Fonality, a maker VoIP phone systems for small and midsize businesses, has selected JMI Telecom (PINK:JMIT) to distribute its PBXtra VoIP-capable phone system. In addition, Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) announced that it will begin bundling Fonality's open-source software with its enterprise servers.
Fonality's PBXtra system is designed to support branch offices, as well as mobile and home-based workers. It can be purchased, installed and managed by non-technical professionals. The company's products use hybrid-hosted technology based on the open-source Asterisk telephony software.
Annual PBX revenues, including those from VoIP phone systems are expected to exceed $7.5 billion by 2011, according to analyst Alan Weckel at research firm Dell 'Oro Group, adding that much of the growth is likely to be driven by small and midsize businesses.