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Digium Introduces Switchvox Mobile Application for Android Phones and Tablets
Customers Can Place, Receive, Record and Transfer Calls from Any Android Device with Switchvox Mobile Application and Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC)
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., August 15, 2011 — Digium®, Inc., the Asterisk® Company, has extended the value of its Switchvox Unified Communications (UC) solution for small to mid-sized businesses by adding free support for Android devices. The Switchvox Mobile application now integrates Digium's Switchvox SMB communications solution with Android as well as iPhone and BlackBerry devices at no extra cost to customers. With the Switchvox Mobile app, Switchvox SMB customers can:
- Make, receive, transfer and record calls as if they were calling from the office extension
- Check their call history
- View and change call rules, such as routing and forwarding
- Change their out-of-office greeting
- Access the company directory and return calls via email
- Use the Switchvox app from their Android-based tablet to perform tasks such as returning voice messages using email
Switchvox's mobility with fixed mobile convergence (FMC) capabilities allow users to select up to five phones of any type, including smartphone, VoIP, digital, analog or soft phone, to converge with their Switchvox extension. These converged phones can easily transfer a call to any phone or number over a Wi-Fi or cellular network. Customers can also fully integrate these converged phones with their interactive user interface, the Switchvox Switchboard. Click here to see an interactive demonstration of the Switchvox Mobility features: www.digium.com/mobility.
Switchvox is based on Asterisk, the world's most widely adopted open source communications engine. Because Asterisk is at its core, Switchvox can offer a feature set that that rivals those of the most expensive UC solutions, but at a price that small businesses can afford. Digium, the UC solution leader, imposes no licensing charges for advanced features, such as those that extend the power of the UC system to employees' mobile devices through FMC support. This approach means that Switchvox customers pay 60 to 80 percent less than companies buying comparable voice over IP (VoIP) business phone systems. In acknowledgement of this fact, industry analyst firm Frost & Sullivan recognized Switchvox this year with the Customer Value Enhancement Award for UC Solutions. To read the full report, go to http://info.digium.com/frost-sullivan-best-customer-value-report.
"Digium is excited to extend Switchvox Mobile to our Android customers," said Tristan Barnum, Switchvox product line director for Digium. "With the wide adoption of the Switchvox Mobile features, users have been asking for Android integration and we are pleased to be offering it now. Android support is free and available for download in the Android Market, providing yet another valuable benefit our customers have come to expect."
Digium®, Inc. provides Asterisk® software, telephony hardware, and on-premises and hosted Switchvox business phone systems that deliver enterprise-class Unified Communications (UC) and UC as a Service (UCaaS) solutions at an affordable price. Digium is the creator, primary developer and sponsor of the Asterisk project; the world’s most widely used open source communications software. Asterisk turns an ordinary computer into a feature-rich communications server. A community of more than 80,000 developers and users worldwide uses Asterisk to create VoIP communication solutions in more than 170 countries. Since 1999, Digium has empowered developers to create innovative communications solutions based on open standards and open source software, providing an alternative to proprietary phone systems. Digium Switchvox Cloud and other cloud-based products and services are offered through Digium Cloud Services, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Digium, Inc. Digium’s business communications products are sold through a worldwide network of reseller partners. More information is available at www.digium.com and www.asterisk.org.
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