Company demonstrates the benefit of combining Open Source and Commercially Developed software to the benefit of all Community Members.
LONDON, UK (14th November 2006) – Bicom Systems announced today it has released its first freeware software to the “Asterisk Community”, OutCall. This is to be the first of similar releases of proprietary tools that can assist users with getting the most out of Asterisk and will also be released as freeware.
“Bicom Systems uses a variety of closed and open source software in its telephony systems. OutCall is an easy to use and install desktop application that assists users to integrate Microsoft Outlook™.” with use of making/receiving phone calls. OutCall was built for the purpose of working with PBXware that is Bicom Systems’ turnkey IPPBX and best results are to be had with PBXware. Nonetheless, OutCall will work perfectly well with any Asterisk based system and integrate that system with Microsoft Outlook™.” said Stephen Wingfield, Bicom Systems.
“We know from our own experience that systems working with open source software have tremendous advantages in both cost and flexibility. There are, however, benefits also of proprietary developed software that is funded with commercial aims. Used correctly together is a winning combination.”
Microsoft’s Outlook is the most widely used commercial personal information manager and communications program. Asterisk is the largest and fastest growing Open Source software application. OutCall is a commercially produced and maintained software program that Bicom Systems wishes to be made available to the Asterisk community at large to assist all members get the most benefit from Asterisk.
As part of Bicom Systems wish to support the Community the Company will also be asking if members could make donations through PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org as they see appropriate for any benefit they receive from OutCall. These donations will be used exclusively to encourage the development of Asterisk through the offering of Bonuses or similar rewards.
For full details on Bicom Systems products please www.bicomsystems.com. To download a copy of OutCall, please visit http://www.bicomsystems.com/products/C/P/319/288/. Documentation is available at http://www.bicomsystems.com/docs/outcall/.
About Bicom Systems
Bicom Systems is a provider of PBX and soft switch turnkey solutions with a presence in the United States and the European Union and supported by a network of resellers across the world. Its solutions allow easy deployment, maintenance and control of a wide range of telephony solutions. The company leads the industry in providing the most integrated, ready to deploy, feature-packed Telephony Solutions for creating PBXs and BROADBAND PHONE COMPANIES. For more information about Bicom Systems, please visit http://www.bicomsystems.com/.
Outlook is a registered TradeMark of Microsoft Corporation. In no manner should this press release be understood to represent any relationship between Bicom Systems and Microsoft or any endorsement of either company or the products of either company.
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