FreePBX World Call for Papers, SIPStation Free Trials, FreePBX 13 Alpha!

SIPStation Free Trial Now Available! No Credit Card, No Risk, No Obligation!

SIPStation : Store

The FreePBX community has been asking for the ability to ‘try before you buy’ our SIPStation service for years. To that end, we’ve launched a Free Trial service allowing you to test our services for yourself. Free Trials are available in the US lower 48 states and Canada. You won’t need to give us a credit card and you can get started immediately as your trial service is provisioned instantly!

In just a few clicks we can have you up and running with your PBX connected to our world class services. You just pick a phone number and we’ll do the rest! There is no cost or obligation and you’ll see just how easy it is to connect your phone system to our award winning platform. There is no risk and after your evaluation you can convert your account to a normal account (no contract period required) or end the trial and go your own direction.

Our Free Trial service allows you to configure your SIPStation trunks, and a DID. This enables you to take the service out for a test drive before spending a dime with us.

    • Auto-configure SIPStation service and features directly within FreePBX
    • Local calling to US 48 and Canada
    • On-Demand SIP trunks – Configured and up and running in seconds!
    • Support from the same team that brings you FreePBX

Once you choose to convert your trial account to a permanent account you’ll have access to these additional services and features.

    • Local Numbers – Available in most areas of the USA and Canada
    • e911 Support
    • SMS – SMS support in the FreePBX User Control Panel ‘UCP’ for SIPStation customers
    • Number Portability – Across most US and Canadian markets
    • International Calling Available
    • Toll-Free Service
    • Bursting Options – Allow you to add flexibility to your services turning on the ability to make or receive additional calls above your purchased levels at a low per minute rate
    • Faxing and T38 Support
    • Built in Fraud Protection – We have automated systems to help detect fraud and protect your account
    • Top Up Accounts – Top up accounts let you control your spending and allow you to utilize advanced, metered services from a prepaid balance, putting you in charge of what you want to spend
    • International Fraud Guard – Provides a level of protection when enabling international calling, allowing you to set and control a weekly max limit on international services
    • Global Account Failover – Directly from the FreePBX Module or the SIPStation Store, you can control globally what happens to your calls in the event SIPStation services can’t reach your PBX, providing call failover to another phone number, or FQDN/IP
    • Per DID Failover – Allows you on a PER number basis to fail calls over to different DIDs when and if our service cannot connect with your local or hosted PBX

SIPStation is a mature, well established service offering, with thousands of customers using it to power their business communications every day. If you encounter any issues signing up or in the initial usage of our Free Trial service please report your issues here as we are very interested in making sure our Free Trial process is as seamless and smooth as our established customers have found their existing SIPStation services!


FreePBX World 2015 Call for Papers is Open

You are invited to submit presentation ideas for consideration for this year’s FreePBX World event to be held October in Orlando, Florida. The FreePBX World conference program will focus on topics that are important to everyone who wishes to learn about and stay up-to-date with the latest in the FreePBX EcoSystem.

FreePBX World

Submit your presentation ideas for consideration.
If you have an interesting program idea, you are invited to submit an application for our Call for Speakers. By submitting a presentation, you will help shape the educational conferences at this event and future of FreePBX. If selected as a conference speaker, you will gain visibility in the industry and contribute to the advancement of your profession. Complete the application and return it by the deadline listed for the show.

Call for Papers Deadline: June 19, 2015

FreePBX World Orlando 2015: October 13 to 15th, 2015

Speaker Requirements: Speakers must share their information in an educational, non-commercial and non-self-promotional manner.

Speakers must present new concepts and new ideas, not available from any other source.

Speakers must provide session description and promotional headshot for the conference website.

Submit and Idea



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Our development team has been hard at work expanding the Open Source components of FreePBX, and have recently released and alpha version of FreePBX 13. Now is the time to load up a system and give it a test drive. We have added lots of new goodies into the platform, and need as many people testing and contributing potential bug reports and feature requests as possible.

FWConsole TrunksWe’ve made major visual changes, such as a new summary of entries for modules, a global search navigation bar and a bootstrap interface that provides modernization of the GUI elements of FreePBX. We also updated call logging utilizing CEL (Call Event Logs) allowing you to see the full life and path of a call and channel in the call records.

Indepth plumbing updates, including expanded use of the BMO framework, and deprecated older database schemas to move to faster and more secure alternatives. We have also added a new CLI feature set with the launch of the FWConsole framework. FWConsole is replacing the ‘amportal command’ and adds a new layer of access to FreePBX that allows you to directly manipulate certain aspects of your system without the need for a web browser. For example you can use the command ‘fwconsole trunk list” to list your trunks, using the onscreen commands you can then enable and disable specific trunks.

Summary: FreePBX 13 is prettier and more powerful than our previous releases.

Downloads: FreePBX Distro

Discuss in the Community Forums FreePBX 13


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A Welcome Message From Sangoma CEO, Bill Wignall


To All our Valued FreePBX Users:

It has now been just over a month since Sangoma acquired SchmoozeCom, the sponsor and lead developer behind FreePBX, and we’ve consciously chosen to wait a few weeks before reaching out to you, in order to provide reassurance that it’s “business as usual” for FreePBX, the project that you know and love! And it now seems like the appropriate time to offer you a warm welcome from Sangoma, where I have the honor of being the President and CEO.

Many of you may know Sangoma as a well-established, highly respected technology company that makes products for many aspects of the telecom industry. We are financially stable, publically traded, with operations all around the globe and a formidable engineering team with deep expertise in telecommunications, developed over many decades. In recent years, Sangoma has been focused on introducing new products and services to the market including call center software, gateways, tapping/call recording software, session border controllers, SS7 software, high density telephony cards and many others, so adding a PBX is a logical strategic fit. How better to do that than with FreePBX, perhaps the most widely used PBX on the planet!

What you may not know is that Sangoma also has a long pedigree in Open Source telephony, having supported many of the most important OS telephony projects in our industry, including both Asterisk and Freeswitch. In fact Sangoma helped make Asterisk dependable for business many years ago, and has contributed to helping FreePBX become one of the most widely adopted open source PBXs on earth.

We know very, very well that in other cases, when a commercial company has taken over an open source telephony project, it has not always ended well, and that this may concern some of you slightly. Heck, we at Sangoma have been caught up in those situations too. So one of the most critical points I wanted to share with you today is that you need not worry about such problems in this case! Sangoma is honored to now be the steward for the FreePBX project and has partnered with and retained all of the people at Schmooze who work on FreePBX. They are very excited to be part of the Sangoma family now, and together we are 100% committed to not just maintaining but evolving the open source project on your behalf. You have my word on that.

The FreePBX community will now benefit from the project being backed by a larger, mature company with much broader resources, over 30 years of experience in telecom and a long history in open source. But there are many other benefits for FreePBX users as well, such as:

  • The stability and credibility this adds to the project, reassuring you that it will be around for many years to come, with ongoing development and support
  • The acquisition will enable acceleration in the development of FreePBX (and SIPstation) capabilities, via both additional financial investment into the project and by tapping into the deeper pool of engineering resources available at Sangoma. This means more functionality in FreePBX, sooner, for you.
  • All of our products/services, including FreePBX, from the open source project, to Commercial variants of FreePBX for those who require this option, to our add-on modules, to SIPstation will be more readily available from Sangoma’s extensive network of distribution partners around the world. This will make it easier to obtain the software through not only the traditional Schmooze methods but now also from Sangoma and its channel partners around the globe.
  • You will be able to count on the industry leading reputation of Sangoma’s “because it must work” products to interoperate even more elegantly with FreePBX. A simple example would be our full range of telephony interface cards or the integration of Sangoma’s SBC functionality into FreePBX, with many more possibilities to come.
  • For those users who have asked for a Sangoma PBX, we can now meet that need with FreePBX, in the traditional downloadable open source variant, or pre-installed and tested on our industry leading ‘because it must work’ telecom appliances.

I hope you will agree that these are exciting times for FreePBX and its enormous group of over 2 million users around the globe. If you have any questions, concerns, ideas, or requests, I invite you to contact me personally at the address below. Please don’t hesitate to do so, as I would welcome the input from our valuable community! Myself and everyone in the Sangoma/Schmooze/FreePBX family offer you this warm welcome and hope you’ll find this new partnership only serves to further your satisfaction as a FreePBX user.




Bill Wignall
President and CEO
Sangoma Technologies


PBX M3 Wins Best Large Enterprise Solution at ITEXPO, OBIHAI phones now support Phone Apps, OTTS, Expanded Bundles, Enterprise Mobility, FreePBX Add-ons, and Allison Live!


PBX M3 Wins Best Large Enterprise Solution at ITEXPO, OBIHAI Phones Now Support Phone Apps, OTTS, Expanded Bundles, Enterprise Mobility, FreePBX Add-ons and Allison Live!


m3 wins best in showM3 wins Best Large Enterprise Solution at ITEXPO 2015, Miami, Florida!PBX-M3-logo_300_177.png

In its debut public appearance M3 or PBX Multi Machine Management wins Best of Show for Best Large Enterprise Solution at ITEXPO Miami. M3 provides a professional management tool for managing groups and multiple installs of FreePBX or other compatible platforms.

M3 is an automatically deployed monitoring service with a modern dashboard for quick overview of various services, systems and events across your deployed PBX systems. M3 also provides integrated alerts and notifications, firewall management, and an integrated VPN for connectivity to the M3 monitoring platform or easily creating tunnels between grouped servers.

“The products and solutions nominated for the ITEXPO Best in Show Awards continue to be cutting-edge, and it’s truly exciting to see what new technological developments our exhibitors have for us each year.” said Rich Tehrani, TMC CEO and conference chairman. “We are pleased to honor Sangoma for their efforts and creativity in developing advanced, powerful solutions for the business technology marketplace.”

Version 1.0 (CURRENT BETA) of M3 includes a centralized VPN server, firewall management, monitoring and alerting and SSH key management. While version 1.0 is a great start and already winning awards, we need your help on ideas and features that you find valuable. Some of the features we are considering for Version 2.0 are:

  • PBX Backup Management and Storage
  • Centralized Call Detail Records and Archiving
  • Centralized System Logging
  • Management and scheduling of PBX upgrades
  • Hub and Spoke trunking between PBXs for call flow between groups of PBXs.

If you are interested in giving M3 a spin we have a full wiki on installation and configuration. M3 includes the ability to manage up to two PBXs, you can add additional PBX licenses for $5/mo in the portal. Don’t want to roll your own M3 instance? has added the M3 Management Server to their list of supported hosting packages.


OBi1000-family-web.pngfreepbxOBIHAI phones now supported by FreePBX Phone Apps!
FreePBX Certified Partner OBIHAI has been busy working closely with the FreePBX team the past few months on integrating their line of desktop phones with the full suite of FreePBX Phone Applications. Phone apps allow users to control functions and settings directly from the screen of their phone, empowering users to intuitively manage call settings and features directly from supported devices, and minimize the reliance upon hard to remember feature codes. OBIHIA phones and FreePBX Phone Apps can be purchased in the Schmooze Portal. Join us on March 11th for a webinar on the OBIHAI Phones and Apps REGISTER.


UCPforEPMCounterPath Bria Cloud Services bring mobility to the FreePBX EcoSystem
CounterPath and Sangoma have worked behind the scenes to make it easier for managers of FreePBX systems to connect to CounterPath’s Cloud Solutions for Bria Unified Communications softphone clients.

The Bria and FreePBX solution enables enterprise IT administrators to add Bria smartphone, tablet and desktop softphone clients to their FreePBX telephony platform, and easily manage and provision the clients using the FreePBX User Management portal which interfaces with CounterPath’s Stretto™ server platform.

The Bria Stretto™ client suite for desktops, smartphones and tablets provides premium features like video call support, messaging and presence, and advanced audio and video codecs where available. They are supported on Windows and Mac desktops and laptops; iPhone, Android and Blackberry 10 smartphones, and iPad and Android tablets. Download Bria & FreePBX Solution Brief (PDF). Watch Video. Join us on February 25th for an informational webinar conducted by Jim O’Brien REGISTER.



Software Bundles End User Device Management has been added to the System Builder Bundles!
Your end users can now manage their own supported phones using the ‘UCP for EPM’ module that is included in the System Builder and System Builder Pluss modules, we also now include the popular Extension Routing Module as well.




System Builder: $225

$114 off retail price of individual modules.



Call Center Builder $1275

$599 off retail price of individual modules.



















grandstream-new-logo-906.jpgGrandstream Phones to be supported by FreePBX Phone Apps
The Sangoma professional development team and Grandstream engineers have been hard at work enabling support of the powerful FreePBX Phone Apps within Grandstream IP phones. Phone Apps integrate PBX and advanced features directly within the end users phones, providing a true Unified Communications solution and true interoperability with the features available within FreePBX. Expect some initial software releases for supported Grandstream endpoints really soon! Grandstream phones can be purchased in the Portal.


m3logo.pngWhen’s the next release? FreePBX 13 ALPHA Release aka the “Sunny Beach” release is getting closer every day!
We are busy applying what we learned last year with the creation of the new User Control Panel ‘UCP’, back into FreePBX. Expect a mobile/tablet friendly, responsive administrative GUI, with more HTML5 and WebRTC goodness baked in.

We are also updating some key modules such as System Recordings and Music on Hold, making them more intuitive, building in multi-lingual recording support, WebRTC recording capabilities, and enabling ‘easy’ streaming music on hold.

On top of the new features, the developers are always evaluating the ‘internal plumbing’ and constantly updating and improving aspects of FreePBX under the covers to pave ways for even more features and capabilities. I’m told by the development team to expect the ALPHA release of FreePBX 13 within the next month.





Below are a couple of recent recorded webinars you can review if you missed them live. If you look to your right you will also see several upcoming webinars you may want to get on your calendar.

FreePBX Phone Apps, in this webinar originally recorded in December we walk through the functions of each of the existing IP phone applications. Watch Recorded Video.



VTech FreePBX Certified Business Phones VTECH Business phones are the latest devices to be certified for FreePBX! In the webinar recorded in January, Frank Correia with VTECH provides and in-depth product review of the VTech Business phones. VTech Business phones can be purchased in the Schmooze Portal! Watch Recorded Video.



Preston McNairPreston McNair 
VP of Sales

Sangoma US


1351 Kimberly Dr.
Neenah, WI 54956






WEBINAR: Enterprise Mobility for FreePBX, communicate from anywhere!

Wed. Feb. 25th, 2:00 PM EST

Join Jim O’Brien, VP of Server Engineering with CounterPath in this overview and demonstration of the powerful FreePBX integrated Bria Cloud Platform. FreePBX users can communicate on any supported device they may have access to at any time, from any location using this “auto-magically” provisioned solution for desktops, tablets and smartphones.



WEBINAR: Add-ons to Enhance FreePBX

Wed. March 4th, 2:00 PM EST

Free Webinar demonstrating and reviewing some of the more popular add-ons and enhancements designed for FreePBX. We will cover Commercial modules, third party software and hardware, and other FreePBX Certfied solutions that will enhance your FreePBX solutions.



Open Telephony Training Seminar

March 10-13, 2015 Huntsville, AL

This training seminar will teach advanced topics to market, sell, deploy, troubleshoot, customize and administer Asterisk®/FreePBX® solutions relevant to all FreePBX based distributions





Wed. March 11, 2015 2 PM EST

phone-app-icon.pngFree Webinar highlighting the FreePBX Certified Obi1000 Series IP phones and other business class products from Obihai. We have just added support for the FreePBX Phone Apps and will give you a peak at these applications as well.



WEBINAR: Allison Live!

Wed March 25th, 2015 2 PM EST

Allison Smith is one of the most prevalent and often-heard telephone voices working today. Join Allison for an interactive presentation/discussion outlining her thoughts on IVRs, professional voice recordings and best practices as they relate to FreePBX and your business.




FreePBX SIPStation : StoreSchmooze Sangoma

FreePBX is a Registered Trademark of Sangoma Technologies Inc All Rights Reserved.

FreePBX Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

FreePBX Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Since its beginning in 1992, when the first audio and video multicasts were broadcast over the Internet, open source telecom has grown well beyond being a hobbyist platform that you play with on the weekends. FreePBX® generates billions of dollars of revenue per year in hardware, software, services and support sales not only for us, but for everyone using and reselling FreePBX. It is used in millions of active systems across the planet.

We realize that the FreePBX EcoSystem, user base, our corporate and enterprise customers and partners need things to be solid, stable and easily replicated. To this end, last week we made a pretty big announcement: Schmooze and FreePBX were acquired by Sangoma.

Everyone at Schmooze is excited about being part of a larger, more mature company with more resources to help us deliver even more value to the users of FreePBX and SIPStation. The acquisition will enable acceleration in the development of the FreePBX open source project, commercial add-ons and our SIPStation services and allow our team to utilize and expand upon the resources already in place at Sangoma.

Acquisitions and mergers of this size come with speculation about the direction the new combined company may take. Couple that with a user base as large as FreePBX and there are sure to be many concerned parties and community members wondering about our intentions and the overall direction and future of FreePBX — as an open source project.

Judging from responses over the weekend, we can see many community members still feel burned by a previous fork of FreePBX: Asterisk@Home, which was purchased by Fonality and turned into Trixbox CE, which was then discontinued and it is no longer available online.

The team here at Schmooze, as a Sangoma Company, understands the reservations you may have. Like you, many of us were in the same boat as you when Fonality took Trixbox in that new direction. Therefore, we are using that same experience to guide our actions in stewarding FreePBX.

“Forking” and “stewarding” a project are not the same thing.

You can be a steward of your own fork, but you can’t be the steward of someone else’s fork. In the case of Trixbox CE, they forked FreePBX. They deviated from the original source code and did not provide fixes/patches/enhancements back to the project.

While Schmooze has also forked FreePBX for our PBXact customers, we have always submitted patches and enhancements back to the original code base. The only major differences between the two products come with the modular subsystem of FreePBX through commercial and PBXact only modules. These modules provide additional services on top of a base FreePBX system, turning your standard FreePBX system into a highly powerful PBXact system, while still enabling an instant security fix or enhancement to the underlying code at the same time as any normal FreePBX user would.

We have made many of these modules available for purchase to augment or add functionality, as you need it into FreePBX without having to completely transition to a full commercial solution. We think this approach is the best of both worlds, providing you with a more dynamic product from which to build your communications solutions.

In terms of the merger, we made a similar announcement just two years ago when the FreePBX trademark and copyrights were acquired by Schmooze. At that time there were also speculations about our intentions when it came to FreePBX in the open source sense. This time around, however, we would like to do a better job of explaining our intentions.

First, the group of people that lead Schmooze and Sangoma are not new arrivals to the FreePBX scene just wanting to take advantage of a popular open source PBX project. We have team members and contributors that have been around since day one (even some that have left and rejoined us). The same team that carried and supported FreePBX through both good times and darker hours of its progression are still onboard and seeing it through this next evolution of its history.

A Quick History of FreePBX

Ten years ago, the FreePBX project was started by a small company called Coalescent Systems as AMP (Asterisk Management Portal) to deliver an easy to use GUI for managing the Asterisk Telephony Engine. The initial release of FreePBX was simply four database tables that wrote out configuration files for Asterisk® to use.

Since its initial release in 2004, the FreePBX Project has grown to become more than just a generator for config files for Asterisk, but an entire platform and communications ecosystem depended upon by millions to provide a stable, feature-rich communications platform upon which businesses and individuals can build their dreams.

FreePBX today encompasses over two hundred and nineteen thousand lines of code and hundreds of tables. It not only writes configs for Asterisk, but provides support for a full PBX environment, from a super-fast installation, allowing you to start configuration in a matter of minutes to ongoing updates to the entire system, including FreePBX, Asterisk, the operating system and the hundreds of other components that make up the system.

Like many open source projects, leaders and core contributors have entered and exited the project as life and interest level fit their needs. For the past five years or so Schmooze has taken a leadership role in pushing the development, and eventually becoming home to many of the most active and talented FreePBX developers from across the planet. Schmooze has allowed people with a passion for VoIP and FreePBX a place to call home. The ability to earn a living from the platform that we love has also been an added benefit. Having a team dedicated to FreePBX has enabled Schmooze to pull in some of the world’s best developers and has produced most of the enhancements added to the platform over the past five years. Over the last 12 months with Schmooze as the steward, FreePBX itself has seen a 185% increase in source code commits and a 160% increase in external contributors.

In order to fund the development of the open source FreePBX and make sure we could keep the development team together, we have produced commercial add-ons, professional support services and partnered with many third party products and vendors to integrate them into the FreePBX EcoSystem. However we haven’t lost sight of what makes FreePBX valuable, which is the open source distribution model. Without the open source platform, the ecosystem would likely not have evolved to spur what is likely billions of dollars of revenue worldwide in software, hardware, services and support currently generated by FreePBX.

FreePBX 12

We would like to point out that over the past year the biggest releases and advancements in the open source product have been introduced. FreePBX 12 was such a significant enhancement to the product that we completely revised the release numbers.

Some of the highlights of the open source features we added to 12 include :

  • The release of the SHMZ OS, an operating system optimized for VoIP
  • With the release of FreePBX 12 we added support for two new versions of Asterisk (12 and 13), including support for the new PJSIP channel driver
  • New centralized user management module
  • New FreePBX Dashboard
  • Integrated additional features in Module Management including support for rolling back upgrades
  • Enhancements to Call Parking enabling direct slot parking
  • Enhancements to Call Recording controls
  • Major rewrites and upgrades to the Core Framework of FreePBX
  • A completely new User Control Panel, built from the ground up, that gives users control of their voicemail, voicemail settings, presence, personal settings, follow me management, call reports and recordings all from a mobile friendly interface, that will scale from desktop to smartphone to tablet

All of the above work is what Schmooze did to enhance FreePBX on the open source side, all of these new features and enhancements can be freely downloaded, and quickly installed using the FreePBX Distro or manually.

We did all of these things with a small team of professionals working long hours to push the envelope of what open source telephony can do.

The FreePBX community has benefited from Schmooze’s stewardship of FreePBX and will continue to benefit from Sangoma’s much broader resources and over 30 years of experience in telecom. We are excited about the stability and credibility this acquisition adds to FreePBX and about the commitment Sangoma has made to maintaining and investing in FreePBX as an open source solution.

By joining forces with Sangoma, Schmooze and the FreePBX project will begin a new era to expand and build upon the world’s most popular open source PBX platform, FreePBX. Over the next year we will keep you in the loop as to any important changes coming to Schmooze in terms of the merger as we figure out the next steps for Schmooze itself. So please join us while we celebrate this next evolution in the history of the FreePBX EcoSystem. We look forward to working with you to continue to build and enhance the FreePBX platform!

-The Sangoma/FreePBX Team

Sangoma Completes the Acquisition of Two Businesses

Sangoma Completes the Acquisition of Two Businesses


Acquires All Key Assets of Schmooze, Including FreePBX® and All Shares of RockBochs



MARKHAM, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Jan. 2, 2015) – 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 two separate transactions, both of which closed January 1, 2015. Sangoma has acquired all the key assets of Schmooze Com Inc and all the outstanding shares of RockBochs Inc.

Schmooze, based in Wisconsin, is the primary developer of FreePBX® and the manager/sponsor of that open source project, one of the mostly widely used IP-PBXs on the planet with millions of installs around the globe. Schmooze offers chargeable, add-on commercial modules, support services, accompanying hardware to complement FreePBX and an integrated SIP trunking service (under the SIPStation brand name) to this huge base of FreePBX users.

RockBochs, based in Minnesota, offers Fax-over-IP monthly service, including developing its own FoIP customer premise equipment and offers semi-custom telecom appliances that allow customers to install their own communications software on a purpose-built server.

“Over recent years, Sangoma has been focused on introducing new products and services to the market and offering them to a wider cross section of customer segments,” said Bill Wignall, President and CEO of Sangoma. Wignall continued, “These acquisitions are a logical next step on that strategic path, will contribute natural product line extensions with a solid strategic fit, and complement our organic growth in sales of new products. Sangoma has evolved from telephony cards with the addition of gateways, SBCs, a suite of products for the Lync ecosystem, tapping, and several others. So perhaps it’s not surprising that some of our customers have been asking for Sangoma to offer a PBX. For those customers who have asked for a Sangoma-supported PBX, we can now meet that need with an Open Source or Commercial variant of FreePBX. For those who prefer to build or install their own PBX software, we of course remain committed to supporting such partners as we always have, and this includes providing industry-leading telephony cards for integration inside their PBX servers, appliances which allows partners to install their PBX software on our hardware platforms, as well as gateways and SBCs for connections to the PSTN and IP-based networks. Further, we can now offer both SIP trunking service to the community of millions of FreePBX users, and Fax-over-IP services, both of which will be expanded through the use of Sangoma’s network of partners around the world. We’ve been exploring ways to accelerate growth and make better use of our cash, and these transactions do that, and are expected to significantly expand our growing software and services business by adding critical new sources of recurring revenue. I’m very pleased to have the Schmooze and RockBochs teams, products, and customers joining the Sangoma family.”

The Schmooze and RockBochs product lines are expected to become an integral part of the Sangoma portfolio over the coming year. The acquisitions will enable acceleration in the development of FreePBX and SIPStation capabilities and in the Fax-over-IP services from RockBochs. It is also expected to lead to integration of Sangoma technologies inside those offerings, such as incorporating Sangoma’s SBC functionality inside FreePBX and the RockBochs appliances, for example.

Sangoma has been a pioneer in the open source telecom space for many, many years and was a key contributor to helping make Asterisk® a dependable business communications technology. The company understands and appreciates the space and remains fully committed to the open source community. The Schmooze transaction is expected to make it easier for users of FreePBX to obtain the software from Sangoma and its channel partners, and we anticipate them being able to count on the industry-leading reputation of Sangoma’s “because it must work” products to interoperate even more elegantly with FreePBX—perhaps the most widely used Asterisk-based PBX in the world.

“For companies that use FreePBX directly or as part of a solution they develop, Sangoma will seek to accelerate the innovation that they’ve come to value from us as the leaders of the project over the last many years,” said Tony Lewis, co-founder and CEO of Schmooze. He continued, “The FreePBX community should benefit from the project being backed by a larger, mature public company with much broader resources and over 30 years of experience in telecom and a long pedigree in open source. We are excited about the stability and credibility this adds to the project and I expect that FreePBX users will really appreciate it.”

On a combined basis, the acquired businesses will have generated between $4.5 and $5 million in revenue during calendar 2014 and both have been historically profitable. Integrated into Sangoma, we expect these acquisitions to be accretive to earnings immediately.

The Company paid initial aggregate consideration of US$4 million in cash, issued 3,650,000 common shares to Schmooze shareholders for a value of US$1 million and entered into earn-out arrangements for contingent consideration of up to US$1.5 million if certain revenue targets are achieved.

In conjunction with these transactions the Company has established a $2.5 million operating line of credit, secured by a general security interest on assets, to ensure that it continues to have the flexibility to grow.

Management will discuss these acquisitions more fully on its second quarter conference call, to be scheduled at the time results for the quarter ending December 31, 2014 are released to the market.

About Sangoma Technologies Corporation

Sangoma is a leading provider of hardware and software products that enable or enhance IP Communications Systems for both telecom and datacom applications. Enterprises, SMBs and Carriers in over 150 countries rely on Sangoma’s technology as part of their mission critical infrastructures. Through its worldwide network of Distribution Partners, Sangoma delivers the industry’s best engineered, highest quality products, and offers the industry’s first lifetime warranty. The product line includes data and telecom boards for media and signal processing as well as gateway appliances and software.

Founded in 1984, Sangoma Technologies Corporation is publicly traded on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX VENTURE:STC). Additional information on Sangoma can be found

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Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the future success of our business, development strategies and future opportunities.

Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements concerning estimates of expected expenditures, statements relating to expected future production and cash flows, and other statements which are not historical facts. When used in this document, the words such as “could”, “plan”, “estimate”, “expect”, “intend”, “may”, “potential”, “should” and similar expressions indicate forward-looking statements.

Although Sangoma believes that its expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, such statements involve risks and uncertainties and no assurance can be given that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management at the date that the statements are made, and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those projected in forward-looking statements. Sangoma undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if circumstances or management’s estimates or opinions should change except as required by law.

Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, as there can be no assurance that the plans, intentions or expectations upon which they are based will occur. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve numerous assumptions, known and unknown risks and uncertainties, both general and specific, that contribute to the possibility that the predictions, forecasts, projections and other events contemplated by the forward-looking statements will not occur. Although Sangoma believes that the expectations represented by such forward-looking statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct as these expectations are inherently subject to business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. Some of the risks and other factors which could cause results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements contained in the management’s discussion and analysis include, but are not limited to changes in exchange rate between the Canadian Dollar and other currencies, changes in technology, changes in the business climate, changes in the regulatory environment, the decline in the importance of the PSTN and new competitive pressures. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

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