3CX V18 Updates: Microsoft Teams Integration, Webmeeting Upgrade and More!

September 23, 2021 by Ying-Hui Chen

Have you checked out 3CX version 18? Don’t miss out on the exciting new features that come with this newest version! In this month’s webinar with 3CX and Snom, we’ve covered the new improvements of 3CX V18 and highlighted some of Snom’s best products this year. Here’s a recap:

Download 3CX presentation slides here

Download Snom presentation slides here 

Out of all the new features 3CX V18 has to offer, there are two key updates you must know about:

#1 Microsoft Teams Integration

The 3CX Teams Integration allows Microsoft Teams users to be called by any 3CX user or external party. It also allows them to make outbound calls via 3CX SIP trunks. 

More highlights include:

  • Teams charges up to $53 per user, per month for their telephony
  • Uses Direct Routing (SBC Trunking) 
  • Better than connecting directly via a SBC

As the number of Microsoft Teams users grows, this new integration has become a big opportunity for 3CX partners! You should leverage:

  • Microsoft’s existing customer base 
  • Free downloaders can trial 3CX Teams Integration (4SC) 
    • More of the hottest leads! 
  • Available in the Enterprise Edition 

#2 Big Upgrade to Webmeeting

3CX’s video conferencing solution, Webmeeting, got a major upgrade! It now manages low bandwidth situations better and comes with more and better Microcontroller Units (MCUs).

Webmeeting is much more reliable now with a completely new interface and new Android and iOS apps. The portal runs on 3CX, and is no longer in the cloud. This will ensure:

  • More data privacy 
  • Easier dial in 
  • Easier to remember URLs

Check out the V18 Video Conferencing Roadmap: 

  • Possibility to configure your own MCU 
  • New codec AV1 
  • BYO MCUs for Video Conferencing 
  • Recurring meetings 
  • Auto-Update of ext status 
  • Group-based meeting rooms

More New Updates of 3CX V18

Better Codec Management

  • Better default codecs for Apps and Webclient 
  • On Wifi, Apps use G711 
  • On Mobile Data Network, Apps use G729 
  • Also: Ability to set system wide default codec for apps

Voice Engine Improvements

  • Latest SIP library for compatibility & security 
  • Easy to configure SRTP 
  • IPv6 support for Apps and Console


  • We are on latest Debian Linux 10 
  • Latest libraries and technologies 
  • Latest Nginx, OpenSSL support 
  • Out of the box, easy config SRTP support 
  • Latest Ciphers for TLS 
  • A+ security status (SSL Labs) & Immunilabs A status

You think that’s all we have for you? Not quite yet…. There are more updates coming soon including:

  • Chat rating 
  • Email chat transcript 
  • Source URL of website chat 
  • More reports 
  • Better CRM integration for Chat 
  • Chat “IVR” 
  • Yealink Headset Support

Visit our website to learn more about the 3CX products! 

Snom’s Latest Offerings & Rebates

Don’t forget to also check out Snom’s latest products and the new trade-in rebate program:

  • Valid on purchases or lease agreements from July 15, 2020 through July, 2022 
  • Minimum of 5 phones and maximum of 200 phones 
  • Valid on qualifying Snom, VTech or competitor phones

See rebate details here:

Take advantage of these Like-New deals while they last!

Our refurbished (like-new) inventory is ever-changing. We offer a variety of quality products at fair market prices so it’s no wonder that our popular Refresh products tend to go out of stock fast.That’s why if you are in the market for reused Poly or Yealink phones, you better act fast!  

Right now we have these great deals in stock. Check them out! 

Polycom VVX 501

Take the Poly VVX 501, a 12-line phone that has a touchscreen display with an on-screen virtual keyboard. It features HD Voice for calls that are crisp and clear and it has a dedicated RJ9 headset port for added convenience. 

Get it now while it’s in stock! 

Polycom Trio 8500

The Trio 8500 Conference Phone is great for small to medium conference rooms looking for a way to increase their meeting productivity by way of richer quality audio. The Trio 8500 does just that, enhancing any conference room with room-filling noise as well as technology that reduces background noise so that the speaker is always heard clearly. The trio 8500 is open SIP and also allows you to use your own personal devices, whether tired or wirelessly via USB or Bluetooth. Click here to learn more about the Trio 8500!

Buy the Trio 8500 Now While in stock! 

Yealink T42G

The Yealink T42G is a business-ready Gigabit phone that features HD Voice and a full-duplex speakerphone. It supports up to 12 lines and has dual Gigabit Ethernet ports. The Yealink T42G is ideal for the professional business user who could benefit from enhanced call management features as well echo cancellation and an intuitive interface. 

Get the T42G while it lasts! 

Every phone you buy from our Like-New inventory comes with a full 1-year warranty that protects it against any damage or malfunction.Simply call us if something goes wrong and we will make it right! 

September VoIP Hardware Roundup: Jabra’s Engage 65, Yealink’s CP965 and More!

September 20, 2021 by Ying-Hui Chen

Get ready for fall with our new VoIP hardware updates! We want to share some exciting new headsets, conferences, wireless dongles and more with you. Let’s check them out: 

Jabra’s Engage 65 Headsets

The Jabra Engage 65 Headset is a professional wireless headset with advanced noise cancellation, all day talk time and the added bonus of an integrated busy light. Users can connect up to two devices to the Engage 65 headset. 

Curious about what’s inside the box? Watch our unboxing video to learn about Jabra’s Engage 65!

Yealink CP965 Touchscreen HD Conference Phone


Have you checked out Yealink’s NEW CP965 conference phone? The CP965 comes with a stylish design and 13 built-in microphones. This device runs on Android 9 and can be paired via Bluetooth or connected via USB for hybrid meeting modes. This product is coming very soon, so check back again!

  • Android 9.0
  • 5-inch multi-touch screen with 720×1280 resolution
  • Optimal HD audio, full duplex technology
  • Yealink Noise Proof Technology
  • 20-foot (6-meter) and 360-degree voice pickup
  • Built-in 12-microphone array for voice pickup
  • Built-in 1-microphone array for noise cancellation

Konftel BT30 Bluetooth Dongle

Don’t forget to also check out Konftel’s new BT30 Bluetooth Dongle! This ideal dongle extends your wireless Bluetooth connection for wideband audio with your Konftel conferencing products. They are compatible with:

Are you ready to see more new VoIP products? Visit our page to learn more!

6 Algo Product Lines You Must Know About

September 17, 2021 by Ying-Hui Chen

Customers choose Algo’s IP paging solutions for a reason. These devices not only help businesses secure their facility, but also make it very easy for the users to manage and supervise. If you haven’t checked out Algo’s 6 key product lines, you are really missing out! 

Download Webinar Presentation Slides Here to Learn More

#1 IP Voice Paging

Check out Algo’s satellite speakers! The Algo 8198 IP Speaker and 1198 Satellite Speaker look and sound identical. These two speakers work together as a team and the 8198 IP Speaker can automatically detect each 1198 Satellite Speaker that you deploy! 

  • All speakers fully supervisable 
  • IP Speakers and Satellite Speaker look and sound identical 
  • Easy daisy chained connection via RJ45 cable 
  • Core Algo IP Speaker functionality maintained 

#2 IP Intercoms

Algo offers several telephone integrated doorphone and security intercom solutions, both video/audio and audio only devices, for business, institutional and residential applications. The products are compatible with any hosted or on-premise platform supporting IP or analog (FXO or FXS) connectivity.

  • Algo door intercoms are PoE 8023.af/at 
  • Initiate or receive calls Via SIP registration to UC platform 
  • Wideband HD voice for high intelligibility speech 
  • IP 65 rated for outdoor use 
  • Seamless relay activation for door or gate release via DTMF tone while on call 
  • H.264 Video or web video 
  • Surface, flush or mullion mounting options 
  • Algo 8028 is ideal for retrofits 
    • Controller is SIP registered 
    • Door station can be 1000 feet away on single twisted pair

#3 Monitor & Manage

Designed for centralized IP endpoint monitoring and supervision, the Algo 8300 Bell Scheduler and Controller is compatible with any Algo paging adapters, speakers, strobe lights and door phones/intercoms.

  • PoE SIP endpoint for management of Algo Ip devices 
  • Monitoring Algo devices for in service 
  • Notification via email, SIP call or audible alarm for “offline” conditions 
  • Single pane view of all Algo devices connected to subnet
  • Convenient access to management interfaces of Algo devices 
  • Ideal for large enterprise deployments 
  • Devices are searchable by name 
  • Simplifies implementation and ongoing management 
  • Minimizes downtime with quicker time to problem resolution

#4 IP Audio Alerting

Algo’s audio paging solutions are equipped with an efficient amplifier and loudspeaker, making it up to 8 times louder than a telephone ringer. The audio paging solutions are perfect for warehouses, workshops, restaurants and machine shops. 

  • Open standards SIP registration 
    • Paging 
    • Loud Ringing 
  • Multicast scalable (1000s) 
  • Intuitive web interface 
  • Standard RTP multicast paging 
  • Polycom Group Page compatible 
  • Ambient noise adaptive 
  • Embedded microphone 
    • Two-way Communication (Talkback) 
  • Audio memory for WAV file 
  • No common equipment required 
  • No software to be installed

#5 Visual Notification

Algo’s visual alerting system provides notification of important telephone activities. Check out these high-intensity SIP LED Strobe lights for IP paging systems with up to 16 flash patterns. 360 x 180 degrees light.

  • Open standards SIP registration 
    • Visual alerting for ring events 
    • Visual alerting for page sessions 
  • Visual effects for emergency notifications 
  • Enhance situational awareness 
  • Multiple flash patterns and colors 
  • Customizable via intuitive web interface 
  • PoE 802.3af 
  • Ceiling or wall mount 
  • Rated for wet environments (IP 65) 
  • Long Last LEDs 
  • 360 X 180 degree visibility 
  • Programmable RGBA LEDs (Algo 8138)

#6 Scheduling & Music

The Algo 8301 is a paging adapter that seamlessly bridges analog paging systems to VoIP. Common application environments including a school, hospital, retail store, factory, airport / bus / train terminal, etc.

Visit our product pages or give us a call at 1-800-398-8647 to learn more!

[VIDEO] SIP Chats with Fanvil

September 16, 2021 by Ying-Hui Chen

Grab a seat and enjoy our next episode of SIP Chats with our VoIP Expert, Brian Hyrek, and Fanvil’s Vice President of Sales in North America, Tommy Lee!

Let’s take a peek at Fanvil’s IP phones, door access points, and Fanvil’s Customer Branding and Demo Kit Program. We hope you enjoy it!Be sure to like and subscribe to our YouTube Channel for the latest VoIP News!

How to set up a Jabra headset to work with Microsoft Teams

Jabra offers several Microsoft Teams certified headset options on the market. Using these certified headset will ensure effective communications and increase productivity. Plus, setting them up is very quick and easy! Let’s check out how to connect your Jabra to Microsoft Teams platform within seconds: 

How to set up Jabra headsets for Microsoft Teams 

To set up your Jabra headset for Microsoft Teams, simply follow these steps:

  1. On your Microsoft Teams window page, click your profile picture on the upper right
  2. Click Settings > Devices.
  3. Select your Jabra device under Audio devices.
    If you are using a Jabra wireless device, select the connected Bluetooth adapter, such as the Jabra Link 370.

Want to use the remote call control feature provided by Microsoft Teams? If your version is dated July 1st, 2018 or after, you will have to sign out of other softphone clients for this to work!

Wonder what headsets are Microsoft Teams certified? Visit our website to find out!

Q&A: What to Look for When Choosing a VoIP Phone Solution for Warehouses

September 15, 2021 by Ying-Hui Chen

Q: Our warehouse centers are looking for the right VoIP phone solution that can fit our open spaces spanning several floors and multiple locations. What should we be looking for?

A: Setting up stable connections in your warehouse is the key. All-sized warehouse centers can benefit from VoIP and DECT phone solutions. You want to look for a solution that gives you high stable connections so you can enhance mobility, efficiency and productivity while reducing workplace hazards! 

Need some recommendations? Check out these DECT solutions below! They are quick and easy to deploy, durable for tough environments, and they offer expansive coverage and reliable connection between floors and multiple buildings.

Choosing the right VoIP solution for your warehouses is not an easy task and we are here to help! Give our VoIP experts a call at 1-800-398-8647 and we will be happy to help you find the right solution.

What’s Inside the Box? Let’s Unbox Jabra’s Engage 65 Wireless Headset!

September 14, 2021 by Ying-Hui Chen

What’s inside the box? Watch our unboxing video to learn about Jabra’s Engage 65!

The Jabra Engage 65 is a professional wireless headset with advanced noise cancellation, all day talk time and the added bonus of an integrated busy light. Check out some of the key features:

  • Stereo Headset
  • Up to 13 hours of talk time
  • Connect up to 2 devices at once
  • Modern base with a small footprint
  • 150m/490ft DECT range

Visit our product pages or simply give us a call at 1-800-398-8647 to learn more!

Sangoma Switchvox 7.8.2 is Now Available!

September 13, 2021 by Ying-Hui Chen

We are excited to announce that Sangoma released Switchvox 7.8.2! Version 7.8.2 features described below are available both for on-premise deployments and all-new Switchvox Cloud customers.

What’s new in Switchvox Cloud version 7.8.2?

1) New Disk Usage Settings

There is a new tab in Server > Disk Usage, that offers a few options for managing your disk space. The new tab includes:

  • Months to keep call logs (call logs are deleted after this period of time)
  • Months to keep queue logs (queue logs are deleted after this period of time) 
  • Chat File Attachments Max disk usage (the oldest files will be deleted, to keep disk usage under this amount)

2) New Sangoma Connect Mobile Settings

Setup > Settings now includes Switchvox-wide settings for Sangoma Connect Mobile users. These settings affect Sangoma Connect Mobile only, not any other kind of phone attached to a SIP Phone extension.

  • Define Emergency Numbers that will be dialed using the mobile phone’s native phone app. When one of these numbers is dialed, the call is not placed using the Sangoma Connect app, it’s placed using the mobile phone’s native Phone app.
  • Turn ICE on or off for Sangoma Connect Mobile users.

3) Switchvox Mobile Softphone Removed – Switchvox Chat Features Added

The Switchvox Softphone for Mobile is no longer available as a phone-type that can be assigned to an extension, unless it is already actively assigned to at least one SIP Phone extension. In other words, if you’re already using the app, it will still be available. See Sunsetting Switchvox Mobile Softphone for more details.

For the full release notes, see Updating to Switchvox 7.8.2

Visit our website to learn more about Switchvox!

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