VoIP Supply Promotions

February 13, 2007 by Garrett Smith

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, is so confident in their service they are giving it away. For a limited time Vocalocity is offering 500 Free Minutes on select IP Phones. Once you receive the phone all you have to do is plug it in and dial! Also, these phones come unlocked, so if you unhappy with the service let your rep at Vocalocity know when your trial is up and you are free to choose another carrier! Why not try it, it’s free!

4. $100.00 Mail-In Rebate on the Polycom IP 4000! For a limited time when you buy ten Polycom IP Phones and one IP 4000 you will save $100 by mail on your order! (all phones must be on the same invoice)

These promotions end March 31st, so visit VoIPSupply.com today to take advantage of these offers!

Apiotek VP-0002 Super-Slim VoIP Phone

February 12, 2007 by Garrett Smith

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 Enables Wordlwide Mobile VoIP

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 the right direction for not only Mobile VoIP, but for dual mode calling. The ability to have one phone, that can make both VoIP and cellular calls, is the future. For the past few months there has been a tremendous buzz in the VoIP hardware space surrounding Wi-Fi and dual mode VoIP phones and it now seems that service providers are finally ready to start cashing in.

TRENDnet TVP-SP4BK ClearSky Bluetooth Conference Phone

February 9, 2007 by Garrett Smith

TRENDnet Bluetooth Conference Phone For Skype

The TRENDnet TVP-SP4BK is the latest in an emerging sector of conferencing solutions for soft client (especially Skype) users. The TRENDnet TVP-SP4BK ClearSky Bluetooth Conference Phone features advanced echo cancellation technology and superior noise suppression design provides a business quality conferencing experience. This Bluetooth Class I device can easily hold conference calls wirelessly up to 100 meters away (not sure why you would want to be that far away…).

TRENDnet TVP-SP4BK Conference Phone Features

  • Compliant with Bluetooth v2.0 Specification with EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) support
  • Backward compatible with Bluetooth v1.1 and v1.2 devices
  • Compliant with Class I Bluetooth Operations
  • Advanced acoustic echo cancellation technology and Superior noise suppression
  • Support Full-Speed Bluetooth operation with Full Piconet support
  • Support Graphical LCD display with status Indicators
  • Headset support for voice communication such as Skype, MSN Messenger, and Yahoo Messenger
  • Full Skype support allows users to use Skype features directly from the phone (such as SkypeIn™ calls, SkypeOut™, Status change, Conference Call and etc.)
  • Compatible with Windows 2000/XP Operating Systems
  • Multi-Language LCD User Interface Support (English, French, German, Spanish & Italian)
  • ClearSky Long Range Support up to 100 meters (328 ft.) (depends on the environment)
  • 2-Year Warranty

TRENDnet ClearSky Conference Phone First Impressions

The LCD display and control panel makes the TRENDnet ClearSky stand above many of it’s peers, especially my favorite conferencing phone the IP EVO Xing. The TRENDnet has a retail price of $160, and can be found “on the streets” at $144.99. At this price, it is an outstanding value, especially because of the range of the device (which crushes some of the wireless phones out there). Overall if you are looking for a conferencing unit to use with Skye, GoogleTalk, or Gizmo Project, I would highly recommend the TRENDnet TVP-SP4BK ClearSky Bluetooth VoIP conference phone.

Small Business IP PBX Solutions Correction

Everyone Makes a Mistake…Mine Just Happened To Be On My First Post

Last week in my first post, Small Business IP PBX Solutions, I detailed a recent implementation of the Linksys SPA-9000 by one of my customers. During the write-up I failed to included the seat license upgrade for the SPA-9000.

Marc from Aretta Communications made the following observation (and correction) about my blog on the LVS-9000 last week.

“Very nice post on the LVS-9000 on the blog! I had a quick question for you. In your example under pricing you mentioned $400 for the Linksys box, but they were using 6 phones. I thought you had to pay the $300 extra to upgrade the SIP license from 4 to 16 phones, so shouldn’t that price also be in there?”

Marc is correct. There is an additional license fee to upgrade the SPA-9000 from 4 to 16 users (in my example, we used 2 additional IP phones) the cost for the additional license is $300.

Polycom SIP 2.1.0 Firmware Released

February 7, 2007 by Garrett Smith

Polycom Has Released There Latest SIP Firmware, Version 2.1.0

The SIP 2.1.0 feature release is now available. The key new features in this release are:

  • Enhanced support for server fallback configurations
  • Addition of MicroBrowser to SoundPoint IP430, IP501 and SoundStation IP 4000 products
  • MicroBrowser enhancements (Support for table tags and improved user interface options)
  • Added ability to strip or insert leading digits for outgoing calls
  • Updated default daylight savings time rules (configuration file defaults change) for 2007 North American DST changes
  • Added support for SYSLOG reporting of system status and errors
  • Added ability to disable message waiting indication on a line-by-line basis

Note: The Release Notes should be carefully reviewed before deploying this release.

For more information about the Polycom SIP2.1.0 Firmware release, please contact your sales rep, call us at 800.398.8647 or email VoIP Supply customer service at customerservice (AT) voipsupply (dot) com.

Let’s Meet Todd Milbrand

February 6, 2007 by Garrett Smith

Todd Milbrand is the Newest Team Member at the VoIP Insiders!

About Todd Milbrand

I am currently employed as an Account Executive at VoIPsupply.com, LLC. VoIPsupply.com is the leading online reseller of VoIP hardware, software, and services. I joined VoIPsupply.com in June of 2005 immediately following my graduation from the University at Buffalo, where I received a Bachelors degree in Political Science. While I was attending college I was named an outstanding student in Political Science and I was employed as a Support Engineer for Adelphia Communications (which is now Time Warner Cable). I am a lifelong Buffalo, NY resident and I could not imagine living anywhere else. Go Sabres!

What’s Todd Going to Write About?

When Garrett Smith first approached me about writing this blog I was a little apprehensive about having enough time in my schedule for this. Upon further reflection I realized that I now had a perfect excuse to no longer watch American Idol and Grey’s Anatomy with my wife (Thanks again Garrett).

In all seriousness, my true intentions for this blog is to facilitate discussion of the various obstacles that are facing ILEC’s, CLEC’s, ITSP’s in their quest to roll out Triple Play and Quad Play offerings. I hope to educate, as well as be educated about the hardware, software, and middleware that will be driving the various offerings from the multitude of providers that are out there.

Look for my first post tomorrow!

Fonality trixbox Open Communication Certification

Fonality trixbox to host workshop for telephony professionals and system integrators

Fonality, a leading open source Asterisk based IP PBX provider, has announced the Fonality trixbox Open Communications Certification (FtOCC) workshop. The workshop is a first in a series that looks to train telephony professionals and systems integrators on the trixbox application platform and established a recognized certification for trixbox professionals.

The course will focus on a myriad of subjects including, but not limited to: VoIP, PBX deployment, network assessment, telephony troubleshooting, T1/PRI training, and IP handset education. The goal of the FtOCC is to arm data VARs, system integrators and telephony professionals with the knowledge needed to deploy and manage PBX installations for businesses from 1 to 1,000 employees.

For more information on the FtOCC program, please visit the Learntrixbox.com.

Snom 370 IP Phone

February 5, 2007 by Garrett Smith

Snom 370 The Newest IP Phone From Snom

Debuting at CeBIT 2007 in Hanover, Germany, the Snom 370 is the latest in the IP Phone line-up from Snom. The Snom 370 features a large graphical, high-definition display and the offers and extenede presentation of call lists, address books, and caller information. The Snom 370 also features a mini-browser, allowing users to gain direct access to their own XML based applications via the display screen. Users of the Snom 370 can also customize the design of the display and also view news tickers and other information as well as access central or public phone directories.

Snom 370 Features

  • Tiltable, high-definition graphical display (240 x 128 Pixel)
  • Large LED (red) for incoming calls
  • 47 keys, 13 LEDs
  • 12 programmable function keys
  • Speakerphone
  • Dual Ethernet connection
  • Power over Ethernet
  • Support for several audio devices
  • Additional keypads with 42 programmable function keys
  • SIP RFC3261
  • Security: SIPS/SRTP, TLS
  • Codecs: G.711, G.729A, G.723.1, G.722, G.726, GSM 6.10 (Full rate)
  • National Language Support

Digium TDM800P Analog Telephony Interface Card

Digium TDM800P – Digium’s New 8 Port Analog Interface Card

Announced at the IT EXPO, the new Digium TDM800P is an 8 port analog interface card is the industry first 8-port analog telephony interface card built on a single PCI bracket. What this allows for is universal PCI card slot compatibily. Based on Digium’s patent pending VoiceBus technoloy, the new chip architecture greatly increases the number of servers compatible with Digium’s hardware.

According to Bill Miller, Digium’s VP of Product Management and Marketing,

“Digium’s VoiceBus technology enables the development of high performance PCI compatible telephony interface cards for a variety of applications. Moving forward, this architecture will be used across all Digium analog and digital telephony solutions.”

The TDM800P can also be used in conjunction with Digium’s Carrier-grade and software-based High Performance Echo Canceller (HPEC). Digium’s HPEC offers Toll-Quality echo cancellation on a global scale. The HPEC solution uses the industry standard algorithm, G.168, for connections to the PSTN and is designed to operate under 32-bit and 64-bit Linux platforms. The HPEC provides echo cancellation for configurable tail lengths of 16ms (128 taps), 32ms (256 taps), 64ms (512 taps) and 128ms (1024 taps), on a per channel basis.

Price for the Digium TDM800P will start at $300USD. The products are not yet available through the channel, but they are expected to arrive in the next few weeks. We will keep you posted!

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