Face it, when you’re on a conference call you’re either zoning out to enjoy a few moments of meditation or you’re doing something else entirely.
The Harvard Business Review article, What People Are Really Doing When They’re on a Conference Call, explains that, “It turns out many U.S. employees would rather do just about anything rather than listen intently to their coworkers from a remote location.”
Inevitably, just as you began to successfully tune out everyone else on the call you get distracted by another caller’s dog barking in the background or a keyboard clacking away.
Who needs that?
Introducing Polycom NoiseBlock, “a new feature on the Polycom RealPresence Collaboration Server that removes distracting noise from meeting conversations so everyone can be heard …
Coming soon to VoIP Supply is a brand new VoIP lab.
It may be hard to see from the picture above but that’s a custom hardwood table hand-built by the father of our CEO, Ben Sayers.
This will be a fully interactive lab with VoIP phones, headsets, PBX’s, gateways, and more from every brand that we carry. That way, when you call in asking about compatibility issues or solution suggestions, we’ll be able to more easily run tests for you and share our experience.
There’s a lot more to come in 2015 and we’ll keep you updated.
Happy New Year, everyone.…
In this next installment of our VoIP Blogger Interview Series, we get the perspective of another industry veteran, Peter Radizeski (@radinfo) who has two blogs and runs his own telecom sales and marketing consulting firm, RAD-INFO, Inc.
The bio on his website says, “His honest and direct approach make him a refreshing speaker.”
You’ll find that to be true in this interview too where he doesn’t hold back his opinions on the technology, the players, and what he’d like to see more of.
VoIP Supply: Tell us a little bit about who you are and what your blogs, On RAD’s Radar and NSP Strategist, aim to provide for your audience.
Peter Radizeski: So I worked for a Novell VAR …
A website based in Russia is broadcasting live video streams from private cameras around the world says Simon Rice in his blog for the Information Commissioner’s Office in the UK.
Any camera-enabled device such as webcams, laptops, tablets, baby monitors, and cell phones are all at risk.
They’re gaining access just by using the camera’s default password that’s set up by the manufacturer which is easy enough to find anywhere.
Even we’re guilty of sharing this list from IP Video Market in this blog post way back when, but it was for nefarious purposes.
If you don’t want someone spying on you, Rice advises these three things:
- Change your default password!
- Review all available security settings on your camera.
- Secure any device that’s connected to
Up to 76% Off
We can’t help you with your case of the Mondays after the holiday break. But we’re hoping that these VoIP Cyber Monday deals will help improve your day some.
Limited Stock and Special Flat Rate Shipping
Going on now until December 5th, enjoy great VoIP Cyber Monday Deals plus Special Flat Rate Shipping on select items.
Due to limited stock, some items are limited to just five each per customer.
But if you need more that or you have a special request, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 800-398-8647.
Cyber Monday Deals Pricing will be available on www.voipsupply.com starting Monday, December 1, 2014 thru 5pm EST on Friday, December 5, 2014.
This offer cannot be combined …
Sangoma Instant Rebates are back.
From now until December 31, 2014 enjoy up to $200 off in instant rebates on your favorite Sangoma Vega Gateways and Session Border controllers:
- Vega 50 Gateways $25 Rebate
- Vega 100 Gateways $50 Rebate
- Vega 200 Gateways $75 Rebate
- Vega 400 Gateways $100 Rebate
- Vega 5000 Gateways $50 Rebate
- Vega Enterprise SBCs $50 – $150 Rebate
- NetBorder Session Controller $200 Rebate
Since 1984 Sangoma has been a leading provider of hardware and software products that enable and enhance IP, Unified Communications (UC), and telecom solutions. Sangoma specializes in solutions for Microsoft Lync, Session Border Controllers (SBCs), and VoIP Gateways.
Why Do I Need a Session Border Controller?
VoIP security is just as important as any other firewall …
The telecom industry news site FierceTelecom is presenting a webinar with Qwilt, a video delivery platform, to discuss The flood of OTT video traffic from the likes of Netflix, YouTube, Amazon, DailyMotion, BBC, Canal+, RTL and Sky.”
Consumer demand for on-demand video is growing rapidly.
What can network operators do to prepare for it?
Dan Sahar, a co-founder of Qwilt, will share his experience with open caching of content and how it can help your network infrastructure deal with the Over-the-Top (OTT) video problem.
Click here to learn more and register for the webinar Streaming Amazon, BBC, HBO, Netflix, YouTube…ready for the flood?:
- Date: December 10, 2014
- Time: 10 AM EST
- Duration: 1 Hour
- What You’ll Learn: How Open Caching
- 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 and 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 with then you’re going to get fatigued, you’ll probably try turning up the volume which could damage your hearing, and you’ll be less …