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VoIP headsets may be something that a lot of VoIP users barely notice until they are not working optimally; when they are affecting your productivity! With Plantronics Manager Pro, you are always ahead of the issues. Let’s check out some important features of the Manager Pro you should definitely take advantage of:

1. Empowering Productivity

Plantronics CS520 and APC-41 Hook Switch Control AdapterPlantronics Manager Pro provides easy-to-use tools for IT managers to configure settings and update firmware for end users all from the Cloud. Proactively manage the performance of every Plantronics VoIP headset across the enterprise. That means uninterrupted productivity for end users.

2. Smarter Monitoring and Management

Plantronics Manager Pro offers a powerful web-based solution to configure settings and update audio device software and firmware. The cloud-based architecture offers predictive reporting

Feb. 14th – Valcom, a leading provider of emergency communication and VoIP paging system, acquired Keltron Corp., a provider of life-safety event management systems for colleges, university campuses, healthcare centers, and more.

These two companies will share technology, experience, and engineering but operate separately. This will help both Valcom and Keltron expand their product portfolio to provide customers with combined technologies.

“More resources will further the development of state-of-the-art systems that distribute the right message to the right people at the right time,” says Valcom CEO and Owner John Mason. “Both companies are committed to meeting customer and partner needs with the latest in technology as it pertains to life safety communication solutions.”

Communication has been playing an important role in healthcare and education

Grandstream Network, an industry-leading manufacturer of IP voice & video, video surveillance, gateways, ATAs and IP PBX appliances, announced their latest innovative video conferencing solution – the GVC3210!

This conferencing endpoint is ideal for small to medium businesses who demand an easy-to-use video conferencing with robust features.

The GVC3210 is a powerful, multipoint conferencing system that can be paired with most video and web conferencing services. You can run this endpoint on the Android operating system and have full access to the Google Play Store.

Equipped with sophisticated Noise-Shield technology, the GVC3210  blocks out background noise to maximizes audio quality. The advanced 4-microphone array and a high-end 16M pixel CMOS sensor with ePTZ make it so easy for camera view adjustments.

Check out more

Netgear, Inc., a leading provider of VoIP networking devices, released their two new Smart Cloud Switches to offer even more capacity for growing businesses! These two switches are part of the award-winning Netgear Insight management solution.

NETGEAR Insight Managed Smart Cloud Switch (GC728X) is the first 28-port Gigabit Ethernet Switch from NETGEAR with anytime, anywhere remote/cloud management.

  • 24 copper Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • 2 SFP Gigabit Ethernet and 2 SFP+ 10G fiber ports
  • remote cloud manageability
  • advanced L2+/L3 Lite features

NETGEAR Insight Managed Smart Cloud Switch (GC728XP) is an Insight Managed 28-Port Smart Cloud Switch that offers Power-over-Ethernet (PoE+) with a healthy 390W power budget to better support the growing demand for PoE devices such as VoIP phones, IP Security Cameras, wireless access points,

Xorcom CompletePBX 5.0.39 Phone system management now includes a new task manager and scheduled backups (Admin -> System Settings -> Task Manager)!

The Task Manager controls the running of predefined tasks, either Ad-hoc scheduled or recurring. Now you are able to set script parameters by the user and a single script can be used by different tasks with different parameters.

Additionally, this version also includes intra-company outbound route which passes the internal caller ID to the next destination as is. (PBX -> External -> Outbound Routes)

Check out some fixes:

  • Unix time shown instead of system time in Reports -> Status -> Registration.
  • Fax detection failed to work on SIP trunks behind NAT in certain carrier setups.
  • The inbound route with the outbound route as

Digium, the Asterisk Company, unveiled the A-Series IP phones at the ITExpo 2018 today! The This new series is a line of affordable desk phones for Asterisk-based systems.

These new VoIP phones are designed with the best value and high-quality components for budget-minded Asterisk users. The price point starts as low as US$59, each model includes a full-color display, HD Voice, and multi-line functionality.  

The A-Series IP phones for Asterisk are the highest quality VoIP phones for the price and are backed by Digium, the creator, sponsor, and maintainer of the Asterisk project.

“Asterisk, the world’s most popular open source communications platform, is used by developers to create sophisticated, custom communications solutions, and low- or no-cost alternatives to proprietary phone systems. These systems often

Have you used any of  Grandstream’s GWN series WiFi APs? You might be qualified for Grandstream’s new free beta testing for Cloud Controller for WiFi Access Points (APs), GWN.Cloud!

This new enterprise WiFi network management platform provides a secure, reliable and scalable management platform for Grandstream’s GWN series of WiFi APs. Installers and users can quickly deploy WiFi networks within seconds of scanning the device’s barcode and manage them easily through a mobile app or a web browser.

Check out some key features:

  • High reliability – 99.99% uptime
  • Virtually unlimited scalability with no restriction on the number of sites or WiFi APs being managed
  • Industry-leading end-to-end security with bank-grade TLS encryption and X.509 certificate authentication, coupled with the strong security features
  • Built-in Captive Portals

We are halfway through the Samgoma Cloud 9 webinar series! The Cloud 9 is a webinar series co-hosted by VoIP Supply and Sangoma that includes 9 webinars with various must-learn VoIP Cloud Service topics. This is a unique opportunity for all of you who are interested in learning effectively about in-depth VoIP in a timely manner.

Also, you will be entered to win One s500 IP Phone (worth $149) when you register & attend all 5 webinars. Five winners will be selected!

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Feb. 20, 2018         Zulu: Much More Than a Softphone

March 6, 2018       SIPStation: How it Will Grow Your Business?

March 20, 2018     FaxStation: Faxing Without a Fax Machine

April 5, 2018          User Control Panel for PBXact and FreePBX

April

To save more space in the office, more and more small-to-medium businesses take advantage of small meeting rooms, also called huddle rooms, for team collaboration. However, with limited space and resources in the small room, it can be quite a challenge to host efficient meetings.

Well, not if you team up with Yamaha’s latest video conferencing solution: The Yamaha CS-700! The CS-700 is specifically designed to solve all the challenges you may have in a huddle room. Let’s see how it tackles the top 3 common huddle room challenges!

Challenge #1 Narrow Room for Video Coverage

Solution: 120-degree ultra-wide angle camera

See the whole room with Yamaha’s CS-700 industry-leading 120-degree ultra-wide angle camera! It captures all meeting participants in one field of view, even


February 8, 2017 – Grandstream Networks announced the new addition to their long-range HD DECT repeater product line: the DP760.  

The DP760 is a powerful wideband HD DECT repeater that pairs automatically with Grandstream’s DP750 DECT Base Station. It’s designed to extend network coverage for businesses, warehouses, medical, retail, hospitality, residential, and more applications.

This new DECT repeater doubles the range of the DP750 by extending an additional 300 meters outdoor and 50 meters indoor, enabling the paired solution to reach up to 600 meters outdoor and 100 meters indoors!

Take a peek at some highlighted features:

  • Pairs automatically with the DP750 DECT base station and any DP720 handsets
  • Supports relaying of up to 2 HD calls simultaneously
  • Built-in network/PoE support
  • Plug-and-play features: auto