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How TeleDynamics facilitates cloud communications

Posted by TeleDynamics on May 27, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Last week, TeleDynamics CTO Daniel Noworatzky joined Doug Green, publisher of Telecom Reseller, for a special podcast for the Cloud Communications Alliance and TR Publications. Among other topics, they discussed today's Cloud Communications Alliance (CCA) virtual event (this is a not-to-miss free online event happening today, May 27! Details on how to attend are included in this article). They also touched upon some of the innovative ways TeleDynamics supports our customers with their cloud communications needs. Keep reading for the highlights and for a link to listen to the full podcast.
 

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Topics: Customer Service, Business Telephone System, Cloud, Events, Business Strategy, News, Unified Communications

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Posted by TeleDynamics on May 20, 2020 10:53:00 AM

To assist U.S. channel partners and their customers during these challenging times, Yealink is offering a number of special promotions for a limited time. Check them all out to make sure you’re not missing any!

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Topics: Customer Service, Yealink

The Magic of Power over Ethernet (PoE)

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on May 13, 2020 10:51:00 AM

Most modern IP phones today support Power over Ethernet (PoE), an almost magical technology that powers your IP phone via the same Ethernet cable that connects it to the network. While it may seem simple on the surface, PoE technology is actually quite sophisticated, and is worth understanding when making choices involving network design or IP telephony hardware.

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Topics: Business Telephone System, Network Design, Switches

Employing VoIP over satellite links

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on May 6, 2020 10:50:00 AM

One of the most groundbreaking advantages of voice over IP technology is that, with the proper configurations, it is possible to install a voice endpoint anywhere in the world, as long as internet connectivity is available. But what happens if it is unavailable? For such cases, satellite access technology is quickly becoming an economically and technically viable solution.

Employing VoIP services over a satellite link can sometimes be challenging, due to the unique idiosyncrasies of the technology. In this article, we examine satellite internet links and how you can optimize VoIP implementation over satellite.

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Topics: VoIP, WAN technology

How to tell if an IP phone is defective

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Apr 29, 2020 10:49:00 AM

While it doesn’t happen often, every once in a while you’ll come across an IP phone that simply won’t cooperate. You may have gone through every troubleshooting procedure that you can think of, but the phone continues to refuse to function correctly. You begin to consider the possibility of a defective phone, but before you invoke the manufacturer’s warranty, you want to be sure. Here we review the steps you can take to confirm, to a reasonably high degree, that the problem is indeed a defective device.

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Topics: SIP Phones, Troubleshooting

Six steps to enabling a work-from-home environment

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Apr 22, 2020 10:30:00 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting businesses around the world. Organizations are being forced to maneuver in a new world of security and privacy issues related to a remote workforce involving hardware and software needs, as well as employee access policies. While working from home may be a new and foreign concept to some companies, the cloud-based tools they use everyday have made it infinitely easier to continue operations and serving their customers with the same level of quality of service, support and communications that their brick and mortar operations have sought to provide.

So, as resellers and service providers of VoIP and uCast services, one of the most critical components in enabling a successful work-from-home experience for your customers (and their customers) is to keep the phone services operating as normally as possible. In this article, we suggest six steps to enabling an effective work-from-home (WFH) environment.

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Topics: Firmware Upgrades, Mobility, Video Conferencing, Business Continuity, conferencing, Productivity, Cloud, Business Strategy, Unified Communications, Konftel

How to fix IP phone registration issues

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Apr 15, 2020 10:40:00 AM

If you are a voice network engineer, then it has probably happened to you. Your SIP server is all set up and you have plugged in your IP phone. Its lights come on, its screen is activated, you see the loading icon rotating, and then… nothing. For some reason, the phone will not register.

IP phone registration issues are, unfortunately, not uncommon. In this article, we examine the most common causes of registration failures, and best practices for troubleshooting and resolving them.


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Topics: SIP Phones, IP PBX, Business Telephone System, SIP, Troubleshooting, Voice Protocols, firewall

SIP trunks vs SIP extensions: Which to choose?

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Apr 8, 2020 10:50:00 AM

Telephony solutions come in all shapes and sizes and can be customized to suit the specific needs of each individual business. But with so many choices, it can be confusing for customers to distinguish between the various options available. This is no less the case when it comes to choosing a VoIP service.

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Topics: VoIP, SIP, Network Design, Cloud, WAN technology

Gettin’ jiggy with jitter

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Apr 1, 2020 10:49:00 AM

Jitter is one of the most common causes of substandard voice communications over IP networks. This article provides an overview of jitter and how it influences voice applications, as well as methods for resolving it on your networks.

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Topics: QoS, VoIP, Network Design, Unified Communications

Equipping employees to use their enterprise IP phones at home

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Mar 25, 2020 10:33:00 AM

With more employees working from home to comply with social distancing measures currently in place, TeleDynamics has been getting a lot of requests for help with getting employees operational from home. In this article, we will review a number of ways you can enable an employee to use their company IP phone from home, as well as other methods for making and receiving calls without the need for special hardware.

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Topics: SIP Phones, Mobility, mobile, Cloud, Skype, voicemail, Switches

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In this blog you'll read our thoughts on business telephone systems. While a lot has changed in telecom since TeleDynamics was founded in 1981, we remain as committed as ever to delivering the best customer service in the industry.

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