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“How Does trixbox and open source communications empower the small medium business?”

Make sure to use the same email address that you registered for The Smith Report when leaving your answer in the comments section. Answers to the question, “How Does trixbox and open source communications empower the small medium business?” will be judged by Kerry Garrison, Senior Product Manager for trixbox, and yours truly.

Winners will be announced February 21st!

Garrett Smith

Garrett Smith is a Technology Marketing and Sales Professional

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. mheadd

    Open source communications empowers the small and medium business by providing access to powerful phone systems with features that typically were only seen in expensive proprietary solutions.

    Asterisk is a disruptive technology that is completely changing the telephony equation by providing an enterprise-grade PBX system that can be deployed at very low cost. Trixbox brings together the best of the open source communications world, by bundling Asterisk with other essential tools like freePBX, SugarCRM, HUDLite and many more to create a powerful combination that can be installed and administered easily by small and medium businesses.

    If Asterisk is the engine of open source telephony, trixbox is the car. For small and medium businesses, who previously faced a high cost of entry into the world of enterprise grade telephony, it’s definitely a muscle car.

  2. mrjmwalker

    Open source communications allows a knowledgable contributing body across the globe to develop feature rich and functional solutions that far exceed benchmarks of any closed source communications initiative.

    It is because of the diverse locale, various levels of interest and experience, that enables this self goverened contributing body to produce updates and enhancements at unprecended intervals.

    The TrixBox project leverages the standards of open source communications by packaging the Asterisk open source PBX along with a multitude of feature rich modules and add-ons, all into a free-to-download .ISO image file.

    The TrixBox project considers a novice technology user looking to discover and be involved with open source communications and provides a way for one to build their own IP PBX in less than an hour. By freely distributing TrixBox as a simple .ISO image file, virtually anyone can instantly begin discovering and contributing to the world of open source communications.

  3. thekreek

    We alredy have hear a lot of people talking about the open source movement, no its not an anti-microsoft movement when we talk about open source. Its about providing alternative’s to all the users (home, home-office, office, corporate) in not just one problem or necessity.

    With asterisk as the main component in trixbox, a whole new world just began for all the small and medium business. They can finally get many features that is only avaible to the corporate market (cisco, nortel, etc… in their PBX’x).

    We must remenber that Trixbox is not just a linux distro with asterisk alredy installed. Trixbox has been designed to fullfill many necessities from many user’s from the small grandpa and grandma store from the corner, all the way to the SMB’s.

    Sometimes it’s not posible for each business owner to setup its own trixbox server(due to technicall dificulties), but with the assistance of small consultant’s or maybe even the neighboorhood kid that fixe’s some pc’s on weekends.

    Yes many trixbox projects have started with a simple idea “to have an functional PBX”, but with time, as the user or owner begins to learn more about all the posibilities with this system. They get bigger and fancier (for example click to call, from nerdvittles; use the integrated software that comes with it SugarCRM; or even use the same box for other helpfull duties in the SME enviroment).

    In conclusion, we just began to see the very begining of TrixBox, were will it go; only time and all the people that contribute to it will tell.

    But right now for SMB’s is about one thing, being able to adopt new technologies in their enviroment and brake the high cost of comunication’s for everybody. Something that has been limiting many SMB’s to expand their own success.

    For the time being ill just say that TrixBox has come in a very good time, it not only helps the SMB’s but also promotes the usage of open-source software.

  4. mrjmwalker

    Open source communications allows a knowledgable contributing body across the globe to develop feature rich and functional solutions that far exceed benchmarks of any closed source communications initiative.

    It is because of the diverse locale, various levels of interest and experience, that enables this self goverened contributing body to produce updates and enhancements at unprecended intervals.

    The TrixBox project leverages the standards of open source communications by packaging the Asterisk open source PBX along with a multitude of feature rich modules and add-ons, all into a free-to-download .ISO image file.

    The TrixBox project considers a novice technology user looking to discover and be involved with open source communications and provides a way for one to build their own IP PBX in less than an hour. By freely distributing TrixBox as a simple .ISO image file, virtually anyone can instantly begin discovering and contributing to the world of open source communications.

    The TrixBox PBX can be customized to preform common functions and can be enhanced to do almost anything imaginable while yielding no licensing costs. Software phones can be installed on computers and laptops that emulate the features of a desktop handset (some ‘softphones’ are free). There are a multitude of technology equipment manufacturers that produce telephone handsets compatible with TrixBox. This provides a small business with the option to choose from a multitude of handsets and also allows more than one make or model to be used on the same TrixBox system. The phones communicate to the system using the Local Area Network allowing for a handset to be easily moved from one desk to another, as easily as an office computer is relocated. Phones can be moved or placed out of the office and be programmed to connect to the TrixBox PBX over the Internet. For all of these foundational reasons one can conclude that small businesses today can benefit from the features, functions, and flexability of TrixBox.

  5. m.r

    Q:How Does trixbox and open source communications empower the small medium business?

    A:Small & Medium business companies cannot buy expensive PBX boxes. And when the Trix-Box & Open Source provides all of the PBX features, this is the only solution for small & medium business companies rather than buying limited feature PBX for a lower cost or buying the highly expensive ones. Even the highly expensive PBXes provided by huge companies have the closed source code, and for support issues, these small poor guys have to depend on them. But Open Source (Its not only free.. Its a freedom) gives the freedom of fixing bugs & making the product the way the user/client expects.

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