Cost for an Asterisk IP-PBX UC System. Pbx appliance & phones, etc.

Asterisk IP PBX sales rep showing affordable systems.When budgeting for a new Pbx phone system the difference in cost between a traditional proprietary Pbx, like Mitel, Shoretel, or Avaya and an Asterisk based system can be extraordinary. Asterisk based ip-pbx appliances have been growing in popularity, not only for the SMB market, but also for larger companies due in part led by lower Internet costs (if using SIP trunks) and because of the outstanding feature set, reliability, customization (for larger installations), and the ability for end user in-house management. With the difference in costs and the number of successful deployments, it's no wonder that traditional PBX companies now recognize the force that is Asterisk.

With this in mind, we have put together some rudimentary numbers for several small Asterisk based IP-PBX appliance systems that include a choice of matched phone models to reflect the total cost for hardware, for a small business solution. We have not included installation costs as many small businesses might have a relationship with a network/computer person that would handle it. In many cases an IT person with some basic knowledge of networks that already works for the company should be able to make the installation, which is another reason why these business phone systems are changing the telecom market. The following bundles are just suggestions and need to be tailored for any particular circumstances, but may offer some guidance.  In any case, these examples offer insight on the affordability of an Asterisk based ip-pbx that was built using open source software (Asterisk on Linux) versus the alternatives.

These 3 asterisk ip-pbx systems for small to medium businesses are all top choices. The Grandstream UCM6200 series recently replaced the popular 6100 series and the Yeastar S20 is one in a new line of their VoIP PBX appliances. Both have made improvements on their popular Asterisk appliances while maintaining incredible affordibility.  The Sangoma PBXact UC appliance offers users a great package of tools from a well known company known for their high standards and that have built some of the best Asterisk interface cards in the business. All of these UC PBX systems will take a business to the next level in IP communications with each one offering a variety of special apps that specific companies need.

here are Costs for 3 different asterisk based ip-pbx systems. these pbx systems are all top rated.

Our examples all include PoE (Power over Ethernet) phones from the same Ip-Pbx manufacturer with a managed PoE switch. We choose over phone models in the mid range for affordability with a couple of higher end phones and one extension panel for the receptionist. The examples below can easily be tailored for a particular need by choosing other models, as well as using power adapters instead of PoE. See some of the relevant brochures or datasheets for more detailed information.

Grandstream UCM6202 IP PBX with GXP phones.

Grandstream GXP1760 mid-range ip phone.Grandstream UCM6202 ip pbx Asterisk appliance.

Grandstream UCM6202 ippbx with GXP phones

Cost estimates for a 15 phone system.
  • Grandstream UCM6202 IP PBX Appliance- $250.00
  • Linksys 16-Port Gigabit PoE+ Smart Managed Switch (LGS318P)- $280.00
  • Total appliance w/PoE switch- $530.00

  • 13 GXP1760 IP Phones- $75.00ea-- $975.00
  • 2 GXV3240 MultiMedia Phones- $200.00ea--$400.00
  • 1 GXP2200EXT Expansion Module- $85.00
  • Total phone cost (PoE)-  $1460.00


  • Total system cost-  $1990.00

Sangoma PBXact UC40 and S Series phones.

Sangoma s500 IP phone for PBXact UC40. Sangoma PBXact UC40 Asterisk ippbx appliance.

Sangoma PBXact 40 with S-Series phones

Cost estimates for a 15 phone system.
  • Sangoma PBXact 40 UC Appliance- $700.00
  • Linksys 16-Port Gigabit PoE+ Smart Managed Switch (LGS318P)- $280.00
  • Total appliance w/PoE switch- $980.00

  • 13 Sangoma s300 VoIP Phone PoE- $75.00ea--$975.00
  • 2 Sangoma s500 VoIP Phone PoE- $150.00ea--$300.00
  • 1 EXP100 Expansion Module- $150.00
  • Total phone cost (PoE)-  $1425.00


  • Total system cost-  $2405.00

Yeastar S20 VoIP PBX with Yealink IP phones.

Yealink T42S IP phone with S20 VoIP pbx appliance.Yeastar S20 VoIP PBX asterisk appliance.

Yeastar S20 PBX with Yealink IP phones.

 
Cost estimates for a 15 phone system.
  • Yeastar S20 VoIP PBX- $300.00
  • Linksys 16-Port Gigabit PoE+ Smart Managed Switch (LGS318P)- $280.00
  • Total appliance w/PoE switch- $580.00
  • 13 Yealink SIP-T23P Phones- $60.00ea-- $780.00
  • 2 Yealink SIP-T46G IP Phones- $165.00ea--$330.00
  • 1 EXP40 Expansion Module- $80.00
  • Total phone cost (PoE)-  $1450.00


  • Total system cost-  $1770.00

Grandstream UCM6202 and UCM6204 put it altogether

Grandstream's UCM6202 and UCM6204 offers built-in 2 or 4 FXO ports for those that have traditional telephone lines that they intent to keep. These unified communication appliances offer SMB (Small to Medium Businesses) advanced communication features, whether it's linking multiple offices, using remote workers, CRM integration or facility access management. And installation using Grandstream endpoints is quick and easy, even for most people. They also offer a stand out solution for the hospitality industry. With H-Mobile companies engaged in property management or hotels and bed and breakfasts have a tailored solution. The software is designed to handle hotel room requests, make wakeup calls, control inventory, bill for outbound calls, and keep track of past guests. H-Mobile’s Property Management System can easily be installed with just a click.

UCM6200 series Datasheet UCM6xxx ip-pbx Solutions Brochure Grandstream IP phones Use Cases

Sangoma's PBXact UC40 is great for Call Centers.

Sangoma's PBXact appliances include an excellent feature set which most businesses will find more than sufficient. However, for companies with heavy call volumes that need advanced call center PBX features, this system truly delivers. Offering a one-stop shop for those that like the convenience to have several services all under one umbrella (Sangoma) for just a few more dollars. Adding a few advanced licensed features (See Call Center Features below.), this system becomes an outstanding call center phone system choice. Some of the licensed features include Automated Outbound Dialing, Queue Reporting, Call Recording Reports, Queue CallBack or Web CallBack. All of these licensed additions are reasonably priced, so the total cost remains much lower than most of the competition. One such feature, Queue CallBack, which allows callers the option to hang up their call and have the queue hold their position in line for an automatically generated call back, sets Sangoma apart from many others.

PBXact Call Center Brochure Sangoma PBXact UC Features Supported  PBXact Call Center Features

Yeastar S20 series VoIP PBX offers a total solution.

Yeastar's S series VoIP PBXs offer a tremendous package of features built with a modular design allowing different interface cards and a GUI that is well thought out and is getting great reviews. Able to accept several different interface cards, including FXO ports, this ip-pbx can be tailored for many solutions. Add one model or a variety of excellent Yealink phones and your PBX solution is a winner. Plus Yeastar offers an app store integrated right into the pbx. Just click on the icon and you can install a great Hotel app, QueueMetrics, a popular call-center software solution or a host of other excellent solutions, which makes the S series VoIP PBX an outstanding affordable solution.

Yeastar S-series Datasheet  Yeastar S-series Hotel App  Yeastar S-series PBX Brochure

Choose phone models depending on your budget.

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