TalkSwitch, a telephone systems manufacturer, has two new products: the 280VS and the 284VS. Both are fully hybrid IP- PBXs that accommodate two incoming telephone lines and provide eight local extensions that the user can configure as IP or analog, and ten remote extensions. The 284VS also includes support for four VoIP trunks.
"These new systems nicely augment the existing family of TalkSwitch telephone systems," said Jan Scheeren, President and CEO, TalkSwitch. "They use only two incoming phone lines, helping customers reduce monthly expenses, while still providing the rich features and customer-friendly design that characterize all TalkSwitch systems. And we've made them available at a price that is unprecedented for a fully hybrid IP-PBX. TalkSwitch has become the most respected name in small business telephony because we consistently deliver great value. These VS products continue that tradition."
The new systems are ideal for small businesses, smart homes and franchise operations that want a feature-rich telephone system with a large number of extensions, but with minimal investment in incoming telephone lines. They also provide access to IP technology at a great price. And they protect the customer's investment because they are networkable, meaning the system will grow right along with the business.
"Very small businesses are traditionally underserved by technology vendors and normally you don't think of them adopting cutting edge technologies like IP telephony. However, these businesses are increasingly needing robust communications solutions, as the SMB workforce is increasingly mobile and distributed," said Gary Chen, an analyst at the Yankee Group. "The challenge in this segment is not to sell them cool technology, but something that is drop dead simple, flexible, very affordable, and that has real business benefits."
VS products can be easily networked with each other, or with TalkSwitch 48-CA or 48-CVA units. They come with TalkSwitch software version 4.0, so customers can configure local extensions to be either analog or IP, allowing them to customize the system to fit their needs.