BroadSoft Certifies Fonality with BroadWorks, Fonality Welcomes BroadSoft into its FACE Program
LOS ANGELES AND GAITHERSBURG, MD, July 15, 2008 - Fonality®, the leading provider of open-source phone systems, and BroadSoft Inc., the leading provider of VoIP application software, announced today that the two companies have certified their products to work together, enabling service providers to market and deploy Fonality to their small and medium-sized business (SMB) customers with confidence. BroadSoft®, which provides VoIP applications and SIP trunking to seven of the top 10 and 13 of the 25 largest carriers worldwide, has completed certification of Fonality trixbox® Pro and PBXtra® with BroadWorks®, BroadSoft's industry-leading VoIP application platform for fixed-line and wireless service providers. BroadSoft has also joined the Fonality Authorized Certified Ecosystem (FACE).
BroadWorks offers a range of carrier-grade applications that includes hosted PBX, unified communications, mobile PBX, business trunking, and residential broadband. Fonality products include a family of open-source-based, hybrid-hosted IP PBX offerings tailored for SMBs. By certifying the products together, the companies offer service providers a complete line of hosted and premise-based unified communications offerings for customers of all sizes.
"By collaborating with Fonality, we're giving service providers a way to go to market quickly with fully integrated, market-tested offerings for smaller companies," said Leslie Ferry, Vice President of Marketing for BroadSoft. "Service providers can now take new products to their customers with the confidence that comes from knowing that both companies' solutions will work together seamlessly."
"BroadSoft is the dominant VoIP platform deployed by service providers and MSOs," said Chris Vuillaume, Vice President of Business Development and Channels at Fonality. "Their certification is an important stamp of approval for Fonality products and expands our market opportunity to include Tier 1 and Tier 2 providers."
Fonality business phone systems are designed for modern workplaces, accommodating companies that have a mix of office, mobile and home-based workers. Fonality solutions support both VoIP calling and traditional phone lines, allowing a smooth transition for businesses upgrading their calling services. Its patented, hybrid-hosted architecture allows employee identity to be maintained as they travel between work, home and hotels. Fonality products, when paired with the award-winning HUD® presence software, provide a unified view of Instant Messaging, e-mail and calling for all fixed and mobile workers.
About The BroadWorks Platform
BroadSoft's IMS-compliant BroadWorks® platform provides a comprehensive range of VoIP applications, including Hosted Unified Communications, Mobile PBX, Business Trunking and residential broadband services fully integrated into a single VoIP application platform. BroadWorks is capable of providing these applications with the reliability, redundancy, scalability and regulatory capabilities required to deliver carrier-class service.
BroadSoft® provides VoIP application software that enables the delivery of hosted telephony and multimedia services. Its award-winning flagship BroadWorks technology empowers wireless, wireline and cable carriers to deliver next-generation voice and multimedia applications and advanced features that enable them to increase revenue, enhance competitive differentiation and elevate customer satisfaction. BroadSoft's family of carrier-class software products delivers the scale, open architecture and reliability that the world's leading telecommunications companies demand to serve mission-critical enterprise and residential broadband customers. BroadSoft provides VoIP applications to seven of the Top 10 and 13 of the Top 25 largest carriers worldwide, as measured by recent annual revenue, including Korea Telecom, KPN, SingTel, Sprint, Telefonica de Espana, Telstra, T-systems and Verizon. For additional information, go to www.broadsoft.com.
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 company investors include Azure Capital Partners and Intel Capital.