New FreePBX High Availability (HA) Options Announced at ITEXPO and Asterisk World

Today we have exciting news to share about our FreePBX High Availability Platform, we are adding two new FreePBX HA Appliances to our line of appliances. FreePBX Appliances are certified hardware solutions specifically designed to support and run FreePBX.  

Our new FreePBX HA Appliances provide out-of-the-box support for FreePBX High Availability (HA) solutions. If your voice communications are mission critical, and data, revenue, productivity and reputation are at stake you need a FreePBX HA Appliance!

We looked at what FreePBX HA could do and then we built a system around that. Our new SMB High Availability Appliance was built from the ground up with FreePBX HA in mind. Before we ship them we get them setup with the latest stable version of FreePBX and pre-configured with an HA configuration, allowing our customers to add phones, SIP trunks or PSTN lines as well as have an out-of-the-box HA PBX system.” says Tony Lewis, CEO of Schmooze Com, Inc.

 

Each HA Appliance is shipped with the latest FreePBX Distro already installed. These appliances are pre-configured and licensed with FreePBX HA and two hours of tech support for additional assistance once delivered.

The SMB HA Appliance is a rack mountable 2U unit that houses two completely independent systems with separate drives, motherboards, power supplies, and PCI-e ports for PSTN connectivity (requires additional hardware).

The Xtreme HA Appliance bundle is built using two of our popular FreePBX Xtreme Appliances. Each appliance is a 4U rack mountable PBX.

FreePBX HA was recently released to provide an easy to implement and commercially supported platform utilizing DRBD, Cluster Manager and Pacemaker technologies. This enables automatic mirroring and failover between two FreePBX phone systems.

In the event of a software, hardware or power failure on the primary PBX, phones, SIP trunks and PSTN connections (requires additional hardware, see information on the Digium R-Series appliances below) are redirected to the secondary PBX. Then when the primary PBX is repaired or recovers, you can switch back to the primary FreePBX node in just seconds.

 


FreePBX High Availability is setup to handle using the Digium R-Series for Analog or PRI switching.
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Schmooze will be providing demos of the new SMB HA Appliances this week at ITEXPO and Asterisk World. For more information on FreePBX HA, click here. FreePBX Appliances can be purchased directly within the Schmooze Portal

On Behalf of the FreePBX/Schmooze Team,

  

Preston McNair, VP of Sales and Marketing, FreePBX/Schmooze Com, Inc.

   

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FreePBX provisioned Uniden SIP DECT handsets to be showcased at ITEXPO & Asterisk World Jan. 28-31

Schmooze Com Inc announces completion of FreePBX interoperability testing of Uniden EXP1240 SIP DECT Cordless Phone System.

Uniden SIP DECT Base

Uniden SIP Dect Handset

Schmooze will be showcasing FreePBX provisioned Uniden SIP DECT Handsets January 28-31, 2014, at ITEXPO & Asterisk World

We have completed interoperability testing of Uniden’s new EXP1240 SIP DECT line of cordless telephones. The Uniden SIP/DECT phones are targeted towards the SMB, enterprise and retail markets and currently support up to 200 cordless users per network segment.

Uniden has worked directly with the FreePBX development staff to ensure FreePBX users, system integrators and resellers wanting to utilize the Uniden phones can easily configure them directly within the FreePBX End Point Manager. The FreePBX End Point Manager is a commercially supported add on to FreePBX that allows you to Auto Provision and Configure directly from the GUI administrator interface over 250 popular Desk Phones, Wireless Phones, Door Phones, Overhead paging devices, Gateways and Specialty devices.

We are excited that Uniden, connected with us as they moved into the SIP DECT mobility marketplace, and enthusiastically welcome them into the ever expanding FreePBX Ecosystem.” says Tony Lewis, CEO of Schmooze Com Inc.

  

Uniden America Corporation is excited to be joining the FreePBX community with our Enterprise class EXP1240 SIP DECT Mobility platform. The EXP1240 mobility platform supports seamless roaming and hand-off on up to 40 DECT Access points with zero interference with other wireless networks. A single access point can support up to 8 cordless handsets and up to 200 handsets on a single network segment. The color handsets support up to 4 lines, multiple codecs, over the air synchronisation, wide band 2-way speakerphone and an integrated site survey tool for simple wireless setup.” Says Brett Morrison, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Business Communication Systems, Uniden America Corporation.

 

If you wish to see the Uniden phones in action stop by the Schmooze Com/FreePBX Booth (#535) at Asterisk World & ITEXPO in Miami.

About Uniden America Corporation Uniden America Corporation, the North American subsidiary of Japan-based Uniden Corporation, manufactures and markets wireless consumer electronic products. Based in Irving, Texas, Uniden sells its products through dealers and distributors throughout North, Central and South

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On Behalf of the Schmooze Com/FreePBX Team,

  

Preston McNair, VP of Sales and Marketing, FreePBX/Schmooze Com Inc 

   

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WebRTC Softphone module now available for FreePBX!

Schmooze Com, Inc. announces first public release of WebRTC Softphone module for FreePBX.

 

Neenah WI, – January 27, 2014 – Today, Schmooze announces the availability of the BETA release of The FreePBX WebRTC Softphone. This is the first public release of an officially supported WebRTC module for the world’s most popular Open Source PBX platform, FreePBX.

 

WebRTC stands for “Web Real-Time Communications,” a technology focused on embedding real-time communications, such as voice, directly within web browsers.

 

The new WebRTC add-on module allows FreePBX users to enable real-time communications from a web browser directly with their FreePBX system. System administrators will enable an additional WebRTC device in their end users User Control Panel, thereby allowing end users to make and take calls directly from a supported web browser. Anytime a user’s regular extension rings, the WebRTC Softphone will also ring if they are logged into the phone, allowing them to take calls directly from a browser.

 

“This Free WebRTC add-on to FreePBX will enable end users of FreePBX to stay in touch, as well as provide exciting new options for contact centers and businesses wanting to utilize FreePBX within their environments.” commented Preston McNair, Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Schmooze Com, Inc./FreePBX. “In my personal testing I have even used it directly with the browser on my Android Tablet; this is just the start of where this technology will eventually take us.”

 

FreePBX system administrators can download the WebRTC module from within the FreePBX Module Admin, or check out this video that shows off some of the new features enabled by the WebRTC module.

For the latest FreePBX news, updates and information follow FreePBX and Schmooze Com, Inc. on Twitter at @freepbx @schmoozecom

 

On Behalf of the Schmooze Com/FreePBX Team,

  

Preston McNair, VP of Sales and Marketing, FreePBX/Schmooze Com Inc 

   

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