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Virtual PBX Reduces International Dialing Rates by as Much as 80 Percent

SAN JOSE, CA — (Marketwire) — 12/06/11 — Virtual PBX , inventor and leading supplier of hosted PBX services, announced today that it is reducing the cost of international calling in all of its plans by up to 80 percent. With this change, calls to multiple international locations — such as land lines in London and Buenos Aires, and mobile phones in Hong Kong — are as low as 1.9 cents per minute. The new rates are available now with no added fees or plan changes to all existing and new Virtual PBX customers on all plans.

 

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“Virtual PBX is always working to find ways to save money for our customers,” said Paul Hammond, CEO of Virtual PBX. “We already offer local numbers in over 40 countries for clients that want an international presence and want their callers to avoid the high costs of international dialing. Now we’ve made it possible for our customers to call out to international destinations with very low costs as well.”


The new international rates build on the company’s extensive history of providing cost-effective voice services to reach and receive vital business calls to and from locations around the world.

Virtual PBX, a U.S.-based company, started offering outbound dialing to international destinations when it developed the first hosted PBX in 1996. Now, clients can make calls out to international numbers or have employees receive calls on non-U.S. phones with a much lower rate per minute. And using the company’s Open Systems Initiative, calls can be routed to VoIP phones anywhere, for free.

In December 2009, Virtual PBX started offering local inbound numbers to their clients in thousands of cities worldwide, providing clients the ability to publish local numbers in these cities while maintaining business operations in the location of their choice. The combination of low outbound rates to international phone numbers, free VoIP calling anywhere, and local inbound numbers in both the U.S. and other countries makes Virtual PBX a strong hosted PBX choice for companies with personnel, clients or business activities in almost any global location.

Specific rate information can be found on the company’s website.

About Virtual PBX
Virtual PBX believes you never get a second chance to make a good first impression, especially when it comes to serving your customers. Our hosted PBX phone service gives businesses a professional, fully automated call answering and routing solution that can be up and running in a matter of minutes. Forget the hassles and costs of buying and maintaining your own PBX hardware. With Virtual PBX, your employees, whether in one location or far-flung, can focus on serving your customers while we provide the advanced features and responsiveness that give you a competitive edge. We also offer a backup phone service to ensure your business stays up and running should disaster strike.

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Posted by CheapVOIPs - December 11, 2011 at 7:21 pm

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Solveforce Now Enters the Phoenix, Arizona Commercial Market VoIP Telecom … – Virtual

Solveforce completes expansion into Phoenix, Arizona to assist businesses with establishing VoIP services for their commercial establishments.

Phoenix, Az (PRWEB) October 24, 2014

In today’s world it is often quite hard to keep updated with all the newest advances in technology and terms such as VoIP. With their expansion into Phoenix, Arizona, Solveforce can break down the concept for businesses and it takes only minutes to familiarize with it. With the introduction of Voice over Internet Protocol in Phoenix, there is no longer a need for traditional phone, analogue or digital phone lines to make calls; calls are made straight from a computer.

What is VoIP Quality?

Public Internet phone calling uses the Internet for connecting phone calls, especially for consumers. But most businesses are using IP telephony across their own managed private networks because it allows them to better handle security and service quality. Using their own networks, companies have more control in ensuring that voice quality is as good as, if not better than, the services they would have previously experienced with their traditional phone system.

VoIP Security

Solveforce enables deploying a VoIP applications such as telephony or video conferencing without introducing new security threats or needing to redesign the network. Because worms and VoIP-specific Denial of Service attacks can take IP phone services down, Solveforce delivers an evolving solution that understands and protects against existing and new threats that may disrupt business continuity. Solveforce solutions also reduce the complexity of VoIP deployment by eliminating such common pain points as incompatibility between VoIP and Network Address Translation.

Cost savings.

The most attractive feature of VoIP (http://8voip.net) is its cost-saving potential. When we move away from public switched telephone networks, long-distance phone calls become inexpensive. Instead of being processed across conventional commercial telecommunications line configurations, voice traffic travels on the Internet or over private data network lines.

Rich media service.

The legacy phone system mainly provides voice and fax service even though limited video service is possible. However, the demand of users is much higher than that, as shown in today’s rich media communications through the Internet. People check out friends’ presence (such as online, offline, busy), send instant messages, make voice or video calls, transfer images, and so on. VoIP technology makes rich media service possible, integrating with other protocols and applications. Rich media service not only provides multiple options of media to users, but also creates new markets in the communications industry, such as VoIP service in mobile phones.

Phone portability.

The legacy phone system assigns a phone number with a dedicated line, so you generally cannot move your phone to another place if you want to use the same phone number. It is a common hassle to call the phone company and ask for a phone number update when moving to a new house. However, VoIP provides number mobility: The phone device can use the same number virtually everywhere as long as it has proper IP connectivity. Many businesspeople today bring their IP phones or softphones when traveling, and use the same numbers everywhere.

About Solveforce DSL Service Providers

8voip.net is managed by SolveForce, a Master Agency that offers its consulting services in Phoenix, and has been providing business solutions since 2004. They are recognized all over the globe as a VoIP (http://8voip.net) Provider telecom consulting agency that offers Arizona advisory and auditing services for the telecommunications and Internet industry. Founded by Ron Legarski, this master agency has accomplished many awards and achievements. With high quality Arizona telecom and VoIP solutions to offer, the company’s future plans are to integrate even more cities and companies in their coverage areas and remain the leader in the telecom internet solutions industry throughout Arizona.

SolveForce.com, LLC can be reached at 888-765-8301 via toll free or visit one of their real-time quoting websites at http://www.solveforce.com/arizona/.

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Posted by CheapVOIPs - October 25, 2014 at 7:04 am

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5 Reasons For Adding A Centralized Session Manager For UC

As reliance on the PBX fades, centralized session managers provide a critical role, UC expert Brent Kelly explained in an Enterprise Connect/No Jitter webinar.

Not so long ago, if your company had a PBX, then you’d take it as a given that all your dial plans, call routing, and session control happened there–never mind all the complexity that came along with doing so. But moving those functions away from the PBX may emerge as a rising global trend among large companies with distributed and multivendor communications environments.

That was the message from Brent Kelly, principal analyst at technology consulting firm KelCor, to attendees of this week’s Oracle-sponsored Enterprise Connect/NoJitter webinar, “Smoothing the Bumps in a Multivendor UC Network” (available now for listening on demand).

Rather than bogging down the PBX and creating a crazy patchwork of connectivity, a growing number of organizations are now considering a centralized session manager for handling all that heavy lifting instead, according to Kelly.

“It’s not for everybody,” he said, though he added that the use of a centralized session manager is likely to come into play more and more in the UC space over the next, say, five years.

The concept isn’t new, to be sure. As Kelly pointed out, big UC vendors like Avaya, Cisco and Unify all offer session managers. But heterogeneity within the communications environment–say Cisco voice on one side and Microsoft Lync IM/presence on the other- is creating a new imperative, Kelly said.

“What you really want to be able to do is deploy what makes most sense for your business and not have to worry about this idea of session control and call routing and all the issues when you have a multivendor communications environment,” he said.

Here’s how this class of products work (see figure below). When an inbound voice call comes into the centralized session manager, it triggers an Active Directory lookup to see where the user is homed. If that person is using the Cisco Unified Communications Manager, say, that’s where the call would ring. Likewise if the person is a Lync user, the centralized session controller would send the signaling and media down to the Microsoft client, Kelly described.

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Centralized session managers provide a number of advantages, he said. They include these five:

  1. Seamless heterogeneity: If the voice guys want to boost the Cisco infrastructure and investment and the apps guys want to get more use out of Lync, including video conferencing and voice, then nobody has to go home mad. With a centralized session controller, everybody can live in harmony with ease of call routing and call control among the different vendors’ systems, Kelly said.
  2. Increased flexibility: Centralized session controllers typically have SIP registrar capabilities, and so they can register third-party softphone clients or other SIP devices. This is beneficial, say, for organizations that are moving away from buying traditional desk phones in favor of softphones. “This gets them into the dialing plan and then you don’t have to pay a PBX license for a second or third device, and so forth,” he said.

    The same is true for third-party softphone capabilities on mobile phones, Kelly added. They simply register directly in with the centralized session controller.

  3. Cost savings and/or avoidance: Organizations can connect analog devices–fax machines, door openers, alarms and such–to a centralized session controller rather than into the PBX. That’s useful, Kelly said, because by moving such devices off of the PBX–”they’re never going to join a conferencing call, after all”–an organization can avoid associated licensing fees.
  4. Enhanced mobility: PBX functionality can be overkill for some mobile users. Kelly suggested removing such users from your PBX license as the softphone mobile clients can register with the centralized session manager, as mentioned. “This is a great solution for people who are 100% mobile–and if you already have some sort of UC client trunk improvised, this isn’t going to increasing your trunking costs. It’ll be exactly the same.”
  5. Operational efficiency: Local dial plans remain resident on the local PBX, but calls outside the local area get routed to the centralized session manager for routing. Enterprise communications managers need not worry about complex programming any longer. The same goes for least cost routing rules, Kelly added. “Local changes…aren’t going to impact what’s happening with the least cost routing and a global dial plan.” And, from the user perspective, all that’s required when traveling is remembering the same four-or five-digit dialing as always.

If you’re interested in learning more, tune in to “Smoothing the Bumps in a Multivendor UC Network” now. And let’s discuss this trend. Are you considering this type of product for your communications infrastructure? What are your hoped-for benefits…top concerns? Share below!

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Posted by CheapVOIPs - October 25, 2014 at 1:00 am

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Latest Grandstream UCM6510 IP PBX Supports Unlimited SIP Trunk Accounts … – Virtual

Affordable, license-free Grandstream Unified Communications solution for voice, video, surveillance, and mobility is simple to install with zero-configuration

Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) October 23, 2014

VoIP Supply is announcing today the availability of the Grandstream UCM6510 IP PBX for small business to enterprise-grade Unified Communications (UC).

The UCM6510 provides businesses an easy to manage open source PBX solution right out of the box with no extra licensing fees, no recurring costs, and a host of features.

This is Grandstream’s second PBX appliance in the UCM series and just like the first one, the UCM6100, it offers zero-configuration of SIP endpoints so users can quickly install or expand the system.

Grandstream has been manufacturing innovative IP voice and video products that are feature rich and cost effective since 2002.

The new Grandstream UCM6510 IP PBX appliance is the latest such product designed for high call volume users such as enterprises, call centers, education, hospitality, and even small and medium sized businesses.

The UCM6510 is an all-encompassing PBX that combines voice, video, data, fax, security surveillance, and mobile applications that also provides:

  • Powerful Processor: 1GHz quad-core Cortex A9 with lots of memory (1GB, DDR3 RAM, 32GB flash)
  • Connectivity: T1/E1/J1 interface, 2 FXO ports, 2 FXS ports with lifeline capability in the event of power failure, dual Gigabit PoE, USB, SD Card.
  • Mobility: Supports direct extension calling for remote, mobile, or travelling workers using softphone apps or cordless DECT phones.
  • Call Quality: Advanced QoS support, carrier-grade line echo cancellation (LEC), smart automated impedance matching, dynamic jitter buffer.
  • Security: Security protection with SRTP, TLS, and HTTPS. Also includes software defense against hacker attacks with Fail2ban, Whitelist, Blacklist, and other alerts.
  • Video Calling and Surveillance: Use a VoIP video phone, smartphone, PC, or tablet for video calls plus integration with IP surveillance cameras and door phones with two-way audio.
  • Call Capacity: Up to 2000 registered SIP endpoints, 200 concurrent calls, 8 conference bridges with up to 64 simultaneous attendees, up to unlimited SIP trunk accounts.
  • Easy of Use: Call routing, call recording, flexible dial plan, automatic detection and provisioning for any IP endpoint, centralized control panel for endpoints.

The release of Grandstream’s latest IP PBX for UC comes on the heels of their two recent Unified Communication awards: the 2014 Golden Bridge Award for UC innovation and the 2014 Unified Communications Product of the Year Award from TMC for the Grandstream UCM6100 Series IP PBX.

“The UCM6510 PBX follows in the footsteps of Grandstream’s award-winning Unified Communication solutions,” said Tom Costelloe, VoIP Supply Online Marketing Manager. “For any SMB that needs a simple, affordable solution for all their voice, video, and mobile worker communication needs, the UCM6510 has it all.”

About VoIP Supply

We solve problems and create solutions with VoIP. VoIP Supply is a world class place to work with big goals,a clear vision, defined purpose and a dedicated team of passionate business professionals. We love what we do and do it better than any of our competition.

Since 2002, VoIP Supply has been the leading supplier of VoIP equipment and complete VoIP solutions in North America. We are known in the industry as responsive and knowledgeable VoIP product experts.

With everything you need for VoIP, VoIP Supply has grown rapidly throughout the years. VoIP Supply is a three-time Inc. 500/5000 honoree, listed by Business First as one of WNY’s Most Admired Companies, as well as one of Western New York’s Best Places to Work for many consecutive years, including 2013. VoIP Supply is also the first Certified B Corporation in Western New York.

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Posted by CheapVOIPs - October 24, 2014 at 9:00 pm

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The SIP Trunk Providers Worth Implementing Into Your Business, Decided by 1010PhoneRates.com

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Oct 24, 2014) – SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) is used by VoIP systems to manage VoIP phone calls. The phone calls operate differently from circuit-switched phone calls and are a much cheaper alternative. This is why many companies are switching to this option to save money. The specialists at 1010PhoneRates.com recently decided on the SIP trunk providers that are worth implementing into a business. The specialists looked into overall price, additional features, customer satisfaction reviews and more:

1. 8×8, Inc.

This company is known for collaboration tools and helping their customers remain competitive in the industry. They offer solutions that are enterprise-ready and help businesses communicate internationally. SIP trunk telephony systems are specialties of this company, and they have eight different plans to meet the needs of their clients. Their plans provide unlimited calls in the United States and Canada and unlimited calling to 40 of the most frequently called countries in the nation.

With 8×8, Inc., they offer 24 hour tech support and the ability to check messages remotely. You can also block junk calls. In addition to these features, you can also expect data migration tools, website customization, telephony customizations with enhanced IVR, and project management tools.

Cost: The SIP trunk service typically costs $19.99 per month to install and will cost $59.00 to cancel once its installed.

Rating: While a vast majority of customers would rank the service a four out of five stars or five out of five stars, there are some customers who are not satisfied with tech support or customer support. This feedback should be considered when trying 8×8, Inc. and their VoIP services.

2. BroadVoice

BroadVoice offers numerous features for its business callers to enjoy. The online dashboard, operator services, optional non-local number, toll free numbers, unlimited inbound calls, and international virtual numbers. In addition to BroadVoice, you can also get caller ID with name support, 411, and 911 call support.

SIP trunk telephony systems offer even more cost savings for business owners. VoIP technology is behind these savings and can be integrated with existing Internet systems. This flexible system allows you to keep your phone number even if you move without any additional forwarding costs.

A dedicated SIP trunk account representative will be assigned to your business. The business has locations on both customers in the United States, which ensures that you’ll get seamless service in the United States and Canada.

Cost: BroadVoice offers a variety of calling plans with varying prices. Some clients pay as little as $9.95 and up to $34.95 for the video phone VoIP option.

Rating: Most users rank this service at least a seven out of 10 and most give it an eight out of 10. It’s easy to install, and they have excellent customer service and tech support. Tech support got a nine out of 10 from most reviewers.

Try These SIP Trunk Providers

These three options provide a cheaper alternative to other phone providers. The choice will depend upon the needs of your company. Read the reviews and determine if any of these three SIP trunk providers is right for you. Keep in mind that trunking is not needed if the system will only be used internally.

Businesses interested in learning more about SIP trunk providers can visit: http://www.1010phonerates.com/sip-phone-service.html.

About 1010PhoneRates.com:

1010PhonesRates.com is an authority VoIP provider site that offers comparison tools to help businesses and residences to help find the best VoIP provider for them.

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Posted by CheapVOIPs - October 24, 2014 at 6:59 pm

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Patton opens SmartNode VOIP CPE to VOIP, UC appliance developers

Patton Electronics − US-manufacturer of award-winning SmartNode VOIP solutions, BODI rS high-availability fixed and mobile routers, and CopperLink Ethernet Extenders − is now taking orders for the new SmartNode Open Gateway Appliance (SNOGA) that offers customised, IP-based, businesses communications for two to 128 concurrent voice or fax calls.

The SNOGA open hardware platform for small-to-medium businesses (SMBs) enables software developers and system integrators to build the ideal, customised, Linux or Windows-based unified communications (UC) or business phone system for the specialised needs of their customers.

The SNOGA can serve as the host hardware platform for such network-appliance applications as interactive voice response (IVR), call recording, call-accounting, session border controller and more.

Using the SNOGA, application developers can leverage existing Linux or Windows-based IP-PBX or UC software to build IP-communications solutions that support the specialised business processes of such organisations as law firms, banks, retailers, manufacturers, auto shops, call centres and others.

“Patton is really excited about the partner engagement that can be realised with software-centric communication solutions providers,” said Burton A Patton, EVP. “Now, by leveraging Patton’s tightly-integrated, purpose-built, open hardware, open-source communities and communications software developers can build their own standard products.”

Patton’s open network appliance platform is designed with an industry-standard miniITX motherboard, a 2GHz Intel Celeron quad-core processor and features a built-in SmartNode VOIP gateway, VOIP router, or enterprise session border controller (E-SBC).

SmartNode is industry-renowned for delivering unparalleled, proven interoperability with existing FXS/FXO, PRI and BRI phone equipment and services from just about any vendor in the business. That means SMBs can integrate all their existing voice equipment and PSTN services with the latest and greatest UC systems, IP-PBXs and SIP-trunk services.

Because SmartNode includes a SIP back-to-back user agent, the SNOGA ensures secure, interoperability when connecting an IP PBX with any SIP trunking service or softswitch.

Industry-standard upstream QOS and Patton’s DownStreamQos are implemented in the SNOGA to ensure high-quality voice within the subscriber premise.

The SNOGA − like all Patton products − comes with Patton’s Gold-Standard Free Support at no additional charge. Patton’s Platinum-Plus Premium 24/7 Support is also available.

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Posted by CheapVOIPs - October 24, 2014 at 10:58 am

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Latest Grandstream UCM6510 IP PBX Supports Unlimited SIP Trunk Accounts …

Affordable, license-free Grandstream Unified Communications solution for voice, video, surveillance, and mobility is simple to install with zero-configuration

voip sullpy logoBuffalo, NY (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 – VoIP Supply is announcing today the availability of the Grandstream UCM6510 IP PBX for small business to enterprise-grade Unified Communications (UC).

The UCM6510 provides businesses an easy to manage open source PBX solution right out of the box with no extra licensing fees, no recurring costs, and a host of features.

This is Grandstream’s second PBX appliance in the UCM series and just like the first one, the UCM6100, it offers zero-configuration of SIP endpoints so users can quickly install or expand the system.

Grandstream has been manufacturing innovative IP voice and video products that are feature rich and cost effective since 2002.

The new Grandstream UCM6510 IP PBX appliance is the latest such product designed for high call volume users such as enterprises, call centers, education, hospitality, and even small and medium sized businesses.

The UCM6510 is an all-encompassing PBX that combines voice, video, data, fax, security surveillance, and mobile applications that also provides:

  • Powerful Processor: 1GHz quad-core Cortex A9 with lots of memory (1GB, DDR3 RAM, 32GB flash)
  • Connectivity: T1/E1/J1 interface, 2 FXO ports, 2 FXS ports with lifeline capability in the event of power failure, dual Gigabit PoE, USB, SD Card.
  • Mobility: Supports direct extension calling for remote, mobile, or travelling workers using softphone apps or cordless DECT phones.
  • Call Quality: Advanced QoS support, carrier-grade line echo cancellation (LEC), smart automated impedance matching, dynamic jitter buffer.
  • Security: Security protection with SRTP, TLS, and HTTPS. Also includes software defense against hacker attacks with Fail2ban, Whitelist, Blacklist, and other alerts.
  • Video Calling and Surveillance: Use a VoIP video phone, smartphone, PC, or tablet for video calls plus integration with IP surveillance cameras and door phones with two-way audio.
  • Call Capacity: Up to 2000 registered SIP endpoints, 200 concurrent calls, 8 conference bridges with up to 64 simultaneous attendees, up to unlimited SIP trunk accounts.
  • Easy of Use: Call routing, call recording, flexible dial plan, automatic detection and provisioning for any IP endpoint, centralized control panel for endpoints.

The release of Grandstream’s latest IP PBX for UC comes on the heels of their two recent Unified Communication awards: the 2014 Golden Bridge Award for UC innovation and the 2014 Unified Communications Product of the Year Award from TMC for the Grandstream UCM6100 Series IP PBX.

“The UCM6510 PBX follows in the footsteps of Grandstream’s award-winning Unified Communication solutions,” said Tom Costelloe, VoIP Supply Online Marketing Manager. “For any SMB that needs a simple, affordable solution for all their voice, video, and mobile worker communication needs, the UCM6510 has it all.”

More at www.voipsupply.com

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Posted by CheapVOIPs - October 24, 2014 at 4:57 am

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BrandPost: VoIP Basics Part 3: Voice and Data Working Together

In my last post, we talked about packet vs. analog communication. In this post, I outline how VoIP technology enables voice and data to work together and the requirements IT should consider when incorporating VoIP.

Voice packets by their nature tend to be very large and require a high degree of quality. When voice packets are added to an existing data-intense network, bandwidth (capacity) can suffer. When data drops out of an application, the program does not work right. When voice packets fall by the wayside, conversations don’t sound right. It is very important for modern IP networks to ensure that VoIP is provided the appropriate amount of bandwidth to support all of the corporate voice and data applications. VoIP services.

Ensuring proper bandwidth

Prior to incorporating VoIP technology into your existing network, your corporate IT staff needs to understand its voice and data requirements. Priority should be placed on voice network traffic, ensuring that these voice packets receive the appropriate bandwidth. Proper bandwidth will result in a higher quality of sound.

One of the benefits of VoIP is that it enables other services that older telephone systems can’t support. VoIP services work well over all kinds of networks, and they are portable. Being portable means that they work with any IP-enabled device or system such as an IP telephone, a computer, or even a mobile device.

IP-based telephones work by converting traditional voice signals into a format that can be seamlessly transmitted over a local area network, sharing the data networks with computers. Every IP phone has a built-in network interface card (NIC), just like a computer. These NICs standardize communications to work well over a network. If you don’t want to purchase VoIP-ready phones, routers can be installed to convert phone conversations to VoIP and to push them out over the Internet as IP packets. The bottom line is that VoIP is very expandable and adaptable, allowing you to accept new opportunities to integrate voice with other network activities.

Leveraging your existing investment

You have many available options, depending on your current inventory, your future interests, and the way you want to expand your network. Working with your IT staff, you can easily implement an IP-based solution in a way that protects your current investment in telephones and computers, while allowing you to transition to new vistas of communication.

Learn more about how a VoIP service from ATT can expand and grow your business.

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Posted by CheapVOIPs - October 23, 2014 at 2:52 pm

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BrandPost: VoIP Basics Part 3: Voice and Data Working Together

In my last post, we talked about packet vs. analog communication. In this post, I outline how VoIP technology enables voice and data to work together and the requirements IT should consider when incorporating VoIP.

Voice packets by their nature tend to be very large and require a high degree of quality. When voice packets are added to an existing data-intense network, bandwidth (capacity) can suffer. When data drops out of an application, the program does not work right. When voice packets fall by the wayside, conversations don’t sound right. It is very important for modern IP networks to ensure that VoIP is provided the appropriate amount of bandwidth to support all of the corporate voice and data applications. VoIP services.

Ensuring proper bandwidth

Prior to incorporating VoIP technology into your existing network, your corporate IT staff needs to understand its voice and data requirements. Priority should be placed on voice network traffic, ensuring that these voice packets receive the appropriate bandwidth. Proper bandwidth will result in a higher quality of sound.

One of the benefits of VoIP is that it enables other services that older telephone systems can’t support. VoIP services work well over all kinds of networks, and they are portable. Being portable means that they work with any IP-enabled device or system such as an IP telephone, a computer, or even a mobile device.

IP-based telephones work by converting traditional voice signals into a format that can be seamlessly transmitted over a local area network, sharing the data networks with computers. Every IP phone has a built-in network interface card (NIC), just like a computer. These NICs standardize communications to work well over a network. If you don’t want to purchase VoIP-ready phones, routers can be installed to convert phone conversations to VoIP and to push them out over the Internet as IP packets. The bottom line is that VoIP is very expandable and adaptable, allowing you to accept new opportunities to integrate voice with other network activities.

Leveraging your existing investment

You have many available options, depending on your current inventory, your future interests, and the way you want to expand your network. Working with your IT staff, you can easily implement an IP-based solution in a way that protects your current investment in telephones and computers, while allowing you to transition to new vistas of communication.

Learn more about how a VoIP service from ATT can expand and grow your business.

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Posted by CheapVOIPs - October 23, 2014 at 2:52 pm

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Vodacom out with new telephony service for Nigerian businesses


Vodacom Business Nigeria is enhancingits enterprise voice suite with the inteoduction of two new solutions, Business Connect and Business Express.

These are enterprise-gradefixed telephony solutions made for Nigerian businesses and specifically designed to give superior and cost-effective voice services.

Vodacom Business Connect enables enterprises with existing PBX (Private Branch Exchange) infrastructure to make and receive external calls. It integrates seamlessly with the customer’s legacy PBX and supports a wide range of protocols and interfaces including SIP, FXO and E1. For enterprises without an existing PBX, Vodacom now offers Business Express, which is an IP PBX solution hosted from Vodacom’s data centre.

This solution provides businesses with the functionalities of a PBX without the need for any CAPEX (Capital Expenditure) investment.

According to Abu Etu, product manager, Vodacom Business Nigeria, “The increase in employee mobility and the usage of multiple devices among employees, introduces some complexities that slow down processes in the workplace. Our Enterprise Voice solution allows businesses to communicate with their staff across different devices maintaining one number and dialing behavior, so that every business call is answered”. Successful business communications in the modern environment require secure real-time collaboration, single phone number reach, and solutions that can ensure mobility while reducing cost.

Speaking at the event, Vernon Van Rooyen, head of operations, Vodacom Business Nigeria said; “We’ve worked hard to develop the right tools specifically for the businesses in Nigeria. We have regional numbers approved by NCC for all our customers.

In addition, our solution is integrated allowing employees across all departments in an organization to easily locate and communicate with colleagues, which enables them to reach one another anytime, anywhere and on any device. By empowering employees to work more flexibly, not only can overall productivity increase but work/life balance and job satisfaction also improve significantly”.

Vodacom Enterprise Voice Solution comes with an edge that can make a big difference with automatic call hunting between staff, dedicated conference bridge, all at cost effective rates, helping businesses to reduce their telephony expenses.

Customers can answer calls to their office landline number on multiple devices, so they will never miss a business opportunity.

Ben Uzor

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Posted by CheapVOIPs - October 23, 2014 at 8:50 am

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GRANDSTREAM LAUNCHES LARGE CAPACITY ENTERPRISE IP PBX

License-Free IP PBX Appliance With E1/T1/J1 Interface, Enhanced Reliability and Performance For Up To 2,000 Users                                                                                                        

Grandstream logoBrookline, MA USA (October 21, 2014) – Bringing a competitive Unified Communications (UC) system with voice, video, data and mobility applications to the enterprise market, Grandstream Networks today announced the availability of the UCM6510 IP PBX Appliance. Capable of handling up to 2000 users, 200 simultaneous calls and made specifically for E1, T1 and J1 networks running the PRI/MFC-R2/SS7 protocols, the UCM6510 IP PBX benefits large call volume customers such as enterprises, campuses, call centers, SMBs, and hospitality environments with an innovative, reliable, and high performance unified communications platform.

The UCM6510, powered on the popular open source Asterisk-based software platform, is the second member of Grandstream’s UCM series of IP PBX appliances. In 2013, Grandstream introduced the UCM6100 series of IP PBX Appliances for SMBs supporting up to 500 users and 60 concurrent calls. The new UCM6510 offers the same communications features, capabilities, and smart endpoint management as the highly successful UCM6100 series, with the enhancement for E1/T1/J1 networks and much beefed up performance to support enterprise-level high calling volume (up to 2000 users, 200 simultaneous call, and 8 conference bridges with up to 64 attendees). It also features a number of improved reliability designs such as redundant power supplies, redundant Gigabit network ports with support for hot-standby high availability operation (pending software upgrade), 2 FXS and 2 FXO ports, integrated PoE, USB, SD, unlimited SIP trunk accounts with flexible call routing control, large 32GB onboard Flash memory for voicemail, electronic fax, call recording, personalized music-on-hold, and virtually unlimited peering for multi-site deployment or backup.

“We are very excited to introduce the UCM6510 IP PBX to the medium enterprise market today”, said David Li, CEO of Grandstream Networks. “This new product is a natural extension of our popular UCM series of Unified Communication platform that embodies Grandstream’s strong commitment to serving a broader market with a comprehensive and highly competitive total solution portfolio including IP PBX systems, a wide range of VoIP endpoints and gateways, as well as security surveillance cameras and video storage systems”.

UCM6510 IP PBX Appliance Highlights

  • Automated discovery and zero-configuration secure provisioning of SIP endpoints (e. IP phones, IP cameras, etc.) allows resellers, installers and enterprise users to quickly and easily install and maintain.
  • No licensing fees or annual recurring fees. FREE lifetime firmware updates.
  • Customizable Voice features including IVR/Auto Attendant with multi-language voice prompts, call recording, ring group/hunt group, flexible dial plan, call routing, call queue, intercom/paging, click to dial, busy lamp field, shared line appearance (pending), multi-party conferencing, comprehensive codec support including 711, G.722, G.729, G.723, G.726, iLBC, GSM, and any-to-any voice codec transcoding.
  • Real-time Video calling with SIP video phones/smart phones/PCs, integration with SIP video surveillance cameras and door cameras, 2-way audio to/from SIP video cameras.
  • Mobility supporting direct extension calling by road warriors, remote workers or mobile workers using softphone apps on Android smart phones/iPhones/tablets/laptops and cordless DECT IP phones (such as Grandstream’s DP715/710).
  • Data features including integrated LDAP, call detail reporting, voicemail-to-email, fax-to-email, personalized music-on-hold, advanced security access control, system backup/restore and more.
  • Broad SIP interoperability with major Internet telephony service providers and SIP trunk providers, as well as SIP phones and other SIP devices, including Grandstream’s complete line of GXP IP Phones and GXV IP Multimedia Phones and IP Video Cameras.

Video Demonstration

UCM6510 IP PBX Appliance video includes demonstration and brief explanation of features and functions. To view, click here.

Pricing and Availability

The UCM6510 IP PBX Appliance will be available for purchase through Grandstream’s worldwide distribution channels at a list price of $1,999 USD by the end of October 2014. Contact your local Grandstream distributor for local pricing.

Product Introduction Webinar

Join Grandstream on Thursday, October 30 for an introductory webinar to learn more about the features and functionality of the UC6510. The webinar will be offered at two different times on October 30:

To sign up for the UCM6510 webinar at 9:30am EDT, click here

To sign up for the UCM6510 webinar at 3:30pm EDT, click here

 

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