Someone who’s beginning to shop for a new multimedia VoIP phone might have a lot of questions about exactly what these models are and what they offer. Actually, there’s a lot of difference between the various types of multimedia VoIP phones that can be found on today’s market. Understanding the differences can help one choose the hardware and telephony setups that most benefit their business or home use.…

Switchvox System

Starting September 1st, Digium will be changing the way Switchvox is sold!

In the past when you have been quoted for a new Switchvox UC system, your quote included a Switchvox appliance, complete UC package, and licensing for 10 users at the Silver level.

Beginning September 1st, the appliance and the UC package will no longer be bundled with 10 users and phone feature packs.

Why the Change?

The constant traveler was one of the reasons that Video Conferencing was invented. This role has been altered in a good way – now the road warrior is actually the jet-setter who cannot be tied to an office. Typically this person is the one who works sometimes from home, the local beanery, or during vacation!

You have to live your life, and you have to work – Video Conferencing lets you do both! Ad-hoc meetings are always a possibility with the limitless nature of Video Conferencing. Stop rescheduling life for work and work for life. Here’s your cake and here’s your fork…

What are my options?

Laptops, tablets, smartphones… choose your weapon. No matter what you have in mind, the Bring-Your-Own-Device movement makes communication simple. …

Whether you are a work-from-home parent, or a partial commuter, working from home can present a “Team Environment” challenge. Bring back the collaboration with Video Conferencing for the home office.

What Are My Options?

The three main manufacturers offer three distinct solutions:

How to Choose?

Each of these solutions is budget and space-conscious – perfect for the individual user.

The first thing you need to know is your anticipated in-conference behavior. What does this mean? Well, do you like to get up and walk around on a call? Will you incorporate a whiteboard or a project board? Do you need …

Reclaim Your Equipment InvestmentIf you are looking to upgrade your VoIP System to a newer one or upgrade your VoIP phones to the latest and greatest, perhaps you have thought about what to do with your old VoIP Equipment.

VoIP Supply is a fantastic place to start your research. VoIP Supply’s Reclaim program buys back old VoIP equipment and gives you credit towards your new VoIP System or VoIP Phones.

How Reclaim Program Works

First, you need to accept the fact that you have old VoIP equipment and you have to want to get rid of it.

There is no room for hoarders in the Reclaim program.  Once you have accepted that fact and are ready to be out with the old, contact our Reclaim Specialist, Mike Rehac. Email …

Grandstream has been in the VoIP telephony market for 10 years offering a wide selection of VoIP phones, VoIP video phones, ATAs and gateways. Recently they also branched out to the surveillance side when they introduced their line of IP cameras and encoders. Their newest products, the Grandstream DP715 and Grandstream DP710, give them a firm foothold in the DECT VoIP phone market.

What Is It?

Grandstream DP715 Grandstream DP710The Grandstream DP715 and DP710 are a DECT cordless IP phone solution. The DP715 is the base station which operates as the central control point or brains. The DP710 are the expansion handsets that can be added to a base station. You can register a total of 5 handsets to each base station.

The DP715 can handle 4 …

Too often we get caught up with the newest releases from manufactures but fail to show products that are discontinued their due respect. Since there isn’t a budding market for vintage VoIP phones or antique analog telephone adapters, most are destined to be unceremoniously phased out and scrapped without a second thought. With this in mind I thought I would take a step back to take a look at two phones that were recently discontinued.

The Discontinued

Aastra 6757i CT Aastra 9480i CTAastra has announced that they are discontinuing the popular Aastra 6757i CT and Aastra 9480i CT VoIP phones. The reason for the phones being discontinued is a supply issues with one of the critical components related to the CT handset. This issue only affects the CT versions and …

polycom_vvx_500With many different kinds of telecom solutions available to homes and businesses, today’s buyer might be wondering why they should invest in a brand new multimedia VoIP phone.

These new products actually have many specific benefits for today’s market, some related to user-friendly design and others offering specific opportunities to bring down costs for commercial operations.

Here are some of the main reasons why so many buyers are jumping on the bandwagon and making a play for a new multimedia VoIP phone with many of the capabilities of a conventional 3G or 4G enabled smartphone.…