Editor’s Note: This article was originally posted in August 2010 and has been fully updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness in October 2015.
If you are researching into deploying a VoIP Telephony System on your own for the first time, you are probably seeing FXS and FXO acronyms all over the place. When you’re new to VoIP and learning it can be very difficult. Hopefully I can help to make a little sense of FXS/FXO for you.
Let’s start with FXS Ports
FXS stands for foreign exchange subscriber. Since that is so clear and makes so much sense I can stop there right? Not! So clearly the actual meaning of these words isn’t going to help us remember or understand what they mean.
Our tech support team here at VoIP Supply offers great pre- and post-sale support plus provisioning, consultations, configuration, and installation help.
We get a lot of VoIP hardware and software questions and realized that these solutions should be shared with everyone. This one is about Grandstream Call Routing.
Here now are our top three (real) questions and answers from this past week (from VoIP users just like you).
Q: We install access control systems for condominiums that uses a SIP extension to place calls to residents’ telephone numbers. We need a gateway that will allow SIP to outdial over an analog trunk. What do you have recommend?
We are excited to announce the first ever VoIP Supply branded IP PBX, the RenegadePBX 1U Appliance. At VoIP Supply, we strive to put you, the customer, first. With over 13 years of perfecting your buying experience before, during and after your purchase we wanted to bring this experience to our own appliance.
The choices are all up to you!
In true VoIP Supply fashion, we didn’t want to limit you to only certain choices with your IP PBX. The RenegadePBX allows you to mold the exact appliance needed for your situation.
Choose your own open source software platform (installed on your appliance prior to shipment)
I suppose it’s fitting that when you do a Google search for “M85” you’ll find, as the number one search result, Wikipedia’s description of the well-known “heavy machine gun…that was used primarily for turreted applications in armored fighting vehicles.”
When you want something done, you bring out the big guns.
So it is with the Snom M85.
Just like its unrelated namesake, the M85 is comfortable in tough environments like hard hat zones, the outdoors, and industrial areas. It’s able to withstand the abuse with protective features such as:
IP65 rated protective enclosure that is:
Operational in temperatures ranging from 5°F to 131°F (-15° and +55° Celsius)
VoIP Supply has been the leading hardware supplier for over 13 years and has truly perfected the buying experience for our customers. We knew we were missing a piece of the puzzle and we have expanded our team to fill the gap for our customers. We are now able to offer you VoIP Service!
We would like to officially introduce to you the CloudSpan Marketplace. “The Marketplace is a single place to shop various cloud service offerings, in order to find the perfect match for their business’s size and needs,” said Wes Mathews, Director of Cloud Services.
Here are a few of the benefits when working with the CloudSpan Marketplace:
Dedicated VoIP Solutions Specialists at your fingertips
VoIP Supply is continually growing and striving to make the customer experience better. We wanted to share with you our newest addition to our customer satisfaction tool kit.
The Customer Always Comes First
We have created an interactive demo lab for use by our sales team, tech support team and any customers who would like to visit. We have all types of equipment in our lab from VoIP Headsets, VoIP Phones, IP Paging equipment and also multiple types of IP PBX Appliances.
Check out the video created by our new Video Production Manager, Stephen Lopian.
Our custom tech table was built locally specifically for our Interactive Lab at VoIP Supply.
At VoIP Supply, we are constantly expanding our product catalog to make sure we are able to fulfill all of our customers needs.
When we were researching Wi-Fi infrastructure, Ruckus Wireless was an easy choice.
I had the pleasure to discuss Ruckus Wireless with David Callisch, VP of Corporate Marketing, over at Ruckus Wireless.
He was able to shed light on different deployments for Ruckus, new products, and recent Ruckus partnerships. What follows is my interview with him. Enjoy!
VoIP Supply: For folks who are unfamiliar with Ruckus Wireless, tell us about your company?
David Callisch: Ruckus is now the world’s largest independent supplier of advanced Wi-Fi systems for enterprises and carriers around the globe. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, the company currently operates in …