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All about FreeSWITCH (and how it compares with Asterisk)

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Sep 9, 2020 10:51:00 AM

When researching options for upgrading your telephony network or installing one from scratch, you may have come across FreeSWITCH. This is a freely available open-source application server for real-time voice communications of various types, including voice over IP (VoIP). In this article we examine FreeSWITCH to help you determine if it is right for you, and how it compares with Asterisk.

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Topics: IP PBX, Business Telephone System, VoIP, Unified Communications, codecs

Yealink ranks No. 1 in SIP phone market share for third year in a row

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Aug 26, 2020 10:42:00 AM

Yealink announced that it has topped the list of SIP phone manufacturers with a 29.5% market share in 2019, giving it the number-one spot for the third year in a row, according to the latest Global Enterprise Communications Platforms and Endpoints Market report by Frost & Sullivan. In this article, we look at the products and innovations that have earned Yealink this coveted ranking.

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Topics: Business Telephone System, SIP, Yealink, News

How to protect your telephone network from vishing (phone scams)

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Aug 19, 2020 10:49:00 AM

Telecommunications networks will always be targets of malicious attacks. One of the most vulnerable components of a telephony network may not be the technology, but people. Rather than targeting the phone system or data network, many attackers focus their fraudulent activities on the users themselves. In this article, we take a look at some of the most common telephony scams out there today, so you can be aware of them and do your part to protect your employees and your company from them.

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Topics: Business Telephone System, Network Security

VoIP troubleshooting resources

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Aug 12, 2020 10:45:00 AM

As we celebrate Shark Week this week, we are reminded of the proverbial sharks faced by network engineers in the form of security breaches and technical issues. TeleDynamics has created a collection of resources to help you troubleshoot audio problems, secure your network, protect your telephone system from hackers, analyze voice packets, and more. In this article, we offer a compilation of some of our most popular resources, so you’ll have them handy. For each listing below, click on the blue heading to read the full article.

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Topics: Business Telephone System, VoIP, Network Security, Troubleshooting

Yeastar IP PBX integration with Microsoft Teams

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Aug 5, 2020 10:59:00 AM

While working remotely has been on the rise for more than a decade, the trend accelerated geometrically amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, telecom vendors and service providers are scrambling to satisfy the increased demand for remote collaboration services.

Luckily, technology is also moving fast to keep up. In this article, we review a new connector available in Microsoft AppSource that allows all Yeastar IP PBXs to fully integrate with Microsoft Teams, the software giant’s unified collaboration platform. This allows communications between dispersed team members to be even more seamless and efficient.

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Topics: Customer Service, IP PBX, Business Telephone System, Total Voice Solution, Software Integration, Productivity, Yeastar, Unified Communications

How to protect your business against toll fraud

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Jul 22, 2020 10:39:00 AM

When we think about network security, the telephone network is often overlooked as a target by attackers. One of the most common forms of attack on a telephony network is what is known as toll fraud. The Communications Fraud Control Association (CFCA) reports that in 2019, toll fraud caused US$28.3 billion globally in losses, corresponding to 1.74% of global telecom revenues.1 In this article, we look at how toll fraud affects both conventional telephony and modern VoIP systems, and what you can do to protect your business.

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Topics: Business Telephone System, Network Security

How to protect against TDoS attacks

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Jul 15, 2020 10:53:00 AM

Telephony denial of service (TDoS) is a type of cyberattack that can be used to disable telephony systems. Similar in concept to a typical data network DoS (denial of service), its purpose is to deny users access to a particular telephony service. In this article, we discuss how TDoS attacks are conducted and what measures you and your telco can take to protect your systems.

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Topics: Business Telephone System, Network Security, Business Continuity

Adding artificial intelligence to your business phone system

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Jul 8, 2020 10:48:00 AM

Artificial intelligence is affecting every area of our life, and is increasingly playing a role in all types of technological developments. Business telephone systems are no exception. In this article, we take a look at how AI can enhance your call center technology.

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Topics: Customer Service, Business Telephone System, Total Voice Solution, Software Integration, Trends, Productivity, Unified Communications

Should you add speech recognition to your IVR?

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

In uncertain or unfamiliar times such as these, customers tend to call companies more than usual to get answers to their questions. Advanced technologies can significantly improve the caller’s experience, provided they are used appropriately. Last week, we looked at best practices in call center design. In this article, we examine speech recognition and how it should (and should not) be used to add value, efficiency, and effectiveness to your contact center procedures.

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Topics: Customer Service, Business Telephone System, Software Integration, Trends, Productivity, Unified Communications

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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