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Neophonetics delivers UM platform, on Asterisk

Although much less visible in the last few months, Asterisk and the Asterisk community continues to chug along, demonstrating the tremendous value that open source telephony solutions bring.  For instance, just this past week at IT Expo, Neophonetics announced a unified messaging platform based on Asterisk Business Edition, including:

  • Multi-tenant voicemail for one telephone or one telephone extension
  • Voicemail to email
  • Voicemail to paging 
  • Call forwarding
  • SMS messaging 
  • Message waiting indicator 
  • Distinctive rings for multi-tenant telephones
  • Automated system and voicemail configuration 
  • Voicemail groups
  • Web-based end user portal

Fabulous. Even more interesting was the fact that Neophonetics chose to market a product based on Asterisk that would be an add-on to existing PBX systems rather than a replacement, adopting a business strategy much more friendly to the incumbent PBX players.

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  • Dean Collins September 17, 2007, 5:25 am

    Hi Alec,

    It was very interesting to see the amopunt of press Neophonetics got from this announcement (blogs or otherwise).

    There are a number of people using asterisk for 'specialty applications'. I think standalone UM makes great sense, one of the projects that I've been shopping around for funding uses Asterisk in as a standalone adjunct to an existing pbx/ip-pbx (or even stand alone asterisk server) in a similar method but with a larger SAAS twist.

    Considering the minimal costs involved in developing a fully blown application from the already 'free' open source base application I would expect quite a few variations to surface.

    Regards,
    Dean Collins http://www.Cognation.net

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