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If you’re striving for a good work / life balance there are a couple schools of thought.

Amanda Abella at Care2 wrote the article, Why Work Life Balance Doesn’t Exist, saying that:

Work life balance became a major buzz word in the health and lifestyle community because people felt like they had to find ways to handle stress…The reason so many fail at work life balance is because they try to cram their activities into a perfectly balanced schedule…The point is the life is fluid. Nothing is ever the same. By trying to “balance” our lives into equal parts we’re working against that.

On the other hand, The Independent’s Antonia Molloy is reporting that A quarter of UK professionals are unhappy with their work-life

At the end of January, a few of folks from VoIP Supply went down to Miami for ITEXPO East.

Just being able to escape the Buffalo snow for a few days would have made the trip nice enough.

They were surprised then when Sangoma, one of our top open source VoIP hardware brands, named VoIP Supply the recipient of the 2015 Revenue Growth award for the North America region.

Sangoma is recognizing partners who are helping customers find flexible Sangoma telephony solutions, who are demonstrating success in their region, and are committed to growing with Sangoma.

Director of Marketing at Sangoma,  Kathleen Reed, is impressed with VoIP Supply’s performance.

“VoIP Supply has made concerted efforts in marketing and promoting Sangoma’s new products and services …

In these Digium interviews at ITEXPO 2015, VoIP Supply’s CFO Paula Griffo and Product Specialist Jeff Quinn explain what we offer to compliment Asterisk and Switchvox solutions.

Brian Ferguson of Digium talks about more of the Unified Communications solution highlights in his post here, Talking UC at ITEXPO: Watch Digium Live in Miami.

Watch the full video above for these other interviewees that explain their Digium and Asterisk integrations:…

There’s a long list of stadiums, arenas, convention centers, theatres, and recreational centers in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Germany that use Ruckus Wireless for their public Wi-Fi systems.

The video above shows the success that Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Angels have had using Ruckus to enhance their fan’s gameday experience.

The Challenge

Use Wi-Fi to increase operational efficiencies throughout a stadium that holds 45,574 people.

The Solution

  • 200 Ruckus ZoneFlex narrow beam and ZoneFlex sectorized beam outdoor access points
  • Over 100 high-capacity three stream Ruckus ZoneFlex indoor access points
  • Ruckus SmartCell Gateway (SCG) 200 to manage access points

The Result

Free Wi-Fi access is not only helping to attract and retain fans, but the stadium is also using it for mobile …

polycom noiseblock
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 …

Cisco UC300 and UC500

The Cisco Unified Communications Series for Small Business, specifically the UC300 and UC500 device series, have reached end-of-life (EoL) status.

Support for these platforms began phasing out on January 1, 2015.

Digium is currently offering a promotion to help you switch from Cisco to a Switchvox UC platform.

For many customers, a Switchvox solution can be purchased for less than the annual cost of a Cisco support contract.

Promotion Details

  • Must be a new Switchvox solution that replaces an existing Cisco UC300 and UC500 solution.
  • This promotion CAN be stacked with other Digium promotions.
  • Work with your VoIP Supply account rep – Devices cannot be purchased online for the same discount.

Eligible Digium Products for Cisco Replacement Promotion

Unified Communications Appliances

  • Switchvox 80

If you’re looking for a Jabra headset for a Cisco phone, check out this Jabra – Cisco Compatibility Guide that outlines:

  • Jabra Wireless Headsets for Cisco Phones
  • Jabra Wireless Headsets for Cisco SPA Phones
  • Jabra Corded Headsets for Cisco Phones
  • Jabra Corded Headsets for Cisco SPA Phones

Connection Options

In addition to Cisco SPA and Unified IP Phones, this handy guide lists connectivity options for Cisco Jabber softphones, WebEx, and Cisco wireless handsets.

You’re able to quickly find which connector cable you need, if there’s a USB connection, Electronic Hookswitch (EHS) capabilities, or if there’s remote call control (RCC) for your headset / phone pairing.

And if you’re unsure what type of headset you need for your work environment, just follow Jabra’s four steps …

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.…

12-23-2014 2-13-43 PM

Thanks to all of our wonderful, loyal customers, we’ve had another great year here at VoIP Supply.

As our way of returning the favor we’d like to pass along some VoIP Holiday Specials.

Limited Quantities, Offers Good Until December 31st

Going on now until December 31, 2014 there are limited quantities available for these deals on top brands like Aastra, Cisco, Grandstream, Jabra, Plantronics on devices such as:

  • VoIP Headsets
  • VoIP Phones,
  • Webcams
  • USB Speakerphones,
  • And more…

VoIP Deals

If you need help or have any questions about availability, talk to one of our friendly reps by calling toll-free 800-398-8647…