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Thirdlane PBX 6.0 Simplifies Asterisk Management

Thirdlane PBX 6.0 Simplifies Asterisk Management

May 16, 2008
By Anshu Shrivastava, TMCnet Contributor

Fairfax, California-based Third Lane Technologies has announced a suite of new capabilities for the Thirdlane PBX software appliance and Thirdlane PBX (News - Alert) Manager GUI.

Thirdlane PBX 6.0, the latest version of company’s open management platform for Asterisk (News - Alert), adds features for hosted IP-PBX providers, value-added resellers (VARs) and end users.
This solution offers cluster management which enables service providers and system administrators to manage multiple servers from a single management console with a single sign-on, according to the company’s officials.
Moreover, Thirdlane PBX 6.0 features enhance auto-provisioning that supports more phones out-of-the-box and extends VAR’s ability to customize the provisioning process, and also enhanced conference configuration and management, delivering full-featured conferencing with real-time conference control through a rich Web interface
Additionally, officials pointed out, it also offers CRM Integration with pre-configured connections to popular CRM solutions and search engines, plus the ability to custom-configure screen pops with any Web-based CRM
“Thirdlane PBX is unique because it enhances Asterisk management without limiting its capabilities” said Alex Epshteyn, founder and CEO of Third Lane.
He explained that a proven field-tested GUI and new features like multi-site management, CRM integration and enhanced device auto-provisioning make Thirdlane PBX the most mature, feature-rich and flexible system on the market.
Thirdlane PBX MTE 6.0 (multi-tenant edition) enhances service providers’ product portfolios, making it easier to deploy and maintain the Asterisk PBX and hosted IP-PBX installations.
 “With enhanced conference room management, CRM displays, management of multiple servers using a single Web interface, multi-level IVR, advanced ‘hunt’ groups and more, PBX Manager 6.0 is just what we’ve been looking for,” commented George Stoutenburgh, CEO of Colorado-based AxisInternet, a national ISP and VoIP provider.
One of the first management tools for Asterisk, Thirdlane PBX “simplifies customization and configuration” of the Asterisk IP-PBX. According to the company, because Thirdlane PBX requires no special Linux or Asterisk expertise and can be installed in minutes, it’s an ideal solution for any businesses that wants to leverage open source telephony.
Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anshu’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

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