VitalPBX is a free fully featured business telephone and communications system. It is a complete platform that can be installed on physical hardware on-site or as a hosted application. VitalPBX acts as the top layer interface to the foundation of Linux then Asterisk (one of the most popular communications toolkits in the world).
Put simply VitalPBX is the graphical User Interface between you and the complex world of modern communications, VitalPBX will help you implement a secure telephone system for your business, make savings, take advantage of recent innovations and give you opportunities to integrate your business processes if you wish to do so.
This is a feature which can be accessed both externally and internally. When the directory is called, the caller is prompted to enter the first three letters of a user’s first or last name. The directory will then search and match the input to the most probable user and play back that user’s name for verification.
An intercom is a great feature to have in an environment where messages need to quickly be relayed to users across distances or offices. Paging/Intercom allows users to contact each other directly and immediately through the speakerphone (intercom and paging are automatically answered).
Intercom allows one user to contact another user (or users in a ring group) instantly. All parties are able to speak and listen to each other.
Paging allows one user to contact a group of users simultaneously. This differs from the intercom feature due to the fact that it is a one-way audio signal, meaning that those being paged cannot speak back to the pager.
These two features have many advantageous uses. One such use would be efficient in a large work environment such as a warehouse or large office. If a user had an important message to relay to the entire office, they would simply dial the page code which contacted all departments/offices, and speak the message. Everyone (save for those on the phone) would instantly be notified. the billing rates are cheaper than any other provider.
Note: Intercom and paging may not work on certain phones.