ClearlyIP History

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Schmooze Com Founded & Sponsor of FreePBX®

ClearlyIP founders start Schmooze Com Inc in Wisconsin, with a primary focus on open-source technologies and their own proprietary platform, PBXact. Later to become the official sponsor of the most widely used open-source platform, FreePBX® in 2010.






Schmooze Com Sold to Sangoma

Rapid growth of the most popular open-source platform globally resulted in founders selling all assets to Sangoma Technologies (STC on TSX.V) and joining the executive team. Business grows from 16 Million per year to 100 Million.






ClearlyIP Arises

ClearlyIP founders exit Sangoma and start the ClearlyIP Group of Companies, focused on new innovation and building the next generation of telephony. ClearlyIP is privately held and headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin, and utilizes a “Build and Buy” strategy for company growth, building products that help us grow organically, and via strategic acquisitions.

New Innovations

  • CIP PBX Appliances
  • FreePBX® Mirror Management






Acquisition of Telrad Canada

Telrad Technology Group, established in Vancouver, BC, in 1984, known as a leader in business telecommunication systems and cloud-based services to end customers, joins the ClearlyIP family by way of acquisition.

New Innovations

  • SIP Trunking Platform
  • CodeX Emergency Notification Platform
  • Platform
  • Clearly Anywhere Mobile Softphone

Unified Communications Excellence Award by TMC for CodeX Platform



Acquisition of
Modulis Inc

Founded in Montreal, QC, in 2006, as experts in premium VoIP solutions for institutions and enterprises. ClearyIP acquires the Modulis Cloud Platform, ClusterPBX, and continues its legacy and supporting customers under the ClearlyIP brand.

New Innovations

  • UK Market Launch
  • ClusterPBX Launch






Acquisition of Cyclix Networks

Cyclix Networks, a VoIP service provider founded in Gifford, New Hampshire in 2004, specializes in cost-effective SIP trunking VoIP products. Plus, fully managed telephone systems, for both small and large enterprises, all assets are acquired by ClearlyIP.

New Innovations

  • VoIP Appliances
  • CIP IP Phone Series Released








Acquisition of Ebizmedia Voice Customers

Ebizmedia Inc., a leading provider of e-commerce solutions, was founded in 1999 by a team of seasoned entrepreneurs with extensive experience in e-commerce and technology. In November 2021 ClearlyIP acquired the Voice Customers from Ebizmedia.

New Innovations

  • Clearly Cloud Fully-featured UC Solution
  • Device
  • Cloud Device Manager (CDM)

ClearlyIP Recognized as Best VoIP Solution Provider Company by Telecom Tech





Ring Authority

Acquisition of Ring Authority

Ring Authority enters the Florida market in 2007, offering on-premise and cloud-based solutions to its customers, opts to sell assets to ClearlyIP.

New Innovations

  • Device-as-a-Service (DaaS) program
  • Free Attestation Service
  • STIR/SHAKEN Certified Provider & Service Providers Certificate Management.
  • New CIP290 IP Video Phone

Internet Telephony Product of the Year Awarded to Clearly Cloud by TMCnet





360 Networks LLC

360 Networks LLC Merges Into ClearlyIP

360 Networks, LLC was established in 2014 in Dane, WI. 360 Networks created ComXchange for the Hospitality Industry, offering both cloud-based and on-premise options and providing service for over 100,000 guest rooms. On April 1, 2023, 360 Networks merged into ClearlyIP.

New Innovations

  • Australia Market Launch

ClearlyIP Awarded 2023 TMCnet Remote Work Pioneer Award for Clearly Cloud and Clearly Anywhere