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.
If you have been involved with telephony within the last decade, you will have heard of Asterisk as an open-source alternative to proprietary traditional and IP PBXs. If you’re considering Asterisk as a solution for your business, this article may be useful, as it will clarify what Asterisk is, how it can be implemented, and what kind of support you will need to ensure its viability as a solution.
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.
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.
If you’re looking to grow your business, consider serving micro-enterprises with 1-20 employees. According to the Census Bureau’s Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs, firms with between 1-20 employees made up 89% of all U.S. firms in 2016. While this has traditionally been an underserved market when it comes to VoIP telecommunications, more and more equipment manufacturers are offering products tailored to their needs. In this article, we review some cutting-edge devices that are ideal for micro-enterprises.
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Enterprises with multiple sites have a variety of options when it comes to their IP telephony infrastructure. Which setup will best meet their needs depends on the answers to questions such as:
- Where should the call processing take place?
- Where should calls to the PSTN exit the network?
- Where should incoming calls connect to the corporate network?
These decisions depend on the nature of the underlying network infrastructure that will carry the IP telephony services, as well as other considerations such as the location of the remote sites, the dial plan, and cost.
In this article, we discuss the centralized call processing model and how to avoid common complications with its deployment.
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By Dorothy Murach, Marketing Manager at Grandstream Networks*
The on-premise vs. hosted IP PBX battle continues. Which to choose? Each IP PBX option comes with its own characteristics and benefits, and the key is to determine which works best for your business’s unique needs. While it may seem that everything is moving to the cloud, hosted IP PBX options are not right for everyone. I’ll help you navigate through the details of each to see which IP PBX is the right choice for you.
As unwanted and unexpected as they are, crises do happen, and being unprepared only makes them worse. In a 2017 PwC survey, 65 percent of respondents reported experiencing at least one crisis in the past four years. Despite their prevalence, a 2013 study by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer found that more than 40% of respondents had no type of plan in place for dealing with a crisis.
Regardless of your customer’s current state of readiness, you can help them improve their security measures and crisis response even more with applications that run on their data network. And, if they have an on-premise IP PBX, they already have an arsenal of tools available in their existing system.