ProVu Communications has announced the launch of their SARK 500 small business PBX. This latest model in the SARK range is aimed at the sub 20 extension market and has been developed jointly by ProVu and PIKA Technologies Inc of Canada.
The company says the SARK 500 combines the established feature rich SARK PBX software with the unique PIKA WARP Appliance . This combination allows ProVu to bring to market an extremely cost effective purpose built telephony appliance with a feature set that far exceeds other PBX systems available in this market segment.
The SARK 500 also has the ability to take a mix of the PIKA developed telephony modules which can support conventional analogue, ISDN 2 and even GSM trunks. In addition ProVu has run extensive interoperability tests to ensure the system is compatible with all major brands of SIP handsets and leading SIP trunk providers.
Ian Godfrey Sales Director at ProVu says “Traditionally SARK has been successful in high work load environments where the high feature set has been used to its full extent. To be able to bring this level of functionality and flexibility to market at a price point that makes it attractive to the sub 20 extension business is very exciting for ProVu.
Unlike other IP PBX alternatives, SARK 500 is not a PC, it has no moving parts and uses around 15% of the power of a conventional PC. The Mean Time Between Failure on the board is reported by PIKA at 30.6 years which puts its reliability in the same league as carrier class telecoms equipment.”
Darren Garland Managing Director of ProVu Communications said “We have had a number of these systems deployed for evaluation with our trusted resellers and the feedback has been extremely positive. Any channel reseller that sells into the sub 20 extension space should take a serious look at the SARK 500.”