Digium Intros Go80 Analog VoIP Gateway for UC

Digium has introduced the G080, an eight-port media gateway that provides analog connectivity for VoIP phone systems.

By adding the new analog gateway to its product lineup, Digium now offers an end-to-end unified communications (UC) solution for organizations, available via channel partners. The G080 is designed to integrate with Digium’s award-winning Switchvox UC system, giving customers seamless buying, setup and user experiences with guaranteed interoperability.

For organizations deploying their phone system in a virtual instance, and for those using Digium’s recently introduced line of Switchvox E-Series appliances who need to connect Switchvox with analog telephones and telephone lines, the G080 gateway is able to automatically discover Switchvox, attach to SIP endpoints and set up call routing between itself and the Switchvox system.

Additionally, the G080 utilizes the same graphical user interface (GUI) as Switchvox, making user adoption easier, lessening the learning curve for administrators and giving customers a seamless user experience across their entire phone system, the company said.

“With the G080 media gateway, organizations can now easily deploy on-site VoIP phone systems without the obstacle of analog connectivity,” said Charlie Wilson, director of developer products at Digium. “The G080 saves customers time during installation and creates a more efficient deployment process by reducing the usual technological complexity of connecting analog to SIP. The integration between Switchvox and the new analog gateway raises the bar for ease-of-installation with its plug-and-play deployment capabilities. And, because the G080 is built on Asterisk, internetworking with other communications systems is simple and straightforward.”