Popular Telephony Releases P2P IP Phone and Free VoIP Client Software
Posted on 22-Feb-2006 09:39
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Popular Telephony have announced the Beta release of the PeerioBiz 1.1, a serverless enterprise communication platform that comes with business level PBX features and multi-lingual Instant Messaging (IM) available as a free download.
The Peerio roadmap includes enhanced features, called PeerioTools, that will be available to download straight onto PeerioBiz. PeerioTools includes additional applications, features and connectivity options, like Multi-level IVR, CRM, email, and more that will be available at US$1.99 each.
PeerioBiz combined along with Peerio ONE+ONE serverless IP terminal and other Peerio-enabled devices, form a server-free communication system. By replacing the IP-PBX and other server-based systems, the communication network is no longer dependent on a centralized architecture.
The Peerio ONE+ONE IP terminal can be plugged into an enterprise LAN, and it will automatically identify other phones and interconnect, allowing communications networks to be federated regardless of network or carrier.
With an IP media gateway integrated in the firmware, Peerio ONE+ONE phones provide direct calling access to public networks.
The Peerio middleware works by internally distributing the network's intelligence among ONE+ONE terminals and PeerioBiz software clients. Two or more ONE+ONE devices, or/and PeerioBiz clients, form an enterprise communications network without the cost of an IP PBX or hosted service. The access to PSTN is achieved directly from each terminal via an embedded one port IP gateway or, alternatively, via the PeerioAway end-to-end VoIP connectivity package,
The package components include E-911, local numbers, local number portability, operator assistance, directory listings and directory assistance.
Peerio ONE+ONE has a built-in set of most-commonly used and high-level telephony features and services. Voice mail, auto attendant, call routing, answering systems, conferencing facilities and others will give small business enhanced productivity features. Station features such as hold, transfer, conference, forwarding, override, call-park, voice mail and others can be accessed and implemented from any terminal, following user authentication.
The Peerio ONE+ONE is a Linux-based terminal powered by AMD 300 MHz MIPS processor with 32 Mb of RAM, dedicated Digital Signal Processor and an embedded 4-port 10/100 Mb autonomous data switch with dedicated one port PSTN gateway. A media gateway integrated in each terminal provides PSTN access.
The IP phones will be available to the general public from March 2006 for a suggested retail price of US$249.