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Vadacom, Brash Technology merge

Open source PBX provider Vadacom has merged with Brash Technology. Vadacom was established in 2005 to sell the US-developed Asterisk PBX-based system in New Zealand, VadaXchange. Brash was operating as deVOX, as an importer of voice mail systems, for the past six years.

Vadacom CEO Igor Portugal says Brash needed to change direction because of declining revenues on legacy systems.

“Voice mail systems are now sold as part of the wider solution,” he says.

Previously, Vadacom’s support was offered remotely.

“The merger give us on-site capability,” Portugal says.

The merged company will have 15 staff, and a presence in Wellington and Auckland.

Portugal says it will service more than 350 clients, more than 100 of whom have invested in the open source PBX.

“Asterisk now has around 3.5 million users worldwide,” he says.