OnRelay Leverages Open Source to Release Mobile PBX for the Cloud

London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) June 25, 2009 -- OnRelay, the leading Cellular Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) provider, today announced the General Availability of its complete Mobile PBX solution, Unified MBX. The announcement follows successful trials in Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East.

Unified MBX is a software-only IP business communication system built for mobile phones. By pre-integrating OnRelay’s Cellular FMC software with a feature-rich open source IP PBX, Unified MBX provides Unified Communications (UC) without the expense of proprietary telephony hardware or IP PBX licenses.

Unified MBX can be deployed on-premises, or hosted in the cloud to provide mobile business communications as Software as a Service (SaaS). Both offer the ease of deployment of pure software, as evidenced by the Unified MBX trials: customers across ten countries self-installed with only remote OnRelay support.

"Unified MBX is the perfect convergent application. It helps us, a typical technology-oriented SME, to live the UC-ideal in a smart and cost-effective way,” comments Martin Fortmueller, CEO of Eltax, converged service provider and Mobilkom Austria partner.

“Unified MBX combines the strengths of Cellular FMC with the cost benefits of open source telephony,” comments Salem Bin-Furaih, Telecoms Consultant, Saudi Business Machines, the representative of IBM in Saudi Arabia. “Our customers benefit from IP telephony without the burden of IP PBX licensing or the costly deployment of IP desk phones. They are understandably enthusiastic about this innovation in enterprise telephony.”

At Unified MBX's core is OnRelay’s Telephony Internetworking Protocol (TINP). TINP uses voice and data signalling to bring full IP PBX functionality to the mobile phone, over any cellular network - 3G/GSM, EVDO and Low Power GSM.

BT Global Service’s Allan Scott, Head of FMC Product Marketing, comments, “OnRelay’s FMC technology connects business users across multiple networks and when roaming internationally. BT Global Services recognises the strength of this proposition for multinational enterprise and today’s mobile businesses.”

“OnRelay have truly brought the functionality of the office phone to the mobile device,” adds Roy McCullough, Product Manager for BGN, communications provider for world events, including the Formula 1 Grand Prix.

By choosing sipXecs, a SIP-compliant open source IP PBX, Unified MBX provides a highly scalable IP telephony system at a small business price point. “The sipXecs IP PBX brings scalability, resiliency and an extensive feature set including voicemail, presence, remote worker support with SIP trunking, and Microsoft exchange integration,” notes Martin Steinmann, member of the board of SIPfoundary, the sipXecs open source community. “SIPfoundry supports the use of sipXecs IP PBX in leading-edge products like Unified MBX.”

“We look forward to working with OnRelay as the perfect partner for these innovative times." concludes Fortmueller.

About SIPfoundry SIPfoundry is the community behind the largest open source effort to build an IP PBX for unified communications using the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). The solution, sipXecs IP PBX, is the only open source PBX able to scale to large corporate deployments with several branch offices. sipXecs is focused on ease of use, and is never released without testing. The effort began with involvement with the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the standards body that governs the Internet. Telecommunications was always something entirely different from data networking, until the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) was invented. Like the invention of Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), the SIP protocol holds the potential to change our lives.

SIPfoundry is a fully independent not-for-profit open source organization. The sipXecs IP PBX is free and can be downloaded by anyone. Many thousand deployments of the sipXecs IP PBX around the world demonstrate that SIPfoundry’s vision of open enterprise communications is becoming a reality. sipXecs has evolved into a serious competitor when companies evaluate a new phone system. And sipXecs does not just compete on price. The main metric is features and stability. With its load-sharing redundancy sipXecs IP PBX has convinced many large companies that a standards based, open source solution is simply the better choice.

http://www.sipfoundry.org Press contact

Jane Johnston OnRelay +44 207 902 8100 Jane.Johnston@onrelay.com

About OnRelay

OnRelay is a privately held Unified Communications software company specialising in Cellular Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC). Founded in 2000 and headquartered in London, the company lists Tier 1 operators and Fortune 500 companies as customers and partners.

OnRelay’s Mobile PBX software (MBX) eliminates the need for businesses to purchase and support proprietary telephony hardware. MBX is the first Cellular Fixed Mobile Convergence solution able to completely replace desk phones with mobile phones. OnRelay’s patented Telephony Internetworking Protocol (TINP) works over any mobile network, worldwide. By integrating MBX with the leading open source PBX, sipXecs, OnRelay offers businesses a complete fixed and mobile telephony system.

Operators can host MBX as Software as a Service (SaaS), bringing significant cost savings to their customers. Multinational companies can deploy MBX within their legacy infrastructure, capitalising existing investments and bringing mobile under corporate control.


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