TalkSwitch Announces Interoperability with Cbeyond

TalkSwitch PBX telephone systems coupled with Cbeyond's BeyondVoice with SIPconnect service offers value and simplicity to small businesses

OTTAWA, Feb. 28 -TalkSwitch, a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative telephone systems for small and multi-location businesses, today announced full interoperability between its hybrid TalkSwitch 48-CVA telephone systems and Cbeyond Communications' BeyondVoice with SIPconnect service.

For small business customers, the combination of TalkSwitch and Cbeyond offers an attractive set of benefits. Essentially, it increases telecommunications efficiencies and simplifies the process of configuring a TalkSwitch system to work in a service provider network. Cbeyond provides a complete package of managed services including Voice over IP (VoIP), security, messaging, collaboration and storage, while TalkSwitch provides the intelligent call control at the customer premises. Cbeyond's integrated services bundle, coupled with TalkSwitch's rich feature set, user configurability, system scalability and affordable price, provides outstanding customer value.

"We've been very aggressive in pursuing interoperability with leading- edge service providers like Cbeyond," said Jan Scheeren, President and CEO, TalkSwitch. "We're committed to providing our customers with the best solutions on the market, and we think that this is an attractive option for them. Cbeyond shares our commitment to small business, and giving our customers the opportunity to combine the TalkSwitch products they know and trust with a great VoIP service plan like Cbeyond's is very exciting."

Cbeyond and TalkSwitch are both founding members of the SIPconnect Interface Specification group, a body formed to define a technical specification for direct IP peering between SIP-based service provider networks and IP PBX equipment. This initiative has resulted in greatly simplified integration of TalkSwitch PBX systems into the Cbeyond network. Direct IP peering ensures a higher quality of service, access to powerful evolving SIP-based features and lower deployment costs.

Cbeyond is a managed services provider to small businesses and a leader in VoIP with more than 20,000 customers in the United States. Service is currently available in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston and Los Angeles.

Telecommunications solutions from TalkSwitch are ideal for small and multi-location businesses with up to 32 telephone users per office. Each TalkSwitch telephone system comes loaded with a host of features, including multi-level auto attendants, call cascade options, voicemail and much more.

TalkSwitch systems start as low as $695 USD and are available from TalkSwitch Authorized Resellers or online at The VoIP- enabled TalkSwitch 48-CVA is available for $1795 USD.

Both TalkSwitch (booth 205) and Cbeyond (booth 708) will be exhibiting at the upcoming Channel Partners Show in Las Vegas ( The companies will be taking part in a presentation entitled "IP Peering for IP PBXs", where they will discuss the value of direct IP Peering, and what it means for equipment vendors and service providers. That session will take place Wednesday March 1st at 4:30 pm.

About TalkSwitch

TalkSwitch designs innovative telephone systems that provide small offices with powerful communications solutions at unprecedented prices. TalkSwitch is feature-rich, uniquely customer installable and easily upgradeable and expandable. Delivering powerful remote extension capabilities and a choice of PSTN or combined PSTN/VoIP connections, TalkSwitch is the ideal hybrid PBX for small and multi-location businesses with 1 to 32 phone users per office. For more information call (888) 332-9322 or visit our website at

About Cbeyond

Cbeyond (NASDAQ:CBEY) is an Atlanta-based managed services provider that delivers integrated packages of voice, mobile and broadband services to small businesses in Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Chicago and Los Angeles. Cbeyond offers core communications services like local and long-distance voice and broadband Internet access along with enhanced applications, including voicemail, email, Web hosting, data backup, file-sharing, VPN and more. Cbeyond manages these services over a private, 100-percent Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) facilities-based network. For more information on Cbeyond visit


CONTACT: Chris Brennan, Public Relations Manager,TalkSwitch, (613) 725-2980, ext. 136, (888) 332-9322, ext. 136,

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