Making Wi-Fi faster and cheaper are great enhancements but, how good are those qualities if the service isn’t reliable?

That’s the goal of Ruckus Wireless with their line of “Smart Wi-Fi” access points, bridges, and switches.

Ruckus Webinar: “Exploiting next generation 802.11ac with smarter antennas”

Ruckus is currently hosting a series of “We All Want Better Wi-Fi” webinars to help educate you on how to combat inconsistent Wi-Fi performance that affects our daily productivity:

Understanding the complexities of next-generation Wi-Fi can present a challenge. An optimized 802.11ac infrastructure comes only as a result of solid wireless fundamentals, thoughtful radio design, smart antenna systems, and dynamic RF adaptation. So how can you get the most out of 11ac?

Want Better Wi-Fi is an

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 …

Up until next week we’re highlighting our partners who are exhibiting at ITEXPO Miami 2014 to learn what’s new at this year’s show.

ITEXPO, running from January 28th through January 31st, is a business technology event and tradeshow for VoIP, Unified Communications, Cloud services, phone apps, and more.

3 Questions with ADTRAN About ITEXPO

We spoke with Andy Walston, Inside Channel Account Manager for ADTRAN, about what to expect at this year’s ITEXPO.

VoIP Supply:  For those who aren’t familiar with your company, can you tell us a little bit about ADTRAN?

ADTRAN:  ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of networking and communications equipment, with a portfolio of intelligent solutions deployed by some of the world’s largest service providers, distributed enterprises and …

In the past, VoIP Supply’s Edu Assist Program helped hundreds of educational institutions deploy VoIP phone systems.

Our assistance program is now helping schools set up wireless networks to take advantage of the latest mobile technology trend in education.

Mobile Tech in Education

The 2013 National Survey on Mobile Technology for K-12 Education, sponsored by Amplify and conducted by market research firms IESD and STEM Market Impact, show some interesting results from over 500 district leaders:

  • More than half of surveyed district leaders are now using mobile technology in 25% of their schools with a growing popularity for tablet use in classrooms.
  • An additional 15% of districts said they were “very likely” to adopt mobile technology in the next 1-2 years.

Wireless devices such …

How do you provide more value to your customers while gaining trust, loyalty, and recurring revenues?

One way to achieve all those is by offering your customers cloud-based Unified Communictions (UC) via ADTRAN’s new ProServices suite of network deployment services.  Jon Arnold, independent telecom industry analyst, explains the opportunity in his recent article, Reinventing the Network – ADTRAN’s ProServices.

Like a lot of other networking and communications equipment vendors, the ADTRAN business model is continuing to follow the convergence from analog to IP-based systems and now, they’re listening to the latest customer demands to provide cloud-based communications.

Arnold explains that, “While it’s not clear whether this is really the best choice long-term, that’s where the value seems to be now – perceived for sure, and possibly for real. …

Digium has a webinar coming up that will teach you the 5 Things You Need to Know to Make Your Network Ready for Cloud Telephony:

  • Network Bandwidth and Equipment Design
  • The Need for Speed
  • Private & Public Cloud Deployments
  • Best Practices for Securing the Service and Apps
  • Choosing the Right Phone – Quality vs. Flexibility

Angie Reed, a VoIP and Switchvox Cloud expert, will explain what your network needs to provide reliable phone service in the cloud and the questions you need to ask when you’re vetting Unified Communication (UC) vendors to make sure their service is the best fit for your needs.

What is Switchvox Cloud?

This webinar is an introduction to Switchvox Cloud which is:

  • Full-featured UC solution for SMB’s
  • Compatible

Choosing a VoIP service provider is just as important as choosing the right VoIP phones.

VoIP Supply’s Guide to VoIP Service is now available for download.

Just like with any technology purchase, it always pays to do your homework.

If you ask the right questions up front, you can avoid signing with a risky provider — or one that doesn’t offer what you need.

Most VoIP service providers offer basic capabilities such as voicemail or call hold but may not give you the advanced features, service options, or scalability that your business needs.

This buyers guide looks at:

  • What is VoIP Service?
  • VoIP Phone System Anatomy
  • VoIP Requirements List
  • How to Choose a VoIP Service Provider
  • Ways to Improve Call Quality

Click here to …

Ben Sayers, CEO of VoIP SupplyBen Sayers, CEO of VoIP Supply, knows a thing or three about changing locations when a business outgrows its space.

That doesn’t mean that things always go as planned.

Coordinate Your Move with Telecommunications Providers

The National Federation of Independent Business asked for Ben’s advice on what to avoid during a business move.

VoIP Supply bought its first building and moved in during December 2010 to start the New Year in a new headquarters.  Ben tells the story:

If your business depends on phone and Internet service to operate smoothly, give your providers 6-8 weeks’ notice to ensure timely installation of services in your new location.

When Ben Sayers moved his telecommunications business VoIP Supply to the other side of Buffalo, N.Y., a

Three years ago if you asked us what the hottest open source platform was for your IP PBX, we would have said Trixbox CE.  It was free, easy to use, and always being

updated. Well the one thing that is certain around here is death, taxes, and CHANGE! With Trixbox CE going the way of the geese up here in Buffalo, NY, we have found that Elastix is quickly becoming the platform of choice when installing a new IP PBX. In fact, Elastix is more than just a phone system… it can be your entire UC strategy!

Elastix as an IP PBX

Elastix is an open source, Asterisk based UC system which can be downloaded and run on any PC, server, or laptop.  I mentioned …

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