Digium Introduces Switchvox Mobile Application for Android Phones and TabletsCustomers can place, receive, record and transfer calls from any Android device with Switchvox Mobile application and Fixed Mobile Convergence
August 15, 2011
Digium®, Inc., the Asterisk® Company, has extended the value of its Switchvox Unified Communications (UC) solution for small to mid-sized businesses by adding free support for Android devices. The Switchvox Mobile application now integrates Digium’s Switchvox SMB communications solution with Android as well as iPhone and BlackBerry devices at no extra cost to customers. With the Switchvox Mobile app, Switchvox SMB customers can:
*make, receive, transfer and record calls as if they were calling from the office extension
*check their call history
*view and change call rules, such as routing and forwarding
*change their out-of-office greeting
*access the company directory and return calls via email
*use the Switchvox app from their Android-based tablet to perform tasks such as returning voice messages using email.
Switchvox’s mobility with fixed mobile convergence (FMC) capabilities allow users to select up to five phones of any type, including smartphone, voice over IP (VoIP), digital, analog or soft phone, to converge with their Switchvox extension. These converged phones can easily transfer a call to any phone or number over a Wi-Fi or cellular network. Customers can also fully integrate these converged phones with their interactive user interface, the Switchvox Switchboard. Click here to see an interactive demonstration of the Switchvox Mobility features: www.digium.com/mobility.
Switchvox is based on Asterisk, the world’s most widely adopted open source communications engine. Because Asterisk is at its core, Switchvox can offer a feature set that rivals those of the most expensive UC solutions, but at a price that small businesses can afford. Digium, the UC solution leader, imposes no licensing charges for advanced features, such as those that extend the power of the UC system to employees’ mobile devices through FMC support. This approach means that Switchvox customers pay 60 to 80 percent less than companies buying comparable VoIP business phone systems. In acknowledgement of this fact, industry analyst firm Frost & Sullivan recognized Switchvox this year with the Customer Value Enhancement Award for UC Solutions. To read the full report, go to http://info.digium.com/frost-sullivan-best-customer-value-report/.
“Digium is excited to extend Switchvox Mobile to our Android customers,” said Tristan Barnum, Switchvox product line director for Digium. “With the wide adoption of the Switchvox Mobile features, users have been asking for Android integration and we are pleased to be offering it now. Android support is free and available for download in the Android Market, providing yet another valuable benefit our customers have come to expect.”
Digium®, Inc., the Asterisk® Company, created, owns and is the innovative force behind Asterisk, the most widely used open source telephony software. Since its founding in 1999, Digium has become the open source alternative to proprietary communication providers, with offerings that cost as much as 80 percent less. Digium offers Asterisk software free to the open source community and offers Switchvox IP PBX software to power a broad family of products for small, medium and large businesses. The company’s product line includes a wide range of hardware and software to enable resellers and customers to implement turnkey VoIP systems or to design their own custom telephony solutions. More information is available at http://www.digium.com.