UPDATE

This promotional combo ends on March 31, 2014.

Free Switchvox User Training Details

Now is a great time for small and medium businesses to step into a new Switchvox SMB Unified Communications (UC) solution.

We’re excited to offer free Switchvox User Training, valued at $995, with the purchase of the following Switchvox SMB appliances and software:

If you’re checking out online, it’s simple. Under “Options” just select the Switchvox User Training box to add it to your order at no charge.

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“The Switchvox User Training is an online, self-paced two hour course that will teach anyone in your business the ins and outs of Switchvox, the Switchvox user web suite …

Aastra has just released their new Aastra 6800i Series that includes four VoIP phones models to serve a variety of users.  The 6800i Series offers Aastra’s best quality, features, and pricing to date with three key selling points:

  • Design:  A thin, modern, space saving design
  • Audio:  Enhanced HD audio for natural sounding calls even with the speakerphone
  • Power Consumption:  Environmentally and budget friendly power saving features

Our first look at the Aastra 6865i is the next level up from the 6863i base model in this range of phones.

What Is It?

The Aastra 6865i is a 9-line VoIP phone in a compact design that offers:

  • Display:  Easy to read 3.4″ LCD display with large fonts and soft white backlighting.
  • Audio:  Includes Aastra’s high

Aastra has just released their new Aastra 6800i Series that includes four VoIP phones models to serve a variety of users.  The 6800i Series offers Aastra’s best quality, features, and pricing to date with three key selling points:

  • Design:  A thin, modern, space saving design
  • Audio:  Enhanced HD audio for natural sounding calls even with the speakerphone
  • Power Consumption:  Environmentally and budget friendly power saving features

Our first look at the Aastra 6863i is the entry level model in this range of phones.

What Is It?

The Aastra 6863i is a dependable 2-line VoIP phone in a compact design that offers:

  • Display:  2.75″ monochrome LCD display
  • Audio:  Advanced audio processing from software, including Aastra’s high definition Hi-Q™ audio technology, and hardware,

Grandstream GXP2130 First LookI’m starting to wonder if the off switch at the Grandstream new phone model assembly line is broken because today they announced another new VoIP phone with even more on the way. The newest model off the conveyor belt is the Grandstream GXP2130.

What is it?

Of the latest enterprise grade VoIP phones in the GXP series Grandstream GXP2130 is the entry level phone; although, entry doesn’t mean it is a stripped down phone. Quite to the contrary the GXP2130 has many of the same features as the GXP2140 and GXP2160 that were released at the end of last year. These similar features include a TFT Color LCD Display, dual gigabit RJ45 ports, support for PoE and EHS support with Plantronics headsets.

What separates …

Questions about VoIP devices and services are regularly submitted to VoIPSupply.com through a technical support ticket or via the “Ask The Expert” tab on our product pages.

We respond to these requests directly but more often than not, this Q & A would be helpful for lots of other folks.

Below are your VoIP questions answered – Real questions from real people  just like you.

Q: I am a solo attorney. I have a support person who answers the phone for me. Does this phone have an intercom type feature that allows her to “buzz” me and let me know who’s calling?

A:  Yes, the SPA303G does have the intercom feature that you’re looking for.

This feature is called paging and it works like this:…

VoIP Supply has teamed up with Grandstream to provide the Grandstream Learning Series for you to get a first-hand look at:

  • Grandstream Phones: New Grandstream GXP2140 and GXP2160 Enterprise VoIP Phones with color touch screens
  • Grandstream IP PBX: Grandstream UCM6100 IP PBX Series for Unified Communications (UC) applications
  • Grandstream IP Surveillance: Integrated Grandstream IP Surveillance Solutions
  • Grandstream Video Phones: Revolutionary Grandstream GXV Series IP Video Phones

When, What, How

The Grandstream Learning Series starts in March 2014 and runs through June 2014. Each live webinar will run for an hour.

Attendees will get in depth looks at the devices and the solutions and have an opportunity to ask questions and get information on how to create a communication or surveillance solution …

Plantronics Wireless Headsets are great. But if you think that they’d be more great if they came with free accessories and a rebate, then you are in luck.

Right now Plantronics is offering two great deals on two great headset series:

  • Plantronics CS500 XD Series:  With every of a CS500 Series headset get your choice of a free EHS Cable or Headset Lifter.
  • Plantronics Voyager Legend CS:  Get a $50 Rebate with each Voyager Legend.

About Plantronics CS500 XD Series

With up to 8.5 hours of talk time and a range of up to 350 feet, the CS500 XD Series gives you great mobility and multitasking capabilities.

The CS500 XD headsets are used with either an Electronic Hookswitch (EHS) Cable or Handset Lifter …

If you’ve been looking at a MOBOTIX solution, chances are you’ve noticed MOBOTIX cameras record in all the expected compression’s, and then in an extra compression: MxPEG. You may be asking yourself ‘What is this MxPEG? How does it compare to H.264?’ Let me help you out with that.

Video recorded in HDTV (1920 x 1080) is compressed in H.264. It was created for broadcasting high definition video, which is why nowadays it’s the most common video compression out there. While it’s ideal for bandwidth conservation, when paused on a frame, there is a fuzziness to the image. A minor inconvenience really. It’s usually acceptable, which is why most surveillance companies allow H.264 as one of their compression options, but MOBOTIX wasn’t satisfied.

As a …

VoIP Supply is happy to announce that our Elastix line is now certified compatible with the Yeastar NeoGate TG800 VoIP GSM Gateway.

Previously Yeastar could say they were compatible with Elastix because their hardware worked with Elastix systems, but now it’s official. Yeastar completed the Elastix Certification Test on their NeoGate TG800 GSM Gateway and officially joins the ranks of other certified compatible hardware companies such as CyberData, Digium, Grandstream, Patton, Sangoma, Snom, Xorcom and Yealink.

NeoGate Elastix

Yeastar had this to say:

“Yeastar is pleased to announce that [the] NeoGate [TG800] VoIP GSM gateway has successfully completed test of compatibility with the Elastix system for NeoGate TG800. NeoGate is a powerful VoIP GSM gateway with 8 channels, bridging

Beginning on March 1, 2014 customers can begin using Bitcoin as a form of payment for orders with VoIP Supply.

VoIP Supply is the second company in Western New York or, the greater Buffalo and Niagara Falls area for you out-of-towners, and we are joining some other nationally known e-tailers like Overstock.com in recognizing this digital currency.

I asked Ben Sayers, CEO of VoIP Supply, a few questions to help further explain this decision.

4 Quick Questions with VoIP Supply CEO Ben Sayers about Bitcoin

VoIP Insider:  For over 10 years VoIP Supply has been helping people transfer voice over the internet. Did you ever think you’d be helping people transfer a digital currency through the internet as well?

Ben Sayers:  While I …