Poly VVX 250, VVX 350, VVX 450 Comparison: What are the Differences?

November 29, 2021 by Ying-Hui Chen

Poly’s VVX x50 Series is known for its extraordinary sound and built-in smart features. If you are looking for a feature-rich and stylish IP phone, you can’t miss out on Poly’s VVX s50 Series!

The VVX x50 Series Key Features:

  • Enhance sound quality of conversations
  • Access features fast in a modern design
  • Customize for a variety of office settings
  • Deploy to teams easily and quickly

We understand a couple of these models are difficult to get your hands on right now, so we wanted to highlight the main difference and features. Knowing these could help you offer a model that is more available (AKA the VVX 250). See them side by side in a chart below:

Poly VVX x50 Series Comparison Chart

Poly VVX 250Poly VVX 350Poly VVX 450
SIP Lines4612
Soft Keys444
Gig-E Ports222
USB Ports122
Expansion ModuleNoNoYes EM50
Obihai EditionYesYesYes
Color LCD Screen2.8’’3.5’’4.3’’

Did you know that we currently have the VVX 250 in stock and ready to ship? Don’t wait to place your order here today!

Visit our product page to learn more about the VVX x50 Series or simply give us a call at 1-800-398-8647!

Patton’s SmartNode Session Border Controllers are Certified for Microsoft Teams Direct Routing

November 23, 2021 by Ying-Hui Chen

Did you know that Patton’s SmartNode Series of enterprise session border controllers (SBCs) are certified to support Microsoft Teams Direct Routing? 

Direct Routing is a Microsoft Teams feature that enables interconnection between the UC software and any SIP or PSTN services a company wishes to use

With this certification, Microsoft Teams users can now employ an external SIP or PSTN communication service provider for external calls while taking advantage of the benefits of the unified communications platform. 

Patton offers a variety of SBCs for all sized businesses and they are all operated and managed through the Patton Cloud. Learn more about Patton’s SBC here!

Key features:

  • Auto-provisioning, separate config domain support, secure provisioning for configuration & software upgrades
  • Patton Cloud enabled
  • Support Microsoft Teams Direct Routing
  • Made in the USA

Great Deals on Like-New Poly phones

November 16, 2021 by Youleidy Vega

VoIP Supply has a pretty great selection of used devices that are great for businesses on a budget. Our refurbished line of products, which we call Refresh, is backed by an entire one-year warranty, so that you can buy with peace of mind. 

Check out our featured phones for this month of November, a great deal on used IP phones that is worth being thankful for. 

Poly Trio 8500

The Trio 8500 Conference Phone is perfect for small to medium size conference rooms. It can pick up voices up to 14 feet away and it is able to block out noises so that every call is clear. The intuitive 5-inch touchscreen display makes it easy to make and end calls as well as mute and control your device settings. 

Quick features:

  • 5-inch color LCD (720 x 1280 pixel)
  • On-screen virtual keyboard
  • 3 cardioid microphones
  • 14ft/4.3m microphone pickup range
  • Polycom® HD Voice™
  • Polycom® Acoustic Clarity™ technology
  • Polycom® NoiseBlock™ 
  • Voice activity detection
  • Polycom Zero Touch Provisioning
  • QoS Support
  • Open SIP and Microsoft Lync 2013/ Skype for Business/Office365 Cloud PBX

Poly VVX 400

The Poly VVX 400 is a 12-line IP Phone that supports HD Voice and PoE. It is a great choice for the office worker or receptionist that needs an easy to use and effective audio solution. 

Quick Features:

  • 12 Line appearances
  • Polycom HD Voice
  • 3.5″ (320×240) Backlit Color LCD
  • Dual 10/100 RJ45 Ports
  • RJ9 headset port
  • Built-in auto sensing IEEE 802.3 af Power over Ethernet
  • Optional 48V DC power supply (not included)

Poly VVX 311

Last but not least, this month we are also featuring the VVX 311 IP Phone. The VVX 311 is another great pick for the business user who makes a low to moderate number of calls on a regular basis. This is a great pick for cubicle workers and receptionists. 

Quick features:

  • 6 Line appearances
  • Polycom HD Voice
  • 3.5″ (320×240) Backlit Color LCD
  • Dual Gigabit RJ45 Ports
  • RJ9 headset port
  • Built-in auto sensing IEEE 802.3 af Power over Ethernet
  • Optional 48V DC power supply (not included)
  • Easy integration with Unified Communication platforms
  • VVX Expansion Module support
  • 4-way directional navigation key
  • Wired or Wireless Headset Support

Take advantage of these refurbished phones now while they are in stock and check out our wide selection of used, yet guaranteed devices here!

5 NEW VoIP Devices that Improves Business Efficiency

November 12, 2021 by Ying-Hui Chen

Don’t get left out in the cold – Let’s warm you up with our hot new VoIP hardware! 

We are excited to introduce several new paging devices, video conferencing systems, and more new VoIP devices this month! Let’s get a closer look at each one of them:

  1. Poly Studio X50 Video Conferencing System

The Poly Studio X50 Video Bar is what any avid video conferencing user has been waiting for! The Studio X50 is an all-in-one video bar designed for small to medium conference rooms. It is a truly wireless video conferencing bar and content sharing device with support for leading cloud video services built right in so that no connection to a PC or MAC is required.

Read our blog to learn more about the differences between the Poly Studio X50 Vs Poly Studio X30.

  • Compact and lightweight 
  • 5x digital zoom
  • 120° FOV 
  • 1x USB 3.0
  • 1x USB-C
  • 1X HDMI Port 
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  1. Poly Studio X70 Video Bar 

If you are looking for a video conferencing solution for a larger room setting, you can’t miss out on the Poly Studio X70 video bar! The Studio X70 is designed to provide the best meeting experience with its NoiseBlockAI technology and Acoustic Fence technology that eliminates distractions and side conversations. 

  • Dual cameras with 4K+ sensors
  • Two-way stereo speakers, aluminum cone tweeters, and advanced bass ports
  • AI-driven camera array • NoiseBlockAI noise reduction technology
  • Seamless native experience on leading cloud video services
  1. Algo’s 8196 Horn Speaker

The 8196 IP PoE+ Horn Speaker is suitable for use in both indoor and outdoor environments and can withstand intense weather conditions when the back wire compartment is correctly secured to avoid water entry.

  • SIP, Multicast, Polycom Group Page, InformaCast, Revolution
  • 16W audio output power from PoE+
  • Web GUI configurable + centralized provisioning
  • TLS, MTLS, SRTP security
  1. Algo’s 1196 Satellite Horn Speaker

Remember the Algo 1198 Satellite speaker? This new 1196 satellite speaker has the same design in mind, except it works with the Algo 8198 speaker! Up to three Algo 1196 Satellite Horn Speakers can be connected to one Algo 8196 IP PoE+ Horn Speaker. 

Take advantage of this cost-effective paging solution to lower your project costs!

  • Satellites Attached: 1 Satellite attached
  • Speaker Configuration: 1 x 8196 and 1 x 1196
  • Network Drops Required: 1
  • Power (PoE+): 8W
  • Max Output (dBA): 116
  1. Advanced Network Devices (AND) IPCSHD-DS-MB-IC Double-Sided HD Display

The InformaCast Enabled AND Double-Sided HD IP Display IPCSHD-DS-MB-IC gives the administrator the ability to send out messages to mobile and on-premise devices to alert your audience when an emergency occurs. 

This device is great for businesses, government, healthcare, education, manufacturing, retail, anywhere in which you need to send out an alert or message. 

  • Two 4″ high-efficiency speakers (audio coverage up to 600 ft² on both sides)
  • RGB flashing LED indicator light – fully customizable
  • 1920 x 720 HD resolution (viewable up to 50 ft on both sides)
  • Angled display to decrease glare

Visit our website to see more new VoIP hardware!

How to Set Up Speed Dial Button and Remote Password on Fanvil’s I-Series Door Phones

November 11, 2021 by Ying-Hui Chen

Speed dial button and remote password come in handy when you need to open the door securely in a timely manner! Let’s see how you can take advantage of these two features easily:

How to set up Speed Dial on Fanvil’s I-Series Door Phones

The speed dial feature stores the phone numbers that are commonly used and/or difficult to remember. Follow these steps to set up:

  1. Go to Function Key settings
  2. Select DDS Key Type “Memory Key”
  3. Add the speed dial number you want in the Value field
  4. Select Subtype as “Speed Dial”
  5. Select Line for the account used for calling

How to Set Up Remote Password on Fanvil’s I-Series Door Phones

For setting up a remote password, simply follow these steps:

  1. On the web interface, select “Function Key Settings”
  2. Select DSS Key3 Type as “DTMF”
  3. Now enter DTMF value “*”

That’s it! Download this use guide to learn more about configuring the DSS Key.

Click here to learn more about Fanvil’s I-Series Door Phones

[Comparison] Poly Studio X50 Vs Poly Studio X30: Which One is Ideal for My Business?

November 8, 2021 by Ying-Hui Chen

Poly’s Studio X Series is getting a lot of attention lately! In this article, we will show you what are the different advantages between the Studio X50 and Studio X30 and guide you to the ideal solution for your business. Let’s get to it!

Poly Studio X30 for Huddle Rooms

If you are looking for a conferencing solution for huddle rooms, the Studio X30 will not disappoint you! Designed with small conference rooms in mind, the Studio X30 comes with all features you need for a truly wireless video conferencing call. Content sharing, leading cloud video services, 4K quality, all features are built right in so that no connection to a PC or MAC is required!

Poly Studio X50 for Small-to-Medium Size Rooms

The Poly Studio X50 is also an all-in-one video bar with all features you need for a smooth meeting experience. However it is designed for larger room settings. Small to mid-size rooms will benefit from the 25 feet audio pickup range, 2 displays, built-in noise reduction technology and more! 

See a comparison chart below to see them side by side:

Visit our product page to learn more about the Poly Studio X Series!

How to Upgrade the 8196 IP PoE+ Horn Speaker Firmware

November 5, 2021 by Ying-Hui Chen

The 8196 IP PoE+ Horn Speaker is designed for use in both indoor and outdoor environments. This device can withstand intense weather conditions when the back wire compartment is correctly secured to avoid water entry. 

Making sure your firmware is up to date is important for accessing the latest features and functionality. This can be done through the web interface system easily. Simply follow these easy steps:

1. From the top menu, click on System > Maintenance. 

2. In the Upgrade section, click on Choose File > the 8196 firmware file to upload. 

Note that a SFW file must be loaded. 

3. Click Upgrade 

4. After the upgrade is complete, confirm that the firmware version has changed (refer to top right of Control Panel)

That’s it! Now your 8196 IP Speaker is ready to go! 

Visit our website to learn more about the 8196 IP speaker or download the user guide here for more information.

What’s Up? 4 VoIP Reseller Updates You Must Check Out This Month!

November 1, 2021 by Ying-Hui Chen

What’s going on this month? If you didn’t join our VoIP Supply reseller webinar this month, don’t miss out on the key takeaways here!

Download our presentation slides here. 

#1 New VoIP Products to Consider

Let’s start with some new products you should consider:

  • Advanced Network Devices Double Sided HD IP Display – Very Cool HD IP Display designed for hallways, corridors and settings where messages need to be viewable from 50 ft and heard from 600² (on each side)
  • Yealink CP965 –  The CP965 has a modern and stylish design that complements the look and feel of any room. It runs on Android 9 and can be paired via Bluetooth or connected via USB for hybrid meeting modes. 
  • Poly Studio X70 Video Bar – The X70 is designed for large rooms! It is inclusive of both video and sound to help eliminate extra cabling and IT work.

#2 New Poly Edge B Series

If you haven’t checked out Poly’s New Edge B Series, you are really missing out! This whole new series comes with Opus codec support for better audio, same great Poly audio, more languages support and so much more! Check out this quick comparison chart below and read our blog post to learn more: Introduced NEW Poly Edge B Series Phones

#3 Technical Training and Resources

What else? Don’t miss out on the opportunity to stay on top of VoIP with our YouTube channel! The VoIP Supply YouTube has many playlists that are filled with great information:

  • Technical Webinars
  • Partner Interviews
  • VoIP News Updates 
  • Unboxing Videos 
  • Much more!

#4 CyberData Certified Installer and Reseller

Now is your chance to increase business by getting CyberCertified! CyberData is searching to identify, educate, train, and certify Value Added Resellers and Installers /Integrators that are interested in working with end-user customers to give them consultation and procure and/or go onsite and install the CyberData IP Paging devices.

Plus, there’s more for you in addition to MORE BUSINESS?

  • Placement of your logo and a hyperlink to your website from the CyberData website.
  • CyberData will send you leads for customers needing assistance in your coverage area.
  • Advanced notice and training of new devices.
  • Access to a Loaner/Demo package of 3 of our most popular devices.
  • Access to Sharefile folder with hi-res pictures, marketing collateral, news, diagrams, and more.
  • A Certificate badge you can place on your website noting you are a Certified Installer or Certified Reseller.

Visit our page to apply now!

Are you ready to learn more? Visit our website and don’t forget to join our next VoIP Supply reseller webinar to stay on top of VoIP!

UCM6300 Vs. UCM6300A: How to Choose Your Ideal Grandstream PBX

October 27, 2021 by Ying-Hui Chen

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Don’t get left behind! Grandstream’s UCM6200 Series is going end of life (EOL) and it’s time for you to transition to the UCM6300 Series with the newer version of Asterisk for more features and capabilities! 

Grandstream’s UCM6300 Vs UCM6300A: What are the differences?

While both series come with improved hardware and advanced features; only the UCM6300 Series supports both audio and video conferencing features. 

To help you choose the right model you need, here are a few questions to consider:

  • How many users do you need?
  • How many concurrent calls?
  • Do you need video conferencing capabilities?
  • How many FXO/ FXS?

Check out a comparison chart below to see what features each model provides.

View the Grandstream UCM6300 Series

View the Grandstream UCM6300 Audio Series

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