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Zultys is a manufacturer of Voice-over-IP (VoIP) communications systems for organizations with 10-10,000 users, with corporate headquarters in Sunnyvale, California. Zultys products include IP phone switches (PBXs), a wide variety of IP business telephones, web and audio conference solutions, contact center systems and unified communications solutions through a global network of Zultys Certified Partners.

Corporate history[edit]

Headquartered in the Silicon Valley, Zultys Technologies was founded by Ian Milnes in 2001 as a privately held company. The company launched its first product, the MX1200 IP phone system, in January 2003[1] followed quickly by its flagship product, the MX250.[2] In the same year branch offices were opened in London and Sydney, and Network World magazine named Zultys to its 2003 list of Top 10 companies to watch. By 2005 the company had 235 employees and branch offices in 10 different countries.[3]

In September 2006, due to a sudden cancellation of planned capital investment, Zultys filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Northern District of California court.[4] In October 2006, Zultys Technologies' assets and intellectual property were put up for bankruptcy auction. The primary bidders in the auction were Nebraska-based InPath Devices, Telrad Connergy backed Pivot VoIP (a group composed of former Zultys engineers[5]), and Ian Milnes. Pivot VoIP eventually won the bidding and acquired Zultys for US$2.65 million plus debt obligations, and operations and product portfolios were merged with Pivot. The new company was formed as Zultys, Inc., and Telrad Connegy's Chairman and owner, Avi Weinrib, was named President and CEO.[6]

April 30, 2008, Avi Wienrib sold his stake in Zultys. Majority interest in the company was bought by an undisclosed angel investor.[7] In May of the same year Steve Rothenberg was named as CEO.[8]

In November, 2009, Neil Lichtman was named CEO.[9]


Zultys' primary product is its line of cloud and premises based Zultys MX IP PBXs, which are based on SIP open standards.

Zultys IP phone systems offer customers features such as softphone, Find-me Follow-Me, presence, secure chat instant messaging, telecommuting, contact center, IVR, ACD, automated and on-demand call recording, fax, integration of mobile devices into the office phone system and more. Client and administrative applications support Mac, Windows (32- or 64-bit), and Linux.

In 2014, Zultys launched MXvirtual, a cloud-based version of the MX IP PBX.