Xelion introduces education-sector license fee

Xelion UK has introduced a new education-sector license fee for its service. The intention is to make the Xelion hosted telephony service a more economically viable option for schools, colleges and other educational establishments.

Explaining the rationale behind the new education-sector license fee, Dave Reynolds, Xelion UK Managing Director said, “Even a primary school may need a dozen phones located throughout the building. But it is usually only the head-teacher and the school office who make and receive calls on a regular basis. Consequently, the cost of paying the full commercial price for hosted voice may not stack up compared to an on-premise PBX with ISDN2 or a handful of SIP channels. By introducing a special advantageous educational license scheme, our channel partners can offer educational establishments a realistic monthly charge, which matches actual usage of the Xelion service.”

Since the inclusion of SMS within the platform, Xelion has seen an increase in installations in primary and secondary schools which regularly use SMS as a way of communicating with parents.

The Xelion cloud-based telephony solution can optimise the efficiency and performance of any organisation’s communications. Unlike rival hosted platforms, Xelion supports any SIP compliant hardware, even legacy kit, and can be used with almost any network provider’s SIP trunk service. Xelion supports a range of handset suppliers including Cisco SPA, Cisco MPP, Yealink, Snom, Aastra, Polycom, Htek, Snom, Gigaset, Tiptel and more.

Xelion has a standardised user interface app for desktop, mobile and tablet so users can use the solution anywhere, anytime. The platform brings together voice, instant messaging, sms, wallboards and much more, delivering a single Organised Communications service for customers on any device.

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David Dungay

Editor - Comms Business Magazine