VoIP telephone systems add a vast array of high-tech functionality that can’t be had with traditional phone systems. Among these are voicemail to email, web-based interfaces for configuration and call routing, and simplified wiring. The switchvox PBX goes a step further and offers Firedialer, a firefox plugin that allows for right-click dialing of numbers directly from Firefox.
Firedialer is a Firefox plugin that takes just a few seconds to install. Enter the IP address of the switchvox, the user’s extension and password, and you’re ready to dial. Firedialer adds contextual menu items (available on right-click), and makes it possible to dial any phone number on any web page! Right-click the number, choose dial… your phone will ring… when you pick it up, it will already be dialing the number you chose!
If you couple this with web-based email and contact lists (Google Apps, for example…), it can be a huge productivity multiplier. The ability to quickly make connections is key for any business, and Firedialer turn the web into your Rolodex.