Since their first conference phone in 1992 the Polycom product catalog has expanded to include video conferencing, telepresence, VoIP phones among other products but with over 4 million conference phones shipped and an 80 percent share of the conference phone market place (Polycom Ships 4 Millionth Conference Phone) they haven’t forgotten their roots. This week Polycom announced the latest addition to the SoundStation conference phone family with the release of the Polycom SoundStation Connect.

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What Is It?

The Polycom Connect is a USB conference phone that is targeted towards Unified Communications (UC) users. The Polycom Connect can be used with any UC softphone application and can be connect via the included USB cable to computers (Mac, Windows or Linux) without the need for …

The funny thing about model numbers is they sort of make sense, but not always. Fortunately, VoIP Supply is here to help with our dedication to help make the buying process easier! Today we discuss the naming convention of a particular favorite brand of mine, Vivotek:

Prefixes:

  • IP (ex: IP8331) — Network. Think of it as IP, like Internet Protocol, even though all of Vivotek’s cameras are network cameras (and most are PoE, though not all), this naming convention tends to be the default for most box, cube, and bullet cameras.

 

  • MD (ex: MD8562) — Mobile Dome; weatherproof and compliant with EN50155 standards, these IP cameras are specifically made to go places be it cars, buses, or trains (so does

Schools are using video conferencing to both help provide students with a more interactive and fulfilling education, as well as providing better services to the students. Some of the ways that schools are utilizing video conferencing include:

  • Virtual Field Trips – With video conferencing, classrooms can visit distant places remotely to enhance lesson plans.
  • Shared Staff Resources – With tightening budgets, some schools find it difficult to get their students the staffing resources needed to guarantee academic success. Video conferencing gives every school in a district remote access to specialty staff and resources.
  • Distance Learning – With video conferencing, schools can host special guest lecturers, mentors, or even career days with presenters from virtually anywhere.

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Taiwanese based manufacturer AVer is trying to make video conferencing …

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Good things come to those who wait, and our patience has finally paid off! MOBOTIX just announced their new app for iPhones, iPods, iPads and iPad Minis and it looks, for lack of a better term, totally awesome.

The MOBOTIX app, simply titled “MOBOTIX”, is compatible with the T24 IP Video Door Station and most MOBOTIX IP cameras. The beauty of this German company is they make an outstanding product: MOBOTIX cameras have no moving parts so there is no mechanical wear and tear, they’re at least IP65 rated for outdoor or indoor use, and can operate in extreme conditions from literally Zugspitze peak to the controlled atmosphere of the Vatican vaults. And this app was specifically created to use the Megapixel lenses, …

Earlier this week I had a chance to talk with Simon Horton, Sangoma Director of Product Management. Based out of Sangomas London office, Simon joined Sangoma when they purchased VegaStream who he’d been with since 2003. We talked a little about England’s chances under Hodgson in Brazil 2014, which I ranked at quarterfinals at best but mostly we talked about the new Sangoma Session Border Controllers

This was the first time since the release of the Sangoma Session Border Controllers that I’d had a chance to talk with Simon and get an understanding of what he feels sets the Sangoma SBCs apart from those that are currently available on the market.

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VoIP Supply – Before we talk about the new Sangoma Vega Session Border Controllers for …