Archive for March, 2009

Open source phone system pitfalls: a closer look

In the open-source PBX world, one platform is king: Asterisk.  Asterisk is an open-source software PBX platform originally created by Mark Spencer of Digium. Because of the open-source nature of Asterisk, many companies have used the Asterisk code as a base for their product and modified the code to suit their needs. There are a host of products built on top of Asterisk, such as Fonality’s products PBXtra and Trixbox, IntuitiveVoice’s Evolution PBX, etc. This post applies to ...

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ESI Cordless Handset II: best business cordless phone on the market

Not too long ago, I posted about ESI’s line of Cordless Handsets.  They were flexible, easy to use, and had a ton of features.  Now, they’re even better.

ESI Cordless Handset II

Introducing the ESI Cordless Handset II.  Like its predecessor, it comes in a digital version, local IP (LAN) version, and remote IP version.  Like the original version, it’s no ordinary cordless phone like ...

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We have a winner!

Telco Ltd. recently wrapped up a couple of promotions that made some new (and existing) customers happy.  Buyers of new phone systems got free professionally-recorded on-hold recordings and free call accounting software, while customers upgrading from an ESI IVX 56s model to an ESI-50L or ESI-50 model got up to $250 off the upgrade price.

One of the benefits of buying a new ESI phone system between 1/1 and 2/16 included free entry into a drawing for $500 in additional products ...

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Types of dialtone

Any new business, in the course of getting their new facility operational, must do a host of things to prepare to get themselves up and running.  One of these important things is to purchase a phone system, as this will be your primary means of communication with the world (if you’re like most businesses, anyway).  One of several choices that comes along with a new phone system is what type of dialtone you will order.  Choosing the right type of ...

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