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VoIP Supply is currently offering instant rebates on select Sangoma Digital Cards, Sangoma Vega Gateways, and the Sangoma PBXcelerate PBX-Ready Appliance.

Sangoma Instant Rebates.

From now until June 30, 2014, you can enjoy hassle-free savings on select:

  • Sangoma A100 Series Digital Voice Cards: Sangoma A100 cards are available with up to 16 ports, 480 simultaneous calls over T1/E1/J1, Hardware Echo Cancellation, and PCI or PCI Express options.
  • Sangoma Vega Gateways: The popular Sangoma Vega is available in three VoIP gateway lines; the Vega 50, 400, and 5000 for a range of business sizes and calling needs.
  • Sangoma Vega Enterprise Session Border Controller (SBC): The Vega Enterprise SBC models offer protection from theft and calls from untrusted or unsecure networks.
  • Sangoma PBXcelerate: This customizable PBX-ready appliance is available with no software or it can be delivered pre-loaded with the user’s choice of PBX software from Asterisk®, FreePBX, or Elastix.

Instant – No Checks

These promotional savings are instant upon checkout at VoIPSupply.com; there are no forms to fill out and there’s no waiting for a check to arrive in the mail.

“Sangoma VoIP hardware is know for its performance and reliability so if you’re thinking about designing your VoIP system with Sangoma, this is a great time to do it with instant savings of up to $150 per device,” said Tom Costelloe, VoIP Supply Marketing Manager.

Questions?

For more information about Sangoma Digital Cards, VoIP Gateways, and PBX Appliances talk to a VoIP Engineer today by calling 800-398-8647.

 

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.

Cisco SPA303G
Cisco SPA303G 3-Line VoIP Phone

Q: I am a solo attorney. I have a support person who answers the phone for me. Does this phone have an intercom type feature that allows her to “buzz” me and let me know who’s calling?

A:  Yes, the SPA303G does have the intercom feature that you’re looking for.

This feature is called paging and it works like this:

Your IP phone can automatically answer pages from other Cisco IP phones in the office, if your phone administrator has enabled this feature. When your phone is paged, the phone emits a series of beeps, and two-way audio is established between your phone and the phone that called you. You do not have to accept the page.

For more information, go to Page 62 of the Cisco SPA303G User Guide.

Download Video Conferencing Guide Here
Download Video Conferencing Guide Here

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.

AT&T Syn248 Analog Gateway Phone System
AT&T Syn248 Analog Gateway Phone System

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?

A:  Yes, the AT&T system you’ve mentioned is a great entry-level small business phone system to get started with when switching over to VoIP.

The Syn248 can also be stacked with another Syn248 to add additional phone lines if you ever need to expand.

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:

AT&T Syn248 Phone System Builder
AT&T Syn248 Phone System Builder

Stay Tuned

Check back next time  for more VoIP Q & A.

Thanks for your questions!

The Patton Smartnode 4300 series gateway and Smartnode 4400 series gateway-router have been useful to the VoIP world for many years as a high port count FXS gateway, or IP Channel Bank. Now, with the addition of 8 new models, the SN4300 and SN4400 offer FXO connectivity as well.
The Patton Smartnode 4300 series is a VoIP Gateway offering 12, 16, 24, or 32 FXS or FXO ports.  Similar to the SN4300, the 4400 is an enhanced package including a router.  The Smartnode 4400 offers complete access routing with 2 10/100 Ethernet ports, NAT, Firewall, PPPoE, DHCP, DynDNS, multiple VLANs & VPN with IPsec.
High port count FXO gateways allow for some key features in SMEs.  First, they allow for PSTN connectivity for local calls. Using SIP trunks is great, but if a high volume of your calls are local, why not use the PSTN? Two and 4 port FXO gateways are readily available, but larger businesses may need more, and stacking gateways is no fun. If the SME has multiple locations in different geographic regions, adding high port count FXO gateways at each location and linking them via the Internet allows the business to take advantage of low cost local PSTN calling in each remote region.
In large organizations who rely on SIP trunking for their voice communications, the Smartnode 4400 and 4300 can provide PSTN fallback in the event of an Internet outage. The SN4300 is a fantastic addition to the server closet for call centers where voice connectivity is the absolute heart of the business and downtime cannot be tolerated.
The Smartnode 4300 and 4400 is also a great appliance for businesses who want to move to VoIP in a gradual series of steps and not all in one weekend. You can start by implementing a VoIP PBX and using an FXS gateway to give your users the ability to continue to use their analog phones. Or you can connect your IP PBX to the PSTN so you can learn how to best use the features in your VoIP PBX while still relying on the trustworthy service of your PSTN for access.

The Patton Smartnode 4300 series gateway and Smartnode 4400 series gateway-router have been useful to the VoIP world for many years as a high port count FXS gateway, or IP Channel Bank. Now, with the addition of 8 new models, the SN4300 and SN4400 offer FXO connectivity as well.

The Patton Smartnode 4300 series is a VoIP Gateway offering 12, 16, 24, or 32 FXS or FXO ports.  Similar to the SN4300, the 4400 is an enhanced package including a router.  The Smartnode 4400 offers complete access routing with 2 10/100 Ethernet ports, NAT, Firewall, PPPoE, DHCP, DynDNS, multiple VLANs & VPN with IPsec.

SN4300_app2-1

High port count FXO gateways allow for some key features in SMEs.  First, they allow for PSTN connectivity for local calls. Using SIP trunks is great, but if a high volume of your calls are local, why not use the PSTN?  Two and 4 port FXO gateways are readily available, but larger businesses may need more, and stacking gateways is no fun. If the SME has multiple locations in different geographic regions, adding high port count FXO gateways at each location and linking them via the Internet allows the business to take advantage of low cost local PSTN calling in each remote region.

In large organizations who rely on SIP trunking for their voice communications, the Smartnode 4400 and 4300 VoIP gateways can provide PSTN fallback in the event of an Internet outage. The SN4300 is a fantastic addition to the server closet for call centers where voice connectivity is the absolute heart of the business and downtime cannot be tolerated.

The 4300 and 4400 Patton Gateways are also great appliances for businesses who want to move to VoIP in a gradual series of steps and not all in one weekend. A gradual migration to VoIP is achieved by implementing a VoIP PBX and using an FXS gateway to give your users the ability to continue to use their analog phones. Or you can connect your IP PBX to the PSTN so you can learn how to best use the features in your VoIP PBX while still relying on the trustworthy service of your PSTN for access.

Cisco is set to release the Cisco SPA8800 IP telephony gateway, featuring 4 ports of FXS and FXO connectivity. The Cisco SPA8800 is an affordable IP telephony gateway solution that is ideal for small business environments that have VoIP service and also require a connection to the public switched telephone network (PSTN). It can be used with existing analog telephones and teleconferencing equipment, enabling small business customers to protect and extend their investments.

The Cisco SPA8800 features four onboard RJ11 FXS ports for connecting converting analog endpoints such as phone or fax machines to IP. In addition, the Cisco SPA8800 has four onboard RJ11 FXO ports for integrating up to 4 traditional, analog POTS lines with a SIP based IP PBX, such as Asterisk. In addition, the Cisco SPA8800 features a convenient amphenol connector interface on the back of the gateway which allows you to easily connect the unit to a telco punch-down block or mini RJ11 patch panel.

Please visit the VoIP Insider in coming weeks for more in-depth coverage of the Cisco SPA8800. The Cisco SPA8800 is currently available for purchase at VoIPSupply.com