Cost saving is one of the main reasons for many businesses and enterprises to move to VoIP. For businesses that deploy SIP trunks, it may be tempting to cut corners by using lower cost network elements, or by omitting some devices they considered “non-essential” but nice-to-have.
One question we often hear is “Why can’t I just connect my IP Phone or IP PBX to a SIP trunk?” Well, to answer that question, let’s take a look at the risks you are exposed to without an extra protection.
Issue #1 – Security
You may encounter unexpected high phone bills. According to the Communications Fraud Control Association (CFCA) report, the Internet-based toll fraud cost small business victims $6.08 billion in 2015. Hacking, spamming, and tampering are difficult …
Fast-food chains typically experience a 10 to 50% boost in sales after installing digital menu boards. – According to Digital SignageToday. Among quick-service restaurants (QSRs) studied, 11% achieved payback on their investment within 6 months and another 30% within 12 months.
The use of small-screen digital displays is growing. However, implementing new digital signage comes with a few challenges. Luckily, the CopperLink PoE Ethernet Extender kits (CL 1101) from Patton Electronics has the solutions. Let’s focus on the top three challenges: Cost, Distance, and Infrastructure.
Challenge One: Cost
To deliver requisite electrical power to the desired signage location, AC power construction may be required: opening walls, digging into the pavement, running the wiring, installing power connections, and then cleaning up the mess. This process can …
It’s May in Buffalo NY, and everywhere else in the world for that matter, but May in Buffalo means warmer temperatures and better spirits for everyone here at VoIP Supply. So we are excited to offer you hot deals on our Refresh line directly from our warm Buffalo, NY warehouse.
This month of May we are highlighting three great Refresh products that are sure to help you enhance your home office or business.
The GXV3275 is a 6-line multimedia Gigabit video phone with a 7” color touch screen that runs on the Android 4.2 system. With integrated Wi-Fi, a built-in web browser, and HDMI connectivity, the GXV3275 video phone is ideal for high-tech campuses and businesses.
- Phonebook with up to 1000
When we first learn that Elastix had suffered an untimely demise, we were a little surprised. The good folks at Palo Santo had built a well-known and loved the platform that seemed to do all its capabilities. Elastix’s popularity was widespread across the globe, which now causes a problem for those still using a platform that’s no longer commercially supported.
While you can still download, install, and use Elastix, you won’t be receiving any updates or security patches, and for businesses that rely on VoIP technology as a critical service, that’s a big problem. Thankfully, our friends at Sangoma created a script to move your Elastix configuration to a new installation of FreePBX, for those of you considering it as an alternative. This is possible …
VoIP Supply is more than just an e-tailer. As the first B corporation in WNY, VoIP Supply is not just dedicated to providing the best quality of VoIP products and services to our customers but also committed to being a responsible business to our customers, employees, local community, and environments around us.
Last week, we participated in the UB Real Experience and Leadership Mentoring (REALM) Program to introduce UB students into our daily working environment.
About UB REALM Program
The REALM program is designed to help UB students bridge the gap between their education/ and the real business environment. It is a full-day program that lets students shadow a professional in Buffalo-Niagara region or New York City metro area held each semester.
Meet with …
It is no secret that entry-level IP phones are packed with features. They even do more than regular analog phones, period. Even as you climb up the IP phone scale to an executive level phone, it always seems like the phone will have some features that you could never imagine using.
But as we all know, there will come a time where you will need to use something that you never thought you would ever use, and this doesn’t just apply to your desk phone! This happens all the time in our everyday lives. As much as I’d like to blog about the time I actually needed to use a check to pay for something, we have to stick to the world of VoIP!
Grandstream GDS3710: What is it?
The GDS3710 is a new hemispheric HD IP Video Door System that can be used to monitor an area from wall to wall without any blind spots. This high-definition IP surveillance camera provides 180-degree coverage for maximum security. It has 1080p FHD video resolutions for clear video in all lighting conditions.
The GDS3710 is also an IP Intercom that serves as an access control unit. It has a built-in digital microphone that can pick up noise up to 1.5 meters away. It also has a built-in HD loudspeaker with a range of 3 meters. The GDS3710 features full duplex audio with advanced Active Echo cancellation (AEC) and Background Noise Suppression so that you can hear only what is important.
Our tech support team at VoIP Supply offers great pre- and post-sales support plus provisioning, consultations, configuration, and installation help. We get a lot of VoIP hardware and software questions and would like to share the solutions with everyone.
In previous Mom’s calling Q&A series, we have discussed: Grandstream DP750 Ringing Stopped Working. What Can I Do?
. Today, we have more new real questions and answers from VoIP users just like you.
When I try to edit in the web interface it claims local file has higher priority…
Q: These phones were provisioned for intermedia. We changed from 3-digit to 4 digit extensions and all the settings for each phone’s line 1 in regards to message center are wrong. When I try …
Are you using or selling Grandstream’s GWN WiFi products? If yes, you may be excited to hear this!
Grandstream is looking for ideal candidates with extensive experience in the WiFi Networking industry to test their new outdoor long-range WiFi Access Point (AP). This new WiFi AP will be a new addition to their existing line of wireless networking products: the GWN series. Check out some features you can expect:
- Wave 2 802.11ac WiFi AP with 2×2:2 MU-MIMO and beam forming technology
- Dual-band wireless throughput of up to 1.27Gbps with coverage range of up to 275 meters
- Dual Gigabit network ports with PoE (802.3af) and Kensington security lock
- Supports up to 16 SSID per radio and 450+ concurrent clients per AP
- Waterproof and extreme
Feel trapped by the limited distance of your Ethernet? Always have to relocate your device from a perfect spot because the Ethernet and power outlet are out of your reach? Thanks to the CopperLink 1101 PoE Ethernet Extender, you can finally say goodbye to those days and welcome a new level of flexibility!
If you are using a standard Ethernet, you may have noticed that there’s a 328ft (100m) distance limitation that restricts location options fro device installation. It also requires CAT 5 cabling or better, which often leads to installing new cabling infrastructure that may involve tearing into walls, ceilings, or worse.
The flexibility of device location makes a huge difference when it comes to such applications as building security or hospital monitoring. And …