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When it comes to video conferencing, one size doesn’t fit all

Posted by Guest Blogger on Mar 14, 2018 3:48:00 PM

Find the conferencing solution that's made for you. Presenting the GVC3200 series.

By Dorothy Murach, Marketing Manager at Grandstream Networks

We all know that no two businesses are exactly alike, so why settle for conventional business communications solutions? Instead of accepting the idea that devices “just work that way,” we should be asking for products that “work OUR way.” With this in mind, Grandstream set out to create a line of video conferencing systems that are flexible, powerful and affordable — allowing businesses of all kinds to create a video conferencing solution that works the way they operate, not the other way around.  

The GVC3200 series of video conferencing (VC) systems offers options that cover the diverse needs of businesses big, small and in-between. The series consists of three models: the GVC3200, GVC3202 and GVC3210. In this article we’ll explore each device in the GVC family and help you understand the flexibility and customization provided by each one — guiding you to choose a device that works the way your business does.

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Topics: Grandstream, Video Conferencing, Android, Cloud, Skype

Grandstream’s DP760 Long-range DECT repeater

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Mar 7, 2018 3:48:00 PM

Product review

In many workspaces, internal mobility is vital.  This is especially true of businesses that have extensive facilities such as warehouses, factories, hotels, schools, or even university campuses where employees are required to physically move from place to place to get their jobs done. In these kinds of enterprises,  professionals must be reachable no matter where they are on campus.

Grandstream’s DP750 DECT VoIP base station enables this type of mobile connectivity by combining two reliable technologies: DECT and VoIP. This base station delivers wireless coverage of up to 300 meters outdoors and 50 meters indoors for up to five DP720 DECT handsets, allowing five concurrent calls while supporting up to ten SIP accounts.

For organizations that need to cover an even greater surface area, Grandstream has launched the DP760 long-range wideband DECT repeater for extending the coverage area of the DP750 base station.

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Topics: Business Telephone System, VoIP, Grandstream, Mobility, Cordless, DECT, Product Review

Grandstream’s HA100 high availability controller for the UCM6510 IP PBX

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Feb 28, 2018 3:48:00 PM

Product review

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Topics: IP PBX, Business Telephone System, VoIP, SIP, Grandstream, Business Continuity, Product Review, Business Strategy

The Grandstream HT818 8-port FXS VoIP gateway

Posted by TeleDynamics on Feb 21, 2018 4:05:00 PM

Product Review

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Topics: VoIP, Grandstream, Product Review, Gateway

How SIP enables workforce mobility

Posted by TeleDynamics on Feb 14, 2018 4:02:00 PM

A decade ago, it would have been rare to meet someone who could carry out their profession from anywhere. For most, “going to work” involved physically going to a place of business. Today, because of the swift development of collaboration tools and the ubiquitousness of connectivity to the internet, working from anywhere is not only an option, but is often preferred by both employer and employee. Studies have shown that a mobile workforce tends to be more productive and experience higher job satisfaction.

Voice over IP (VoIP) technology is one of the major facilitators of employee mobility. Here we highlight some of the functionalities and tools that allow for a seamlessly mobile workforce.

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Topics: Business Telephone System, SIP, Mobility, Productivity

What's so special about SIP?

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Feb 7, 2018 3:55:00 PM

Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) has become the de-facto standard protocol for voice-over-IP (VoIP) phone systems. What does it do and why has it won out over other protocols? We address these questions and more in this article.

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Topics: VoIP, SIP

Common VoIP issues and how to fix them

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Jan 31, 2018 3:52:00 PM

How to troubleshoot problems arising from blocked ports, ACLs, firewalls, NAT, and more

For networking professionals, one of the most difficult things to deal with is troubleshooting VoIP issues, because the troubleshooting process for VoIP is not always intuitive. Answers to the questions, “What could be wrong?” and “What should I check first?” are not always readily apparent.

To aid your troubleshooting and allow you to take some meaningful actions before reaching out to your telco or vendor help desk, we’ve listed the most common VoIP problems you may face, as well as their causes and solutions. 

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Topics: VoIP, Troubleshooting

How to hack-proof your VoIP network

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Jan 24, 2018 3:49:00 PM

One of the most common matters we discuss with customers on our support calls is network security – specifically, how to lock down SIP Trunks, IP PBXs, SIP phones, and routers from hacking. Here we review different ways hackers can break into your voice network and the steps you can take to secure your system.

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Topics: SIP Phones, IP PBX, SIP, Network Security, Routers

WAN connections and the SIP trunk: What’s the connection?

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Jan 17, 2018 3:54:00 PM

How you connect to the internet will impact your VoIP phone system

Because SIP trunks leverage the WAN technology used to connect to the internet, it is imperative to understand how the choice of WAN technology will impact the functionality of the SIP trunk. There are different ways to connect to the internet, and each has implications for voice traffic.

In this article, we discuss the main considerations to take into account when choosing between MPLS, metro Ethernet, LTE and SD-WAN.

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Topics: Business Telephone System, VoIP, SIP, Network Design

Migrate your legacy customers to VoIP this year

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Jan 10, 2018 3:48:00 PM

If you have customers that have not yet migrated to VoIP and are thinking about making the switch, this would be a great time to do it. According to the FCC, VoIP telephone subscriptions in the U.S. have been growing at a compound annual growth rate of 10% since 2013, and retail switch access has been declining by 11% annually during the same period. At that rate, VoIP subscribers now outnumber switched access customers, and ISDN connections are quickly sliding into obsolescence. SIP trunking is becoming the standard for PSTN connectivity.

To ensure a smooth transition, start by helping your customers answer these four basic questions to set them up for success.

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Topics: IP PBX, Business Telephone System, VoIP, Trends, Business Continuity, Business Strategy

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