Have you ever wondered, “Why does my cell phone have ten times the functionality of my desk phone?”
The Telecomputer: Evolution of the Business Phone
Cloud Telecomputers’ first product design is an Android-based hardware/software platform called Glass that represents a giant step forward in the evolution of the business phone. We offer this platform to partners in two ways:
Private Label Devices
In both cases, we certify operation with major IP PBXs and hosted VoIP providers. If phone and PBX manufacturers prefer, they may purchase Glass-based telsets directly from our manufacturing partners, thus further reducing time and cost to market.
Device makers with manufacturing capability can license the Glass platform to enable customized, Android-based media VoIP phones. Licensees may alter the base design to produce custom devices compatible with Glass. Additionally, the provided API allows customers to create software for devices sold under their brands, and third parties such as VARs and integrators can tailor application-based solutions to the needs of particular customers or verticals. We provide support and maintenance for the platform and may be available to perform certain customizations as well.
Licensees of Glass receive:
Hardware design and schematics for a Linux-based, SIP-compatible, HD speakerphone with 8” high-resolution color touchscreen and a separate VoIP processor
Bluetooth is integrated into the design, enabling end-users to make and receive cell phone calls on their desk phone
CAD drawings, complete bill of materials, and all other items necessary for manufacture
Firmware and onboard software that:
Operates the phone and makes powerful features accessible to users through a friendly, touchscreen UI similar to Apple’s iPhone
Tightly integrates with and exploits the unique features of Asterisk, the BroadSoft and Sylantro PBX platforms, plus standard SIP compatibility
Supports custom branding for licensees
API that allows partners and third parties to write custom interfaces to the onboard software
Android development environment enabling partners and third parties to write custom applications that may or may not employ the API
Client software that integrates Glass with Windows and Mac PCs for Outlook syncing, tap-to-dial, screen-sharing, Salesforce.com integration, and more
Access to our cloud-based ecosystem for hosted services (which may be offered by licensees alone or in partnership with Cloud)
Access to future developments that increase the value of the platform and keep the desk phone relevant for years to come
Cloud Telecomputers will work closely with licensees for setup and ongoing support. Setup functions include branding, porting, testing, training and technical support. Ongoing support functions include account management, provisioning tools, support software, bi-annual upgrade releases, and new product innovation.
Partners with established brands and channels, but no manufacturing capacity of their own, can purchase Glass-based phones directly from our manufacturer and resell them under their brand. We handle all details of procurement, manufacturing and delivery of phones, as well as support and continual platform maintenance and upgrades.
We will modify the basic platform and packaging (where possible) to accommodate each partner’s branding. Partners can further differentiate their offerings with custom features and services via Android applications and/or the provided API.
Cloud Telecomputers will work closely with each private-label client for setup and ongoing support. Setup functions include branding, interoperability certification, training and technical support. Ongoing support functions include account management, provisioning, support software, bi-annual upgrade releases, and new product innovation.
Recurring Revenue Services
Both our Platform Licensing and Private Label solutions enable long-term revenue growth and margin expansion through additional recurring-revenue opportunities. Both types of partner can continually enhance phone features with onboard software or by integrating with cloud-based services. Partners can even derive commissions from third-party solutions sold through their own Android-compatible “app store.”