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Phone Systems --> On-Site IP PBX

The Aero Group, Inc. has almost ten years of experience with installing On-Site business class IP based telephony PBX systems.  Since the Aero Group, Inc. is a full fledged telephone company licensed to operate in the state of Illinois, we are not only able to sell you an On-Site business class IP PBX, but the phone service as well.  All at VERY competitive rates.  Since we are a smaller company, we have less overhead to deal with which usually means lower costs to you.  Whether your business is located in Freeport, IL., or somewhere else in the United States, we can provide you, the necessary consulting services, installation services, and phone services to do all or part of your telephony project.  We have some clients who just want us to install the On-Site PBX and get their phone service from a different provider, while we have other clients who have us do the entire project from start to finish including our phone service. 

So what differentiates The Aero Group, Inc. from other system integrators?  Well simply put, we not only have the expertise to install your system, but we have the expertise to install our own telephone switch in our central office which is much more complex of an install than any On-Site PBX.  Most integrators that you might work with who say they are selling you phone service, really aren't.  They are merely a reseller of a national phone service provider.  Basically, a middle man.  Not so with us.  We can sell local service to the Freeport, IL. area and surrounding communities.  We only "resell" national phone services when our clients need to reach out further than the local region.  For example, if you have an office in Colorado, Florida, and Freeport.

So why go with an On-Site PBX vs. "Hosted PBX" service.  There are certain times when On-Site PBX's are more preferred than using "Hosted PBX" services.  We have found that under typical circumstances, when a business has more than seven local extensions in one office, that office should consider placing an IP PBX system On-Site.  Well...why is that the case?  Well here's why.  Maybe your business is located in a rural area and internet is at a premium or your internet connection is not stable, an on-site PBX is the right choice for you.  Another common reason to choose an on-site PBX instead of a "Hosted" PBX solution is price.  Most "Hosted PBX" service providers price each extension as if it were a traditional phone line.  For instance, if you have 10 extensions and each extension is priced at $19.95/month, your monthly charge is $199.50.  However, if you know that most of your extensions are seldom used, this model seems fairly high priced.  Especially if you never make more than two simultaneous calls.  With an on-site PBX, you can still have all 10 extensions, but only order two lines from your local carrier saving you money.

Just a few years ago, a rather large client came to us and asked us to implement a new phone system.  Since the client was going to have 250+ local extensions, it only made sense that they should have an On-Site PBX solution.  Not only were we able to provide them with an On-Site PBX, but we implemented a scenario where the PBX backed up it's configuration to a server located in our NOC every night using the internet as the transport.  Of course, after developing that scenario for that customer, we have implemented that solution for every On-Site PBX that we sell.  So rest assured if you purchase an On-Site system from us, we backup the configuration and if the hardware fails, we can merely "slap down" the configuration onto a new server, send it out to you and you are back up and running.

To talk with someone within our sales team regarding what an On-Site IP PBX system can do for you, please call us at 815-233-3387 or e-mail us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Phone Systems --> Traditional PBX

Yes, we can service your legacy traditional Nortel phone system.  Our only question to you is this:  are you sure you want to continue throwing good money after bad?  Well, in some cases you may be stuck maintaining your old system for a few years while you save enough money for a new On-Site PBX.  We do know that, with the economy as it is, sometimes it's just not feasible to purchase a new phone system.  So in those cases, we do have expertise on staff that can fix most issues that may arise with your legacy system.  For more information, please call us at 815-233-3387 or e-mail us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .




Aero Group, Inc. being owned and operated by the Furst McNess corporation has been an integral part of the corporate IT staff.  The engineers at Aero have engineered, configured, and installed all of the necessary components to provide internet and VPN connectivity between the Furst McNess corporate headquarters and all of its subsidiaries.  Aero has been assisting local businesses setup site to site VPN connectivity for the pat 7 years.  So you can be assured that we have the technical expertise and experience to connect your remote sites back to your corporate headquarters.  We manage the turnkey project for you.  Everything from finding the proper internet provider for all of your locations, to recommending, installing and configuring the site to site VPN connectivity.  Installing VPN connectivity between your sites will allow your business to operate cohesively with all of your data and voice applications.  For more information regarding what Aero can do to serve you when it comes to any of your site to site business needs, please E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone Systems --> Hosted PBX

Are you tired of investing in new phone systems every few years?  Are you tired of having to schedule an on-site phone technician every time your business environment changes?  Do you have his or her number taped to your monitor?  This just shouldn't be.  Wouldn't it be nice if you could purchase a new phone, receive it and install it all without having to pay for an on-site visit from a technician.  Now you can.  With our "Hosted PBX" solution, all you need is connectivity to the internet and you can be up and running literally within a few hours.  It's that simple.  We simply schedule a "teleconference" with you to determine how you want your call flows to be built, we ship you the phones, you plug them in to any internet based connection and your business calls start flowing.

Over the past ten years, Aero Group, Inc. has installed many local area businesses on our "Hosted PBX" services.  Just recently, we were awarded a large "Hosted PBX" project that has nearly 350+ local extensions.  We were awarded this project because when it comes to IP PBX systems, whether "Hosted" or On-Site, Aero has unsurpassed experience in implementing IP telephony systems in Northwest Illinois.   So no matter if you have a business with 2 extensions or 400, Aero is the right choice for you.

Have you ever tried moving your business?  There's so much to do.  The last thing you want to do is to purchase a new phone system for the new building and have to call a technician to install the lines, etc...  Then, on moving day (which is usually Saturday), you will probably be paying time and a half for that technician to be on site to "fix" any nuances that arise at the last minute.  Well, not so with the "Hosted PBX" services that Aero Group, Inc. has to offer.  If you need to move offices for whatever reason, all you need to do is unplug your phone and move it just as you would your PC.  Once it is on site at your new location, plug it back in, make sure you have internet connectivity, and your phones are back up and running in a new office doing the same call routing as they did before.  WOW...what a time saver.  One less thing to have to worry about with your move.  So.... you're probably thinking this is just propaganda.  No, it's really not.  This is exactly what happened to a business customer of ours who had over 30 phones in the office.  They literally picked up the  phones and moved their entire system over the weekend all without any intervention from us.  Now that's putting the power of your business where it YOUR hands.

For more information on this service and the world class business telephony features it offers, please contact us at 815-233-3387 or e-mail us at: sales@aeroinc. net.



Voice Services --> Unified Communications

So what is Unified Communications?  Well, not sure that anyone has completely figured that out.  So if you're confused, join the club.  Essentially, we believe that Unified Communications can be a suite of products that "unifies" an organizations communications and/or processes.  In some cases, the technical solution to achieve "unified communications" across an organization may be a single product, such as Microsoft Lync.  In many cases it may be a suite of products such as Hosted Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, Lync, combined with our Hosted PBX solution.  In some cases, the PBX manufacturers have all or a part of the "unified communications" software necessary to instant message, show presence, and have a consolidated inbox for voice-mail and fax.  No matter what your need, the Aero Group can provide it for you.  Whether it is installing our suite of products, or helping to integrate your PBX "unified communications" platform, we have the staff to help you.


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