Sangoma Commences Commercial Shipments of B500 BRI Telephony Interface Board
Sangoma Technologies (News
) Corp., a provider of hardware and software components that enable or enhance IP Communications Systems for both voice and data, has begun commercial shipments of its B500 Basic Rate Interface (BRI) Telephony Interface Board.
Officials with Sangoma Technologies said the B500 is designed for simple integration with open source projects like Asterisk, FreeSWITCH and other open source and proprietary PBX (News
), Switch, IVR and VoIP Gateway applications, and is a connectivity solution for associated developers.
'There are a tremendous number of small businesses around the world that use ISDN BRI for cost effective PSTN connectivity. We're pleased to offer this solution that can enable new and innovative products to be produced for this significant market,' Frederic Dickey, Sangoma director of product management, said in a statement
Sangoma's B500 BRI Telephony Interface board allows developers to create compelling telecom products and services aimed at specific niches where BRI is the PSTN connection of choice, according to Dickey.
The B500 board allows for superior call quality and scalability in an industry standard PCI (News
) Express form factor. The board expands to support 2 or 4 Basic Rate ports, each configured independently as either network (NT) or user (TE) configuration.
Full support is available for Asterisk (News
) and FreeSwitch, as well as many other open-source and proprietary PBX, IVR and general VoIP solutions. The B500 also supports both Windows and Linux operating systems, resulting in greater flexibility for developers.
According to company officials, optional telco-grade echo cancellation algorithms, implemented on-board to minimize any potential impact on the host server CPU, provides superior call quality. In addition, the B500 supports a broad range of media codecs to ensure compatibility with virtually any VoIP application or network.
Edited by Braden Becker
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