There once was a time where traditional telecom providers were the only available option for phone service, telling YOU what service you can have and at what price. That was until providers, such as Sangoma, offered a significantly better alternative through SIP Trunking, allowing you to connect to a provider using your standard Internet connection and receive flexible and rich services at up to 60% less vs the cost of traditional services.
For years now, Sangoma Technologies has been providing high quality Voice Over IP (VoIP) phone service, with no-contract, for North America using its own SIP trunking service, called SIPStation. Designed for the highly popular FreePBX and PBXact phones systems, SIPStation offers an unrivaled approach for activation and provisioning, getting your service up and running within minutes. The ingenuity is all built into the SIPStation Store, which allows you to purchase and automatically configure your service all in one go. In fact, this is built into Admin GUI of the PBX, where you can even sign up for a 21-day “no-strings attached” trial.
Today, we are excited to announce the next generation of the SIPStation service, which offers more flexible service options, meaning more cost savings for our customers! This is all made possible with the introduction of Trunk Groups. This allows customers to share their voice services across multiple office locations. Prior to this update, customers requiring service for their branch sites needed dedicated voice lines (or SIP trunks) for each site, which means dedicated monthly costs for sites that many not even have high call volume. Now, with the new Trunk Group feature, customers can choose to share their voice lines across all their sites, offering significant cost savings. The new feature also allows customers to share their phone numbers (or DIDs) across different phone lines too!
Leveraging the power of Trunk Groups, the new SIPStation also offers enhanced failover options, keeping your service UP and running when things go wrong. With Trunk Groups, if one of your locations PBX goes down you can have your inbound calls, on a per phone number (DID) basis, automatically failover to different PBX(s) in your trunk group and still receive your inbound calls.
To see some of the key advantages SIPStation has to offer for your FreePBX and PBXact phone system, please visit: https://wiki.freepbx.org/display/ST/SIPStation+Key+Features+with+FreePBX+and+PBXact
Stay tuned for more great upcoming features!
A 1-Month FREE Trial of Sangoma’s Remote Monitoring Service (RMS) is now available for you to try!
What is RMS you ask?
RMS is Sangoma’s NEW Cloud-based Remote Monitoring Service that provides PBX administrators with real-time statistics of their FreePBX and PBXact phone system infrastructure, reducing downtime occurrence, which saves you money. Features include:
Easy-to-read Threat Alerts
These alerts are summarized by severity, system name and triggers and allow users to expand panes for more granular details. Alerts can be quickly silenced from further email notifications and will self-close upon clearing of the condition.
RMS Graphs & PBX Analytics
Graphs are available for every FreePBX / PBXact system being monitored and display valuable information about active calls, CDR, extensions, SIP trunks, fraud stats and more.
Auto-generated Email Notifications
RMS will auto-generate email notifications upon triggered alerts and provide details to help you take action if necessary.
If you’re interested in giving RMS a try, log in to your FreePBX or PBXact Web GUI and click on RMS Management under the Admin tab. For step-by-step instructions, please visit: http://wiki.freepbx.org/display/RMS/RMS+Installation
You can also get your 1-Month FREE Trial from the Store inside your Portal Account.