January 4th, 2018 – Polycom announced that they have signed a merger agreement to acquire Obihai Technology, Inc, a VoIP audio solutions innovator based in California’s Silicon Valley.
Polycom is a multinational corporation that develops video, voice and content collaboration and communication technology. After completion of this strategic acquisition, Polycom expects to broaden their solutions portfolio to add the cloud-based capabilities and Analog Terminal Adapter solutions.
Obihai Technology specializes in developing software and hardware for VoIP endpoints. Their innovative development team will add great value to Polycom to compete in the global voice market. The acquisition is expected to close early in first quarter of 2018.
“Sangoma Technologies (the parent company of VoIP Supply) always admires watching other North American based businesses growing both in …
Microsoft announced that they will discontinue Office Live Meeting completely by end of this year.
Live Meeting is a popular online collaboration and web conferencing service that empowers businesses to conduct the real-time and interactive presentation.
Migrating to Skype for Business & Skype
The company is planning to migrate all data and applications from Live Meeting into Skype for Business and Skype Meeting Broadcast. Most of the features that were seen in Live Meeting have already been migrated to Skype for Business and Skype Meeting Broadcast and there are some new upgrades available such as a larger attendee scale.
Live Meeting users are encouraged to begin transferring their system to other similar solutions no later than December 31st, 2017, at which time Microsoft will fully …
Sangoma is going on the road again in 2018! This time, VoIP Supply is co-hosting three roadshows with Sangoma in Florida in February 2018. You will have the chance to see and learn about the latest IP telephony products and solutions from Sangoma as well as the advantages of partnering with Sangoma. Don’t miss out!
This event is Free to attend but pre-registration is required. Follow the links below to register!
Choose a Convenient Location!
Monday, Feb. 26th, 2018
8986 International Dr
Orlando, FL 32819
Dave and Busters
Tuesday, Feb. 27th, 2018
10209 Estuary Lakes Dr
Tampa, FL 33619
Dave and Busters
Wednesday, Feb. 28th, 2018
11481 NW 12th St E622
Miami, FL 33172
Are you a small business looking for a basic SIP Phone that simply works? If you are familiar with Sangoma’s s-Series SIP phones, you must have heard the s300 entry-level IP phone, which is equipped with 2 SIP accounts, 6 feature keys and 5-way conferencing.
Now there’s one more great option at an even lower price point for small start-ups looking for a simple solution without bells and whistles: the s205 Basic IP Phone!
Entry-Level, Affordable IP Phones: Hot-Desking, Built-in VPN, EndPoint Manager
The s205 is an entry-level SIP Phone designed with all the fundamental capabilities you’ll need for daily operations. This 1-line SIP phone features Hot-Desking function that allows you to access all your settings simply by logging into any phone with …
Back in September 2017, Microsoft announced its new vision for intelligent communications which includes having Microsoft Teams replace Skype for Business for Office 365 users.
Now Microsoft is taking their first steps to bring comprehensive calling and meetings capabilities into Microsoft Teams! These major updates of the new calling features to Microsoft Teams are meant to accommodate previous Skype for Business users. Let’s check out some more details.
The new calling features provide full dialing capabilities, call history, hold/resume, speed dial, transfer, forwarding, caller ID masking, extension dialing, multi-call handling, simultaneous ringing, voicemail, text telephone (TTY) support and other advanced features. These new updates are currently rolling out and they should take an effect soon.
As part of this new roadmap of innovation, …
VoIP Supply, North America’s Leading VoIP Solutions Provider, has been awarded the Editors’ Retail Choice Award for its Comprehensive Telephony Marketplace from Deal Crunch. Since 2002, VoIP Supply has provided expert knowledge to the VoIP industry and its customers. It has also provided unmatched product availability to over 125,000 customers worldwide. It is the company’s mission to provide the highest level of service to all customers, while ensuring they are educated on the solutions they are purchasing.
“We pride ourselves on choosing the perfect solution for our customers, we listen to the needs of our customer and fit them with the ideal hardware and service,” said Mary Cheney, Marketing Supervisor at VoIP Supply.
While VoIP Supply is known for its telephony hardware, the company is …
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.
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
- 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
Recently, 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.
Polycom 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 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.
Also, more calling capabilities will be seen such as the ability to use existing …
Cisco 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.
The 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.…