Zultys Comes Late But Strong to the IP PBX Party
I've been meaning to bring Zultys Technologies, another IP PBX vendor, to readers' attention.Ive been meaning to bring Zultys Technologies, another IP PBX vendor, to readers attention. Iain Milnes, the president of the Sunnyvale startup, gave me the final push in an interview late last week. Zultys has been around since 2001. Its flagship Enterprise Media Exchange MX 250, launched July 2003, is an all-in-one IP PBX and data router for the small to midsize business. Its rack-mountable, 3.5-inch-high chassis supports from five to 250 users with voice, data and video, should one add cameras. Its won a lot of industry attention in recent years, as well as a worldwide distributor network. Purpose-built with IBMs PowerPC 440GP system on-chip processor and running on MontaVista Linux, it also runs Windows GUIs and speaks Microsofts telephony API, so telephony functions can be embedded and activated through the LAN via a click in Windows applications. Like competitor Snom, its extremely faithful to standards: SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) for IP telephony interoperability, 802.11af for Power over Ethernet and DHCP for internal IP addressing, among others.
It comes out of the box with 400 hours of voice mail and basic automatic call distributor functionality for informal call centers. A recent software release adds optional full-scale call center to the mix. Especially nice, ramp-up from five to 250 users is a mere matter of software license purchase; no waiting for hardware upgrades.