5 keys to consider when choosing a conference phone
For quick, impromptu meetings you can grab a co-worker and have an informal conference call right in your office just by using the the speakerphone on your desktop phone.

The desktop speakerphone, that tried and true collaboration tool, has certainly improved over the years with full duplex, HD audio, and echo cancellation.

But really, are the features and sound quality all that great?

When you need to have a real meeting you need to have a real conference phone.

5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Conference Phone

Here’s the standard definition of a conference phone:

 

Conference phones are typically used in large offices and conference rooms where multi-party phone calls take place.

 

Sounds pretty straightforward, right? The differences between brands and models, …

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Beginning July 2015, Invoxia NVX 620 and NVX 220 VoIP phone systems will be made available to all VoIP Supply customers

Invoxia, a French based VoIP solutions company, has announced the arrival of it’s newest VoIP SIP Phones into the U.S. market – the Invoxia NVX 620 and the Invoxia NVX 220 – both of which have the capability of being both a desktop phone and a conference unit while using  Apple and Android devices as a control interface.

Compatible with iPhone, Android, and Tablets

Compatible with both iPhone (including the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models) and Android devices, the NVX 620 transforms the modern desk phone into a fully BYOD capable communications device. Accommodating not only cellular devices, but also iPads and Android …

What is it?

The Yealink SIP-T29G is a Gigabit VoIP phone with a 4.3” color display with backlight. The Yealink T29G is the elite model in the T2 series of Yealink phones.

The T29G separates itself with it’s dual gigabit ethernet ports, USB Bluetooth headset support and the ability to handle up to 16 VoIP accounts.

The Yealink T29G features include, but are not limited to:…

Sometimes you have to take the good with the bad like the fact that Summer has ended, but the kids are out of the house and back in school.

Once in a while though you don’t have to settle for anything, like getting to enjoy the beautiful Fall foliage together with the start of football season.

To help you combine more great things for a win-win situation, we’re offering Instant Rebates on sleek, stylish, and sturdy Aastra VoIP Phones.

Only until the end of September, enjoy an Instant Rebate between $10 and $50 on select Aastra phones that offer:

  • Solutions for small businesses on up to enterprise applications.
  • Open standards that support SIP, Asterisk, FreeSwitch, and Switchvox.
  • HD audio, multiple lines, expandibility, PoE, and Gigabit

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 …

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Nothing against the English language but, there’s a new standard in town for Digium VoIP Phones.

As of November 2014 Digium will stop making new D40, D50 and D70 English-key phones.

They’re migrating to Icon-keys to ”better align with the trends in the IP Phone market,” says Digium.

Currently the Digium D45 VoIP phone for Asterisk already comes with the Icon-keys, with no other versions in production.

To make things easier and help us adjust to this new standard Digium is:

  • Providing advanced notice
  • Including Icon-key guides that explain the features/functions every Icon-key phone
  • Fully supporting the English-key phones that are purchased up to the end-of-sale time frame through the standard Digium warranty period

If you have any questions about Digium phones, please call one …

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Last chance to register for the next webinar in our Grandstream Learning Series.

Thursday’s webinar, June 26, 2014 at 2 PM EST, will give you an opportunity to learn and ask questions about the many multimedia features of the:

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We’ve joined forces with Grandstream to offer you webinars through the Grandstream Learning Series.

Next up on the schedule is your chance to get a first-hand look at the new Grandstream GXV Series of Android-based VoIP Video Phones.

We encourage you to attend to ask questions and learn how they can fit into your business communication solution because as Gina Narcisi at SearchUnifiedCommunications points out, “There’s no doubt that consumerization has impacted business needs, and employees expect more of the features they are used to using in their personal lives — like video — at work. ”

  • When: June 26, 2014 at 2:00 PM EST
  • Where: Online. Click here to Register.
  • What: Explain how business communications can be enhanced through

Bria 4.0 for Desktop - Windows Laptop

VoIP Supply is now offering another VoIP phone option with the CounterPath Bria Software as a Service (SaaS) for flexible desktop and mobile communications from the cloud.

What Is It?

CounterPath Bria is a softphone that can used on a variety of devices that will keep your remote and mobile workers connected to their business phones when they’re outside the office.

Currently VoIP Supply is offering Bria for:

  • Apple:  iPhone, iPad, and Mac Desktops
  • Android:  Smartphones and Tablets
  • Windows:  Desktop PCs

With Bria there is no additional hardware to buy, no installation costs, and no maintence.  Simply use your existing devices and CounterPath manages the communication network on the cloud.

Bria provides voice, video, instant messaging, presence, analytics and reports, plus the …

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 …