Grandstream HandyTone 502 Telephone Adaptor

Grandstream Networks has released their newest analog telephone adaptor, the Grandstream HandyTone 502. The Grandstream HT-502 is cobines a stylish new design and a significant increase in data router performance over the Grandstream GS-496. A sip based adaptor, the Grandstream HandyTone HT-502 features 2 FXS ports, dual 10M/100Mbps Ethernet ports with integrated high performance NAT router, port status and message waiting LED and a base stand for vertical positioning. It supports UPnP, SIP over TCP/TLS, up to 2 SIP account profiles and rich call features.

Grandstream HandyTone 502 Technical Specifications:



Ethernet Ports

2 RJ45 10/100 Mbps





FXS Port


Fax Support

Pass-Through via G.711 and T.38

Audio Codecs

G.711(a/u-law), G.723.1, G.729A/B, G.729E, G.728,

The Linksys VoiceSystem 9000

We’ve all read the statistics on the increased use of VoIP in 2006 and how 2007 will be a break out year. This week I will introduce the Linksys Voice System as a way to cut the expense of traditional telephone service for the average Joe, the small business. Why Linksys? Linksys is a lot more than just a great name in the industry. The value of this system is due to the system flexibility and quick convergence it offers customers.

With the Linksys LVS-9000, you can make your small business look big, with an increased ability for customer communication and efficiency for your business.

But Art, why can’t I find “LVS-9000”, “SPA-9000” or even the search term “9000” on the …

The New Aastra 57i SIP based IP Phone

Aastra is set to release some new phones in the coming weeks and with a little bit of leg work (and thanks to Google) I was able to get some stock photos of the Aastra 57i, and also some breif information. The new model has been long awaited by Aastra fans and from the looks of the new phones, Aastra has taken a step towards a more modern design, and beefed up the features and functionality of the base units. This should raise Aastra’s profile in the US.

Aastra 57i Features:

The Aastra 57i has a large LCD screen, is a SIP based IP phone and will be eventually replace the 480i. Just like the 480i, the …

That’s Right Arthur Miller has Joined the VoIP Insiders!

No, not that Arthur Miller, this Arthur Miller!

About Arthur Miller

I am employed by VoIP Supply, LLC the leading internet retailer of VoIP hardware, software, and services. VoIP Supply, LLC has several sister companies, one of which I work for, specializes in providing VoIP telephony solutions to small and medium-sized businesses. Our clients range from home office or multi location businesses with complex communications needs, we work with leading vendors to manage every element of our customer’s migration to Voice over IP, from hardware to service, installation, training and support. I serve as Development Manager and Sales Executive for I originally joined as a product manager in early 2005. Prior …

VoIP Supply has launched a VoIP Hardware Affiliate Program!

The VoIP Supply affiliate program, which has been in a private beta stage since the beginning of November, is now open to any affiliate looking to capitalize on the growing VoIP hardware marketplace. From now until the end of February, any affiliate that signs-up for the VoIPSupply affiliate program will receive a $20 sign-up bonus to be paid once the affiliate earns $100 in affiliate commission.

About the VoIP Hardware Affiliate Program

With commissions ranging from 3% to 10% based on your monthly generated revenues, the VoIP Supply Affiliate Program is a perfect fit for sites that are looking to profit from the booming Voice over IP industry.

VoIP Hardware Affiliate Program Commission Tiers:

3% …

arlyn piferFinally, here it is my first “official” blog entry. For those who are more experienced than I in this medium, feel free to critique, comment, criticize and add to the conversation. We are entering this with eyes wide open.

The focus of this blog will be centered around Voice over Internet Protocol, but with an emphasis on Government, (domestic and international) and Educational, (also worldwide), installs, intentions, forecasts and opportunities and I’ll spice it up with some plain old Arlyn based thoughts and comments.

Look, my real job, (you know – the one that semi pays the bills), is to sell VoIP systems and solutions to those two market segments. I’ll try my best to keep the postings unbiased and non sales focused, but if …

Meet Arlyn E. Pifer

arlyn pifer

Garrett Smith, approached me about creating a blog that had to deal with VOIP in the government and education sectors. I am not now, nor will I ever claim to be the expert in this particular filed, or any other field for that matter, but if you care to come along for the journey, maybe we can identify additional opportunities or learn something together. It is my intention to provide editorials and commentary and to locate and announce some useful websites. In addition, any articles or commentary of interest will be posted. I’ll also relay some of the cool implementations of voip in those sectors. Feel free to join in and trust me on this one, I have been accused of …

Skype’s New Pricing is Anything But Disruptive

In a move to better monetize their service, Skype today announced a new connection fee for international calls, and a new plan, SkypePro, that offers a flat rate monthly fee for free nationwide monthly calling. Touting their new pricing structure as “distruptive,” for most Skype users the only thing distruptive about these new calling plans is the additional money that will need to be spent on connection fees.

While Skype is still one of the cheapest ways to make a phone call, the PR spin on charging customers more for the same service is, well, laughable. There are times for spin and there are times to tell the truth. Everyone knows Skype is a business and everyone …

Introduction to the Polycom IP430

The Polycom IP 430 is an enterprise-grade IP phone, The SoundPoint® IP 430 is designed to meet the telephony needs of general business users – cubicle workers that conduct a low-to-medium volume of calls – by delivering a robust feature set encompassing traditional telephony features such as call, park, pick-up, hold and transfer, as well as more advanced capabilities such as shared call / bridged line appearance, multiple call appearances, and presence.

Polycom IP430 Features

The Polycom IP430 is a two-line desktop IP phone that delivers the outstanding voice quality and smoothness of natural two-way conversations with its full-duplex speakerphone featuring the Polycom Acoustic Clarity Technology.

• 2 lines
• 132 x 46 pixel graphical LCD with line LED indicators…

Introduction to the Linksys WIP 300

The Linksys WIP 300-NA Wi-Fi IP Phone enables high-quality voice over IP (VoIP) service through a Wireless-G network and high-speed Internet connection. Connect at home, your office, or at a public hotspot, and make low-cost phone calls through your Internet Telephony Service Provider.

Linksys WIP 300 Features

The WIP300 Wireless VoIP Phone operates in the 2.4GHz band, supports 802.11g and the latest VoIP SIP protocols. The large, full-color high resolution display features an intuitive user interface enabling users to easily and quickly configure the handset using Secure Easy Setup (SES).

• Pixel-based display—Provides intuitive access to calling features
• Nine speed dials configurable in the set
• Comfort noise generation (CNG), voice activity detection (VAD), adaptive jitter buffer, and …