Brookline, MA (PRWEB) June 18, 2008
Grandstream Networks, a leading global manufacturer of high quality and cost-effective IP-PBXs, enterprise gateways, voice and video endpoints for the worldwide VoIP market, today announced the general availability (GA) of the GXE502x IPPBX. The GXE502x appliance is a powerful all-in-one voice + video + fax + data communication solution for the small to medium sized business, especially companies with sub-30 seats per location. Designed from ground up to support distributed IP communications, intelligent unified messaging, advanced application integration and popular PBX features, the GXE502x product family also optimally integrates legacy PSTN trunk and telephone interfaces for fail-safe hybrid communication.
"We are very excited that the GXE502x is now ready for general availability." said David Li, CEO of Grandstream Networks. "This product pulls many models of our existing portfolio together into a complete inherent solution for the SMB and offers unprecedented user experience in terms of ease of use and no-brainer integration. The GA release is an important milestone in the roadmap of the GXE family and we are committed to providing continuous product enhancements and innovations in the near future."
Shortly after Grandstream made the product announcement for the GXE502x in late 2007, the company created the IPPBX Beta Program for telecom professionals to test the product and provide feedback. Grandstream has been hardening the firmware since, to ensure top performance of the product in various worldwide deployments. Throughout the successful beta program, Grandstream has received a lot of positive and encouraging feedback from hundreds of beta testers and SIP trunk service providers worldwide. The GXE502x is now interoperable with a number of leading SIP Trunking service providers such as Broadvox, Voxitas, Bandwidth.com, RNK, Excel, Convergia, Metrotel, BabyTel, and many others.
"After testing many IP PBX systems, the Grandstream GXE-502x IP PBX has by far been the easiest to use and configure." Wrote John Dunscomb, President of Operations for Emerald Technologies. "It is also very flexible, ……. Upgrading software couldn't be more user friendly. The bottom line is, this product is the most competitively priced IP PBX with every feature on today's systems. We are looking forward to working with Grandstream and offering our customers a great product for the best price."
Jeff Hoefgen, Vice President Marketing & Business Development for Dialtek says "We purchased the Grandstream GXE5024 PBX when it was first released (beta). We have it installed in our carrier collocation alongside our Call Center equipment. We also use the Grandstream phones for our offices and work-at-home employees and the Counterpath soft phones for travel. The quality, interoperability and feature set of the Grandstream products is second to none; the price - unbelievable!"
"We are very pleased to have the opportunity to work with a world-class organization like Grandstream. Our combined solution is loaded with valuable features and benefits and we look forward to supporting Grandstream dealers in offering a total telephone solution to the business community." said Stephen Dorsey, President and CEO of babyTEL.
David Byrd, VP of Marketing and Product Development at Broadvox, said "We are thoroughly impressed with the advanced functionality and many features that are packaged in Grandstream's GXE502x all-in-one IPPBX. Grandstream is one of the few vendors that offer an end-to-end solution that incorporates video. Broadvox's SIP trunking services combined with Grandstream's GXE enables delivery of a complete IP communication system to businesses that are looking for the cost savings of SIP Trunking."
"Grandstream's All-in-1 IPPBX is an excellent solution for small business customers. By combining Grandstream's equipment and pricing with Excel's new IP PBX Replacement Program, implementing a VoIP solution becomes affordable for new and existing businesses," said Steve Weltner, Director Product Development at Excel.
Pavel Zocek, Channel Sales Manager for IPEX, a VoIP equipment provider in the Czech republic quotes, "Grandstream's GXE502x with its proportions between the price and the services make it possible for us to provide added value to our voice services, which have no other competitor at the Czech market. … And thanks to the appliance's easy provisioning of IP phones, we are able to implement a full solution in minutes. The equipment, thanks to its dimension and silence, can be located directly in the office which is essential for SMB market."
"We are very happy with the results of both our testing and our subsequent certification of the new Grandstream IPPBX on the Voxitas network. This is a very user friendly product and we are happy to be partnering with Grandstream to implement their one-button provisioning solution for the SMB market to maximize the ease of VoIP deployment. We are pleased the GXE is generally available and we are excited about the promise of one button provisioning that will maximize opportunities for Grandstream, Voxitas and our selling partners," says Matt Siemens, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Voxitas.
Claudio Miklos of IPFONE TELEFONIA IP, the first VoIP only store in Brazil adds, "The GXE502x does not have competitors in the market in terms of features, capacity and price. We installed the test unit (GXE5024) at a client with 34 extensions (BT200 and GXP2000) , 2 land lines and 2 faxes, the client is using it with a Brazilian ITSP trunk to make both national and international calls. Our client is very satisfied for the flexibility that the system allows. The system is easy to configure, use …… basically eliminates maintenance. We changed the IVR many times and the process is very fast and with minimal impact in the day to day work."
The GE502x GA release packs many advanced features that were not previously published at the time of initial introduction. Also as part of this announcement, Grandstream will offer an upgraded standard 2-year warranty for the GXE502x family effective retroactively. The updated list price of the GXE5024 and GXE5028 will be $649 and $869 respectively, reflecting the extra warranty and feature enhancements. The product is now available for purchase through Grandstream's worldwide distribution channel.
Grandstream Networks, Inc. is an award-winning designer and manufacturer of next generation IP voice, video, & IP-PBX products for broadband networks. Grandstream's products deliver superb sound and picture quality, rich telephony features, full compliance with industry standards, and broad interoperability with most service providers and 3rd party SIP based VoIP products. Grandstream is consistently recognized in the VoIP industry for their innovation, affordability and superior value in their products. Grandstream Networks is a private company headquartered in Brookline, MA with offices in Los Angeles, Dallas and China. For more information, please visit http://www.grandstream.com.