If you’ve been following the net neutrality debate you know that the FCC is currently reviewing over 3 million comments from the public to find out how they feel about the current Open Internet standard that we’re used to.

So far, public opinion is less than 1% against net neutrality. Most people, it seems, believe that all internet traffic was created equal.

Can the voice of the people be enough to sway the FCC or will service providers be allowed to monetize priority internet traffic?

We’ll have to wait. In the meantime, if you’ve wondered how this will affect your Voice over IP, here’s a helpful infographic from Visually:…

You won’t find Polycom’s DECT handsets called KIRK anymore. It might be a little confusing, so here is a blog post to help break it down.

A while ago Polycom let Spectralink loose after acquiring them and their handsets in 2007 which has allowed Spectralink to rebrand their own products again, but otherwise Spectralink kept everything the same.

VoIP Supply already posted about Spectralink 8000 Series, so now take a moment for the KIRK transition to the Spectralink 7000 Series.

Following suit as the Polycom KIRK’s, the Spectralink 7000 Series do not come with a charger or a power supply. You’ll need to purchase both options separately. The correct charger options for each series will be available in the Accessories panel on each handset …

With Microsoft WPC 2013 in full swing this week in Houston, Texas it wouldn’t be surprising to see quite a few Lync product announcements coming out and Polycom has duly obliged. Today Polycom announced the release of two new Lync video conferencing units and Lync qualification for their VVX Business Media phones.

According to the press release the new Polycom CX5500 and Polycom CX5100 are “the industry’s first 360-degree, panoramic 1080p HD video collaboration solutions custom-built for Microsoft Lync 2013.” Additionally each model supports 30 frames per second, Polycom HD Voice and USB connectivity allowing them to be connected to a computer. The main difference between the two models so far seems to be the ability of the CX5500 to double as a SIP …

Yealink SIP-T4X VoIP Phones

Over the next couple months Yealink will be releasing several new phones and to use a popular idiom; with the new Yealink SIP-T4X Series, Yealink are really breaking the mold.

What Is It?

The Yealink SIP-T4X series are the latest VoIP phones from Yealink. The series currently consists of three phones, an expansion module and a Bluetooth dongle. The new phones mark a big break from the familiar look of the popular Yealink SIP-T2X and Yealink SIP-T3X series phones with a completely new design.

Part of the new design, one of the biggest difference between the new models and the older ones is the lack of a paper insert for programmable keys. A common feature on previous Yealink phone models the paper insert has been …

If you were a fan of Cisco last quarter you no doubt followed their 4-4-3 promotion where you practically got your 4th SPA504 or SPA303 phone for free when you bought a 4 pack. What a great promotion! Let’s face it, when the marketing giants at Cisco put their minds to work, they pump out some great deals! But all good things must come to an end.  How do you top that?

Well, believe it or not, they have! The Cisco SPA504 is arguably our most popular Small Business VoIP phone and has been since it came out in 2009.  Not only is the Cisco SPA504 feature rich and sexy, it is pretty affordable too at only $124.99.  The SPA504 offers 4 lines, a backlit …

Sangoma a leading provider of hardware and software components for both telecom and datacom applications is hosting a monthly series of educational webinars. Each of the hour long webinars will focus on a different topic and the corresponding Sangoma solutions.

Cost Effective Tapping and Call Recording using the Sangoma T116 – April 22

Sangoma T116

The first of the webinars will be held on April 22 and will look at the new Sangoma T116 Tapping Board. The T116 is 16-span T1/E1/J1 tapping board that can be used to for the passive tapping of up to 240 voice calls. The webinar will focus on issues and uses related to tapping for both the business community and in law enforcement/public safety.

Register for Cost Effective Tapping and Call Recording using the

There’s a burgeoning market for hosted wireless LAN services and ADTRAN is hosting a webinar to help you learn more about it.

The line of ADTRAN IP business gateways and ADTRAN routers are known as a top choice for voice, video, data, and internet communication solutions that includes a lifetime warranty and standard next business day replacement policy.

Now you can take advantage of the ADTRAN Bluesocket® virtual wireless LAN (vWLAN) solution to help you provide hosted services.

Register for the Multi-Tenant Solutions with Bluesocket® webinar on Thursday, February 21 at 4 PM EST to learn:

  • Features and capabilities of Bluesocket vWLAN
  • Requirements for offering hosted WLAN services
  • Sales tools

Click here to register for the webinar.

Yealink DECT PhonesVoIP in the SOHO and SMB markets is literally on the move; seriously, it literally is. In the last 6 months several manufactures have released new DECT systems geared towards the SOHO and SMB markets. These DECT solutions help companies give their employees the ability to move around the office or warehouse without having to worry about missing a call. With the release of the Yealink SIP-W52P and Yealink SIP-W52H, Yealink has put their hat in the DECT VoIP phone ring.

What Is It?

Yealink SIP-W52HThe new Yealink DECT phones consist of the SIP-W52P which is the base station and the SIP-W52H which is the handset. The SIP-W52P includes one base station and one handset but you can pair up to 4 additional handsets to …

Polycom SpectraLink 8440

It’s official.  Polycom SpectraLink 8400 Series Wi-Fi handsets have been tested and qualified for use with Microsoft Lync.

If you’re a Microsoft Lync fan, Polycom now has two, flexible, wireless VoIP options for you to choose from in either the Polycom KIRK DECT series and now SpectraLink.

Which Phones are Optimized for Lync?

Microsoft has a helpful chart comparing all of the KIRK and SpectraLink options.

Click here for the list of Compatible IP Phones Tested and Qualified for Lync.

Why Choose Microsoft Lync?

  • Microsoft Lync is one of the top three Unified Communications (UC) systems next to Cisco and Avaya.
  • Microsoft Lync is the next multi-billion dollar business unit within Microsoft
  • Microsoft states that 70% of Forbes 500 companies are planning or


Release the Kraken

For the last year and a half there has been talk of a Polycom USB camera that will work with the Polycom VVX 500 multimedia VoIP phone. With stories of details and release dates changing over time it had become something of folklore like you’d expect to hear a weathered sailor spurt about a chance encounter with the Kraken or a mermaid. For the longest time it did just seem like it was nothing more than a myth, but unlike those fabled sea creatures the Polycom VVX Camera does exist and we have photos and datasheets.

Polycom VVX Camera

Announced towards the end of 2012 the Polycom VVX Camera is a 720p USB camera that will work with both the Polycom VVX 500 and …