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Is the telephone bill of your company swelling with the passage of time? Oftentimes, the business owners focus on achieving the set objectives of their businesses and pay less attention towards communication costs. As communication is indispensable to the businesses, it becomes mandatory to establish the communication mediums and channels. Can you think of running a business without using the ways and means of communication? Well, such a thing is not at all possible.
No matter what the expenses, it becomes inevitable to use the devices and services for effective communication. But have you ever thought about how much your company spends after communication every month? Well, if you are using the IP PBX phone systems, you are certainly free from the worries of telephone bills. And, if you have not yet starting using such telecommunication systems, it is time that you immediately start using.
One of the best advantages of using the IP PBX phone systems is that it is very much cost effective. Yes, you may have to spend some good amounts on good quality IP PBX devices from the reputed companies like Yeastar, Sangoma, & Hanlong etc, but it is a one-time investment. Again, whether it is the communication requirements under the same roof or in different units of your business located in remote locations; in every case the IP PBX phone systems would very well cater to your communication needs.
As the IP PBX phone systems facilitate and improve business communications, it becomes easier to exert control over everything and everyone related to the business. Also, it becomes easier to timely collect the required information from anywhere and at any time. This again facilitates better decision making. Briefly speaking, it becomes far easier and convenient to run the entire business without worrying about the communication costs.
There was a time when not many businesses used the IP PBX phone systems in Singapore. However, in modern days, it has become quite popular. Yes, not all may find it comfortable in using it for the first time. But it is not all a difficult thing to use the IP PBX phone systems, nor does it take a long time and effort to understand and use the devices and services.
If you are new to the IP PBX phone systems, you may find it a bit confusing while deciding to choose the best brands for PBX phone system. When you visit the stores, you can see a several brands. Some even appear to be offering the devices at quite cheap prices. However, you should bear in mind to select from the topmost and reliable brands such as Yeastar, Hanlong Polycom, Mileshight, and Hanlong etc. If you are not well acquainted with the brands, you can spend some time in doing some short research to understand the PBX products of different companies before you actually pay for them.
Business is one of the most important sources of income, not only for the concerned company, but also for a country, which is getting fed from the gross income of it. Communication is often one of the few hurdles, which get in the way to prevent the conduction of a successful business. But with the Cloud PBX Solutions being here, there can be no obstacle as far as communication with the international clients are concerned. Before we head on to how they can uplift the face of your company, let us take a look at what exactly the Cloud PBX is.
A Cloud PBX system, by the provider, is a technology where the data is stored and transferred to other user solely over the internet, rather than on a computer or any other piece of hardware. It is, of course, based on “cloud computing” technology. Cloud technology has been there for many years now, but with the recent significant developments in a variety of fields, like the introduction of programs like MobileMe and iCloud, has made them popular among enterprises.
PBX, or Public Branch Exchange, originally was a large unit of hardware that had to be stored on the internet and had to be used manually. These hardware were extremely expensive because of their size, and often enterprises ran into loses, bearing the maintenance of it, which included special storage facilities and regular repairs, not to mention the fact that they had to be operated manually, which required labor. In the more recent times, though the PBX could be made to operate automatically, without an operator, they are still pretty expensive and has large maintenance cost. Having said all these, there can be no better investment than the Cloud PBX systems. Though the start-up would need a significant amount of cash, but this solution will make the communication with all international clients as easy and efficient as it gets.
As with all cloud technologies, PBX too, is dependent on the internet. In order for it to connect with the IP or the internet, an enterprise must have a VoIP or any other internet facility in it.
Cloud PBX also connects well with the Singapore Virtual Phone Numbers, which are often used as mode of communication between clients from different borders of the world. Also known as Singapore Toll Free Numbers, these allow the customers to reach or contact the company free of cost, thus making it convenient for them to connect with the enterprise.
If you’re looking for a place that can provide you with all the things you need for PBX Solutions to work, “Borderless Hub” is the place. They are the leading VoIP service provider in Singapore and will definitely give your company the edge over others.
One of the popular VoIP Gateways in the industry is the Free of cost PBX. Basically it is one of the web based graphical user interface that is open sourced and helps management of PBX as well as the voice over IP servers.
It is a genuine licensed product
Licensed under GNU General Public License and it is basically one of the components of the FreeBPX Distro. The later is a Linux system in which PBX is pre-installed. The system is used as the key piece in most of the 3rd party distributions such as PBX in the flash system.
Multiple Take Over
In the early parts of the year 2013, FreePBX was acquired by Schmooze.com. later it was taken over by the Sangoma Technologies Corporation on the second day of January 2015.
Manual and pre-configured installation
The tool can be installed either manually or as an integral part of pre-configured. It includes system operating system, Asterisk, the graphical user interface as well as other associated tools.
Open source distributions containing FreePBX
Open source distributions that contain this particular form of the VoIP Gateway; the PBX are as follows.
• The Elastix
• Trickbox CE
• Flash PBX
• Asterisk NOW
Down the memory lane
The app was introduced for the first time on the 28th day of November 2004 as version 0.2 and as the Asterisk Management Portal. Later it was renamed as Free deal of PBX as Asterisk was already registered for Digium Corporation. Over the last eleven years there have been multiple evolutions of the software with inclusion of new menus and features. The current version was released in June 2014.
Enhancement of features in the tool
In addition to the existing features like voice mail, fax, support for multiple languages, DAHDI as well as the calling queues and local directories the new version has added support for Asterisk 12, control panel, admin version control as well as PISIP support making the app extremely useful.
Most of the top ranked hardware manufacturers provide hardware compatibility with the system. Some of the leading names are Astra Technologies, Cisco Systems, Mitel, Algo, Paasonic, Digium, Sangoma, and Mitel among others. According to a recent estimate the app has already more than five million downloads.