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Workdays can get pretty overwhelming at times, so if there is any help we can get to ease some of the stress that comes with a 40 plus hour work week, we’ll take it!

Help can come from anywhere around the office, whether it’s from a coworker, a certain computer program, or even something as simple as a stack of sticky notes. But, what if I told you that you may have some shortcuts laying around your desk that you are overlooking?

In fact, there may be one shortcut inside your phone that can speed up the dialing process. It may seem small, but if your job requires you to make numerous outcalls, then you might want to want to take advantage.

grandstream-gxp1760The phone feature that I am talking about is called Predictive Dialing, and while this may be quite common for most IP desk phones, you can be sure that the Grandstream GXP1760 is equipped with this feature.

So, how does Predictive Dialing work? Its simple. It works on its own! There is nothing you have to do to turn it on, but if you tend to dial numbers off your computer screen, or a notepad, then you may be missing it!

When you begin to dial a number, the phone will scan your phonebook and call history and display a list of phone numbers that match what you have already dialed. If you notice the number you are trying to dial pop up, then you can use the directional pad on the front of the phone to highlight the number and call.

Obviously, the more numbers you enter into the phone, the more condensed the list will become. This makes it easier to return calls from earlier in the day, to contact clients that are in your phonebook and saves you time!

If your office is just beginning to switch to VoIP, or if you are looking to upgrade your current VoIP Phones, then this phone should be on your list! Because when your phone works with you, and not against you, everybody wins!

Do you use Predictive Dialing? What are some other phone features you use to save time? We want to know! Comment below

Our Favorite Things in VoIP by VoIP SupplyWant to find out what some of the tech industry’s top experts picked as their favorite things in VoIP? This year has been one of the best in VoIP and North America’s leading VoIP solutions provider VoIP Supply, has had the chance to try, test, sell, host, provision, reclaim and refurbish everything in the world of VoIP. We’ve worked with residential customers, small to medium sized businesses along with large enterprises and used their feedback and our own to come up with our favorite things in VoIP 2016. Spoiler Alert! You’re going to want everything on VoIP Supply’s Favorite Things List!

 

Our five part VoIP Favorite Things series features a curated list from VoIP Supply industry experts Joe Shanahan, Brian Hyrek, Don Stefanie, Jon Garbin and Darren Hartman.

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Here is VoIP Supply’s Senior Account Manager Joe Shanahan’s Favorite Things!

 

 

 

What is your favorite VoIP product or service?

Sangoma FreePBX

Sangoma FreePBX

 

Why is this your favorite VoIP Thing?

Sangoma FreePBX is an excellent open source asterisk software and is backed up with on going development and hands on support from Sangoma. FreePBX also has the full feature set of any proprietary PBX system on the market for a fraction of the cost. VoIP Supply also offers a range of Sangoma FreePBX Phone Systems and Sangoma Phones to compliment the software.

 

Must Have VoIP Item.

Polycom VVX phones

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Why this is a Must Have VoIP item?

To me, these are the best VoIP phones on market for overall quality and bang for your buck.

WHAT is the VoIP item that you or your customers can’t live without?

SIP Trunking of Hosted PBX for their office phone system.

VoIP Supply Hosted PBX and SIP Trunking CloudSpan Marketplace

WHY can’t you or your customers live without this VoIP Item?

They can’t live without this because of the ease of integration and use, increased in efficiency, full feature set and huge cost savings from using an antiquated legacy phone system.

You can find all of the details along with ordering  Joe’s Favorite Things at VoIP Supply!

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Join us on November 22nd for an informational webinar on Sangoma’s s-Series IP Phones. The webinar will feature live demos and an opportunity for you to ask questions.

 

20 RANDOM WEBINAR ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE A FREE SANGOMA s500 IP PHONE.

 

sangoma-s500Sangoma IP Phones, designed exclusively for FreePBX and PBXact, are so smart you can quickly and easily use them right out of the box. With tight FreePBX integration, users can control complicated features directly from their phones. There’s no need to remember feature codes. User applications include: Call Parking, Follow Me, Do Not Disturb, Conference Rooms, Call Forwarding, Time Conditions, Presence, Queues, Transfer to Voice Mail, Visual Voice Mail, and Log in/out.

 

Here are some topics we will cover:

  • How the Sangoma IP Phones are designed to work with FreePBX and PBXact
  • Plug and play functionality with Endpoint Manager
  • Zero Touch provisioning with Redirect Server deployments

Did we mention we will be giving away 20 FREE Sangoma s500 IP Phones! Join us for your chance to win!

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We are excited to announce the release of Digium’s new line of colored screen phones. The newest line of Digium phones include the D60, D62 and D65. These Digium phones are designed for seamless integration for effortless setup with Switchvox and Asterisk.

The new phones increase workplace efficiency with built-in applications such as voicemail, call log, contacts, phone status, user presence, parking and queue metrics. Continue reading

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A well-known name in the VoIP industry, Grandstream Networks has been on it’s “A” game manufacturing award-winning IP Phones, IP PBX Appliances, and Surveillance Products since 2002. After recently unveiling their very first conference phone, the GAC2500, which utilizes the power of Android 4.4 and also offers a complete conference solution for any size business, Grandstream is at it again. This time around-following its trend of innovation, high quality and reliability- Grandstream hits the market with two new products releasing in the same week.

Grandstream released theGVC3202 Video Conferencing solution, a noteworthy business-class camera that not only supports Grandstream’s vigorous IPVideoTalk Pro cloud platform, but has the ability to power multiple popular video conferencing protocols and platforms right out of the box. Based on Android 4.4, the GVC3202 provides full access to all video conferencing apps in the Google Play Store-such as Skype®, Skype for Business®, Google Hangouts™ and more.

 

WHAT ELSE DOES THE GVC3202 OFFER?

Flaunting a clean, modern design, the GVC 3202 also sports an inventive embedded Multi-Point Control Unit (MCU) that supports up to 3-way conferencing with local mixing between SIP and other protocols. Other high performance features include:

  • Built-in Bluetooth for use with Bluetooth speakers/ microphones, keyboards, data exchange, etc
  • Support for 2 screens thanks to 2 HDMI outputs
  • Local & far-end controllable PTZ camera with wide-angle lens
  • Can bridge calls from Android apps into SIP conference
  • Ability to share a presentation with conference attendees or review a document
  • Can remind attendees 10 minutes before start-time and automatically call all participants
  • Ability to easily record all video conferences to document meetings
  • Fast connections speeds to maximize video quality
  • Video resolutions up to 1080p
  • Powerful 9x optical zoom

Interoperable with any 3rd party platform and with full, transcending features and abilities, the GVC3202 is a great video conferencing solution for any small business.

 

THERE IS MORE FROM GRANDSTREAM

If the GVC 3202 Video Conferencing Solution is not enough new technology for you, Grandstream has released the GXP2170 IP Phone for High-Volume Users, a robust enterprise-grade IP phone meant to fit the needs of businesses that are dependent on phone calls. The Grandstream GXP2170 allows for up to 12 line keys and six SIP accounts with programmable context-sensitive soft keys, and supports the fastest possible connection speeds with dual Gigabit network ports, making it a reliable IP Phone solution to help pay the bills-many phone calls at a time.

 

WHAT’S THE GXP2170 ALL ABOUT?

gxp2170Boasting a 4.3 inch color display LCD and full HD audio, the GXP2170 has 48 digital, on-screen speed dial keys, and Power over the Ethernet (PoE), allowing for efficiency and productivity. This top-notch, executive-level IP Phone also includes the following functionalities:

  • Built-in Bluetooth for syncing headsets and mobile devices for contact books, calendars & call transferring Full duplex-speakerphone
  • Supports EHS compatible Plantronics headsets
  • Automated provisioning options include TR-069 and XML config files
  • Built-in USB port for importing and exporting data
  • TLS and SRTP security encryption technology to protect calls and accounts
  • Use with Grandstream’s UCM6100 series IP PBX appliance for Zero-Config provisioning, 1-touch call recording & more
  • The 48 digitally programmable & customizable BLF/fast-dial keys can be optimized when used with up to four cascaded GXP2200EXT Modules

 

WHERE CAN I FIND THE GVC3202 AND THE GXP2170?

VoIP Supply is excited to offer both of these Grandstream Networks products as reliable and innovative solutions for your video conferencing and/or VoIP Phone needs. We would be thrilled if you shared with us what you think about these products as well! Go ahead and leave a comment or ask us a question in the below comment area. You can also contact us directly at 1-800-398-8647 or at wecare@voipsupply.com and we would be happy to chat with you about both of these VoIP solutions.

How to solve problems with VoIP
When you’re in the market for a new VoIP system there are many questions that need to be answered, starting with:

  • Would you like to go with hosted service or an on premise system?
  • What software platform would you like?
  • What kinds of features do you need?
  • Does every employee need a desk phone or, can they use softphones?

And depending on where you are in the process, you may not even know what some of these things are.

We Can Help

Here at VoIP Supply we are here to help with plenty of:

  • Learning documents,
  • Case studies,
  • And our one-of-a-kind sales staff with knowledge on all types of systems and deployments.

Case Studies

I would like to share a case study with you that VoIP Supply and Xorcom completed together with Chabot Space & Science Center. We were able to deploy a Xorcom XR2074 along with Yealink phones.

The customer defined what needs he was looking and we needed to find a cost-effective solution because the center is a non-profit organization.

Check out the entire case study here.

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Download the VoIP Supply and Xorcom Case Study

Educational Guides

A valuable piece of education that VoIP Supply has created for our users is our Buyer’s Guides! These guides have laid out the entire process of choosing a VoIP system down to the last piece of equipment you will need.

We have created 9 guides so far and are in the process of creating more. Some of the guides include:

Basic VoIP Deployment
Learn about basic VoIP deployments like this one in our Buyer’s Guides

Be sure to check out all the VoIP Supply Buyer’s Guides. If you don’t see a document that you’re looking for please email me directly and I would be happy to get you the information you would need.

As always, feel free to reach out to our staff at VoIP Supply by phone at 800.398.VoIP.

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