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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

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

Network function virtualization (NFV) and its benefits for VoIP

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Jan 8, 2020 2:51:04 PM

In today's virtual world, telecom and network services have come a long way, from being offered using locally installed, standalone monolithic servers to ethereal entities residing in the cloud. This evolution has touched every part of network service provisioning, and one of the most fascinating facets of this trend is that the network infrastructure itself can be virtualized.

Network function virtualization (NFV) is a network architecture philosophy that virtualizes the network infrastructure. In this article, we take a look at what NFV is, how it works, how it fits in with other virtualization technologies, and how it can be of benefit for enterprise networks.

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Topics: Trends, Network Design, Cloud

How virtualization revolutionizes VoIP deployment

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Nov 6, 2019 10:52:00 AM

Redundancy and scalability are important for VoIP systems. Virtualization makes both of these easier, less costly, and more efficient. Coupled with cloud services, virtualization has revolutionized how network services are provided, and in particular, how VoIP deployment is executed.

In this article, we explain what virtualization is, the trends governing its newest technologies, and how all of this can be leveraged for use with VoIP services.

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Topics: VoIP, Trends, Productivity, Network Design

The advantages of SDN for VoIP

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Oct 23, 2019 10:50:00 AM

Software Defined Networking (SDN) is changing the way networks are managed and designed. In this article, we take a look at how an SDN approach can be of great benefit to VoIP and video telephony deployments in particular.

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Topics: QoS, Trends, Productivity, Network Design, Unified Communications

SDN: The cutting edge of network design

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Oct 9, 2019 10:50:00 AM

A major challenge inherent in designing and maintaining an enterprise network is the administration costs. Software Defined Networking (SDN) can dramatically reduce both the hard costs (money) and soft costs (time) of managing a network. Although this tends to be the most compelling argument in favor of using SDN, it in fact offers may more advantages than this. In this article, we introduce SDN and examine some of its key benefits.

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Topics: Trends, Productivity, Routers, Network Design, Gateway, Switches, Unified Communications

How to ensure business continuity through WAN redundancy

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Sep 18, 2019 10:48:00 AM

For most organizations these days, WAN connectivity is so mission-critical that investing in a redundant WAN infrastructure is well worth the extra cost and effort. In this article, we explore the available options for WAN redundancy so you can help your customers decide which is the best for them.

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Topics: Business Continuity, Network Design, WAN technology

How to optimize your Wi-Fi network for VoIP

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Sep 11, 2019 10:47:00 AM

Many administrators resist implementing VoIP over Wi-Fi, often citing security and quality concerns. The truth is that if implemented correctly, voice can be safely and reliably deployed on a wireless network. This article examines some best practices for optimizing voice over Wi-Fi (VoWi-Fi).

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Topics: VoWi-Fi, QoS, Wireless, Network Security, Network Design, Wi-Fi, Unified Communications

How to optimize your WAN connectivity for VoIP

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Aug 28, 2019 10:53:00 AM

The choice of WAN technology and how it is deployed have a huge impact on the reliability and quality of voice services. For this reason, precautions must be taken to optimize WAN services for voice. In this article, we review best practices for achieving this.

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Topics: VoIP, Network Design, SD-WAN, Unified Communications, WAN technology

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