Vonexus – Voice over IP (VoIP) Phones

So over the weekend, my company moved into new premises ready for the planned growth we’ve been working on for some time.  As part of the move and part of the longer term business plans, we decided to implement the Vonexus VoIP system internally.  I’m one for very much believing in “eating ones own dogfood” so to speak and I believe that it’s only by using the technology and pushing it to it’s limits that you know exactly where those limits are and when they might bite you back.  Over the next few days / weeks I’ll be posting more on how we’ve implemented the Vonexus system and how it’s doing good things for us… or not as the case may be.  For those that have not heard about the Vonexus system, it’s a system that runs on a dedicated Windows Server platform focused on the Small Business market – ie the SBS world.  Yes it does require an additional server, but the specs for our office are quite low – a Proliant ML110 would suffice nicely – althought we are using it on a DL320 only because we got it cheap (gotta save those bucks).  The system we have is a Pentium 4 3.0Ghz server with 1.5GB RAM (althought 1G would do fine), and mirrored 80G ATA Hard Drives.  It’s configured with Windows 2003 Server Standard Edition and the Vonexus software.  We’ve teamed it with a Quintum XXXXX model Media gateway which was selected to connected to our ISDN PRI (Telstra Onramp 10) service.  We can have up to 10 in or outbound calls at any given time.  I’ll be reporting back here over the next few days / weeks on hwo we’re going and things to consider if your implementing VoIP in your business and for your customers.  If you want to find out more about Vonexus check out their website