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.

Published on: Jan 30, 2008