Sangoma Commences Commercial Production of New ISDN BRI Telephony Interface Boards
September 06, 2012
IP communications systems solution provider Sangoma Technologies (News - Alert) Corp. has commenced commercial shipment of the Basic Rate Interface (BRI) telephony boards B500. According to the maker, these boards are designed for simple integration with open source projects, including Asterisk (News - Alert) and FreeSWITCH, as well as other open source and proprietary PBX, Switch, IVR and VoIP gateway applications.
In essence, Sangoma said that the B500 provides developers with an efficient and cost-effective connectivity solution. The B500 board allows for superior call quality and scalability in an industry standard PCI (News - Alert) Express form factor, stated Sangoma.
In a statement, commented Frederic Dickey, Sangoma’s director of product management, "There are a tremendous number of small businesses around the world that use ISDN Basic Rate Interface (BRI) for cost effective PSTN connectivity. We're pleased to offer this solution that can enable new and innovative products to be produced for this significant market," He added, "Sangoma's B500 BRI telephony interface board allows developers to create compelling telecom products and services aimed at specific niches where BRI is the PSTN connection of choice."
The board expands to support two or four basic rate ports, each configured independently as either network (NT) or user (TE) configuration. Full support is available for Asterisk and FreeSwitch as well as many other open-source and proprietary PBX (News - Alert), IVR and general VoIP solutions. The B500 also supports both Windows and Linux operating systems, resulting in greater flexibility for developers.
Also, as per the manufacturer, optional telco-grade echo cancellation algorithms implemented on-board minimize any potential impact on the host server CPU, thus, providing superior call quality. In addition, the B500 supports a broad range of media codecs to ensure compatibility with virtually any VoIP application or network, stated Sangoma.
Germany’s ALLNET GmbH is taking advantage of the new opportunities offered by B500. ALLNET’s head of business unit UC Johannes Haseneder, said, "The new B500 ISDN BRI board allows our customers to produce solutions specifically designed to take into account the advantages that basic rate ISDN offers."
Sangoma is a Gold sponsor of ITEXPO West 2012. To be held Oct. 2-5 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX, ITEXPO (News - Alert) is the world’s premier IP communications event. Visit Sangoma in booth #920. Jeff Dworkin, Director of Marketing, and Julian Nephtali, Product Manager, will also be speakers at the event. For more information on ITEXPO click here.
Edited by Brooke Neuman