Kodak, founded in the late 1800s, was the company that made it easy for anyone to snap a picture with a camera.
Over 100 years later the company had to declare bankruptcy. The Kodak name, synonymous with photography and film, is now also known for being slow to adapt to digital technology.
That’s the unfortunate side of digital disruption and the subject of a new book called iDisrupted by John Straw and Michael Baxter.
Jerin Mathew writes about the book in this IBTimes article, Digital Disruption to Remove Many Large Companies from Top 100 List, where Baxter explains:
“In our book, we try to explain why it is that technology is set to change the world like it has never been changed before. This is exciting, …
Introducing the new Grandstream UCM6510 IP PBX.
What is it?
The Grandstream UCM6510 is a new IP PBX appliance with enterprise grade features that is still targeted for the SMB market.
This IP PBX appliance is similar to Grandstream’s UCM6100 series, but with a much higher user count. The Grandstream UCM6510 is the most robust and feature appliance that Grandstream has released.
The UCM6510 offers a single T1/E1/J1 along with 2 FXO and 2 FXS ports in case of a power outage. Grandstream made this IP PBX appliance come standard with dual gigabit Ethernet ports, a 1 GHz quad-core Cortex A9 application processor along with a customizable auto attendant.
Who is it for?
The UCM6510 has call center and enterprise level features and can also …
Sangoma has been offering free online technical training courses to introduce you to their line of Sangoma TDM interface cards.
The first session was a run-down of available options and how to choose the right telephony card while the second session dealt with how to install Asterisk with Sangoma.
Sangoma Training Session #3
The next, and final, training in this series is called, Get Superior Quality and Control – Performance Tune Your System.
- System Design Considerations
- Advanced Troubleshooting Techniques
- Physical and Signaling Layer Issues
- Q&A Period
Block out 90 minutes for this training and come prepared with your Sangoma questions as there will be a Q&A period at the end.
How, Where, When to Register
Click here to register for Session 3 of …
AstriCon 2014 is happening right now in Las Vegas from October 22nd to the 24th, so if you’re not there here’s why you should attend next year.
Over the course of three days the annual AstriCon conference aims to fulfill its mission of expanding Asterisk expertise through these five areas:
For fans, developeers, and businesses – this is the place for anyone who uses the Asterisk telephony platform to learn about the latest projects, updates, and technical details.
The first ever AstriCon Hackathon was held this year for communications designers and developers to challenge themselves in a fast-paced app designing contest with custom software built on Asterisk, Respoke, and Clarify.
Here’s a recent video that explains more about …
When I came across a blog on Huffington Post that called Asterisk out on the security of their open source VoIP platform I just had to know, is this true?
So I asked Asterisk (after I said “asked Asterisk” five times fast) and got this detailed response from David Duffet, Director of Worldwide Asterisk Community.
Duffett (@dduffett) explains that protecting your network is a not whole lot unlike fortifying your house against break-ins.
VoIP Supply: Who is the Asterisk VoIP platform designed for?
David Duffet: The Asterisk IP communications engine is for anyone that wants to create a flexible and powerful communications solution. Asterisk configuration is performed through a number of ascii text files, and this is why a number of …
Office technology is supposed to make our working lives easier but the overwhelming amount of options makes it difficult just choosing the right device.
So where do you turn and who do you trust when you want to know who’s used this stuff before, what works and what doesn’t, and how much hair will I pull out trying to install this thing?
This is when you seek the guidance of a VoIP blogger like Michael Graves (@mjgraves) who runs the site Graves on SOHO Technology. He tests products geared for the small office / home office (SOHO) user and offers you, the reader, a wealth of detailed product reviews, guides and how-to articles, and great hands-on advice.
Graves explained to us …
Sangoma, a leading provider of voice and data cards since 1984 for VoIP platforms like Asterisk and FreeSWITCH, is now offering free online technical training courses to introduce you to their line of Sangoma TDM interface cards.
What You’ll Learn at Sangoma TDM Training
Sangoma offers a wide range of telephony cards including digital voice cards, analog voice cards, wireless GSM cards, hybrid voice boards, and ISDN BRI voice cards.
The first of three training sessions will help you learn:
- Which Sangoma card you should choose (Analog, BRI, PRI, E1, T1, J1, GSM) and the benefits for each type in your system.
- Introduction to Sangoma’s WANPIPE Driver including:
- Installation methods for Asterisk based systems
- How to configure your Asterisk system with Sangoma
- Hardware installation
Questions about VoIP devices and services are regularly submitted to VoIPSupply.com through a technical support ticket or via the “Ask The Expert” tab on our product pages.
We respond to these requests directly but more often than not, this Q & A would be helpful for lots of other folks.
Below are your VoIP questions answered – Real questions from real people just like you.
Q: I have a Polycom VVX600 phone. Will this headset [Jabra Motion Office] work with that phone? Is there something available that would signal people that I am on the phone when I am talking on the headset – perhaps an optional light or something?
A: The Jabra Motion Office is a versatile wireless headset that promises to be …
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
This is combination of old news and new news.
Many people have been using Google Voice with Obihai VoIP adapters for some time now to take advantage of free calling with the wireless or corded phones they already own.
That’s why the company has this appropriately titled blog post, The Google Voice Service is Still Working on My OBi! How come?. Google was scheduled to drop the XMPP communication protocol that made this possible.
The new, good, news is that Google Voice is now officially supported on Obihai VoIP adapters.
What This Means
What this means now is that instead of crossing your fingers that your OBi device will still work with Google Voice, which Obihai could not confirm or support, is that …