Grandstream and Elastix Technology Partnership Expands With New Training Sponsorship and IP Phone Certifications

GXP IP Phones Added To Elastix Education Centers worldwide; New color display, Gigabit GXP21xx IP Phones Certified with Elastix Unified Communications Solutions
 

Guayaquil, Ecuador and Boston, MA (April 8, 2014) - Elastix, the largest open source software solution for unified communications in Latin America, announced today that Grandstream Networks has been named the official IP Phone sponsor of Elastix Training Centers worldwide. Grandstream sponsorship for Elastix training centers has now expanded to include three product categories:  IP Phones, FXO Gateways and IP Multimedia Phones. In related news, Grandstream announced that new color-screen, Gigabit GXP2130, GXP2140, and GXP2160 series IP Phones are now certified with PaloSanto’s unified communications solutions.

Elastix Training Centers educate and certify systems integrators, IT professionals and resellers in Latin America and around the globe on the benefits and capabilities of Elastix-based IP unified voice and video communications solutions. Grandstream products to be used for hands-on channel education and equipped in the training centers include a host of with GXP IP Phones, ranging from the 1-line GXP1165 to the 2-line GXP1450 to the 6-line GXP2160 as well as the Skype-certified GXV3140 IP Multimedia Phone and GXW4104 FXO Gateways.

"We are pleased to have Grandstream join as a sponsor to the Elastix Training Program," said Paul Estrella, Director of Training. "The delivery of Grandstream phones to professionals on several scheduled courses complies with the program's philosophy, which aims to keep having a high percentage of hands-on exercises."

Grandstream’s commitment to ensuring interoperability with worldwide service providers was further enhanced with the announcement that Grandstream new color-display GXP 21xx series phones to enhance SMB and enterprise business productivity are now certified through the Elastix Hardware Certification Program (EHCP). Certification between Grandstream and Elastix solutions ensure greater compatibility and security to users when making a purchase decision. These new GXP IP phones have been added to Elastix’s Endpoint Configurator (EC) for Elastix version 2.4 for fast and easy configuration.

Grandstream GXP IP Phones recently certified include:

GXP2130: 3 line HD IP phone with 3 SIP accounts, 2.8” color LCD, dual Gigabit network ports with integrated PoE, 4-way voice conferencing, 8 fast-dial/BLF keys, and support for EHS (Electronic Hook-Switch) with Plantronics headsets
GXP2140: 4-line HD Ip phones with large color 4.3” LCD display, Gigabit network ports with PoE, integrated Bluetooth, USB and 4 SIP account
GXP2160: 6-line HD IP phone with 6 SIP accounts, large 4.3” color LCD display, Gigabit network ports with PoE, integrated Bluetooth, USB and 24 programmable BLF extension keys

“Elastix’s training centers and training initiatives are a phenomenal way for VoIP providers around the world to learn about new industry and technology developments as well as deepen their knowledge of ways business customers can reap enhanced productivity and additional cost savings,” said David Li, CEO of Grandstream. “Serving as the official IP Multimedia Phone and FXO Gateway sponsor of Elastix Training Centers’ for the past year has given us the opportunity to show Elastix users worldwide the power and quality of Grandstream products, while creating relationships with new customers, resellers, and system integrators. We are honored to strengthen our commitment to Elastix with this expanded sponsorship with our GXP line of IP Phones.”

About Grandstream Networks

Founded in 2002, Grandstream Networks is the leading manufacturer of IP voice/video telephony and video surveillance solutions. Grandstream serves the SMB and consumer markets with innovative products that lower communication costs, increase security protection, and enhance productivity. Our open standard SIP-based products offer broad interoperability in the industry, unrivaled features, flexibility, and price-performance competitiveness. 

About Elastix

Elastix is appliance software that integrates the best tools available for Asterisk-based PBXs into a single, easy-to-use interface. It also adds its own set of utilities and allows for the creation of third party modules to make it the best software package available for open source telephony. These characteristics added to the strong reporting capabilities make it the best choice for implementing an Asterisk-based PBX. Visit www.elastix.org for more information.

About PaloSanto Solutions

PaloSanto Solutions is an Ecuadorian company dedicated to development and support of open source solutions. Since 2006, PaloSanto Solutions is the company behind the Elastix Project, an IP-PBX Distribution for Unified Communication Server Solutions. PaloSanto began its operations in 1999 and now distributes its services through Ecuador, an extensive reseller network in America and other countries around the world.