They’re here, they’re clear, get used to being able to hear.

The new Plantronics EncorePro HW500 Series of customer service headsets are now available at VoIP Supply.

This latest generation of EncorePro headsets takes what made some of Plantronics’ other models so popular offers modern upgrades that make them more enjoyable and reliable for all day use in call centers and offices.

These are design upgrades that you can feel and hear, as explained in this video:

OSHA Noise at Work – Protect Your Hearing

If you spend the entire day struggling to hear the person that you’re on the phone you’re going to get fatigued, you’ll probably try turning up the volume which could damage your hearing, and you’ll be less productive if you’re …

The downside to producitivity is noise.

If your office is overflowing with busyness and you could benefit from some (relative) peace and quiet in your cramped workspace, then the Jabra EVOLVE series of headsets might be the answer.

Check out this article from Jason Perlow (@jperlow) at ZDNet who provides a full review of these new Jabra Evolve 80 noise cancelling Unified Communications (UC) headsets:

Jabra’s Evolve 80 is not by any means a budget VOIP headset that you want to issue to an entire fleet of office workers. But it is definitely a product you want to treat yourself to, particularly if you do heavy conference calling at your desk, own mobile devices, and need to be able to “tune out”

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:

So far 2014 has been a busy year for Aastra. In late January their acquisition by Mitel was completed and then in March they released the Aastra 6800i series of VoIP phones, which marked the first new line of desktop VoIP phones from them in quite some time. Now after a few quiet months some more changes were announced last week with the discontinuing of 3 phone models due to issues sourcing components.

Aastra 6700i

The Aastra 6757i, 6755i and 6753i were the cornerstone of Aastra and some of their most popular VoIP phones for close to a decade and with the utmost respect for these phones, I believe their time had come.

While them being put out to pasture may have been accelerated by the components …

Jabra Motion UC Bluetooth Headset

VoIP Supply has added the Jabra Motion UC Series of  Bluetooth Headsets.

What Is It?

Jabra Motion UC is a unique line of Unified Communication (UC) Bluetooth headsets that wants to be the only headset that you will ever need.

For example, a single Motion UC can be paired with your VoIP desk phone, VoIP softphone, cell phone, tablet, and Microsoft Lync system so that no matter where you go or what device you’re working from, you’ll just need this one hands-free Jabra headset.

Right now we’re carrying the following Motion UC and Motion Office headset models for both standard applications and optimized for Microsoft Lync:

  • Jabra Motion UC:  Bluetooth headset for VoIP softphone, cell phone, and tablet.
  • Jabra Motion UC MS:

For many years Sangoma has been well known for making PCI cards that can be used inside IP PBX’s but had never made the crossover to being an IP PBX manufacturer. Their first foray into this market came in June 2012 when they released the Lync Express. Now, with the release of the new Sangoma PBXcelerate, they’re making further inroads into the PBX appliance manufacturer market and their first to the SIP and open source IP-PBX marketplace.

Sangoma PBXcelerate

What Is It?

The Sangoma PBXcelerate is a highly customizable IP PBX appliance designed for use in small to medium sized offices as well as branch offices.

The first of the customizable features of the PBXcelerate is the PBX software that is loaded or lack thereof. This Sangoma …

Grandstream GXP2130 First LookI’m starting to wonder if the off switch at the Grandstream new phone model assembly line is broken because today they announced another new VoIP phone with even more on the way. The newest model off the conveyor belt is the Grandstream GXP2130.

What is it?

Of the latest enterprise grade VoIP phones in the GXP series Grandstream GXP2130 is the entry level phone; although, entry doesn’t mean it is a stripped down phone. Quite to the contrary the GXP2130 has many of the same features as the GXP2140 and GXP2160 that were released at the end of last year. These similar features include a TFT Color LCD Display, dual gigabit RJ45 ports, support for PoE and EHS support with Plantronics headsets.

What separates …

Plantronics Wireless Headsets are great. But if you think that they’d be more great if they came with free accessories and a rebate, then you are in luck.

Right now Plantronics is offering two great deals on two great headset series:

  • Plantronics CS500 XD Series:  With every of a CS500 Series headset get your choice of a free EHS Cable or Headset Lifter.
  • Plantronics Voyager Legend CS:  Get a $50 Rebate with each Voyager Legend.

About Plantronics CS500 XD Series

With up to 8.5 hours of talk time and a range of up to 350 feet, the CS500 XD Series gives you great mobility and multitasking capabilities.

The CS500 XD headsets are used with either an Electronic Hookswitch (EHS) Cable or Handset Lifter …

Toward the end of 2013, Digium released new telphony cards.

You’ll want to read Digium’s notice below if you’re a customer who purchased any of the following new devices:

Switchvox Compatibility for New Digium Cards

Here’s the announcement from Digium regarding Switchvox compatibility with their latest cards:

In Q4 of 2013, Digium released new analog and digital interface cards to refresh the current card lineup. These new cards are not currently compatible with the publicly available versions of Switchvox. A new Switchvox update, 5.8.1, will support the cards and is currently in