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 to headset selection.
Q: Our facility in Texas needs to deliver digital instructions to a group of people via video conferencing system. The group has a common school house with electricity but no Internet. They have wifi phone service however most do not have phones. Most families do not have computers or power at home. How can we communicate and teach them remotely? What solutions will we need at our facility and at the remote end?
A: Sounds like you’re in quite the pickle there. There is a solution though, and one that applies to many things in life:
Keep It Simple!
Since the common school house has electricity and WiFi service just use something like mobile Google Hangouts which offers free video calls for face-to-face connections on a tablet, laptop, or even a cell phone on both ends of the connection. No need for a fancy video conferencing system here.
Q: We are seeking to buy a system that supports VOIP gateways as our phones will run on high speed internet. Will this system [AT&T Syn248 Analog Gateway Phone System] work for us? If not, is there another to which you might direct us?
Just remember that the Syn248 analog gateway needs a AT&T Syn248 Desk Phone to operate because it’s a proprietary gateway that only works with the AT&T Syn248 Small Business Phone System. Configure your own AT&T system here:
Cisco’s Application Extension Platform, “AXP” for short, is an “open source” network application develipment, integration and hosting platform. AXP is available as a service module on the Cisco Integrated Services Router (ISR) which includes the Cisco 1800, 2800 and 3800 Series Routers amongst others. Cisco’s AXP Dev platform reinforces their “Network as a Platform” concept and encourages collaborative partnerships with the goal of accelerating innovation. Continue reading →
There are bunch of interesting applications for the new Cisco SPA8800 4FXS + 4FXO SIP gateway. Having both RJ11 FXS and FXO ports makes the Cisco SPA8800 a pretty versatile piece of equipment at a very attractive price point.
To all Cisco CP-7940G/60G owners thinking about upgrading to Cisco’s new SIP Version 12.0 firmware….please pay attention and avoid a migraine!
Being that I run a Cisco CP-7940G on my desk with SIP protocol (under Smartnet Maintenance Contract), I received a notification in my email inbox sometime last week from Cisco telling me that the latest version of SIP protocol firmware for my CP-7940G was available for download from my CCO login on www.cisco.com.
Always wanting keep my phone up-to-date, I pointed my browser to the Cisco website and downloaded the latest version of SIP Firmware. Once downloaded, I was quickly frustrated to find that I could not get my Cisco CP-7940G phone to take the new firmware, Continue reading →