It was business as usual this week for the SIP trunking space, especially in terms of award wins.
For example, Grandstream was awarded a 2014 Internet Telephony Product of the Year Award from TMC for its UCM6100 series IP PBX appliance. The UCM6100 — an easy-to-manage, enterprise-grade appliance aimed at small to mid-size businesses — was selected quite simply because it is “among the best communications and technology solutions on the market,” according to TMC CEO Rich Tehrani.
MegaPath Corporation took home a 2014 Internet Telephony Product of the Year Award as well for its Hosted Voice solution, which offers the benefits of VoIP without the costs of managing and maintaining a PBX. Likewise, snom technology was honored with a 2014 Internet Telephony Product of the Year Award for its PA1 public address system.
In other news, Unifi Communications launched a highly scalable, remotely supported and managed cloud VoIP solution, dubbed simply Hosted IP Telephony Service. This offering is best suited to growing organizations with between five and 50 employees as it is meant to allow such companies to focus more on their business and less on managing their business phone system. Additionally, it minimizes hardware investment by offering everything one would expect from a physical business phone system.
Meanwhile, provider of E911 solutions RedSky Technologies released version 6.3.5 of its E911 Manager and E911 Anywhere enterprise software. The full suite of on-premise and cloud-based software allows organizations to capture, manage and deliver the detailed location information necessary for 911 emergency response. The latest update brings support for Aruba RAP-3 remote access points and ALI location queries.
Lastly, nexMatrix Telecom introduced a new on-premise PBX appliance, the Protel 2106. The Protel 2106 offers support for between six and 20 extensions and is therefore aimed at small offices. It boasts 32GB of solid state drive storage and runs the same Protel operating system found on all nexMatrix PBX products.
That wraps up this week, but you can always check out the SIP Trunking Report for more news in the space.