Fonality Ships Softphone

Los Angeles-based Fonality said yesterday that it is shipping a low cost, softphone and bundled headset targeted at small businesses. The company said that the product provides 4-digit dialing for mobile workers and telecommuters into a common system, connecting headquarters, branch, and home offices with a desktop or laptop-based call system. The sytem includes caller ID, teleconferencing, least-cost routing, and unified messaging. The PBXtra Softphone connects to office systems using VoIP, and connects with Fonality's low cost, PC-based PBX switch. Fonality's PBX software replaces expensive dedicated PBX equipment with low cost PC hardware.