The YeaStar S50 IP-PBX Main Details
The S50 IP-PBX is an mid range PBX solution with expandable module design for small business. S50 is a compact and full-featured IP-PBX that comes in a 19’’ 1U rack-mountable chassis. The advanced module-based S50 is capable of supporting ISDN BRI, PSTN, and GSM connectivity as well as VoIP line communications for up to 50 users.
One of the great things about YeaStar systems is not only the modular mix and match hardware designs - but YeaStar is one of the only manufacturer who fully integrates Automatic Provisioning of select third party IP Phones (more details below).
Firmware upgrades are available for free for lifetime upgrades of your phone's system. This allows for both feature updates as well as the addition of new features to add to the functionality of your telecommunications, when new firmware is released. There are not license or subscriptions needed for firmware updates.
The YeaStar S-Series systems modular design allows you to create your own phone system package, based on Your needs, with FXO (Analog Extension ports), or FXS (Analog Telephone Line Ports). Each port set can be enabled and expanded by purchasing separate cards based on your specific needs!
YeaStar S50 configurable hardware
VoIP Trunk Channels come standard with 50 VoIP / SIP trunks available right out of the box. Use a mix of FXO and FXS ports as well as mobile connection as a back-up solution to standard analog or VoIP telephone lines, where redundancy for telephone service is needed.
Add up to 50 users with up to 25 concurrent calls at any time...
Flexible clustered upgrade modules allow you to increase user/extension and analog (FXO) telephone lines, as well as add PRI lines or GSM/Mobile service lines where analog or SIP telephone line service may not be available.
If you need to add two, four or up to 8 analog telephone lines, simply 4 - O2 Modules (FXO port card), and you're up and running in seconds with the upgrade options. Or, mix FXO ports (telephone line ports) with FXS ports (analog extension ports) with S2 Modules to create a split port use system for telephone lines and analog telephones.
Of course, if you're only going to use VoIP / SIP Trunking telephone service on the YeaStar S50 - you don't need to spend the extra on adding modules you won't need.
YeaStar S50 Unified PC & Mobile device communication
Communicate whether on the road, in a hotel, or out for lunch - ease of use and flexible!
Not only do you have access around the office, or at remote locations like home or satellite branches using cordless and desk top IP phones - the YeaStar Linkus Mobile and PC App allows you to connect anywhere, view colleagues' presence status and synchronize data!
Use one extension for yourself or other workers - and communicate across several devices.
The Linkus App also synchronizes call history and corporate directory information - AUTOMATICALLY.
LinkUS Mobile Device App includes: HD VoIP Calls, Presence information, Company directory listing, Instant Messaging, Conferencing, SRTP Secure Media, Advanced call handling.
Check your voicemails and call in/out of the office main PBX System lines. Available for iOS and Android mobile devices.
LinkUS PC includes the mobile features and a few additional ones, such as: File sharing, CRM integration.
Third Party IP Phone Endpoint Integration
That's right - they integrate with other popular brand manufacturers' SIP endpoints - right out of the box. Third party device provisioning is available for these IP Phone brands available here at smallbusinessphones.ca: YeaLink, GrandStream, Snom, Panasonic, Mitel, Cisco, Alcatel, Fanvil, and more. Auto-provisioning is also available for YeaStar Gateways - allowing you to expand your Analog to SIP telephone line capacity with different YeaStar IP-PBX phone system supported models.
PBX HARDWARE SPECS
Maximum analog telephone line port capacity. These are the "physical" line ports shown on the back of the system. Analog interface "port" lines are also known under other term names, such as:
FXO (Foreign Exchange Office), POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service), PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network), standard line service, local telephony, hard wired lines, fixed lines, and Landline(s).
Analog telephone line service is traditionally provided by your "telephone line company".
The maximum VoIP (Voice-over-IP) trunk or line capacity you can add to this PBX telephone system.
SIP (Session Initiated Protocol) is a term used for digital Voice-over-IP end-point devices. SIP extension devices and/or IP phones can include: desktop IP phones, cordless IP phones, mobile devices running specific SIP apps, PC's/computers running SIP applications for telephone calling, integrated video phones, boardroom and conference table phones.
Maximum call capacity allowed between all telephone lines, VoIP lines & trunks, extensions and callers on the phone system at any time.
Analog FXS (Foreign Exchange Subscriber), RJ11 ports are the physical ports you can use for standard (none-IP based) analog telephone equipment such as fax machines, desk phones, cordless phones and boardroom/conference room phones.
This is traditional telephone technology which is widely being replaced by SIP/VoIP IP based devices.
MAIN PBX FEATURES
Connects two or more sites using SIP / VoIP Technology - IE: Networked site to site PBX systems to provide internal company resource sharing.
AutoAdmin or IVR (Interactive Voice Response) is a pre-recorded message your callers get when they call your telephone lines. It provides key instructions to dial departments, other recorded messages or sub-menu AutoAdmins and extensions on your telephone system.
IE: "Thank you for calling XYZ Company - please select from one of the following options, or if you know your party's extension - you can dial it now...etc.".
When you house or have several different companies in the same office
or building, you can have multiple IVR's/AutoAdmins or pre-recorded
settings set-up for each separate company you house.
The PBX allows you to designate different events or have different
answering functions based on each individual company on your phone
You can record calls based on certain criteria, such as: Telephone lines (specific and global), Extensions, Call Centers - all calls in a group or department under a Supervisor, all telephone lines, specific extensions, or globally for both extensions and telephone lines).
Recorded calls are usually stored on a secondary media such as USB / SD Card, or USB powered drive, or NAS drive connected to the main phone system. You can usually review and download the recorded call sound file depending on your system model and brand as each may have different storage or CDR (Call Detail Record) functions available to access recorded files.
CDR = Call Detail Records. With most phone systems today - you can search, filter, report and download call records to further process the data for sales & marketing or security purposes. In some cases, the CDR logs will also integrate with specific third party CRM platforms.
Multi-language support provides options on your system to enable/disable language settings if required. IE: you can have English, French, Spanish, etc. as main system feature settings for all or partial functions on the system for callers and users.
SIP (Session Initiated Protocol) allows for video calling with compatible devices. Some manufacturers integrate video into their IP Phones, which also integrates with the main PBX Phone system for making and receiving video calls through the compatible devices.
In some cases, you can also use third party software or hardware with SIP Video calling.
SIP Video Codecs supported and available on the main PBX System.
Security access protocols supported for internal and external/remote access to the main system box.
In most cases, PBX use a industry standard port for accessing the WebGUI interface. The access port should be changed when setting up your phone system to a different port for additional security.
This feature allows you to set-up and configure SIP Endpoints (compatible IP phones) from the main system.
First you would set-up your extensions / IP desk or cordless phones and extension features in the main system, then push the configuration file to single, multiple or all SIP endpoints at once from the main PBX Phone System.
This eliminates the need to manually configure end-point devices from their individual WebGUI interface, saving a great deal of time and effort.
This also allows you to change single or multiple devices at once later on after full installation is completed, as your needs and feature use changes on the phone system functions.
As with Auto-Configure SIP Endpoints, in some cases you may need to manually adjust phones and features. Most IP-PBX systems still allow you to manually configure and tweak settings on individual extensions and end-points depending on your needs.
Although faxing has become a less used business function, IP-PBX Phone Systems on the market today still allow for faxing capabilities built in.
In most systems you can set-up to capture faxes and send them to email - saving ink and toner. Additionally you can eliminate the cost of having a separate fax telephone line and just use existing voice lines to handle faxes. Most phone systems can identify a fax call coming and route it to an analog extension (fax machine plugged into the phone system as an extension), or you can have faxes sent to email (In PDF format) for administration review and handling.
Fax functions generally also allow you to send out faxes from the main system as PDF/document uploads to the system. Or, individual users can login to access their own faxing functions and send out faxes from their extension features.