VoIP phone service provider Digium released a new IP PBX appliance targeted at companies with up to 150 employees.The new Switchvox AA300 fits in between the AA60, which targets small businesses with 30 users or fewer, and the AA350, designed for up to 400 users. The new product sits in the middle "not only in capacity," according to Tristan Degenhardt, product line director for Digium's Switchvox roster. "but the physical size of the appliance is in between the two as well. The AA60 is tiny, little box designed to wall mount, appropriate for a small business with not a lot of room; the AA 350 is a full-depth 3U rackmountable machine; and the AA300 can also be rackmounted. It too is 3U high, but it?s half-depth, and can be deployed on a desktop rather easily.?
Digium's Switchvox line are built on the open source Asterisk telephony software. "In the SMB space there's a large concern about price," Degenhardt said. "Because it's Asterisk we can offer functionality other PBX vendors can't. When you're an SMB, the stuff you can afford doesn't do very much."