Fonality Bolsters Interop Efforts

Los Angeles-based Fonality, a developer of open source, PBX software and phone systems, said Tuesday that the firm has created a new interoperability program to certify third party products for the firm's products. According to the firm, the new program--Fonality Authorized Certified Ecosystem (FACE)--already includes IP phone manufacturers Aastra and Polycom, along with and hardware firm Sangoma. Fonality's software--which is based on the open source Asterisk code base--is used to create low cost business phone systems for small and medium sized businesses. The firm is venture backed by Azure Capital Partners and Intel Capital.