Aretta Announces Interoperability With Polycom® SoundPoint® IP

Updated: January 07, 2011

ATLANTA, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its goal of becoming the most accessible, extensible hosted telephony provider in the market, Aretta Communications has made its NetPBX Pro and NetSIP trunking platform interoperable with Polycom SoundPoint IP handsets.

As a result of the interoperability, Aretta users will be able to integrate the most popular features of the NetPBX Pro and NetSIP trunking platform with Polycom's products. Available features include the ability to provision fully compliant Polycom SIP phones via an automated web interface from Aretta. Phone configurations are generated immediately and securely stored on Aretta provisioning servers. Aretta users can add additional phones on an as-needed basis, eradicating the need for expensive truck rolls and lengthy wait times.

NetPBX Pro, a cloud-based IP-PBX developed especially for small and medium businesses (SMBs), is Asterisk-based and can be provisioned in minutes upon order. Priced by the channel and allowing for unlimited extensions, NetPBX Pro includes all of the advanced telephony features enterprises and call centers have come to expect at no additional charge. NetSIP trunking connects Asterisk or other IP-PBXs to the public phone network, enabling users to check call detail records in real time, order phone numbers from more than 6,300 rate centers in 43 countries, configure failover, and more.

"We are constantly seeking ways to make our platform and services more open for the SMB marketplace," said Marc Fribush, President of Aretta Communications. "The ability to interoperate with Polycom is an important step in providing our customers with access to the widest variety of options in the marketplace, making it easier and faster than ever for SMBs to have enterprise-class telephony solutions."

"Interoperability is a necessary ingredient for innovation of services and technologies that create new value for users," said Carl Ford, Partner at Crossfire Media. "Interoperability has important economic consequences, especially for SMBs, which are continually looking for ways to keep costs down. Systems with high interoperability have lower equipment costs and lower transactions costs, higher competition between equipment suppliers, higher productivity through automation, and more innovation of technology and applications."

For more information about Aretta's suite of hosted communications services for SMBs, visit www.aretta.com.

About Aretta Communications

Atlanta-based Aretta Communications Inc. provides small and medium-sized businesses with simple, robust cloud-based telephony. Aretta solutions are feature-rich and highly scalable, providing SMBs with the functionality of enterprise-grade PBX systems, while virtually eliminating the capital expenses and support costs associated with those systems. Aretta combines its automated provisioning and back office technologies with Linux server virtualization, enabling SMBs to leverage cost savings over traditional telecom offerings. More than 1,000 SMBs use Aretta's combination of hosted open-source Asterisk PBX applications, integrated SIP trunking, and preconfigured VoIP handsets.

SOURCE Aretta Communications

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