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April 29, 2011

2600hz Launches First-Ever Distributed, Open-Source Communications Software


By SIP Trunking Report Contributor



According to a recent press release, VoIP innovator 2600hz has launched first-ever distributed, open-source communications software. Leading business communications provider, StarView Solutions, has deployed the software to expand its VoIP infrastructure.  


Whistle, the company’s newest product, enables companies to provide reliable cloud-based enterprise and carrier-grade telecom services. With its self-scaling architecture, the software is able to configure additional servers and adjust real-time usage, resulting in reduced VoIP operational costs. Moreover, the product's unique, horizontal architecture ensures minimal service disruptions due to network failures for paramount data safety.

“Open source telecommunications software has graduated from hobbyist or low-grade quality networks to high-grade, reliable, enterprise technology, and 2600hz is the leader in these advanced networks,” said Darren Schreiber, CEO and co-founder of 2600hz, in a press release. “Whistle is the first open communication infrastructure that allows companies to easily upgrade to a more powerful VoIP system that can host large carrier VoIP platforms for leading communications companies like StarView. We believe that Whistle is the future of telecommunications in the cloud, and we’re keeping it open-source.”

 “We’re excited to add Whistle as another switching activation component utilized by StarView’s PRISM service. Resellers and end users can access services in real-time and activate hosted seats, devices, phone numbers, and e911, just to name a few. Whistle is helping us reduce even more operational costs by automating all of our services through one platform, which is PRISM,” said Evin Hunt, VP of Technology at StarView Solutions. “In addition, the 2600hz team offers around-the-clock tech support services, which is critical to operating such an advanced system.”

Whistle is one of the many products from 2600hz which strives to turn 100+ years of hardware-based communications technology into a scalable, open-source VoIP platform that supports hosted PBX services, conferencing environments, call-center environments and open API mash-up technology. The company recently announced free SIP phone service for VoIP carriers. The ad-supported system is designed to empower today's VoIP providers to compete with free calling services already available on the Internet.


Rahul Arora is a TMCnet contributor. He has worked as an editor and freelance writer for several reputed organizations in India. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves