More and more companies are moving to the cloud for data storage and service synchronization across multiple devices. Rather than utilizing local storage and taking on the costs and risks of server maintenance, cloud-based systems are a way to enjoy the same (and in many cases better) functionality while forgoing the responsibility of maintaining server infrastructure.
Cloud based PBX is a great way to allow employees to work from anywhere, without being tethered to the office. Requiring only one IP enabled telephone handset connected to a data link, the rest of the work and “heavy lifting” is handled by remote servers in a state of the art data centre. This allows on the go employees to be completely connected to the existing telephone system without worrying about connection or compatibility issues. By using a proxy hosted PBX, mobile employees are just as connected to an existing office phone system as sedentary ones.
Not only does cloud based PBX allow complete interconnection and unified communications regardless of location, it also introduces new functionality which accompanies the digital aspect of the technology. We support auto attendant, conference calling and voice mail to email, among many other useful features. And all of this works from any Softphone device with an Internet connection, anywhere. These new features which come with IP enabled telephone systems are also compatible for on the go employees using the hosted PBX service.
The BTTN model can connect to up to three cell phones, just like the BT model, but it also allows a traditional telephone line to be connected, just in case you aren’t quite ready to give up your land line. You can hook up either a regular telephone line or a VOIP adapter box. Both models work with panasonic telephone sets, cisco telephones, shoretel telephones, and plantronics headsets. The BTTN model works with Shaw telephone service, as well as all other major telephone service providers.
One of the best features about the X-Link is that it can connect to up to three cell phones at once. For families, this means that each family member’s phone can be connected simultaneously. Once a call is connected on any of the connected cell phones, each connected telephone set rings. The X-Link even transmits caller ID data over Bluetooth!
The X-Link can also be connected to a PC with a USB cable for firmware updates. Using the free XWizard software, you can update the X-Link so the most recent firmware is always installed. This includes standard firmware updates as well as updates to accommodate future Bluetooth profiles and enhancements. The XWizard software is currently available for all versions of Windows, and will be available for Mac soon as well.
The X-Link BT costs $99.99 and the X-Link BTTN costs $119.99, but they would pay themselves off fairly quickly if you cancel a land line telephone service. Just about everyone has a cell phone with Bluetooth capabilities, so this is great telephone system solution.