In this episode of SIP Chats, we sit down with CyberData’s Interoperability Manager, Paul Tuttle! Paul highlights a lot of exciting news from CyberData including their brand-new paging server, new IP paging products, and so much more! Check it out here. And be sure to like and subscribe to our YouTube Channel for the latest VoIP News!
April is here and VoIP Supply is in full bloom with new products and product updates.
BH71 Mono Bluetooth Wireless Business Headset Series
The Fanvil H3 Hotel IP Phone is now supported in CompletePBX. Xorcom released a new version of CompletePBX, version 5.2.13. CompletePBX 5.2.13 added the Fanvil H3 Hotel IP phone to EPM.
Yealink, a leader in IP Telephony for the SIP market, has introduced its newest headset series, the BH71 Mono Bluetooth Wireless Business Headset Series. This series offers four different models of the BH71 Headset:
Poly’s headset portfolio, known for having one of the industry’s most complete families of corded and wireless headset products, provides purpose-built solutions certified and optimized to work with Google Voice, Google Meet, and Chromebook, whether your team is in the office or anywhere else. These Google-Certified headsets include Bluetooth, DECT, and USB.
Additionally, even more Poly headsets have become Google Certified!
The Poly Voyager Focus 2 headsets provide three levels of Advanced Digital Hybrid Active Noise Canceling (ANC) with advanced multiple microphone noise canceling with Acoustic Fence technology in a discreet boom.
The Poly Voyager 4310 UC and Voyager 4320 UC headsets are part of the Voyager 4300 UC Series. These headsets provide everything you need to stay productive and connected to all your devices whether at home or in the office. Calls are made easier with all-day comfort and dual-mic Acoustic Fence technology that eliminates background noise.
In addition to headsets, Poly’s portfolio of certifications for Google Voice, Google Meet, and Chromebook include speakerphones, desk phones, and video conferencing.
The Poly Studio X video bar family is now certified to work with Google Meet, meaning your customers can leverage the power of Poly solutions in a Google environment.
Perfect for at home or in the office, the Studio X family, which includes Studio X30, X50, X70, and the TC8 and TC10 controllers, is the first Android-based video appliance to deliver a comprehensive meeting experience for Google Meet users and your customers, providing everything needed for an elite hybrid work experience.
The Poly Studio X family provides flexibility across the portfolio to meet the needs of any size meeting space:
Poly Studio X30: Provides boardroom-quality performance in a compact design. This delightfully simple all-in-one video bar is perfect for equipping all your small rooms and huddle spaces.
Poly Studio X50: With immersive room-filling audio and an advanced second-order gradient-microphone array, this video bar was built for mid-sized rooms. Thanks to the dual display support, you can see people and content in full size.
Poly Studio X70:Turns any large-room video call into a hassle-free delight. Its dual 4k cameras intelligently work together to provide optimized views of all parts of a large room while seamlessly transitioning between people.
Poly TC8 & TC10 Interface: Intuitive touch control interface lets you access your meetings with ease, while high-resolution touch displays make control options clear and accessible.
It’s time to unbox the Poly Voyager Focus 2 Headset! Use the Poly Voyager Focus 2 headset to eliminate distracting background noise from your calls, or simply use it to block away noise when not on a call! With three levels of hybrid noise cancellation and an ultra-comfortable design, the Poly Voyager Focus 2 is the ideal headset for the busy office professional. The Poly Voyager Focus 2 Headset is available with or without a charging stand and comes in both a UC and Microsoft Teams Certified version.
Watch this video as we unbox the Poly Voyager Focus 2 Headset and visit our website to learn about these headsets’ features and functionality!
Wi-Fi phones are telecom devices that are equipped with the capability to connect to the internet through a WiFi network. When using these devices, you are able to make phone calls and receive and/or send messages through a WiFi connection.
Wi-Fi calling is a voice service that lets users place and receive calls over the Internet through WLAN (wireless local access network), as opposed to using a cellular signal, so it doesn’t need to rely on the network of cell towers.
Fanvil, a leading global audio and video VoIP device provider, recently announced the launch of a new sub-brand LINKVIL to produce wireless unified communication products. With Wi-Fi phones becoming more popular, Fanvil has recently released a phone specifically designed for the wireless communication needs of a mobile office, the LINKVIL by Fanvil W611W Portable Wi-Fi Phone.
The LINKVIL by Fanvil W611W Portable Wi-Fi Phone is a portable, elegant Wi-Fi phone that is light and portable, suitable for one-hand holding, and can be used for mobile offices anytime and anywhere. The W611W has built-in dual-band 2.4G & 5G Wi-Fi, supports the latest WiFi6 protocol, supports fast roaming, and is widely used in various wireless network environments.
Users can connect to Wi-Fi through either the device or the web.
Connecting through the Device Side:
Enter [Menu] >> [Settings] >> [Wireless Network], and enable the wireless network.
Select an available network and click to enter.
Select the corresponding Wi-Fi network from the Wi-Fi list, click Connect, and enter the password.
After clicking OK, the Wi-Fi connection is successful, and the corresponding Wi-Fi display will show “√”
When the network is not connected, there are several ways to connect to the Wi-Fi:
Wi-Fi Open Unconnected- -> Wi-Fi Off: prompt “Network Disconnect”
Jabra has upgraded its Speak lineup of speakerphones with the new Jabra Speak2 Speakerphone Series. This next generation of professional speakerphones are professional and portable devices packed with the latest technology.
While continuing the standards and traditions set by Jabra with the Speak lineup, such as being intuitive and easy to use with one-touch access to connect to meetings in seconds, the Speak2 has been updated to provide a better collaboration experience for today’s hybrid working environments.
Utilizing advancements in audio technology, and designed to accommodate today’s workforce, these speakerphones are an upgrade in every sense of the word, bringing dramatically more powerful sound, ultra-advanced microphone technology, and added flexibility.
The Speak2 is Jabra’s first speakerphone range specifically designed and engineered with advanced full duplex audio to let everyone on the call speak and be heard at the same time. With four advanced beamforming microphones, cutting-edge Voice Level Normalization, and full duplex, users will enjoy a two-way flow of natural conversations. Other improved features include a unique Microphone Quality Indicator and Super-wideband audio for dramatically more powerful sound.
Jabra Speak2’s sleek new premium design makes for a more portable and durable speakerphone that provides a longer battery life.
The series includes three models: the Jabra Speak2 40, Jabra Speak2 55, and Jabra Speak2 75. While all three models include the same key features that make the Jabra Speak2 the next generation of professional speakerphones, each model comes with additional features that enhance the use of the speakerphone.
Four noise-canceling beamforming microphones
The speaker is covered with fabric, for better sound quality and a softer aesthetic
Features both USB-C and USB-A connectors on the same cable
IP64-rated protection from dust and water, perfect for hybrid working
Choose from Microsoft Teams (MS) or Unified Communications (UC) variants
Jabra Speak2 40 Features:
Plug it in and get going straight away, with easy plug-and-play functionality
Full-range 50mm speaker & wideband audio
Jabra Speak2 55 Features:
Full-range 50mm speaker & wideband audio
Use the USB cable for a direct line, or go wireless with up to 12 hours of battery life
Connect to your computer via USB-C, USB-A, and your mobile via Bluetooth (Bluetooth for smartphone/tablet only)
Jabra Speak2 75 Features:
Super-wideband audio and full range 65mm speaker
Microphone Quality Indicator
Up to 32 hours of wireless battery life
Connect to your computer via USB-C, USB-A, and your mobile via Bluetooth (Bluetooth for smartphone/tablet only)
Jabra Link 380 Bluetooth USB-C adapter with up to 30m/100ft wireless range
The Poly CCX 600 is a top-of-the-line elegantly designed desk phone with a touch-screen and 7-inch display with high-end features that is available as both a SIP Desk Phone and a Microsoft Teams Desk Phone.
The Poly CCX 600 lets you connect your phone to a computer and configure it as an external audio device in USB audio mode.
The PC USB Audio function uses your Poly CCX 600 phone in Microsoft Teams or generic mode as a USB audio device for your PC or Mac. The Poly CCX series has built-in Acoustic Fence and NoiseBlock AI technologies and gives you the flexibility needed for working from home, hot-desking on-site, or quick calls from focus rooms. No software is needed. (Please note that the USB Audio mode requires your phone to be running firmware version 7.2.0 or higher.)
Before you begin, ensure that the phone is plugged into a power source. The phone cannot be powered through a USB cable.
You will also need a USB cable with USB-C on one end and a USB connector that is compatible with your computer on the other end. This may be a USB-A or USB-C connector depending on your computer.
Follow these steps to setup USB Audio: – Connect the USB-C end to the top USB-C port on your phone – The lower USB port can be used as a host port for headsets or USB adapters – Then connect the other end of the USB-C cable to your computer – When you enter a call on your computer, your Poly CCX phone will appear as an audio option
If you’re looking for more information about this phone, please visit our website or contact one of our VoIP experts at 1-800-398-8647!
Do you have a Poly CCX 600 Phone? Have you successfully set up the PC USB Audio Feature on your Poly CCX 600 Phone? Leave your comments below.
Spectralink’s entire portfolio of products is now certified with RingCentral.
Spectralink, known for providing industry-leading voice quality and durability, is an established leader in Wi-Fi communications products, IP phones, and voice solutions for enterprise IP and legacy PBX systems.
RingCentral is an all-in-one cloud-based business communications system that integrates voice, fax, SMS, online meetings, conferencing, and collaboration.
The Spectralink product portfolio of enterprise-grade Wi-Fi and DECT mobile devices seamlessly integrates with RingCentral, providing a secure and reliable communication solution for your workforce.
This Spectralink and RingCentral integration empowers mobile workers with access to the same tools as office workers securely uniting voice, data, and people for more efficient collaboration.
Spectralink devices are easy to implement and can be centrally managed by enterprise IT and Telecom Administrators through AMIE® (Advanced Mobile Intelligence for Enterprise), a cloud-based mobile analytics dashboard that completes your mobility solution.
Spectralink’s portfolio of devices certified with RingCentral includes:
Spectralink’s partnership with RingCentral also provides interoperability with the following cloud platforms:
We are excited about Spectralink’s new RingCentral certification! Visit our Spectralink and RingCentral webpage, and reach out to our VoIP experts at 1-800-398-8647 to learn how you can benefit from this new partnership!
Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP) is a term that has been appearing more and more often as a way to carry configuration. The only other things to show up as much as Zero Touch Provisioning are the questions “What is Zero Touch Provisioning?” and “What’s it all about?”
Working for IT-based companies in the tech industry that specialize in IT infrastructure, I’ve come to see mishaps, breakdowns, and outages as well as innovation and advances in technology that have been known to make “our lives” easier and simplified operations.
This ease is not only enjoyed upfront by the users but also by those behind the scenes, doing the grunt work. I’m talking about Engineers, Field Engineers, IT Operators, and Administrators.
There is a dreaded phrase thrown about the industry: “Touching every endpoint.” This phrase basically means that an engineer would have to manually install software or updates on hardware and devices, or configure each device, one at a time. Sometimes this would need to be done onsite.
Many a tale of woe have I heard regarding such exploits. These folks who have spun these tales are now all gone. And like Job’s servant, I only am escaped alone to tell thee.
Manual configuration is laborious, open to the possibility of errors, costly, and time-consuming. This repetitive, arduous task of constantly starting to move forward against seamlessly never-ending strife, only to find the brief reprieve of completing the task wilt away as you have to start the same task over again can bring to the forefront your inner Sisyphus. Heck, upon review, you may even gain some sympathy from the domed Greek himself!
(It is better to be a Metaphorical Sisyphus than try to replicate his ordeal in real life. Trust me, I found out the hard way. Let’s just say that spending the day trying to push a rock up a hill didn’t go so well.)
And, much like a reprieve from Zesus, those advances in technology we spoke about earlier have delivered unto us Zero Touch Provisioning.
Zero Touch Provisioning automates much of the manual work involved in traditional device configuration.
Algo, a manufacturer of IP endpoints for IP paging, emergency alerting, and secure door or gate entry for UC, collaboration, and mass notification environments, has perfected and improved upon Zero Touch Provisioning services with Algo Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP) and their Algo Device Management Platform (ADMP).
Algo ZTP is a helpful resource to speed up the deployments of multiple devices in large-scale environments, such as schools, factories, or enterprises. ADMP is a powerful tool to simplify the process of managing, monitoring, and maintaining Algo devices from any location.
Algo offers customers the ability to self-manage ZTP for Algo devices within the ADMP. Algo ZTP and ADMP allow for easy deployment, setup, and management of Algo devices.
Let’s get started by setting up Algo ZTP and uploading ZTP Config Files.
First, you will need to create an ADMP account. After you have created an account and are in the ADMP portal, upload your configuration files in the ZTP Config section (ZTP → Config) located in the menu on the upper left-hand side. Here you can upload your configuration files. Upload configuration files either by pressing the Browse button and adding the files or drag and drop files. Once the configuration file is uploaded, it will be visible under Files. The content can be viewed by clicking on the filename.
Note: Algo’s ZTP was designed as a redirect server. It works as a redirection to the central provisioning server. Please also note that ZTP will become active on the first boot or after a device has been factory reset.
Now let’s add files to Device Mapping.
Once the configuration file(s) have been uploaded, map them to the target device(s). To map the Config Files to the targeted devices, go to the ZTP Devices section (ZTP → Devices) in the menu. Click the Add Devices button located in the top right corner. Enter the MAC addresses manually or upload a text file containing all the MAC addresses (Please note that for both options, the content be separated by commas). Lastly, select a configuration file to be associated with the MAC address(es).
Once the device is powered up, or reset, the device will automatically reach out to Algo’s hosted ZTP. At this point, it will request a configuration file based on its MAC address. If there’s a match, it will apply the settings.
Please note that while Algo ZTP is primarily used as a redirect server, users like to utilize it because they want their devices to appear automatically in the ADMP when it launches.
Under Files in the ZTP Config section (ZTP → Config) click on the auto-admp.tex file. When you look at this file, you will see a couple of features in the device; such as ADMP is turned on, here is the tenant that you want it associated with, and this provisioning file, when the device boots up, will input your ADMP credentials right into that device. For example, if you bought multiple units of the same Algo device for a location and wanted them to be managed in the ADMP, this will automatically do this and the devices would show up in your Monitor dashboard so you can manage and monitor them in ADMP.
Algo has set up a series of checks and balances to ensure security. Algo ZTP is secured by TLS mutual authentication using certificates. The device certificate installed on each Algo IP endpoint from the factory is unique and associated with Its MAC address. During boot-up, the device will automatically reach out to Algo’s hosted ZTP server (ztp.algosolutions.com) and establish a TLS connection secured with the Device Certificate. This ensures the data transfer is fully encrypted.
So you are all set. We’ve had a good look at Algo ZTP and we’ve seen the many advantages of Algo ZTP, which include:
Automate the setup of network devices
Simpler and faster updates
Reduce human errors
Reduce cost by saving time on manual tasks
Have all devices appear automatically in the ADMP
Devices come pre-loaded out of the box
Visit our website to learn more about Algo products and reach out to one of our VoIP experts at 1-800-398-8647!
Are you ready to take advantage of the benefits of utilizing Zero Touch Provisioning? Do you have Algo ZTP and successfully configured your files? Leave your comments below.
Yealink, a leader in IP Telephony for the SIP market, has introduced its newest headset, the BH71 Mono Bluetooth Wireless Business Headset.
The Yealink BH71 Mono Bluetooth Wireless Business Headset is a small and portable mono over-the-ear earpiece headset with an adjustable ear hook and 4-mic beamforming noise cancellation technology that provides high-definition audio quality no matter if you are in a car, on the train, in the office, or whether you are connected to your smartphone, desk phone or PC.