FutureLine is one of the few Hosted Voice Solutions available that combines the power of Digium Asterisk with Cisco Systems amazing technology. A large percentage of Cisco’s networking equipment and end points are attached to Asterisk based voip pbx systems around the world, especially in the SMB sector ( around 30% ).
Digium sponsors, maintains and owns the Asterisk platform and devotes around 50% of its resources to supporting the Asterisk project and ecosystem.
Digium was founded by Mark Spencer in 1999 whilst still a computer engineering student.When faced with the high cost of buying a PBX for his company, Spencer used his Linux PC and knowledge of C code to develop his own PBX. This was the beginning of the worldwide open source phenomenon known as Asterisk.
As Asterisk gained in popularity, Spencer shifted his business focus from Linux support to supporting Asterisk and opening up the telecom market.
Mark renamed the company Digium and transformed the fledgling start-up into the leading open source telecommunications provider in the world that it is today.
Digium is also now the leading provider of commercially supported open source phone systems, as well as manufacturer of the hardware that supports Asterisk.
Digium’s Asterisk is fast becoming a major competitor to proprietary alternatives because of its compelling benefits, which include:
Asterisk Hosted Voice Benefits
There are a number of reasons why an Asterisk-based Hosted Voice system is a good choice.
It is based on the world’s largest open source platform
Asterisk is the world’s leading open source telephony platform and the InfoWorld 2008 Technology of the Year.
Asterisk holds a 17% share of the global telephony market and offers a credible and proven alternative to proprietary systems.
Digium, the owner of Asterisk, is highlighted in Gartner’s prestigious visionary quadrant for the third year in a row.
It scales easily to suit your business needs
Our Asterisk based Hosted Voice systems are built on a scalable platform that can be easily modified to meet changing requirements.
Whether increasing, reducing, changing or moving your business, Asterisk Hosted Voice systems accommodate your business plans rather than your business adapting its plans. The flexibility to do what you want it to do is inbuilt.
Asterisk provides complete access and visibility to the system development. If there is something you need your system to do or something you don’t like, it can easily be incorporated.
FutureLine has the flexibility to meet any business requirement – the system can be altered at any stage to support changes in your business operation – even when you’re up and running.
It is great value for money
Our Asterisk based Hosted Voice systems provide incredible value for money compared to proprietary Hosted Voice systems. The reason for this is the reduced licensing development and marketing cost of the open source based business model.
The system comes complete. Unlike proprietary systems, there is no increment for each additional feature.
The freedom of choice of hardware and architecture
Asterisk is committed to open standards development ensuring seamless integration with a wide variety of vendor technologies and ability to expand using technologies not normally associated with most Hosted Voice platforms.
This allows you the most diverse choice of architecture and hardware options without restricting functionality.
FutureLine uses Cisco routers and telephones and video equipment but is able to connect to many other manufacturers equipment.
It is feature-rich and subject to constant innovation.
With Asterisk Hosted Voice systems, you can take advantage of the constant innovations of the open source community. The system comes fully equipped with every future requirement that you are likely to want and no “enhanced-version” add on charges.
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