OnRelay is claiming to be the first Unified Communications provider to offer partners a fully cloud-based Mobile PBX for resale as Software as a Service (SaaS). Twenty companies have already pre-registered with the programme to certify for resale in the UK, Nordics, Benelux and USA.
OnRelay's Mobile PBX, Unified MBX (UMBX), is an all software, turn-key office phone system, designed with the mobile phone as the primary extension. Said to combine a leading open source IP PBX with proven Cellular FMC software, UMBX provides converged telephony without the expense of premises-based hardware.
OnRelay's new cloud Partner Programme offers UMBX hosted in Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). The Software as a Service (SaaS) model allows channel partners to capitalise on the growth Mobile PBX opportunity, without expenditure on hardware or software licenses. Partners can resell UMBX as a monthly service, and launch "plug and play" hosted customer instances on demand.
"UMBX is a brilliant system that enables true Unified Communications without the huge costs attached," comments James Chirunga, CEO of Riverdale Voice and Data, UK. "The hosted software provides a complete voice system for any combination of mobile phones, SIP desk phones and PC softphones. It's a perfect fit for our small to medium business customers who look to us for cost-effective convergence."
"OnRelay is delighted to be the first to offer a cloud-based Mobile PBX, allowing our partners to quickly and cost efficiently launch a high availability service," adds Ivar Plahte, OnRelay CEO. "The innovative combination of UMBX software and cloud computing meets businesses' needs for reduced PBX infrastructure costs, while making staff more productive with feature-rich mobile unified communications."