Sangoma Launches New IP Phones Designed for FreePBX and PBXact

Zero Touch installation makes phones easy to provision

MARKHAM, ONTARIO – January 19, 2016 – 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, today announced the launch of a new family of IP phones. Designed exclusively for use with FreePBX and PBXact and featuring Sangoma’s Zero Touch technology, which means they connect and operate quickly and easily, right out of the box.

The product line includes the entry-level s300, mid-range s500, and the s700 for the most demanding business environment. Each phone in the three model series features Power over Ethernet (PoE), so no power cable or outlets are required. They have full duplex speakerphones, dual Ethernet Ports, multi-way conference calling, high definition voice, and have built-in Virtual Private Network (VPN) capabilities.

“VoIP telephones can be complex to install, and manually configuring many different parameters with dozens or hundreds of extensions can take hours,” says Bill Wignall, President and CEO of Sangoma. “With Sangoma’s unique Zero Touch installation there is no complexity, since phones connect automatically with Sangoma’s PBX solutions and can be used as soon as they are plugged into the network. Zero touch provisioning saves customers significant time, frustration and money.”

When customers buy and install any of these Sangoma phones, the redirection server automatically sends the phone line to the Sangoma Private Branch eXchange (PBX) for configuration. Other vendors have redirection servers, but they have to be pre-programmed with the IP PBX.

Sangoma’s PBX solutions are available in two versions. FreePBX, an open source variant and as the PBXact brand, a commercial version. Both are available as software or can be pre-installed on telecom appliances. Only Sangoma can provide Zero Touch provisioning with FreePBX and PBXact.

Each phone also comes integrated with Sangoma EndPoint Manager Software. The software enables users to control global settings, program phone keys, map extensions to MAC addresses and templates, upload images, download new firmware, and scan the network for non-provisioned phones. Sangoma phones also feature Plug and Play deployment; native VPN for secure connections; phone and user management from the PBX control panel; and soft key functions like call flow management, queue management, presence, etc. Since the VPN client software is included with the phone, remote users can easily and securely access an office-based PBX. There’s no need for a VPN router at the remote or home office location. The system also traverses firewalls automatically.

Full Integration with Phone Apps
Once Sangoma’s phones are installed, users can control advanced features directly from the phone. There’s no need to remember feature codes. There’s also no need to log in to the PBX panel to control the feature set.

User applications include: Call Parking, Follow Me, Do Not Disturb, Conference Rooms, Call Forwarding, Time Conditions, Presence, Queues, Queue Agents, Transfer to Voice Mail, Visual Voice Mail, and Log in/out.

Other model-specific features and prices include:

  • s300, with 2 Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Accounts, dual Ethernet capability, headset compatible and an MSRP of $89 (USD).
  • s500 with 4 SIP accounts, a 3.5 inch full color display, 28 programmable soft keys, headset compatible, dual gigabit Ethernet capability and an MSRP of $149.
  • s700 featuring 6 SIP Accounts, a 4.3 inch full color display, 45 programmable soft keys, headset compatible, dual gigabit Ethernet capability and an MSRP of $229.

Accessories such as headset adapters and power supply units (for networks without PoE) are also available. All Sangoma telephones come with a 1-year warranty and extended warranties are also available.

With this new line of smart VoIP phones, Sangoma can provide all the appliances, software and functionality a business needs for a sophisticated IP and Unified Communications system.

Sangoma is taking orders now for delivery in March 2016. Please contact Sangoma directly at sales@sangoma.com or one of the company’s global channel partners.

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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Sangoma Technologies Corporation

David Moore
Chief Financial Officer
(905) 474-1990 Ext. 4107
dsmoore@sangoma.com
www.sangoma.com

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