A bit of history
Our first Gen1 and Gen2 switches evolved at a time when phone lines were often unreliable, and dialup internet was just beginning to gain traction. Gen3, the first move towards our current system, was a groundbreaking innovation: the world's first public unified messaging service, it combined telephony with email and other internet services.
Where we are now
The next evolution of our platform was GenX. Here, we moved to a TDM (Time Division Multiplexing) telecoms switch, adding live call forwarding and real-time credit control to the unified messaging service we offered under Gen3.
Driven by our XML telephony scripting platform XScript, GenX offers voice, fax and internet services. This foundation means that numbers from nearly all of our available number ranges can be combined with a full range of fax, voice, switchboard and other services and managed by the customer through a web interface. GenX is still in operation.
Recently, we have added GenY to our portfolio. GenY is a pure VoIP switch, that complements GenX. In GenY, all internal switching is delivered using VoIP. GenY has enabld us to offer both VoIP and TDM, while reaping the efficiency benefits of running a VoIP network. GenY is a proud user of Free Open-Source Software (FOSS) and is still in operation.
Looking into the future, we are currently working on GenU. GenU will expand our offering still further, but remains a closely guarded secret. Watch this space...