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!

LATEST NEWS AND EVENTS FROM THE FREEPBX TEAM!

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? FreePBXhosting.com has added the M3 Management Server to their list of supported hosting packages.

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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.

 

 

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System Builder: $225

$114 off retail price of individual modules.

 

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Call Center Builder $1275

$599 off retail price of individual modules.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMING SOON

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.

 

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RECORDED WEBINARS

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

920-886-8130 

     

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

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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.

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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.

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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
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WEBINAR: OBIHAI & PHONE APPS


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.

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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.

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