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Positron Releases Asterisk Based Embedded PBX PCI Adapter


May 18, 2009

Positron Releases Asterisk Based Embedded PBX PCI Adapter

By Anil Sharma
TMCnet Contributor


Positron Telecommunication Systems Inc., has announced the release of the V-114 PCI adapter, which the company claims is the first commercially available embedded PBX (News - Alert) PCI adapter based on the open source Linux Project, Asterisk.

The V-114 offers a standalone solution that integrates Linux, Asterisk and Telephony ports all on a single PCI adapter that installs simply and easily into any operating system as an Ethernet adapter.
Officials said the solution provides complete PBX functionality on a PCI card, allowing customers to expand their Cisco (News - Alert) Call Manager and other PBX solutions by cost effectively adding phone extensions, advanced features such as voicemail conversion to e-mail, video integration and enabling mobile phones to connect long distance calls through the PBX at the rate of an inbound local call.

"We are very proud to be launching our first system," said Richard McGravie, president of Positron Telecom.
McGravie said that the V-114 PCI is the first in a series of PCI adapters that the company is introducing to challenge the traditional telephony board market.

“Today's solutions are cumbersome and limited to Linux, where as our solution offers a simpler configuration and can be installed in virtually any operating system," McGravie said.

The Positron Telecom solution integrates the PBX, incorporates telephony and IP ports and installs as an Ethernet adapter, which makes it operating system independent thus requiring no additional drivers.

"Having a native Ethernet interface built into our PCI cards and routers allows application developers to focus on SIP based telephony, which is the wave of the future," said McGravie.

Originally formed in January 2008, Positron Telecommunications Systems Inc. was created to develop and market sophisticated VoIP equipment for enterprise communication and collaboration through communication service providers.

The company recently announced DCS Americas as an official member of the Positron Partner program that will be reselling Positron solutions to the marketplace and specifically focusing on Latin America.

Anil Sharma is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anil’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

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