I have received feedback from a lot of readers regarding the Linksys Voice System blog last week. Several people found it intriguing enough to call me and have a discussion about their experiences with the system. I appreciate that. Please continue to contact me.

Switchvox SoHo or Switchvox SMB?

This week I would like to take a look at another prominent VoIP PBX, Switchvox. Switchvox has two different versions to offer consumers, the SoHo edition and the SMB edition.

There are a few notable differences between the two offerings. The SMB edition has conference bridge functionality, extension groups, the Switchvox switchboard, enhanced call que statistics and more complex IVR actions.

The SOHO has a basic conference room, will only allow you to

The Linksys CIT400 is a Dual-Mode Dect Phone For Use With Skype

Stephen Pinches, over at Skype Gear, has an excellent review of the Linksys CIT400. The Linksys CIT400 is a Dual-Mode DECT phone that allows users to send and receive both Skype and PSTN calls, making it an excellent solution for residential users looking for Skype hardware.

According to Stephen,

“The CIT400 is perfect for people who still rely on their old-style phone network, but also want to make cheap Skype-to-Skype and Skype-to-other phone numbers calls. Additionally, the CIT400 offers access to Skype Voicemail, as well as being able to search for users, accept or decline incoming buddy requests, view the basic details of users’ profiles and also quickly and easily see how

Save up to $250 on Select Sangoma PCI Cards For Use With Asterisk and trixbox!

Sangoma is the leading provider of connectivity hardware and software products for Wide Area Network (WAN) and voice infrastructure. For a limited time we are offering Mail-In Rebates on select Sangoma PCI Cards, all Asterisk Interoperable.

Here Are the Details:

The latest line of Aastra IP Phones are finally available from VoIP Supply!

The newest Aastra IP Phones are loaded with new features and a completely new design. For more about the specific models, please click on the links below.

Look for more details about the exciting new phones as soon as they are made available.…

As a salesperson, it’s ironic that I spend a lot of time convincing people not to use Voice over IP (VoIP). It’s not that I don’t truly believe in the value of IP. Rather, I am a huge proponent for the “appropriate” use of IP, where it makes business sense and offers an appreciable ROI for the user.

IP was engineered as a best-effort, data networking system with inherent disaster recovery capabilities that the PSTN lacks. Most user are, or should be, more concerned with total availability, reliability and quality of service.

The traditional PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) is comprised of a two-level, circuit switched hierarchy of Class 5 (Local) and Class 4 (Long Distance) switches.
The local loop, or “subscriber line”, is …

Rhino Equipment Has Released Their New 4 Port FXO Card With Echo Cancellation
rhino r4fxo-ec

The Rhino R4FXO-EC is a next generation analog PCI card for use with Asterisk and other open source telephony platforms. The R4FXO-EC features an on-board control element and on-board Echo Cancellation Circuit. The on-board control element prevents PCI bus “bit banging” which allows for lower CPU power, while the on-board Echo Cancellation circuit provides echo protection to ensure crisp clean calls.

Rhino R4FXO-EC Features & Functionality

  • Asterisk soft PBX tested and ready
  • Zaptel-compliant open source Linux module source code
  • Proven Silicon Labs FXO DAA component – Si3050
  • Silicon Labs international line interface device – Si3019
  • Custom Rhino PCI interface chip means no excess CPU overhead
  • Four RJ11 jacks at card

Asterisk 1.2.15 Has Been Released

The Asterisk development team is pleased to announce the release of open source PBX Asterisk 1.2.15.

This release contains a large number of bug fixes, and some significant improvements:

* Support for Zaptel-based transcoder hardware, initially the Digium TC400B 92/96 channel transcoder.
* Handling of voicemail subdirectories when using ODBC storage has been improved, so that messages can be forwarded properly.
* A problem with forwarding voicemails from folders other than the user’s INBOX has been fixed.
* The Zaptel channel driver can now support echo cancellers that provide 64ms or 128ms of echo cancellation per channel.

Click here to download Asterisk 1.2.15.

For more information about Asterisk Hardware, please visit the Asterisk Hardware section at VoIP Supply

VoIP Supply is currently offering amazing savings on must have voip deals! Check out these deals below:

1. Free Ground Shipping on all Aastra IP Phones. Receive free ground shipping when you purchase any Aastra product.

2. Free Ground Shipping on the LInksys IPhone Family along with many other Linksys Products, including IP Phones, ATA’s and Gateways. The IPhone Family allows for stylish mobility while using voip. Whether you to need to connect to a hotspot at your local Starbucks or be able to roam around your home or office, the Linksys IPhone Family will be able to accommodate your needs. Shop VoIPSupply.com now to receive Free Ground Shipping on select Linksys Products!

3. Vocalocity, a leading VoIP service provider, …

The Apiotek VP-0002 is the World’s Slimest VoIP Phone
At only 7.5×36.5x123mm, the Apiotek VP-0002 VoIP phone is world slimest VoIP phone. Offering a stylish metal design and compatible with Skype (and other soft clients like Gizmo Project, GoogleTalk, and Yahoo!), this usb phone looks to break into the ultra-competitive usb phone marketplace by catering to those looking for a “less-clunky” alternative.

The Apiotek Skyphone weights just 69 grams, and with only display LED’s (what did you want a clor screen?), this usb phone is extremly basic. With a price of $39.99, it is worth the purchase, if for no other reason then to own the world’s slimest VoIP phone!…

Boingo Launches Wordlwide Wi-Fi Service For Mobile Phones and Devices

Boingo Mobile, the latest offering from Boingo Wireless allows users to connect to Boingo hotspots around the world for only $7.95 per month. Enabled through a free software download, Boingo Mobile works with all Window Mobile 5.0-based smartphones, Wi-Fi VoIP Phones, PDA’s, and Pocket PC devices. The service is easy to set up and delivers instant connectivity at tens of thousands of hot spots in more than 60 countries around the globe including France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Although the service is currently only available on one Wi-Fi VoIP phone, the Belkin Wi-Fi phone for Skype, Boingo Mobile is a solid step in …