November 1st, 2017, Xorcom, a privately-held IP-PBX manufacturer, released their latest version of PBX, CompletePBX 5.0.34. This version includes a lot of new features such as Global Search Results, SIP PnP, Extension Sources and more fixes and improvements in other areas. Let’s take a peek really quickly.Xorcom

SIP Plug-and-Play (SIP PnP) allows SIP phones to immediately locate the PBX on the network and receive settings from Endpoint Manager without any special actions on the user’s side

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PBX Management

  • Extension sources revealed via a new Relations tab
  • Improved PBX Global Search results
  • Each kind of entity is now marked by its own color to make it easy for the user to quickly see what type of item is being shown.  Placement, size, and shape were

polycom-logoRecently, Polycom announced their integration of its HD voice and video technology into Microsoft’s Teams. Aside from this integration, Polycom also introduced two new audiovisual solutions, Polycom RealConnect Hybrid and Polycom Microsoft Skype Room System.

microsoftPolycom has a long-standing partnership with Microsoft and they are dedicated to supporting Microsoft customers in all stages of their collaboration which include Skype for Business, Office 365, and Microsoft Teams.

“We are pleased to partner with Polycom to integrate their core voice and video devices with the Microsoft Teams platform.  Microsoft Teams and solutions like Polycom MSR and Polycom RealPresence Group Series will be a powerful combination for customers that need high-quality collaboration experiences.” – Bob Davis, CVP, Skype Business Services & Office Product Group Customer Experience at Microsoft

Back in September 2017, Microsoft officials announced that they are planning to roll Skype for Business users to its Microsoft Teams group-chat service. Yesterday, Microsoft revealed some more details about this migration plan, which is expected to happen in the second quarter of 2018. Let’s take a look:microsoft

Microsoft will supplement the existing group chat capabilities in Teams with additional features such as screen sharing and federation between companies.

For team meetings, in addition to the chat history and audio conferencing preview features that offered by Teams, Microsoft plans to add meeting room support with Skype Room Systems and cloud video interoperability to allow a third-party to connect to Team meetings.

SKYPEAlso, more calling capabilities will be seen such as the ability to use existing

Cisco Case Study of VoIP SupplyCisco System Inc., a worldwide leader in IT and networking, announced yesterday that they have reached a deal to acquire BroadSoft Inc., a communication technologies provider with $1.9 billion net of cash.

partnerThe deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2018. After that, BroadSoft employees will be folded into Cisco’s UC Technology Group, according to company officials.

BroadSoft offers a range of cloud communication technologies to more than 19 million customers around the world and has partnered with more than 450 telecommunications companies in 80 countries. The deal is believed to accelerate Cisco’s transformation to a more cloud-focused company and add to Cisco’s growing portfolio of communications technologies.…

Earlier this month, Yealink,a global Unified Communication (UC) solution provider, and CyberData, a leading OEM design and manufacturer of IP Endpoints, officially announced the complete integration of the CyberData SIP-enabled h.264 Video Outdoor Intercom p/n 011014 and Intercom with Keypad p/n 011414 with Yealink T58V Smart Media Phone.

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“It’s exciting to have the CyberData Video Intercom validated with the T58V, a member of Yealink Gen-next T5 media phone series.” stated Stone Lu, Yealink Vice President. “This integration proves the flexibility and expands the working scenarios of our devices, and customers of CyberData will also find the combined solution beneficial.”

t58vThe CyberData SIP-enabled h.264 Video Outdoor Intercom with Keypad provides secure access settings with video and two-way communication. With this integration, Yealink T58V users can now

October 3rd, 2017 – AudioCodes, a leading provider of voice networking solutions, announced their new solution expansions and enhancements for Skype for Business hybrid deployments.audiocode

The expansions and enhancements of AudioCodes One Voice for Skype for Business include IP Phones and room solutions, management capabilities, Microsoft Exchange Online Unified Messaging integration, call recording and CloudBond 365 hybrid and Cloud Connector Edition (CCE) solutions.

The comprehensive suite of voice solutions, products and service is now enhanced with IP Phones and room solutions, AudioCodes X-UM Solution, CloudBond 365, Once Voice Operation Center, Call recording with SmartTAP and other value-added applications.

Read more information here. This is another great breakthrough and integration for AudioCodes. We are thrilled to see more Skype for Business customers benefit from their enhanced

image-skyeSept. 27, 2017 – Microsoft announced at the big Ignite conference in Orlando that Microsoft Teams will replace Skype for Business soon.skype-for-business

The Teams will become a one-stop-shop in Office 365 for all of your conferencing need and  it will be covering features including making inbound and outbound calls to PSTN numbers, call transfers and voicemail. Teams meetings now have audio conferencing capabilities which allows you to join a meeting simply by dialing a phone number.

For more information, visit Microsoft Teams.

Not sure what that might affect your business? Call one of our VoIP Experts at 1-800-398-8647 and talk to them about more stable service options.

After the release of GWN7600 WiFi Access Point (AP), GWN7610 Wireless AP, and the GWN7000 VPN Router, now Grandstream goes one step further to introduce the GWN7600LR AP to its GWN family.

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The GWN7600LR is a WiFi long range access point designed to provide extended coverage support and it is ideal for businesses looking to create an expandable WiFi solutions outdoor. It’s always exciting to see new products. Let’s check out some key features!

Waterproof Outdoor Solution

As the demand for an outdoor WiFi Access Point has been increasing, Grandstream created the GWN7600LR, a high-performance wireless access point that can be deployed outdoors with its weatherproof casing.

Long Range Coverage: Up to 275 meters!

The GWN7600LR also comes equipped with dual-band 2×2:2 MU-MIMO with beam-forming

September 25, 2017 – Grandstream announced the release of the new HA100, a high-availability controller for their UCM6510 IP PBX.ha100

Designed for businesses that demand a 100% uptime, redundant voice system, the HA100 provides an automatic failover solution when paired with two UCM6510 IP PBXs. The controller will monitor the operational status of both IP PBXs constantly and will automatically switch all system control to the secondary UCM6510 when the primary device fails (including all the connected telephone lines, network links, auxiliary devices, all registered SIP endpoints and the recorded voicemails).

grandstream-logo“Many businesses today require communication solutions that are always-on and fully redundant. For these businesses, a communication platform being down for even a minute can have catastrophic consequences. As our customers around the world

September 22, 2017 – AudioCodes introduced their latest addition to the 400HD series of IP Phones – the 445HD IP Phones!

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The AudioCodes 445HD is an advanced IP phone with high definition voice experience for Microsoft 365 including Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams. It delivers enhanced productivity and support for complex legacy workflows with a high-resolution color screen and integrated LCD sidecar with speed dial and presence indication.

Some Key Features:

  • Optimized for Microsoft 365 including Skype for Business
  • 4.3” color screen
  • Speed dial sidecar and centralized management
  • Advanced voice processing capabilities, including SILK codec support, ensure high-definition voice quality

The entire AudioCodes 400HD series of IP phones now support native voice dialing services based on the corporate directory.

AudioCodes will demonstrate the new