IP PBXs deliver configurable analog/IP local extensions.

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Available with TalkSwitch software v4.0 that enables configuring local extensions, Models 280VS and 284VS are fully hybrid IP PBXs that accommodate 2 incoming telephone lines and provide 8 local extensions, and 10 remote extensions. Networkable systems are used in small businesses, smart homes, and franchise operations. Model 284VS includes support for 4 VoIP trunks.

Original Press Release:

TalkSwitch® Introduces Two New Fully Hybrid IP PBXs - 280VS and 284VS Systems Deliver Configurable Analog or IP Local Extensions and Access to VoIP at Unprecedented Prices

OTTAWA, Nov. 28 -- TalkSwitch®, an industry leader in the design and manufacture of innovative telephone systems for small and multi-location businesses, today announced two new additions to its line of award-winning PBX telephone systems. The 280VS and the 284VS are fully hybrid IP PBXs that accommodate two incoming telephone lines and provide eight local extensions that the user can configure as IP or analog, and ten remote extensions. The 284VS also includes support for four VoIP trunks.

The VS series joins the existing family of TalkSwitch phone systems that includes the 24-CA, 48-CA and the VoIP-equipped 48-CVA. Customers can now choose from five different systems that provide a variety of incoming line and extension options coupled with all of the features and functionality a small business needs.

"These new systems nicely augment the existing family of TalkSwitch telephone systems," said Jan Scheeren, President and CEO, TalkSwitch. "They use only two incoming phone lines, helping customers reduce monthly expenses, while still providing the rich features and customer-friendly design that characterize all TalkSwitch systems. And we've made them available at a price that is unprecedented for a fully hybrid IP PBX. TalkSwitch has become the most respected name in small business telephony because we consistently deliver great value. These VS products continue that tradition."

The new systems are ideal for small businesses, smart homes and franchise operations that want a feature-rich telephone system with a large number of extensions, but with minimal investment in incoming telephone lines. They also provide access to IP technology at a great price. And they protect the customer's investment because they are networkable, meaning the system will grow right along with the business.

"Very small businesses are traditionally underserved by technology vendors and normally you don't think of them adopting cutting edge technologies like IP telephony. However, these businesses are increasingly needing robust communications solutions, as the SMB workforce is increasingly mobile and distributed," said Gary Chen, Yankee Group Analyst in Enterprise Research - Small and Medium Enterprise IT Infrastructure and Applications. "The challenge in this segment is not to sell them cool technology, but something that is drop dead simple, flexible, very affordable, and that has real business benefits."

VS products can be easily networked with each other, or with TalkSwitch 48-CA or 48-CVA units. They come with the recently announced TalkSwitch software version 4.0, so customers can configure local extensions to be either analog or IP, allowing them to customize the system to fit their needs.

For TalkSwitch resellers, this provides added flexibility. Not only do they have additional systems to offer, they have even more configuration and phone set options when designing a custom system for their clients.

Like all TalkSwitch telephone systems, the 280VS and the 284VS are available through authorized TalkSwitch resellers, or directly from www.talkswitch.com. The 280VS is priced at $1095USD and the 284VS is available for $1395USD.

About TalkSwitch®

TalkSwitch® designs and develops award-wining phone systems for small, multi-location and franchise businesses. Since its establishment in 1990, TalkSwitch has dedicated itself to developing the PBXs and IP PBXs that tens of thousands of small businesses across North America rely on. With a growing global network of resellers, distributors and partners, TalkSwitch's fully hybrid phone systems are changing the way small businesses communicate. For more information, please visit our website at www.talkswitch.com, or call us toll free in North America at 1.888.332.9322. In all other markets, please call +1.613.725.2980.


Chris Brennan,
Public Relations Manager,
(613) 725.2980 x 136,
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