Monday, December 1, 2008

SquawkBox November 21: OnState Communications

by alec on December 1, 2008

Friday morning we talked with OnState Communications CEO Pat Kelly about the launch of the OnState Virtual PBX service, a hosted PBX that extends to include handling of Skype calls, whether Skype-to-Skype or involving SkypeIn numbers or SkypeOut. OnState’s Virtual PBX uses much of the software and architecture developed for their OnState Call Center service. Basically it will receive calls from the PSTN (including wireless phones), a toll-free (“800″) number, Skype or SkypeIn and can direct them to designated recipients, whether on Skype, a traditional fixed line handset or a wireless phone.

Pat included a presentation that covered schematically how their Virtual PBX service works and compares it with traditional PBX services. It also includes enhanced features, such as call queuing. You can view the presentation as a sharable Google document here.

On the Calliflower Conference Call today: Jim Courtney (Moderator), Jeb Brilliant, Brad Jones, Pat Kelly, Tom Orr, William Volk, Sergio Meinardi and Yusuf Motiwala.

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The NDP need Calliflower!

by alec on December 1, 2008

Over the weekend Conservative Party members released secret recordings of an NDP caucus meeting which show that the NDP are apparently working closely with the Bloc Quebecois.  The furtive Tory who recorded the conversation apparently found himself invited to an NDP caucus conference call, dialed in, and started a recording.  The Dippers are now threatening legal action!

Brings back memories of Watergate, doesn’t it?

In any case, this would never have happened if the NDP had been using our Calliflower conference call service to conduct their meeting.  Each individual on a Calliflower call has a personal identifier, names and photographs of the individuals are visible to every call participant, as well as their status — on or off the conference call. It’s impossible to hide in a room full of people who all know each other… or on a conference call where everyone can see everyone else.

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Have one of your minions call us Jack.  We’ll set you up in a jiffy!

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