The Patton Smartnode 4300 series gateway and Smartnode 4400 series gateway-router have been useful to the VoIP world for many years as a high port count FXS gateway, or IP Channel Bank. Now, with the addition of 8 new models, the SN4300 and SN4400 offer FXO connectivity as well.
The Patton Smartnode 4300 series is a VoIP Gateway offering 12, 16, 24, or 32 FXS or FXO ports.  Similar to the SN4300, the 4400 is an enhanced package including a router.  The Smartnode 4400 offers complete access routing with 2 10/100 Ethernet ports, NAT, Firewall, PPPoE, DHCP, DynDNS, multiple VLANs & VPN with IPsec.
High port count FXO gateways allow for some key features in SMEs.  First, they allow for PSTN connectivity for local calls. …
3CX Windows-based phone system is quickly becoming one of the most popular IP PBX solutions available today. And why not? You don’t have to buy new hardware, you can run 3CX on just about any Windows machine.  3CX is easily scalable, you buy the license to cover your maximum number of concurrent calls with no recurring licenses to purchase (although upgrade insurance is recommended).
3CX phone system includes all the standard features you have come to expect from an IP PBX… call switching, routing, queing, presence, call waiting, caller ID, transfer, hold, 3 way calling, softphone ability and a fax server. 3CX is managed via a web console, making extension management a point-and-click event. Most importantly, when using 3CX, you can use any standard SIP …

Switchvox System

Starting September 1st, Digium will be changing the way Switchvox is sold!

In the past when you have been quoted for a new Switchvox UC system, your quote included a Switchvox appliance, complete UC package, and licensing for 10 users at the Silver level.

Beginning September 1st, the appliance and the UC package will no longer be bundled with 10 users and phone feature packs.

Why the Change?

Revolabs flx_meeting_setting_3What Is It?

The innovative Revolabs FLX System is the only wireless VoIP conference phone on the market today.

Revolabs is the premier audio solutions provider of wireless unified communications products that allow you to cut the cord and create free-flowing workspaces.

What Does It Do?

Used for both audio and video communications, the Revolabs FLX now benefits from Revolabs’ revolutionary audio technology that was once reserved for the largest of conference rooms and board rooms.

Now, with the FLX, small to medium-sized conference rooms, executive offices, or home offices can leverage the best audio quality with the freedom of wireless mobility.

Who Is It For?Revolabs FLX Dialer

Not your traditional conference phone, the Revolabs FLX system is a dual-purpose solution eliminating the need for a separate …

Why We Love Spectralink

What’s not to love… all the mobility of a cell phone in a secure VoWiFi handset that we can hang on a lanyard or clip onto our belt.  With the introduction of the Spectralink 8440  and Spectralink 8450 we have HD Voice, a color choice, and a cool user interface and even the ability to barcode scan right into our laptops. 

Now the Spectralink WiFi phone by Polycom is even more verticalized for Healthcare and Manufacturing applications while still being perfect and slick looking for hospitality and retail.  

 

Why We (I) Hate Spectralink

I  hate talking into a phone. Period. I hate holding a phone to my ear. It is cumbersome, I need my hands for doing my job, not holding my …

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 …

What is it?Grandstream HT701

The Grandstream HT701 is the next generation of analog telephone adapters (ATA) that’s designed primarily for VoIP users at home and on the road.

The new HT701 is replacing Grandstream’s HT286 ATA.

What does it do?

The Grandstream HT701 ATA adds T.38 protocol for managing faxes over your IP network.  Other main features include:

  • Ultra compact design (.98in H x 2.6in W x 3.38in L) with ultra-affordability.
  • Support 5 REN over up to 1km on 24 AWG line.
  • Caller ID for various countries, call waiting, do-no-disturb, 3-way conference, transfer, forward, message waiting, T.38 fax, flexible dial plan, multi-language voice prompt.
  • Voice codec support including G.711 with Annex I/II, G.729A/B, G.723.1, iLBC, G.726.
  • Strong encryption and security protection of  your voice and data privacy using

polycom_vvx_500Unified Communications (UC) touts universal access across all mediums so why not have a little interface unity across those devices? 

The Polycom VVX 500 is a sleek new HD voice VoIP phone offering a familiar touch screen experience.  A touch screen experience that’s so familiar I’m confident that even my iPad toting dad can use this phone with little to no training. 

Time Saver

Time saving is Polycom’s goal for the VVX 500 through a small learning curve, desktop and mobile device integration, and fingertip access to your information.  The VVX 500’s 3.5 inch touch screen provides a quick look at your synced calendar, contacts, and streaming media (news, sports, weather, stocks) to give you a jump on your day while your computer boots up.

Performance

Billed as …

Digium_switchvoxIf you’re looking for technical help on how to fax with Switchvox, the helpful engineers at Digium have put together a primer to get you on your way.

Incoming Faxes

  • With the fax software installed, you can enter a default fax extension for each channel group or SIP provider so when faxes are received, they are routed to this extension.
  • You can set up an incoming call route so that one extension can handle both voice calls and faxes.
  • You can set up an incoming call route so that all activity on an extension is treated as a fax and sent to the same extension. This is useful if you want a dedicated incoming fax extension.

Outgoing Faxes

  • With the fax software installed, if you

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Click here to read the full article, Hosted, Cloud Based VoIP Service Made Easy by VoIP Supply.…