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The Open Source IP PBX

Niche Product or Disruptive Technology?


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Open Source in the SMB

Are you already using any open source software?

  • Linux servers

    • File servers

    • Web Servers

    • Mail Servers

    • Desktops

  • Applications

    • SugarCRM

    • MySQL

    • OpenOffice


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More Common OSS Projects

  • GAIM/Pidgin

  • Firefox

  • Thunderbird

  • Filezilla

  • VNC

  • Bugzilla

  • ClamAV

  • Putty

  • IPCop/M0n0Wall/pfSense/Smoothwall


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Open Source Telephony Projects

  • SIPx

  • CallWeaver

  • FreeSwitch

  • Asterisk

  • trixbox / Elastix

  • FreePBX

  • VoiceONE

  • VICIDial


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Can you rely on OSS Telephony?

  • Stability / Reliability

    • Hundreds of thousands of businesses running today

  • Support

    • Hundreds of certified support technicians

      • Digium & Fonality both have training programs

    • Paid support options from parent companies

      • Digium & Fonality both have paid support options

  • Certified Hardware

    • Heavy duty testing ensures interoperability

  • Enterprise-ready hardware

    • Digium, Rhino, PIKA, Sangoma, Polycom, Aastra


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Is OSS Telephony just a fad?

  • Are these just a niche or fad product?

    • Huge investments by big companies

      • Matrix Partners

      • Intel Capital

    • Companies are building commercial products on top of the open source components

      • Fonality PBXtra / trixbox Pro

      • Digium Asterisk Business Edition

      • Numerous appliances coming to market

        • Fonality, Digium, 3Com, PIKA, Rhino, Xorcom


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Is it a disruptive technology?

  • Brings Fortune 500 PBX features to the SMB

  • Enables advanced features previously unavailable

    • Branch offices

    • Telecommuters

    • VoIP Service Providers

    • Queues / Conference Rooms / Follow-Me

    • Softphones

  • Intra/Extra Company Connections

  • Pricing is far less than legacy systems


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Allows new class of resellers

  • PBX systems have always been the domain of legacy resellers/VAR’s

  • IP PBX system can now be installed by IT Techs

    • Systems are easy to install and configure

    • Runs on existing data network

    • Utilizes TCP/IP

    • Uses commodity PC hardware

    • Interfaces through existing switches and firewalls

    • This is the domain of the IT Consultant!


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OSS PBX Systems Evolve

  • Systems are evolving at a rapid pace

    • New features

    • Greater reliability

    • Easier maintenance

    • Easier to support

    • VoIP quality is improving

    • More companies providing training


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All Roads Lead to OSS!

  • Is OSS Telephony right for the SMB?

    • Pricing is great

    • Features are incredible

    • Consultants are getting trained

    • Parent companies offer support

    • Parent companies certifying hardware

    • Systems are getting easier to use

  • The time is now right to consider an OSS telephony platform!


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