- Does your office look a little shabby and could use a makeover.
- Is your company in Western New York?
If you answered ‘Yes’ to both of those questions, head over to WBEN.com to enter the $100K Office Makeover Challenge.
What You Can Win
Play a quick game arranging the participating companies logos and if you’re the one that gets the right pre-determined order, you can win $100,000 worth of office equipment and services.
As one of the sponsors, VoIP Supply will gladly help you redo your telephone system.
And if no one picks the winning list, don’t worry, there are other prize packages and some good deals going on right now for the contestants from all the sponsors.
So head on over …
For the 10th straight year VoIP Supply has been named to the list of Western New York’s Top Private Companies for 2014 by Buffalo Business First newspaper.
The top spots on this years list are occupied by local juggernauts Rich Products and Delaware North, two companies that are also on the Forbes list of America’s Largest Private Companies.
How VoIP Supply Started
In 2002 Ben Sayers founded VoIP Supply which was, at the time, one of the first online retailers dedicated to VoIP hardware and network devices.
Since then the company has grown to over 30 passionate employees who are all focused on the goal of solving problems and creating solutions with VoIP.
Building on his two decades worth of telecom experience, Ben recently …
They’re here, they’re clear, get used to being able to hear.
The new Plantronics EncorePro HW500 Series of customer service headsets are now available at VoIP Supply.
This latest generation of EncorePro headsets takes what made some of Plantronics’ other models so popular offers modern upgrades that make them more enjoyable and reliable for all day use in call centers and offices.
These are design upgrades that you can feel and hear, as explained in this video:
OSHA Noise at Work – Protect Your Hearing
If you spend the entire day struggling to hear the person that you’re on the phone you’re going to get fatigued, you’ll probably try turning up the volume which could damage your hearing, and you’ll be less productive if you’re …
Forbes contributor Joe Apfelbaum wrote the article When the Thrill Is Gone: 4 Ways to Bring Passion Back to Your Business and asked Ben Sayers, VoIP Supply CEO, about what he does to learn and evolve:
“We try to get as many people engaged and excited about our business as possible. We are always trying new things, learning new technologies, and [we] conduct ongoing training for people across all departments, to keep relevant and up-to-date.”
Education and experimentation are a big part of VoIP Supply’s culture. From an employee’s perspective, we’re always encouraged to hop on a webinar, read a book that helps us learn more about our field, or anything else that helps to spark a new idea and implement it.
As one of …
The downside to producitivity is noise.
If your office is overflowing with busyness and you could benefit from some (relative) peace and quiet in your cramped workspace, then the Jabra EVOLVE series of headsets might be the answer.
Check out this article from Jason Perlow (@jperlow) at ZDNet who provides a full review of these new Jabra Evolve 80 noise cancelling Unified Communications (UC) headsets:
Jabra’s Evolve 80 is not by any means a budget VOIP headset that you want to issue to an entire fleet of office workers. But it is definitely a product you want to treat yourself to, particularly if you do heavy conference calling at your desk, own mobile devices, and need to be able to “tune out” …
Digium has expanded on their previous TE23x series with the new addition of TE236 and TE436 digital telephony cards.
The most noticeable change is that the TE236/TE436 are PCI versions of the previous PCI Express TE235 and TE435 models.
These new cards still have the same low profile and half-length design that you’re used and are available in both dual span and quad span formats with optional hardware echo cancellation.
The echo cancellation cards are denoted by the “BF” at the end of the model number (TE236BF, for example).
Dual Span Digium TE236 Features:
- 2 x RJ48 Interface Ports
- Up to 48 (T1/J1) or 60 (E1) simultaneous calls
- Selectable T1, E1, or J1 Mode
- PCI 3.3V/5.0V
- Hardware Echo Cancellation with TE236BF model
Kodak, founded in the late 1800s, was the company that made it easy for anyone to snap a picture with a camera.
Over 100 years later the company had to declare bankruptcy. The Kodak name, synonymous with photography and film, is now also known for being slow to adapt to digital technology.
That’s the unfortunate side of digital disruption and the subject of a new book called iDisrupted by John Straw and Michael Baxter.
Jerin Mathew writes about the book in this IBTimes article, Digital Disruption to Remove Many Large Companies from Top 100 List, where Baxter explains:
“In our book, we try to explain why it is that technology is set to change the world like it has never been changed before. This is exciting, …
Sangoma has been offering free online technical training courses to introduce you to their line of Sangoma TDM interface cards.
The first session was a run-down of available options and how to choose the right telephony card while the second session dealt with how to install Asterisk with Sangoma.
Sangoma Training Session #3
The next, and final, training in this series is called, Get Superior Quality and Control – Performance Tune Your System.
- System Design Considerations
- Advanced Troubleshooting Techniques
- Physical and Signaling Layer Issues
- Q&A Period
Block out 90 minutes for this training and come prepared with your Sangoma questions as there will be a Q&A period at the end.
How, Where, When to Register
Click here to register for Session 3 of …
AstriCon 2014 is happening right now in Las Vegas from October 22nd to the 24th, so if you’re not there here’s why you should attend next year.
Over the course of three days the annual AstriCon conference aims to fulfill its mission of expanding Asterisk expertise through these five areas:
For fans, developeers, and businesses – this is the place for anyone who uses the Asterisk telephony platform to learn about the latest projects, updates, and technical details.
The first ever AstriCon Hackathon was held this year for communications designers and developers to challenge themselves in a fast-paced app designing contest with custom software built on Asterisk, Respoke, and Clarify.
Here’s a recent video that explains more about …
When I came across a blog on Huffington Post that called Asterisk out on the security of their open source VoIP platform I just had to know, is this true?
So I asked Asterisk (after I said “asked Asterisk” five times fast) and got this detailed response from David Duffet, Director of Worldwide Asterisk Community.
Duffett (@dduffett) explains that protecting your network is a not whole lot unlike fortifying your house against break-ins.
VoIP Supply: Who is the Asterisk VoIP platform designed for?
David Duffet: The Asterisk IP communications engine is for anyone that wants to create a flexible and powerful communications solution. Asterisk configuration is performed through a number of ascii text files, and this is why a number of …