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Sangoma PBXact

The PBXact Business phone system is a fully-featured IP-PBX designed with unified communication features for organizations needing mobility, productivity and collaboration capabilities. The PBXact business phone system comes with an extensive set of built-in Unified Communications features such as:

  • “Phone Apps”- Advanced productivity features controlled by the IP-Phone’s display
  • UCP web-based Dashboard allowing end-users to control phone settings, voicemail, conference rooms and more…
  • Zulu UC Desktop and Soft-phone Integration for mobility and productivity.
  • CRM Integration for screenpop and click to call
  • End-Point-Manager to auto-provisioning Sangoma IP-Phones and manage each user’s programmable buttons and features
  • Built-in VPN to guarantee security for your remote workers connecting to the corporate PBX

PBXact Feature Support Included in All Systems


Business Features

  • Flexible Time-Based Call Routing
  • Built-In Conference Bridge
  • Fax to E-mail
  • Hunt/Ring Groups
  • Music on Hold
  • Voicemail Blasting
  • Find Me / Follow Me Calling
  • Personal IVRs
  • Wake Up Calls
  • Support for Video Calling
  • Secure Communications (SRTP/TLS)
  • Announcements
  • Text to Speech
  • Calling Queues (ACD)
  • Interactive Voice Response (IVR)

Calling Features

  • Zulu UC Desktop Application – Outlook, Browser and Softphone Integration
  • Three-Way Calling Support
  • Voicemail
  • Voicemail to E-mail
  • Caller ID Support
  • Call Transfer
  • Call Recording
  • Do Not Disturb
  • Call Waiting
  • Call History / Call Detail Records
  • Call Event Logging
  • Speed Dials
  • Caller Blacklisting
  • Call Screening

Telephony Support

  • Open Standards Support for Multiple Protocols
  • SIP, IAX2
  • PRI, T1, E1, J1, R2, POTS/Analog, ISDN, GSM (Excludes PBXact 10)
  • WebRTC
  • Softphone Support
  • Specialty Device Support
  • Door Phones
  • Overhead Paging
  • Strobe Alerts
  • Paging Gateways
  • Voice Gateways
  • Failover Devices
  • Desktop/Mobile Phone Support

Administration

  • Upgrade System with Granular Control
  • Bulk Import Utilities (Trunks, Extensions, Users, DIDs)
  • Localization in both GUI and Sound Files for Multiple Languages
  • Backup and Restore Utilities
  • Custom Destination Administration
  • Web-based Config File Management When Needed
  • System Recording Management
  • GUI Controls for DNS, Network Settings, and More!

User Control Panel

  • Responsive GUI (Desktop, Tablet, and Mobile Device)
  • WebRTC Softphone
  • Call History (Details and Recording Playback / Download)
  • Contact Management
  • Presence Management
  • Conference Room Management
  • Settings Management
    • Find Me / Follow Me
    • Call Forwarding, Call Waiting, Do Not Disturb
    • Call Confirmation
  • Voicemail
    • Visual Voicemail – Playback and Management
    • Notification Options
    • Greetings Management

Add-ons

The Base Platform includes a base of system enhanced features (see chart below)

 Included in BaseAdditional Add-Ons
PBXact Enhanced Featuresx 
  Call Recording Reportsx 
  Class of Servicex 
  Conference Prox 
  Extension Routingx 
  Fax Prox 
  Park Prox 
  Page Prox 
  SysAdmin Prox 
  Voicemail Notifyx 
  Voicemail Reportsx 
  XMPP Prox 
  Phone Apps for Sangoma Phonesx 
  Zulu UCx 
  CRM Link Modulex 
Third Party Phone Support x
  EndPoint Manager  
High Availability  
  High Availability x
Property Manager  
  Sangoma Property Manager x
Operator Panel  
  XactView Operator Panel (20 Pack) x
  XactView Operator Panel Queue License x
Call Center Features  
  Appointment Reminder  Outbound Calling Campaign  CallerID Management  Outbound Call Limiting  PinSet Pro  Queue Pro  Queue Reporting  Web CallBack x

Additional functionality can be added as needed:

  • High Availability (License Required per PBX Node, Excludes PBXact 40 & 60)
  • Call/Contact Center Features (Enhanced Call Center Functionality)
  • Operator Panel / Wall Boards
  • Third Party Phone Support (for Non-Sangoma IP Phones)

Download Brochure here 

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Blog Handsets Sangoma

Sangoma has added two new phones to its s-Series.

Designed to be used with FreePBX and PBXact, the s205 and s705 wrap around the existing series to add a new entry level and executive level option.

Sangoma s205

  • 1 SIP account
  • Full duplex speaker phone
  • 5-way conferencing
  • Dual 10/100Mbps Ethernet ports
  • Inbuilt VPN support
  • Zero Touch Provisioning

RRP: £43.70

Sangoma s705

  • 6 SIP accounts
  • 4.3″ full colour display
  • 5-way conferencing
  • 45 programmable soft keys
  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • Full duplex speaker phone
  • Inbuilt WiFi & Bluetooth Support
  • Sangoma PhoneApp Support

RRP: £171.28

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Zulu UC – The Ultimate Desktop and Softphone integration for your Business

Zulu UC Desktop and softphone integration unifies the most popular business communication tools & applications enhancing user productivity and mobility. Designed specifically for FreePBX and PBXact phone systems, Zulu enables features such as:

  • Zulu Softphone enabling users to make/receive phone calls from their desktop or mobile stations, including Chat for team collaboration.
  • Faxing directly from the Zulu widget & softphone.
  • Click-to-call to make calls directly from your web browser and /or email client.
  • Call Pop for CRM and help desk integration.

Get Your Free Zulu 2 User FreePBX License, FreePBX Zulu UC 2 User Package is Free of Charge. Each User Package comes with 2 users good for 12 months.

Features


Click to Call

With Click-to-Call integration, users can instantly call any phone number that is seen on their web browser or MS Outlook client which a click!. Simply click on the phone number and Zulu will initiate an outbound call via the softphone client or your desk phone, whichever is with you at the time. Great for mobile users who come and go from their workstation.

Click-to-Call also recognizes extensions and phone number prefixes, so you never have to worry about having to modify the phone number or extension you wish to click to dial.

Call Pop

Ideal for CRM and Help Desk Integration, Call Pop will automatically open your desktop web browser on an inbound call with all the information of the caller. This feature helps users expedite phone calls and provide the caller with the best customer service experience.

* For additional CRM integration check out our CRM Link Module

Presence

Improve communication between staff members by allowing them to see each other’s presence via the Zulu Softphone. This feature can save your employees time by reaching out to members who they know are available to take their request.

Users can set their presence using a variety of pre-set statuses or create their own. And because Presence is server side, a user’s presence will be updated across all communication endpoints automatically too.

Zulu Softphone

At the Center of the Zulu is the all new softphone enabling users to take their office with them and never miss a call.

  • Make and receive phone calls using Desktop
  • Send and receive FAX*
  • Control Presence status which will update your status on all your devices
  • Flexible Calling Options- generate a phone call from either the client on your desktop or your desk phone. Great for mobile users who come and go from their workstation.

Faxing requires the Fax Pro Module

Chat

The Zulu UC Softphone features integrated Chat functionality so that staff members can communicate with each other more effectively. Features like 1-to-1 messaging, group chat, file transfer and auto-archiving will improve employee collaboration and improve business results. Finally, one tool to do it all!

*Compatibility
Operating System: Zulu UC is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux operating Systems. Browsers: Click-to-call and Screen POP work with Firefox and Chrome (Safari coming soon).

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Building FreePBX CallCenters

Leo D’Alessandro, Product Marketing Manager at Sangoma, and Frederic Dickey, VP of Product Management at Sangoma, will in this webinar explain how to build an efficient contact center cost-effectively with Sangoma’s FreePBX / PBXact UC.

In this webinar, you’ll learn how the many ways FreePBX / PBXact UC can solve your contact center requirements:

• How calls are best routed using call queues
• Maximizing Agent Productivity and Customer Satisfaction with automated Queue Callbacks
• Integration with desktop and CRM
• Monitoring live call metrics
• Reporting tools to analyze overall performance

WEBINAR: Building Your Contact Center with FreePBX / PBXact UC from Sangoma on Vimeo.

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IPPBXs Sangoma

The FreePBX Appliance

Introducing the FreePBX appliance! The FreePBX appliance is a purpose-built, high-performance PBX solution. Designed and rigorously tested for optimal performance, this is the only officially supported hardware solution for FreePBX. The appliance comes preloaded with the FreePBX Distro and includes a one-year warranty!

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Featuring the FreePBX Distro, this appliance is an ideal fit for businesses looking to get more from a PBX. With millions of deployments throughout the world, FreePBX is relied upon daily by everyone from enterprises to startups. Leveraging the power of FreePBX has enabled businesses to grow while keeping communication expenses minimal. The FreePBX Distro has made deploying, configuring and using a PBX system easier than ever! With an easy-to-use GUI (Graphical User Interface), getting started is a breeze!

Current Models and System capacity:

The full datasheet can be downloaded from here

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FreePBX

With over 1 MILLION production systems worldwide and 20,000 new systems installed monthly, the FreePBX community continues to out-perform the industry’s commercial efforts. The FreePBX EcoSystem has developed over the past decade to be the most widely deployed open source PBX platform in use across the world. The openness of the project allows users, resellers, enthusiasts and Partners to utilize the FreePBX EcoSystem to build robust communications solutions that are powerful but at the same time easy to implement and support. Sangoma is proud to be the sponsor of FreePBX project. If you are new to FreePBX you can get started quickly by downloading and installing the FreePBX Distro. The FreePBX Distro is an all in one platform that installs everything you need to build a phone system. Once You have a basic PBX in place you can add commercial modules to add advanced features to an already feature rich base install of FreePBX.

 

As an open source GPL, web-based PBX solution, FreePBX is easy to customize and adapt to your changing needs. FreePBX can run in the cloud or on-site, and is currently being used to manage communications of all sizes and types of environments from small one person SOHO (Small Home, Small Office) businesses, to multi-location corporations and call centers. The FreePBX ecosystem provides you with the freedom and flexibility to custom design business communications around your needs.

FreePBX Commercial Modules are add-ons that enhance the already feature rich base install of FreePBX! These modules are not Open Source GPL and are only designed to work with CentOS or RHEL systems. The FreePBX Distro is already preconfigured to work with these modules. For custom installations please see: Install Commercial Modules on CentOS and RHEL based systems

The FreePBX appliance is a purpose-built, high-performance PBX solution. Designed and rigorously tested for optimal performance, this is the only officially supported hardware solution for FreePBX. The appliance comes preloaded with the FreePBX Distro and includes a one-year warranty!

Featuring the FreePBX Distro, this appliance is an ideal fit for businesses looking to get more from a PBX. With millions of deployments throughout the world, FreePBX is relied upon daily by everyone from enterprises to startups. Leveraging the powappliances-headerer of FreePBX has enabled businesses to grow while keeping communication expenses minimal. The FreePBX Distro has made deploying, configuring and using a PBX system easier than ever! With an easy-to-use GUI (Graphical User Interface), getting started is a breeze!

Sangoma IP Phones Designed Exclusively for FreePBX are Designed to work with FreePBX, Sangoma IP phones are so smart you can quickly and easily use them right out of the box. Each phone in the series features industry standard Power over Ethernet, so no power cable or outlets required. They have full duplex speakerphones, dual Ethernet Ports, multi-way conference calling, high definition voice quality, and they’re Virtual Private Network (VPN) capable.

Full Integration with FreePBX, FreePBX phone apps are available right on the phone, straight out of the box with no requirement for additional licenses. Users can control complicated features directly from their phones. There’s no need to remember feature codes. User applications include: Call Parking, Follow Me, Do Not Disturb, Conference Rooms, Call Forwarding, Time Conditions, Presence, Queues, Transfer to Voice Mail, Visual Voice Mail, and Log in/out.

Why is Sangoma Zero Touch Better? VoIP telephones can be complex to install, and manually configuring many different parameters and hundreds of extensions can take hours. When you buy and install your Sangoma IP phones, the redirection server automatically points the phone to the Sangoma FreePBX for configuration. Other vendors have redirection servers, but they have to be programmed with the details of the IP PBX. Only Sangoma can provide Zero Touch provisioning with FreePBX.

EndPoint Manager Included When using a Sangoma phone, EndPoint Manager software inside FreePBX is automatically enabled. This lets your users control global settings, program their phone keys, map extensions, upload images, download new firmware, and much more.

 

 

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Multi User Hosted PBX

Use the Internet to make calls – it’s simple, cost effective, and perfect for small businesses and call centres.

Voice over Internet telephony reduces telephony bills; connects mobile, remote and office workers; and gives a consolidated impression of your business – same number no matter where employees are located.

From 2 to 10 people wanting to stay in touch, Our feature-rich packages can offer a local or International number from which to operate – or you can bring your old number with you (number porting). There are also a wide range of add-ons that offer inclusive minutes. We can go through setting it up for you or you can do it yourself. To signup follow this link or call us on 01225580025

  • Multi User VoIP £8.00 per month
  • 4000 UK landline minutes £ 20.00 per month Lower amounts available
  • 4000 UK & International landline minutes £25.00 per month
  • 500 UK mobile minutes £30.00 per month

*Prices exclude VAT.

Key features

An online customer control panel allows you to manage your own account, and you can expand the system when ever you need to. All you need to get started is broadband, a router, and an adapter or a VoIP phone.

  • Make immediate savings: Free internal calls. Competitively priced calls and inclusive landline and mobile minutes package add-ons.
  • Quick and easy to set up: No difficult installations.
  • Excellent call quality: With no compromising on functionality.
  • Never be out of touch: Call forwarding available.
  • Keep your old number: Seamless transition with ‘number porting’.
  • Global presence: International numbers available.
  • Stay in control: Online customer administration, call logs and invoicing.
  • Voicemail and voicemail notification
  • Call forwarding to any number including mobiles
  • Online contacts directory, call logs and invoicing
  • Customised CLI (caller line identity)
  • Time of day routing

 

Features

  • Set up £4.99
  • Monthly £8.00
  • Included phone number UK and International*
  • Concurrent calls per number 2
  • Internal extensions 10
  • Call packages FREE VoIP-to-VoIP
  • 999 Emergency Services access YES
  • Minimum contract length 12 months
  • Voicemail YES
  • Voicemail notification SMS or Email
  • Call forwarding YES
  • Codecs supported G729a, G711u, G711a
  • Online call logs and invoicing YES
  • Online contact directory YES
  • Customised CLI (caller line ID) YES
  • Time of day routing YES
  • Audio call conferencing YES
  • IVR/Auto-attendant YES
  • Music on hold YES
  • Hunt call groups YES
  • 4000 UK landline minutes add-on £20.00 per month
  • 4000 UK & Int. min. add-on £25.00 per month
  • 500 UK Mobile minutes add-on £30.00 per month
  • Additional Number^^ £3.00 per month
  • Personal Number** £10 setup, £10 per month

* Surcharges apply for International numbering.

^ Subject to fair use check at 4000 minutes per month.

^^ Can only point at a Gradwell VoIP number on the same account, they can act as a mainline phone number however they must take an existing route. Please note that they cannot be used to increase concurrent calls.

** Can only point directly at an extension number. You cannot direct these numbers towards hunt groups, call queues or any other type of functionality. Does not provide an additional line.

All phone services (inc Unlimited packages) are subject to Terms and Conditions and standard call charges. All prices exclude VAT. Range of hardware and accessories available.

 

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Asterisk pickup groups

The aim here is to explain the relationship between the callgroup and pickup group settings in extension conf files of an Asterisk server.

Call Pickup is the abilty to pickup a ringing phone from another phone.

The ability to do this is defined in the extensions conf file.

In many systems there is only on setting to do this normally “pickup group” you add etensions to this group and they can pickup calls ringing at members of the group. Obvious realy.

Now Asterisk goes one better. You can define the callgroup and pickup group, This way you define who you can pickup and who can pickup you. This is very useful for operators, who for example dont want calls picked up of them but do want to pickup calls from all other users.

So how do you define it.

In our example we will have 4 phones defined as follows

Callgroup Pickupgroup
201 2 1-2
202 1-4 1-4
203 2,4 2,4
204 1 1

And who can do what when trying t pickup is as follows

Ringing Phones attempting Pickup
Call to 201 204 PU failed 203 PU Passed
Call to 202 201 PU passed 203 PU Passed
Call to 203 201 PU passed 204 PU failed
Call to 204 201 PU passed 203 PU failed

So from this we can see that its the Pickupgroup that defines what callgroup can be picked up.

So because 201 has a callgroup of 2 Only sets whos pickup group includes 2 can pck up the call. whereas as 201 has a pickupgroup of 1-2 it can pickup calls from callgroups 1-2.

For example you may have 6 pickup groups defined with users only allowed to pickup their own group members except an operato who wishes to be able to pick everyone up and a PA who has a collegue who she wants to be able to pickup

So all normal users would have their pickup and callgroup the same. The PA would have the pickupgroup defined with both the group numbers but only its own call group. And finally the operator would have a callgroup of 0 and its pickupgroup of 1-6.

Numeric call pickup groups

A numeric callgroup and pickupgroup can be set to a comma separated list of ranges (e.g., 1-4) or numbers that can have a value of 0 to 63. There can be a maximum of 64 numeric groups. This is important to note as Freepbx does not sanity check what you put in there, So you can put 70 in the Gui and it will show 70 but do a sip show peer or a pjsip show endpoint and you will see its not set.

Named call pickup groups

Named pickup groups are new with Asterisk 11. But are not yet supported in FreePBX upto and including 13, So be carefull and dont add them to your pickup/call group settings yet in Freepbx as they will not work eventhough it shows in the GUI.

A named callgroup and pickupgroup can be set to a comma separated list of case sensitive name strings. The number of named groups is unlimited. The number of named groups you can specify at once is limited by the line length supported.

SYNTAX
namedcallgroup=[name[,name[,...]]]
namedpickupgroup=[name[,name[,...]]]
  • namedcallgroup – specifies which named pickup groups that this channel is a member.
  • namedpickupgroup – specifies which named pickup groups this channel can pickup.
Configuration Example
namedcallgroup=engineering,sales,netgroup,protgroup
namedpickupgroup=sales

Configuration should be supported in several channel drivers, including:

  • chan_dahdi.conf
  • misdn.conf
  • sip.conf
  • pjsip.conf

pjsip.conf uses snake case:

named_call_group=engineering,sales,netgroup,protgroup
named_pickup_group=sales

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You can use named pickup groups in parallel with numeric pickup groups. For example, the named pickup group ‘4’ is not the same as the numeric pickup group ‘4’.