Patton and Elastix Announce Fully-Integrated Unified Communications Solution at elastixWorld 2011
Today at elastixWorld, PaloSanto announced new system management capabilities that fully integrate Patton's SmartNode VoIP Gateways with Elastix unified communications solutions
The fully-integrated element management tools offer Elastix value-added resellers and system integrators increased productivity and higher profit margins by providing automatic discovery and streamlined, intuitive provisioning of SmartNode VoIP devices.
"A year ago achieving mutual certification was the key issue," said Ernesto Casas, Director for Latin America and the Caribbean at Patton. "Once we scored that goal Elastix and Patton have been kicking around the question 'what's next?' Weaving SmartNode into the fabric of Elastix system management fabric emerged as our answer."
Patton and Elastix first announced their mutually-certified unified communications solution at ITExpo in February. The certified-interoperable solution offered Elastix developers and integrators such system enhancements as local and remote-office survivability for business continuity, SIP trunking,Quality of Service, distributed call control, VoIP-over-VPN security and others.
Now, by answering a few simple questions about the site-specific deployment, Elastix community members can set up a SmartNode endpoint in a matter of minutes.
Flexible, feature-rich technologies tend to be complex, challenging to implement. Such complexity causes headaches for the people who set the solutions up. The integration announced today makes it easy to quickly fire up the sophisticated power of SmartNode from within the Elastix GUI. Advanced SmartNode configuration enhancements, if required, can be added later via Patton's GUI and CLI.
Elastix Version 2.2 immediately supports all SmartNode analog VoIP devices via the "endpoint Configurator" section of the Elastix Administration GUI. Support for digital SmartNode devices is anticipated to be available within a few weeks.
The two companies have further plans to create additional tools and enhancements for the integrated solution, such as remote-office integration and survivability, according to Casas.
This year, elastixWorld takes place during 3-4 November at the Melia Reforma Hotel in Mexico City. The event gathers the global community of Elastix end-users, partners, resellers, integrators and developers to share experiences, showcase new products and develop business opportunities.
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