of the company’s products in new markets, the decline in the importance of the PSTN and new competitive pressures. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement and Sangoma undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if circumstances or management’s estimates or opinions should change except as required by law. Readers are directed to Sangoma’s filings on SEDAR with respect to Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Results for the basis of Sangoma’s reconciliation of EBITDA to net income as calculated under IFRS.


Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
Sangoma Technologies Corporation

David Moore
Chief Financial Officer
(905) 474-1990 Ext. 4107

Scroll to Top