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Archive of all our latest news articles:

  • Wanderbox’s LTE option makes it easy to join the digital revolution

    SMEs needing robust and reliable connectivity to drive their digitisation strategies need look no further than Far South Networks’ new line of LTE-enabled Wanderbox’s In today’s world of rapidly evolving technologies, business owners are planning a digital transformation roadmap, in order to attain the business benefits this approach promises. The foundation for digitisation, of course, […]

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  • Delivering the Roadmap to Future Cloud Communications

      It is a fact that the economy is as constrained as it has been in many years, and for the smaller business, this creates a challenge around keeping its communications infrastructure current. The investment required to implement and maintain quality communications for an organisation is considerable, yet the speed at which technology is evolving […]

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  • The Future of Regulatory Compliance

    Far South Networks Regulatory Compliance & other Value Added Services

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  • Yealink and Far South Networks renew their strategic partnership in promoting product interoperability

    Yealink T4S & T5 series IP phones achieve interoperability with Far South Networks IP PBX products   Yealink, the global leading unified communication (UC) terminal solution provider, and Far South Networks, a world leading designer and manufacturer of IP telephony platforms, announced today that Yealink’s new executive collection of T4S Series (plus T40G and T40P) […]

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  • Wanderbox on Steroids

    Wanderbox on steroids! The new enhanced Wanderbox offers SMEs an enterprise-level service at a reasonable cost point with its offering of one or two PRI interfaces Far South Networks has announced the release of its most versatile and powerful VoIP device for the small and medium enterprise (SME) business sector yet. Packed with features usually […]

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  • Wanderweb smartphone app delivers UCaaS to SMME market

    Far South Networks’ new Wanderweb UCaaS application, for iOS and Android smartphones, delivers enterprise-class communications to the small and medium business arena. The extensive transformation under way in the workplace, where employees’ work styles are trending towards the use of multiple devices in and outside the business premises, is supported by Far South Networks’ delivery of the Wanderweb […]

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  • Interoperability tests between Far South and Escene

    Far South Networks, a world leading designer and manufacturer of IP telephony platforms and Escene, a designer and manufacturer of IP phones, as distributed by SSTelecoms in South Africa, announced today the successful completion of interoperability testing between their products. The Far South Networks range of IP PBX and SIP Gateway products includes the Com.X10, for SMEs, […]

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  • Wanderbox duo delivers enterprise-grade services to SMEs

    The launch of Wanderbox duo in February is set to give small businesses access to a unified communications (UC) device designed to provide enterprise class services to the SME market. Far South Networks, a local designer and manufacturer of next-generation IP telephony platforms, is launching the new solution which will replace the current Com.X5 offering, […]

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  • Far South Networks puts SA on the international Asterisk map

    Far South Networks, a leader in delivering feature-rich, next generation telephony solutions, has been invited to present at this year’s AstriCon conference. Company co-founder and CTO, Michael Walton will have the opportunity to address an international audience of technology innovators and product vendors at AstriCon 2016, which will take place in Arizona in the US. […]

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  • Wanderweb Talk delivers cost-effective and secure communications to SMEs

    18 July 2016 Link to article on ITWeb Web-based business tool connects businesses and customers across geographies. As a local designer and manufacturer of IP telephony platforms, Far South Networks is renowned for offering feature rich systems that enable end-users to be connected anywhere at low cost and low risk. The company’s most recent offering, Wanderweb […]

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  • Delivering enterprise-grade unified communications to small businesses

    11 July 2016 Link to article on ITWeb A leader in the delivery of the next generation of telephony, Far South Networks, a local designer and manufacturer of IP telephony platforms, is renowned for offering feature rich systems that enable end-users to be connected anywhere at low cost and low risk. In keeping with its reputation, […]

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  • Taking the managed service platform into the future with Wanderweb Connect

    4 July 2016 Link to article on ITWeb Far South Networks adds next generation services to its world class product suite. A leading designer and manufacturer of IP telephony platforms, Far South Networks has long been recognised as a local company that has successfully challenged the landscape dominated by the big, traditional, international brands. As a […]

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  • Asterisk Community Conference in African 2016

    Far South Networks were proud sponsors of the Asterisk Community Conference in African 2016, held at The Maslow Hotel in Sandton on 16 and 17 February. On day 1 of the event, Grant Broomhall, MD of Far South Networks, participated on two panel discussions: “PBX: Hosted vs. On-site” and “Unified Communications – What is it […]

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  • Successful interoperability testing with Polycom IP phones

    Far South Networks, a world leading designer and manufacturer of IP telephony platforms, and Polycom, the leader inunified collaboration solutions, as distributed by the Hardware Group in South Africa, announced today the successful completion of interoperability testing between their products. Far South Networks’ IP PBX and Gateway products provide the business user with cost-effective, full-featured, reliable and easy-to-use platforms for the converged […]

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  • Yealink and Far South Networks announce successful interoperability tests for updated phone portfolio

    Yealink’s conference phone CP860 and the T2 IP phone series achieve 100% pass rate Yealink, the global leading unified communication (UC) terminal solution provider, and Far South Networks, a world leading designer and manufacturer of IP telephony platforms, jointly announced today that Yealink’s Diamond IP conference phone CP860 as well as the T2 series of […]

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  • Far South Networks’ telecoms products provide connectivity, enhanced services to Western Province Blood Transfusion Service

      Far South Networks, a leading supplier of IP PBX and SIP Gateway products, in association with Vox Telecom, an end-to-end ICT technology partner, have together successfully met the telephony requirements of the Western Province Blood Transfusion Service (WPBTS). WPBTS headquarters is located in Pinelands, Cape Town, with a further 10 offices in the Western Cape region. A priority […]

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  • Eskom Load Shedding – recommended UPS connectivity

    All computer systems which run under the jurisdiction of an operating system, be these Windows or Linux, are vulnerable to irregular shutdowns caused by the sudden removal of power or a system reset. An unscheduled shutdown of a computer system does not allow the operating system to complete its housekeeping of open files or unsaved […]

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  • Industry first, voice logger solution in the cloud for Far South Networks PBX’s

    Far South Networks™, a leading supplier of IP PBX and SIP Gateway products, in association with Call Cabinet Corporation™, a leading provider of entries voice logging solutions, now offers its PBX customers with access to “Atmos”, Southern Africa’s first cloud based, compliant voice logger solution. Leveraging a “Voice Logger in the Cloud” model, Far South […]

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  • Proudly South Africa Member

    Far South Networks, the leading South African designer and manufacturer of IP telephony platforms, is proud to announce that is has been accredited with a full membership of Proudly South African, a campaign which promotes local products and services. Proudly South African validates their members share a commitment to an uplifting ethos that promotes social […]

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  • Product comparison: Com.X5 vs. Mitel MiOffice IP PBX

    Far South Networks Com.X5 vs. Mitel MiVoice IP PBX product comparison – its a “No brain’er!” See a newly released white paper offering a comparison between the two platforms competing in the SMME market, available at: FSN-Com.X-vs-Mitel-MiOffice

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  • Far South Sponsors SA Converged Telecommunications Conference

    Far South Networks, the leading South African designer and manufacturer of IP telephony platforms, is a Silver Sponsor for Africa’s most prominent VoIP communications conference, ConvergeSA 2014. The conference will take place at the Bytes Conference Centre in Johannesburg on 15 August, 2014. This one day conference and networking event brings together the leaders in […]

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  • Benefits of managing IP phones on a VLAN

    There are several benefits to hosting your handsets on a VLAN. Separating your phones onto a virtual network offers improvements in performance, security and ease of maintenance. IP phones will only be broadcast to devices on the VLAN and not to all devices on the physical network. This reduces traffic on the infrastructure and can […]

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  • Liquid Telecom distribution with Far South Networks

    Liquid Telecom has established a distribution agreement with Far South Networks, to resell its IP PBX and SIP Gateway products within the territories it operates, starting with Zimbabwe. Utilising Far South Networks’ innovative VoIP technology, Liquid Telecom is able to offer its business customers with robust, high availability voice services over the Liquid Telecom fibre […]

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  • snom joins with Far South Networks to expand first-class channel service in South Africa

    snom technology AG, a leading developer of IP desktop phones and IP communications solutions, announced its partnership with leading designer and manufacturer of IP telephony platforms Far South Networks. The partnership between two prominent technology companies merges premium PBX and IP phone technologies in order to offer a complete phone system solution for businesses. Far […]

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  • Simple & reliable means of supporting legacy office infrastructure using Comma iTA and Com.X platforms

    I have heard it said by many telecoms operator CEO’s… unified communications is all very well but 80% of office staff are clerks, they need reliable dial tone. On the other hand, the SMME business owner wants to reduce operating costs, i.e. phone bills, and improve productivity, i.e. 100% available communications services to do business. […]

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  • Manage your monthly telecoms bills with the Com.X Budget Trunk feature

    As an SMME, you want to manage your office telecoms account and cap your offices maximum spend!   How does the average SMME manage their monthly telecoms spend? As a VoIP carrier, your business wants to sell VoIP services to your existing clients as means of lowering their telecoms bills and leverage various UC features within […]

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  • Securing a multi-site Com.X deployment using VPN

    What’s the situation? An Enterprise client or multibranch SMME has two or more Com.X PBX systems at separate national sites. The client would like to be able to transfer calls between the two sites. Furthermore, the receptionist, who is located at the head-office, uses an IP Phone based switchboard, like the Yealink T.28 handset with […]

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  • Supporting remote users on the Com.X IP PBX

    Do your business executives wish to work occasionally from their home offices, have complete access to all their telephone calls AND still appear to be IN the office? Does your business need to support remote workers or consultants while wishing to show these as “in the office” to your external clients? The Com.X IP PBX […]

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  • South African Com.X IP PBX speaks with a English South African dialect

      Far South Networks is a “proudly South African” designer and manufacturer of IP PBX and SIP Gateway products. Far South Networks is also a proud user of and contributor to the Asterisk open source platform, the world’s most widely adopted open source communications platform. By default, every Asterisk download includes a set of voice […]

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  • Yealink strengthens its Far South Networks ties with perfect IOT results

    Yealink has once again scored an impressive 100% pass mark in advanced interoperability tests (IOT) with innovative South African telecommunications equipment vendor, Far South Networks. Both companies, who share a very similar business philosophy, are now committed to maintaining this positive IOT status into the future, for the benefit of all IP telephony resellers and […]

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  • Far South Networks says YES to OUI

    Far South Networks has obtained an OUI or “Company ID” for its products What is an OUI: An OUI (Organizationally Unique Identifier) or ‘company_id’ is a 24-bit globally unique assigned number referenced by various standards. The OUI is usually concatenated with 24 or 40 bits by an Organization to create a 48-bit or 64-bit number that […]

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  • Configuring Alcatel IP Touch handsets with Com.X IP PBX

                Does any of this sound familiar: Your business is replacing an legacy switch with an next generation IP PBX but you wish to minimize the immediate CAPEX by re-using existing Alcatel® IP Touch handsets. Your business has existing Alcatel® IP Touch handsets and you wish to use them with […]

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  • Integrate “Click-to-Dial” functionality into business processes

    Summary: The “HTTP Dialler feature” provides a generic and secure dial facility for the Com.X PBX. Using simple HTTP to initiate the facility ensures easy integration with 3rd party applications. The scenario: Your business utilises a dedicated on site or hosted CRM platform (supporting remote agents) to maintain its client contact list and archive all […]

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  • Far South Networks sponsors Cape Town Science Centre

    Far South Networks, a Western Cape-based vendor of IP PBX and SIP Gateway equipment, is proud to announce sponsorship of the Cape Town Science Centre (CTSC). With over 300 permanent interactive exhibits as well as an active programme of science shows, workshops and talks, the CTSC plays a vital role in exposing the youth of […]

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  • FSN Targets Small Business User

    2 May 2012 Far South Networks, the Cape Town-based telecoms developer, has released the next generation in its highly successful Com.X range of telecommunications platforms for voice, data and voice over IP networks. The new Com.X5 platform targets the small-office home-office to SMME market. It integrates support for wired networks (analogue and ISDN) and wireless […]

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  • Far South Networks supports cutting-edge SA telco event, VoiceSA

     After the success of the inaugural event in 2010, VoiceSA is back by popular demand, with support in the form of sponsorship from Far South Networks.  “VoiceSA provides an open forum for our leading telecoms decision makers and industry professionals for discussing and displaying technology trends and new market opportunities in South Africa,” commented Managing Director of […]

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  • Yealink Phones Now Interoperable with Far South Networks Phone Systems

      Yealink Phones Now Interoperable with Far South Networks Phone Systems Yealink has recently announced its latest partnership  with Far South Networks, a Western Cape-based vendor of IP PBX  and IP Gateway equipment.  Together, the two companies have completed interoperability testing of Far South Network’s phone systems and Yealink’s VOIP phones.

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  • Com.X Video support and Outlook integration – Administrator’s guide (1.18.20)

    Revision 1.18.20 of the Com.X administrator’s guide is now available from the Far South Networks Support/Manuals.  Alternatively you can download it directly form here. The guide now includes instructions for video support as well as Microsoft Outlook integration. Added a section on hot-desking, added a section on legacy PBX gateway configuration. Updated the Monitoring section […]

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  • Com.X1 now shipped with Solid State Drive

    Overview From the 1st March 2011, Far South Networks will ship all Com.X1 IP PBX platforms with an internal 32GB solid state drive (SSD) only. This new Com.X1 package with offer a unique IP telephony solution to the SMME market, providing significant enhancements to system reliability, resilience, security and overall longevity. SSDs store data persistently in […]

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  • Connection Telecom and Far South Networks launch Runway.X1 telephony platform, the new ViBE-enabled IP-PBX.

    ADSL is the ubiquitous broadband offering available to the average Small to Medium Enterprise (SMME) in South Africa. However, ADSL exchanges (DSLAMs) typically suffer from high levels of over subscription. In addition, South Africa’s IP backbone network suffers from bandwidth congestion. Due to these factors, ECS/ECNS license holders and Internet and telecommunications Service Providers (ITSP’s) […]

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  • Com.X1 successfully trialled with integrated DSL

    The popular and versatile Com.X1 IP PBX / Gateway is geared to offer Edge router services in the near future. Development trials have been successfully completed with the Com.X1 and an internal ADSL2+ modem. This new feature positions the Com.X1 as an Edge router, providing both voice and data services and promises to lower installation […]

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  • Com.X1 With Integrated WiFi access

    We are pleased to announce the availability of the popular Com.X1 IP PBX / Gateway, now with integrated wireless connectivity (IEEE 802.11a/b/g) The Com.X1 provides a wireless access point (WAP) allowing registration of SIP devices with the PBX via a wireless connection. The Com.X1 can also serve as an edge router, providing wireless clients access […]

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  • Com.X gains Neotel SIP PBX Type Approval

    Far South Networks is proud to announce certification of the Com.X product line to Neotel SIP type approval. Neotel re-sellers are now assured of successful commissioning of CPE based IP-PBX or IP-Gateway deployments based on the Com.X product range. Neotel SIP trunks use the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). According to Dr Angus Hay, Neotel CTO, […]

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  • Com.X TBR 4 (ISDN Primary Rate Access) Certification

    Com.X TBR 4 (ISDN Primary Rate Access) Certification Working closely with the German testing center TUV, Far South Networks has passed the European Telecommunications Standards Institutes Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) Primary Access (TBR 4) with flying colours. Our Comma iTA and Com.X product range, based on the unique in-house developed Media Processor Card with […]

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  • Com.X Range Fully Certified

    The Com.X range of products adheres to all the relevant telecommunications requirements, providing you peace of mind when connecting our equipment to your telecommunications and network providers. The Com.X range, having obtained product type approval by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), adheres to and surpasses the regulatory requirements regarding international standards for […]

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  • Far South Networks Com.X1 Administrators Training Courses available

    Far South Networks regularly presents Basic and Advanced Com.X Administrator’s Technical training. These technical workshops are hands-on sessions, interacting with Com.X products and all the supported telco interfaces. We highly recommend these courses that will enable your technical staff to unlock the full potential of the versatile Com.X product range. The Com.X Basic Administrator’s Technical […]

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