The UC Feast from the Far East
A comprehensive review of Yeastar’s on-premises S-Series VoIP PBX
Yeastar is known for its suite of cloud-based UC solutions. This time, we’re not reviewing one of its cloud-based platforms, however. We looked at Yeastar’s S-Series VoIP PBX, an on-premises modular VoIP PBX that enhances communication with the help of a compact and powerful analog/VoIP capable system.
Its advanced communication features create seamless business communications for small-to-medium-sized enterprises by connecting traditional phone lines, VoIP, and cellular networks. The S-Series is easy to configure and manage, a sort of plug-and-play solution that enables you to control the system from your mobile phone via a Web GUI. Users can even stay up-to-date with email, SMS and voice alert.
What the S-Series PBX offers is scalability, easy installation/management, and exceptional performance. It is geared toward stand-alone telephone systems, all the way to enterprise-class IP telephony services up to 500 users.
What distinguishes Yeastar’s S-Series from other VoIP PBX systems is its ability to integrate with CRMs such as Salesforce, and its simple licensing model. Users gain access to free lifetime software firmware, which is usually an annual fee by others.
Features of Yeastar’s S-Series VoIP PBX
Looking for auto-provisioning, LDAPs, conference panels, VPN servers, and more? Yeastar’s S-Series has you covered on that front as well.
In addition to being extremely flexible, each model has built-in call recording capabilities and integration with a powerful set of apps. Yeastar’s App Center lets users manage and add the features they need. There are apps for billing, hotels, auto-provisioning, conferencing and more.
Yeastar’s S-Series is comprised of the S20, S5, S100, and S300 – all of which include access to:
- Automated Attendant (IVR)
- CRM Integration
- Call Detail Records (CDR)
- Unified Messaging
- Call Routing
- Mobility Extension
- Video Calls
The higher you go in the S-Series, you gain more access to extras like additional ports, increased concurrent calls, number of users, additional analog ports, BRI ports, GSM/3G ports, E1/T1/J1 ports, thanks to its flexible modular design.
- The S20 supports up to 20 users, allows up to ten concurrent calls, and has four analog ports
- Its S50 model supports 50 users, 25 concurrent calls, and has eight analog ports
- Yeastar’s S100 model enables up to 200 users, 60 concurrent calls, and has 16 analog ports
- The last in its series, the S300 allows up to 500 users, 120 concurrent calls, and has 25 analog ports
Note: Each of Yeastar’s VoIP PBX systems includes firewall protection, hot standby, and T.38 fax abilities.
Advantages of Yeastar’s S-Series VoIP PBX
Yeastar’s S-Series is relatively easy to use and has insanely fast installation, accompanied by auto-provisioning and advanced plug-and-play capabilities. Paired with a clutter-free Metro UI – simple point-and-click configuration can be done from any location.
Highly-customizable: Users can also select which technologies and features they have access to, and modules assist in the customization process. Customers are even equipped with Freescale industrial grade Quad Core processors and TI DSP voice processors.
Reliable: The S-Series is reliable. It has advanced failover, security, monitoring, and reporting functions, which come standard. There is also an internal firewall with support for TLS and SRTP encryption.
Storage and USB: Regarding storage, there is the option for external storage in the form of TF and SD Cards. The S100 and S300 both have USB ports.
Remote management: Yeastar’s S-Series also enables remote management through a centralized platform for easy management and configuration of customer-premises PBXs. This puts the power in the hands of service providers and resellers – allowing them to take control of critical situations while reducing travel.
Not only can you manage remotely, but all remote connections are HTTPS secure and enable you to configure customer PBXs on a technical support level-two.
Target Market and Availability
With its latest offering, the S-Series, Yeastar is targeting small-to-medium-sized business looking to make strides toward greater efficiency. It is also important to note that this since the S-Series is customizable, it can be scaled for any an enterprise of any size.
Pricing structure and how to buy
Yeastar offers transparent pricing for its S-Series PBX systems, as there are no hidden charges or licensing fees involved in the buying process.
You can purchase an S-Series system through certified Yeastar partners, and the pricing will reflect the volume of customers your business has. Both resellers and service providers can add and remove the features they need for an optimal CX.
Yeastar also has a Cloud-based telephony platform called Yeastar Management Plane. It is a simple UCaaS solution, which gives resellers and service providers additional flexibility. Similarly, the S-Series catered toward those who want to unify communications efforts in one of the simplest and least expensive ways possible.
Overall, the S-Series, depending on your needs, is highly recommended. Before you choose a system, consider your business size and if you want to have the option to upscale at any time. A UC system like Yeastar’s S-Series could be the saving grace for truly unifying your business comms at an affordable rate while reducing setup costs.
Because of its access to integrations like Salesforce, a robust mobile application, and ability to tap the power of your entire office setup from the comfort of your own device – Yeastar’s S-Series has the potential to empower a whole new culture of BYOD.
Yearstar is, furthermore, enabling real-time communication through its mobile application – Linkus UC Softphone, which can be accessed through any iOS, Mac, Android, or Windows device.
It is also worth mentioning the S412, Yeastar’s pre-configured system includes eight FXS ports and is customizable with four module slots. This includes two module slots for internal extension and two for external lines.