updateSept. 19th, 2017- BroadSoft announced that they will be updating the firmware for Yealink T4xG/P/S Series and Polycom VVX IP Phones through their BroadCloud offering! Find some details here:

These firmware updates will affect several Yealink and Polycom phones:

  • Yealink T4xS Series (Firmware – 81.xxx.110)
  • Yealink T4xG / T4xP Series (Pending Firmware Deployment 81.xxx.90 – Sept 2017)
  • Polycom VVX Series (Pending Firmware Deployment 5.5.2 – Beginning Oct 2017)
  • Models for future consideration
    • Audiocodes 4xxHD IP Phones (Timing TBD)

They will be adding additional services to be managed from the phones:

  • BroadWorks Enterprise Directoryyealink-polycom
  • BroadWorks Personal Directory (Yealink Only)
  • Network Call Logs, Received/Missed/Placed
  • Office Anywhere
  • Remote Office
  • Hide Calling Line ID
  • Reject Anonymous calls
  • Sim-Ring

The XSI will also be enabled by Default for Yealink and

vsp736September 12, 2017 – Edgewater Networks, a market leader in enabling IP-based voice, video and data services, announced that they have certified their Network Edge Orchestration platform with the VTech ErisTerminal® SIP desk phones and ErisStation® SIP conference phones. The certified models include the VSP736, VP608, VSP600, VSP726, VSP715, and VCS 754 in a Broadsoft®-hosted environment.

The VTech ErisTerminal VoIP Desktop phones and ErisStation conference phones are high quality, cost effective devices that are compatible with hosted and open-source PBX systems.

“Our certification with Edgewater Networks will help bring our joint customers a more optimized experience with increased productivity in virtually any workplace,” says Ernie Levenson, president, VTech Communications, Inc.“VTech SIP phones ensure businesses experience clear and crisp desk and conference calls.”

In our VoIP News Update Episode 10, we are covering the acquisition of Mitel and ShoreTel, Digium’s new E-Series appliances, and the FreePBX 14 Stable. Don’t miss it! Let’s check it out:

Mitel to buy ShoreTel for $430 Million

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Mitel is in the process of requiring ShoreTel for $430 million. All cash deal. This is Mitel’s second attempt to buy ShoreTel and the offer is less than the last attempt back in 2014. By acquiring ShoreTel, Mitel has almost doubled its UCaaS revenue to $263 million and there will be efficiencies achieved.

Digium Released its New Appliances: E-Series

digium-home-page-bannerTargeting small businesses, Digium released the E-Series appliances that are built with less operational complexity and better value at an even lower price. The Switchvox E-Series includes …

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August 1st, 2017, Digium announced the release of their new E-Series Switchvox appliances and subscription changes.

Targeting small to medium businesses, Digium’s new E-Series Switchvox appliances are built with less operational complexity and better value at an even lower price. The Switchvox E-Series includes the E510, the E520, the E530 and the E540. Let’s see what all the buzz is about!

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Up to 500 Users and 200 Concurrent Calls

If you have ever used any of the older versions of the Switchvox appliances, you will tell the difference right away. The E-Series are all SIP only appliances with up to 600 supported phones, 200 concurrent calls, and 200 conference users. Much powerful and flexible than before.

Less Weight, Lower Price

Comparing to …

No time to learn about Patton? That’s not an excuse anymore! Now you can get Patton training and certification anywhere, anytime at your own pace!patton-logo

Patton is now launching the new Patton Academy for their Partners to learn about Patton products and services and get hands-on practices online! Any Patton Partner can learn how to install, configure, and operate Patton SmartNode, Copperlink and other products based on the Trinity OS.

Get started and earn your Patton Certified Voice Professional (PCVP) and Patton Certified Voice Expert (PCVE) credential today! Enroll in course number one and order your training kit for the hands-on exercises here: https://www.patton.com/academy/

Are you using Skype for Business? Good news! Yamaha announced that their YVC-1000MS UC Microphone & Speaker System has now been certified with Skype for Business. This certification will ensure a seamless interoperation with Skype for Business applications.SKYPE

The Yamaha YVC-1000 is the latest UC communications device from Yamaha. It provides the best quality and most realistic sound, with volume levels up to 95dB. It also provides the user with HVAD (Human Voice Activity Detection) capabilities by filtering out noise automatically and only allowing for the human voices to be heard.

The YVC-1000 supports diverse connectivity in multiple ways:yvc1000

  • USB to PC – to support web conferencing
  • Bluetooth to Smartphone – to support teleconferencing
  • Audio In/Out to the Video Conference System – to

vs_office1Amherst, NY – VoIP Supply’s office was featured by Buffalo Business First as a cool office in the Western New York area, highlighting its full-sized kitchen, the entertaining lounge area as well as the two gym areas with a shower!

Walking through VoIP Supply’s front door, a bowl of candies puts some smiles on the employee’s faces. Every Monday, the company starts with an all-staff meeting on the “lawn”, a bright green carpet that looks and feels like grass. Aside from discussing the business goals and performance, the employee of the week is selected to play a Plinko game for prizes including beer, gift cards, and paid time off.

After the office remodeling about two years ago, VoIP Supply’s workplace was brightened up with vibrant …

Grandstream’s IPVideoTalk is a hosted service through Grandstream’s GVC3200 or GVC3202 Video Conferencing System. Already known for its easy and flexible video conferencing platform, IPVideoTalk has now gone one step forward to add more advanced new features. Let’s find out what they are!

Cloud Recording

The cloud recording is available to the host in the web meeting interface. Simple click “Record this Meeting”, your meeting will be recorded and stored directly in your IPVideoTalk user interface. Then, you are able to store, download and delete recordings from the user portal. Recording your meetings has never been easier!

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YouTube and Facebook Live Integration

Another exciting new feature is the social media live integration. This is also available to the host right from the web meeting interface. …

Visit Grandstream PageYesterday, Grandstream announced that their new IP Video Door System, the GDS3710, has passed the ONVIF certification testing. This certification ensures interoperability between the GDS3710 and third party ONVIF-certified recording products, such as Network Video Recorders (NVRs).

gds3710ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) is an open industry forum that provides and promotes standardized interfaces for effective interoperability of IP-based physical security products. For more information, visit www.onvif.org.

The ONVIF certification allows channel partners, installers, resellers and end users to integrate the GDS3710 with existing ONVIF-compliant video management software, NVRs and Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices.

We are excited to hear this great news and are looking forward to seeing more partners and customers benefit from the GDS3710!…

Unless you have been living under a rock, I’m sure you have heard by now that Toshiba is exiting the VoIP business. If you or your business are currently Toshiba customers then you probably were about to fall into a deep despair, that is until Mitel swooped in and saved the day!

Mitel recently confirmed that they have signed a MoU with Toshiba to transfer certain assets and support obligations to Mitel. This Memorandum of Understanding means that Mitel will be honoring Toshiba contracts and warranties, along with honoring past Toshiba quotes and maintaining what is left of Toshiba’s inventory. Doing this will ensure a clear and easy path for customers who will be transitioning over to Mitel.

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But if you are someone who is …