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foipFaxing has been the nemesis of VoIP systems for as long as VoIP has been a thing. If you had a good VoIP vendor in the past, they would generally recommend you stick to a landline, or PRI for your fax services. That was because faxing over protocols like SIP had proven to be completely unreliable due to the fickle nature of faxing over a best effort architecture. Even with the advent of T.38, faxing still was a problem child for many.

Enter FoIP, or Fax over IP. Specifically, Sangoma’s iteration of FoIP, which actually works. I believe we live in a time where things should just work, and we should stop dealing with custom problems born from custom solutions. Sangoma offers Fax Station, which

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Company tops the list of fastest growing Western New York companies as selected by Buffalo’s Business First newspaper.

BUFFALO, NY June 19, 2006 — B2 Technologies, llc, the parent company of VoIPSupply, llc ( a leading provider of Voice over IP hardware, software and services, today announced their selection by Buffalo’s Business First newspaper as Western New York’s fastest growing company. The company, based largely on the success of VoIP Supply, llc, achieved a staggering 509.74% growth rate from 2003 to 2005 in taking the number one spot. The growth rate was based on a percentage of growth in total sales and number of U.S. employees.

“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized as the fastest growing company in our area,” stated Benjamin P. …

VoIP Supply, LLC Included in Entrepreneur and Pricewaterhouse Coopers 12th Annual Hot 100 Listing of Fastest-growing New Companies in the U.S.

Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) May 24, 2006 — Entrepreneur magazine has released the 12th Annual Hot 100 list. The Hot 100 lists the fastest-growing new companies in the United States. The listing is comprised from an initial list of fast-growing companies from PricewaterhouseCoopers. VoIP Supply, LLC, a leading provider of Voice over IP telephony hardware, software, and services, was ranked number 45 based on the company’s impressive growth over the past three years. It is estimated that over 27,000 companies received consideration for inclusion on this prestigious list.

“This achievement is a testament to all of the hard work put forth by our team …

PBX Select to focus on the sale of end-to-end IP PBX solutions for the small and medium business.

Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) May 24, 2006 —, LLC, a leading provider of Voice over IP telephony hardware, software, and services, today announced the launch of PBX Select a new division focused on the sale of end-to-end IP PBX solutions for the small and medium business. PBX Select will look to empower small and medium businesses by providing access to Voice over IP telephony features once available only to larger corporate companies.

“PBX Select is the answer to the small medium business need for end-to-end solutions that VoIP Supply was not positioned to handle” said Cory Andrews, Executive Vice President of PBX Select. “There is a lot …

The SPA-2102 is the next generation of inexpensive, easy to use, and simple to install telephone adaptors from Linksys. The SPA-2102 connects a standard telephone or fax machine to IP-based data networks. VoIP service providers can offer residential and business users traditional and enhanced communication services via the customer’s broadband connection to the Internet.

The SPA-2102 features two POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service) ports to connect existing analog phones, fax machines, or to a PBX system. The SPA-2102 includes 2 100BaseT RJ45 Ethernet interfaces (LAN-WAN) to connect to a home or office LAN, as well as an Ethernet connection to a broadband modem or router (WAN). Each SPA-2102 service line can be independently configured via software controlled by the service provider or the end …

TORONTO – May 10, 2006 – Sangoma Technologies Corporation (TSXV: STC) (, a leading provider of connectivity hardware and software products for VoIP, TDM voice, WANs and Internet infrastructure, has introduced its new A108 Series PCI cards to support high density voice and data applications. At 8 T1/E1 ports, the A108 has the highest T1/E1 density available on a PCI card.

As with other Sangoma PCI cards, the A108 is available in an A108d version especially built for the soft telephony industry. The A108d supports voice enhancement capabilities including G.168-2002 echo cancellation with 1024 tap/128ms tail per channel on all channel densities, DMF encoding/decoding and tone recognition, voice quality enhancement and adaptive noise reduction.

“We brought this high density product to market …

The newly announced Netgear SPH101 Skype WiFi phone is the worlds first device that allows you to make calls on the Skype network anywhere there is a wireless internet connection. The Netgear SPH101 allows users to send and receive call in addition to access to their contact lists through the phone’s full color screen.

Make Skype calls without a PC

The phone’s only major set back is that it can not be used in WiFi hot spots as it does not have a web browser for for web-based login or authentication.


Plantronics Utilizes DECT Technology for new CS55 Wireless Headset System

Plantronics has incorporated DECT 6.0 wireless spectrum technology in their new CS55 Wireless Office Headset System. This system combines the clarity of traditional corded technology with the mobility of wireless, so employees can move around the office to wherever business takes them—without interrupting or missing a call.

Features Include:

  • Roam hands-free up to 300 feet
  • Extended hands-free talk time—up to 10 full hours
  • One-touch control over calls and volume
  • Enjoy the flexibility of three convertible styles
  • Ensure call privacy with digitally encrypted security
  • Reduce the wait: battery recharges in three hours

Continuing their tradition as a technology leader, Plantronics presents CS55 as the first headset in the United States to implement 1.9GHz UPCS voice-dedicated wireless VoIP technology. With the included Plantronics HL10 handset lifter, remotely …

The RJ45 (CAT5) cabling that connects your office or home networking can be utilized for more than transporting voice or data across your local area network (LAN). The IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet standard was created as the standard method of delivering power to hardware devices such as IP Phones, IP Video Cameras and other network equipment. With PoE, there is no need to power some devices locally with an external AC power supply, they can simply receive their required voltage over the network cabling.

A POE system is comprised of three elements, the power sourcing equipment (PSE), the device which needs to be powered (PD) and the cable.

The Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE) is connected to a device, and determines if the device is …

Recent news from Ebay executives peg the current number of Skype users in the US at 6 million, and growing fast. The company claims more than 100 million users worldwide, but until recently, the majority of Skype users were overseas in Asia and Europe. With rapidly growing usership in the US market, many major electronics vendors are rushing to bring “Skype Certified” products to market.

Polycom, well known for audio and video conferencing, is targeting business customers who utilize Skype service, with its latest product, the Polycom Communicator C100S.

The Communicator is a lightweight, portable speakerphone offering a standard USB connection to a PC or laptop. The Polycom Communicator is a “Skype Certified” product, meaning it has undergone standard interoperability testing in cooperation with Skype, …