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.

FXS is an …

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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)
  • Connection to the PSTN if needed
  • Choose the SIP trunking provider you would like (our new CloudSpan Marketplace will

Mike Rehac VoIP Supply Refresh Phone Manager Helps Honolulu Cookie Company

Mike, VoIP Supply Refresh Manager, hoards Honolulu Cookies.

Mike Rehac manages the day to day operations of VoIP Supply’s Reclaim and Refresh divisions.

Reclaim is VoIP Supply’s industry leading equipment buyback program, and Refresh is the brand name of our very own like-new, reconditioned VoIP equipment.

Mike assists thousands of customers, helping them trade in their used or excess VoIP hardware for cash or upgraded devices.…

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The new OfficeRunner Wireless Headset by Sennheiser is now available at VoIP Supply.

This sharp looking headset comes with a range of options that will easily fit into your working style:

  • Connectivity: Connects to VoIP phone or your MAC/PC.
  • Wireless: Range of up to 400 feet.
  • Fit: ​Convertible, over-the-head and on-the-ear styles.
  • Talk Time: 12 hours on a single charge.

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If You Don’t Like It, You Can Return It

The OfficeRunner offers an unheard of 60 day Money Back Guarantee.

Try this headset out and if you don’t like it you can send it right back to us for a full refund. VoIP Supply also offers payment terms so, there’s really no risk.

If You DO Like It, There’s a Full-Replacement Warranty

If you love …

What is it?

The Plantronics C725 series is a USB binaural headset with tremendous noise canceling abilities.

This is the newest and most advanced headset for PC use that Plantronics has ever released.

Plantronics produced a UC version, C725, and also a Microsoft Lync certified version, C725-M.

Whether you’re at your computer using a third party softphone or running Microsoft Lync there is a version for you.

The USB headset offers Smart Sensor technology which allows the user to answer a call by simply putting on the headset and end the call by removing the headset.

Some of the features include but are not limited to;

  • Dual Ear pad design
  • 2 year limited warranty through Plantronics
  • Microsoft Lync compatibility with C725-M model
  • Active Noise Canceling

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 …

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 and 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 with then you’re going to get fatigued, you’ll probably try turning up the volume which could damage your hearing, and you’ll be less …

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

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