It’s finally May and you know what that means – Busy summer sales months are right around the corner!  If your phone system is an antiquated analog or digital system, you are heading into the busiest weeks of the year with a disadvantage already!

At this point, you are probably already considering a new VoIP phone system.  If Switchvox, Frost and Sullivan’s choice for global growth leadership in Unified Communications, is a system you are considering or have already purchased, below are some training opportunities that you need to mark on your calendar!

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What Is It?

The Elastix ELX-025 is a 1U PBX appliance which can be used as a total UC solution for small and medium businesses. The ELX-025 appliance runs Elastix software, which is a distribution of Asterisk, the free open source PBX software. The Elastix ELX-025 ideally will support up to 100 extensions and 30 concurrent calls.Elastix_ELX25-side

What Does It Do?

What doesn’t it do? The Elastix ELX-025 is truly a “Unified Communication system”. We hear the UC buzzword everywhere but how many of those solutions labeled UC are really all encompassing of all the ways we communicate? The Elastix platform is.

IP PBX: Embedded into the Elastix system, which is ready for use right out of the box on the ELX-025, is obviously an …

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Three years ago if you asked us what the hottest open source platform was for your IP PBX, we would have said Trixbox CE.  It was free, easy to use, and always being

updated. Well the one thing that is certain around here is death, taxes, and CHANGE! With Trixbox CE going the way of the geese up here in Buffalo, NY, we have found that Elastix is quickly becoming the platform of choice when installing a new IP PBX. In fact, Elastix is more than just a phone system… it can be your entire UC strategy!

Elastix as an IP PBX

Elastix is an open source, Asterisk based UC system which can be downloaded and run on any PC, server, or laptop.  I mentioned …

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What is it? 

Digium PhonesThe new Digium phones are High-Definition IP Phones designed by Digium specifically for Switchvox UC System and Asterisk-based phone systems. There are 3 phones in the series, the Digium D70, D50, and D40.

What does it do?

The Digium phones connect seemlessly to any Asterisk-based phone system, including Switchvox, Digium’s UC System.  When connected to an Asterisk Phone System, Digium Phones offer a user friendly calling experience complete with HD Voice Wideband and access to user created apps and call rules, directly from the phone. 

Being created by Digium specifically for Asterisk, Digium phones may very well have the easiest plug and play of any IP Phone. Simply plug the Digium phone into the network and the phone will automagically …

XorcomWith Digium’s help in a previous post I outlined how the new Digium R-Series failover appliances stack up against leading competitors solutions, including Xorcom

If you’ve been comparing hardware, are in the market for a resiliency solution, and in need of how-to resources for maintaining Asterisk based communications in the event of a hardware or software failure; you are now in luck.

Xorcom has taken has taken the time to offer a point-by-point comparison of their software and devices in an article of their own.…

Got resiliency?Digium R-Series

The newly released Digium R-Series redundancy appliances enable your network to recover from hardware or software failures and maintain communication with the outside world.  

Digium failover appliances work with their open source telephony platform Asterisk to ensure that you have an open line of communication even in demanding enviroments.

There are two models in the R-Series.  They work on Asterisk based open sourced PBX’s but do not work on Switchvox.  Both models are 1U rack mount devices:

  • Digium R800:  Supports up to eight analog (POTS) circuits.
  • Digium R850:  Handles up to eight digital (T1, E1, PRI or BRI) spans.

What’s The Difference?

So even in the event of a catastrophic failure, your communications system will stay up and running with the Digium R-Series.  That sounds great …

Using today’s technology for communication has now gone beyond email and instant messaging. Total integration – for both the office and the home – is possible for communication on a single source: the computer.

Of course, not all of us use the same types of computers, which can make things a little complicated for the SIP-uninitiated, to say the least. But using Session Initiation Protocol technology as part of a VoIP service will be worth the setup – especially considering just how easy SIP can be to set up.

Let’s focus on the world of Apple computer lovers today and recommend a few ways that you can set up SIP for Apple.…

Understanding the difference between a hardphone and softphone is as simple as using one of each – but many people have not had the pleasure of experiencing a softphone yet.

When it comes to SIP softphones and open source SIPs (Session Initation Protocol), too many people are still left in the dark.

Luckily, this article is here to enlighten. We’ll provide a brief summary of SIP technology and what it might mean for both you and the way you handle your communications on a daily basis.

SIP Softphones

If you run your phone system using a VoIP service provider you’ll probably recognize just how easy it can be to ditch traditional phones in favor of softphones, which can be downloaded straight to your computer and often for …

Less than a week away, ClueCon will be kicking off on Tuesday, August 9th in Chicago.  You might have noticed a few posts in the past month but, if you still haven’t heard about it ClueCon is the conference to attend if your an open source VoIP professional.  

Open source Telephony continues to grow in popularity with businesses and institutions of all sizes. If your doing anything in the Telephony space, you need to be up to date with what’s developing in this space.

Highlights

Some highlights on the ClueCon schedule of presentations this year include: