Fonality (News - Alert) revealed some big news today in conjunction with Intel: Fonality’s trixbox Pro is now going to be offered through the Intel AppUp Small Business Service catalog. As a rapidly growing provider of cloud telephony and unified communications services for small- and medium-sized businesses, Fonality launches this latest development as part of its expansion of its customer base across North America.
The Fonality trixbox Pro is designed for the SMB, and will now give the SMB access to the Intel (News - Alert) AppUp Small Business Service which provides a catalog of prepackaged small business applications, as well as software to securely manage and track usage, according to Intel.
By paying a monthly fee only for software use, SMBs gain access to the Intel AppUp Small Business Service through service providers to allow them to maintain control of their applications and data onsite.
Rick Bushell (News - Alert), chief technology officer for Fonality, stated, “We are excited that Fonality’s services can now be easily accessed by an even wider audience. By offering Fonality trixbox Pro, Intel AppUp Small Business Service subscribers will have access to Fortune 500-caliber communications capabilities at a total cost of ownership typically up to 60 percent less than legacy IP-PBX (News - Alert) providers. Delivering a hybrid-hosted platform appeals to the current trend of broad cloud adoption we’re seeing among SMBs.”
As an open standard, software-based IP-PBX solution, the Fonality trixbox Pro can be delivered with most commercial servers and SIP phones. It simplifies the ability to add new features and users as well as leverages a cloud-based, hybrid-hosted model for remote management capabilities.
Bridget Karlin, general manager for Intel Hybrid Cloud, commented, “The Intel AppUp Small Business Service catalog is expanding with new, innovative solutions for small businesses, like the Fonality trixbox Pro business telephony solution. The goal is to give small business customers a better user experience, through a pay-as-you-go service. By offering our resellers industry leading solutions, such as Fonality trixbox Pro, via our subscription-based AppUp Small Business Service, small businesses now have access to the latest technology to grow their business in a cost effective and flexible model."
Fonality trixbox Pro users will also have access to the Fonality HUD solution – a unified communications service growing rapidly in popularity with the SMB. With a user-friendly dashboard, the HUD solution connects voice, email, secure chat, and other business applications into one desktop interface. Recently, Fonality launched the mobile version of its HUD solution as well.
Read more about how the company is growing and looking towards the future of the cloud here.
Juliana Kenny graduated from the University of Connecticut with a double degree in English and French. After managing a small company for two years, she joined TMC (News - Alert) as a Web Editor for TMCnet. Juliana currently focuses on the call center and CRM industries, but she also writes about cloud telephony and network gear including softswitches.
Edited by Jamie Epstein