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IT Expo West 2014 is over but Xorcom has shared a couple great recap interviews that explain two of their solutions:

  • New, soon-to-be-released Xorcom CompletePBX Version 4.5 that will offer stronger security features and an open source endpoint manager
  • Xorcom Orion Video Conferencing for SMBs that’s affordable and reliable

 

Xorcom CompletePBX Version 4.5

 

Xorcom Orion Video Conferencing for Small Businesses

Via Xorcom

Digium Free Shipping

Right now VoIP Supply is offering Free FedEx 2nd Day Shipping* on our most popular Digium Digital Cards.

Need a T1 card with Echo Cancellation? Looking for a PCI Express card that has 4 FXO ports? Or, maybe you just need a Half-Length FXS card?

Whatever you’re looking for to complete your Asterisk® solution, Digium has the card that’s right for you. But act now – this offer is only good until August 29, 2014.

Why Digium Digital Cards?

Digium Digital Cards are the perfect, certified compliment to Asterisk® software in T1 and E1 environments.

But they’re also designed to be compatible with your existing software plus their open source drivers will support your custom API.

For more information, read more here:

We’re proud to announce that VoIP Supply is now a Xorcom Certified Dealer for Complete PBX Solutions.

Thanks to Michael Taylor (pictured above) our VoIP Engineer putting in all the hard work at the Xorcom technical training class.

We’re not sure what was harder for him the three days of in-depth training to learn all the details of Xorcom PBX installation, programming, and troubleshooting or being able to avoid all the distractions of the class location, Las Vegas.

If you’re not familiar with Xorcom the company was founded in 2004 and they focus on business telephony solutions for both VoIP and traditional PSTN. Xorcom products are based on Asterisk®, the open-source communication software used worldwide, for a flexible range of PBX solutions.

Taylor’s hands-on …

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: What is the default log in and password out of the box of the EdgeMarc 250W [Model] #250W-100-0002?

A:   The EdgeMarc 250W is an Enterprise Session Border Controller (SBC) that handles up to 10 concurrent calls, protecting them from malicious attacks. This SBC is designed for small and medium sized offices.

The default login is simply:

  • User Name

Our friends at Software Advice put together a great infographic highlighting the Life and Death of the Analog Telphone.

This pictorial history takes us through time from the humble telegraph to super-speed Voice over IP and beyond.

Designing the Analog Timeline

Craig Borowski, VoIP and telecommunications researcher at Software Advice shares some background:

The most interesting thing we learned while doing our research is the fact that the telegraph evolved into the telephone. It was fascinating to discover how that evolution took place. For example, as soon as the telegraph was invented, there were people all around the world who immediately started trying to improve it. The inventors kept making improvements in a similar fashion until it made the logical evolution into the telephone, and

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: How do you connect two calls to make a conference call [Polycom IP 5000] whether they call in or we call out? 

A:   The Polycom SoundStation IP 5000 Conference Phone is a 1-line SIP phone that allows you to create conferences with up to two other groups or, callers.

There’s a couple of ways to host a conference:…

I recently wrote this post, VoIP Q & A: Phoenix Audio Speakerphone and Polycom RealPresence Group 300 Video Conferencing, in which I included some misinformation about the capabilities of the Polycom RealPresence Group 300 video conferencing system.

This question had been submitted to VoIP Supply:

“Is it possible to use the Polycom Realpresence Group 300 with online services such as Skype or Go To Meeting?”

I mistakenly wrote that “yes” you can use Skype and GoToMeeting with the RealPresence Group 300 because it is standards based.

Rookie mistake.

Thankfully Michael Graves of Graves on SOHO Technology called me out on it in his post, A VoIP Supply Q&A Batting .500!.

I was confusing the Polycom RealPresence CloudAXIS Suite with “standards based.”

Click here

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Nothing against the English language but, there’s a new standard in town for Digium VoIP Phones.

As of November 2014 Digium will stop making new D40, D50 and D70 English-key phones.

They’re migrating to Icon-keys to ”better align with the trends in the IP Phone market,” says Digium.

Currently the Digium D45 VoIP phone for Asterisk already comes with the Icon-keys, with no other versions in production.

To make things easier and help us adjust to this new standard Digium is:

  • Providing advanced notice
  • Including Icon-key guides that explain the features/functions every Icon-key phone
  • Fully supporting the English-key phones that are purchased up to the end-of-sale time frame through the standard Digium warranty period

If you have any questions about Digium phones, please call one …

Making Wi-Fi faster and cheaper are great enhancements but, how good are those qualities if the service isn’t reliable?

That’s the goal of Ruckus Wireless with their line of “Smart Wi-Fi” access points, bridges, and switches.

Ruckus Webinar: “Exploiting next generation 802.11ac with smarter antennas”

Ruckus is currently hosting a series of “We All Want Better Wi-Fi” webinars to help educate you on how to combat inconsistent Wi-Fi performance that affects our daily productivity:

Understanding the complexities of next-generation Wi-Fi can present a challenge. An optimized 802.11ac infrastructure comes only as a result of solid wireless fundamentals, thoughtful radio design, smart antenna systems, and dynamic RF adaptation. So how can you get the most out of 11ac?

Want Better Wi-Fi is an

Note:  This post was updated with new information on August 6, 2014 pertaining to the Polycom video conferencing system mentioned below.

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:  Can I connect this [Phoenix Audio Quattro3 USB] to my PC and use it for a Skype call?

Your question perfectly describes the purpose of the Phoenix Audio Quattro3 USB .

From the Quattro3 datasheet:

The USB