James Campbell

James Campbell

James has operated his own businesses in electronic systems design and manufacturing in the automation and telecommunications sectors for the last 38 years. Products included remote monitoring, command and control systems for water and sewage pumping stations for regional UK water authorities, intruder and environmental detection systems, fixed and mobile radio telecommunications products and a dispatch system for London’s largest black cab operator. In 1998, as the UK’s telecoms market was being deregulated, James co-founded Syntec, finance being provided solely by the founders' funds.

The evolution of Syntec

When my wife was in hospital in the late 1990s, I saw that the numbers given for the bedside phones were attached to that handset, so if you moved bed you had to have a new number given to you, which was inconvenient for everyone involved. I realised there was an opportunity to create portable …

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Ten benefits of a hosted PBX (private branch exchange) telephone system

According to Ofcom, mobile phone take-up per household overtook fixed telephone lines as long ago as 2006, and now VoIP telephony (internet-based) is similarly supplanting traditional ISDN fixed lines in the business world. Beneficial for businesses large and small, a private branch exchange (PBX) system, delivered as a hosted, cloud-based service, builds on this IP-based …

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