Fonality®, a maker of business phone systems, and the company behind the trixbox IP-PBX Linux distro, has announced the release of PBXtra® 4.0, a new version of its IP-PBX solution. This release adds the following features to PBXtra: FindMe®, Boomerang® Mobile Integration, FONcall®, and a number of improvements to the admin interface.
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The new FindMe capability in PBXtra 4.0 ups the ante in the Find-Me-Follow-Me feature wars. Not only does it allow employees to decide when and how they will be found according to their personal schedule and rules, but FindMe also has built-in presence detection. The system observes a person’s keyboard and mouse activity and can route calls to their mobile phone or other number when they are inactive on their computer.
Boomerang Mobile Integration deepens Fonality’s commitment toward unifying the PC, the desk phone and the mobile phone. It allows calls sent to mobile phones to be boomeranged back to any extension by pressing a few keys on the mobile phone. Boomeranged calls can also be recorded from a mobile phone and automatically stored on the PBXtra server.
FONcall® is a new PBXtra plug-in for the Firefox web browser and is the first one-click dialing application for business telephony. It turns a phone number on any site into a link. By clicking the link, PBXtra will automatically take an Aastra and Polycom phone off the hook and dial out to the number hands-free. PBXtra 4.0 also deepens branch office integration by merging spell-by-name directories, allowing callers to dial into one branch and find an employee at any other branch anywhere in the world.
PBXtra 4.0 contains significant enhancements for Fonality’s growing reseller base. A consolidated interface allows resellers to manage all of their PBXtra customers from a single Web-based administration interface, with hot switching between installations. A new network card configuration option allows for custom configuration of analog and PRI and T1 cards. New alerts are now available so resellers can receive email to text messages when issues arise with a PRI, RAID disk, analog line voltage, and a host of other indicators. Country support has also been added so administrators can set a server to the host country it is located in, and PBXtra will automatically configure the relevant telecom settings.