Open Source PBX firm up and running
Open source software is ramping up as a serious alternative in the IP PBX market, and could develop over time to squeeze product revenues and force the focus further on services, as has previously happened in the IT market.
m-net has heard sporadic reports of Open Source IP PBX being implemented, usually in smaller businesses around the country.
Now start-up Vadacom has nailed a New Zealand agency for Digium PSTN access cards and is offering a bundled open source IP PBX server system involving Digium equipment and the Asterisk open source PBX software. The bundle is being marketed as VadaXchange.
Digium is the original developer of the Asterisk PBX, which it released under the open source licensing model. It makes its money selling the PSTN access cards.