Digium Releases Switchvox Cloud 6.0
Digium has added a metered billing option to its cloud-based unified communications (UC) service.
The UC solutions provider has launched Switchvox Cloud 6.0, which is available in a new, metered service plan.
Switchvox Cloud 6.0 is built on the Asterisk 13 open source communications platform, Digium said, and allows users to “more efficiently handle calls and information.”
Digium said the new release is targeted at customers “that have much lower usage patterns but still want the capabilities of a business-class phone service.”
“The impetus for creating a metered pricing offering was to expand the reach of Switchvox Cloud to customers looking for a low-cost solution or that would benefit from only paying for the minutes they use,” Brian Ferguson, product marketing manager of Digium’s Switchvox, told Talkin’ Cloud. “These types of plans work great for customers with a low general call volume or if their volume fluctuates from one month to the next.”
Ferguson also pointed out that Switchvox Cloud 6.0 includes tagging capabilities and the ability to create global switchboard layouts.
The use of tags allows administrators to add and remove users to groups or departments and ensure changes are automatically implemented for every user on the system, according to Ferguson. In addition, he noted that administrators can now create switchboard layouts for users, groups or tags that need them.
Switchvox Cloud 6.0 is now available in a metered service plan starting at $12.99/user per month and an unlimited minute plan starting at $29.99/user per month.