24U Software and Linear Blue partner to provide telephony integration for FileMaker solutions in UK

Linear Blue becomes the Exclusive UK Implementation Partner for 24U Phone Companion, the only cross-platform telephony integration for FileMaker Pro

Berkshire, UK – 7 July 2009 – Linear Blue becomes the exclusive UK implementation partner for the new 24U Phone Companion. Developed by 24U Software, the 24U Phone Companion is a product which connects your phone system* to your FileMaker database to give you a full phone and database combined solution.

The 24U Phone Companion allows FileMaker Pro to interact directly with supported PBX telephone switches, opening up a number of new features including:

  • The ability to make or receive calls without directly using your phone
  • Find a callers contact information instantly
  • Automatically bring up a clients current project / ticket information as they call
  • Log incoming, outgoing and missed call information

The minimum requirements for the 24U Phone Companion are:

  • PowerPC G3 Macintosh with Mac OS X 10.4 and FileMaker Pro 8 or 300 MHz Pentium PC with Microsoft Windows 2000 and FileMaker Pro 8

Although the 24U Phone Companion can work with FileMaker Pro 8 and 9, it is recommended that FileMaker Pro 10 be used.

Whilst the plug-in is completely cross platform, some telephone switches may require the middleware to be installed on a Windows PC. A detailed list of supported PBX models and operating systems is listed in the documentation accompanying the plug-in. Support for other brands and models may be possible to add on demand. Please contact Linear Blue to check Phone Companion's compatibility with a specific telephone switch.

Availability and Pricing

Licenses for the 24U Phone Companion start at just £49 per user and £580 per PBX Switch.

24U Phone Companion takes your existing FileMaker database and allows you to use the next level of functionality.

For more details, including full technical information, please visit www.linearblue.com/phone_companion.php

You can also download a 14 day trial version for both Mac and Windows machines from our site -  www.linearblue.com/phone_companion_download.php

About 24U Software:
Since 2000 24U Software has been committed to production of easy to use software that makes working and developing with FileMaker Pro and AppleScript faster, simpler and cheaper. ISO 9001:2000 certified for design, development, customization and implementation of software.

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About FileMaker, Inc.

FileMaker is the leader in easy-to-use database software. Millions of people, from individuals to some of the world's largest companies, rely on FileMaker software to manage, analyze and share vital information. The company’s products are the FileMaker Pro line – versatile database software for teams and organizations, for Windows, Mac and the Web – and Bento, the personal database for Mac, iPhone and iPod touch. FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple.

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