Fonality Launches Open Source Telephony Ecosystem

Aastra, Bandwidth.com, Polycom, and Sangoma are Founding Members

LOS ANGELES--()--Fonality®, the leading provider of open source phone systems, today announced the Fonality Authorized Certified Ecosystem (FACE), a program that certifies third party products for trixbox® CE, trixbox Pro and PBXtra® so customers and resellers can deploy them with complete confidence. FACE certification validates interoperability and identifies the best components for use with Fonalitys software platforms. Ground floor FACE partners include IP phone manufacturers Aastra and Polycom, communications service provider Bandwidth.com and connectivity hardware provider Sangoma.

Fonality FACE partners provide the highest quality technology and the deepest integration with Fonalitys IP-PBX VoIP phone systems, and Fonality provides support discounts and incentives to resellers and IT consultants who choose FACE-certified hardware products when building Fonality phone systems for their customers.

A big problem in this emerging, open market is the glut of questionable hardware and non-compliant providers, said Chris Lyman, CEO of Fonality. This creates a confusion which leads to customers inadvertently using sub-standard components, and then paying the price for it. FACE removes any uneasiness about compliance, allowing customers to deploy phone systems with complete confidence.

Following are comments from FACE partners about the new ecosystem:

Aastra and Fonality are both committed to developing and implementing open standard VoIP products and systems for the needs of small and medium businesses. Our respective products have been tightly integrated to exceed our customers expectations for value and performance. Yves Laliberte, Executive Vice President, Aastra Telecom.

Bandwidth.com is excited to participate as the Platinum network service partner in the Fonality FACE program. This certification is a testament to our commitment to Fonality and to the hundreds of mutual customers that have already benefited from a certified IP communications solution, great rates and unparalleled support all specifically tailored for the business community. Henry Kaestner, CEO, Bandwidth.com.

By supporting Polycoms full line of SoundPoint phones, Fonality is able to deliver a reliable, turnkey solution to SMB customers on both PBXtra and trixbox. Together, we provide integrated, cutting-edge solutions that enable our customers to smoothly transition to VoIP for more streamlined, cost-effective business communications. Chalan Aras, Vice President of Marketing, Polycom Voice Communications Solutions Group.

Were pleased to be Fonalitys partner to bring the highest quality IP-PBX systems to the SMB. Our award-winning cards combined with Fonalitys breakthrough technology guarantee reliable calls and great voice quality. Dave Mandelstam, CEO, Sangoma.

To find out more about Fonalitys business phone systems and for a complete list of FACE-certified components, go to http://www.trixbox.com/partners.

About Fonality

Fonality, www.fonality.com, is a leader in business phone systems and contact center solutions for small and medium-sized businesses. Used by over 5,000 companies and 100,000 end users in 100 countries, Fonality's award winning IP-PBX VoIP phone systems have connected more than 225,000,000 mission critical phone calls. The PBXtra and trixbox Pro product lines are based on Fonality's patent-pending Anywhere Management® hybrid-hosted® architecture, plus an improved version of the popular open source Asterisk code base which has been modified to add reliability, stability and enterprise-class features. PBXtra and trixbox Pro deliver the advanced capabilities of an enterprise-class phone system for 40 to 80 percent less than traditional offerings. Fonality's fully free and open source telephony platform, trixbox CE (www.trixbox.org), is home to one of the world's largest and fastest growing communities of open source telephony users, with over 200,000 live deployments and 125,000 new downloads each month. Fonality headquarters are in Los Angeles, and the company has offices in the UK, Brazil and Australia. Company investors include Azure Capital Partners and Intel Capital.

Fonality, PBXtra, trixbox, hybrid-hosted and Anywhere Management are registered trademarks of Fonality. Other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

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Phil Novack, 415-321-1870
phil@sparkpr.com