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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

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

How to use SNMP to monitor your VoIP network

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Mar 4, 2020 10:47:00 AM

Wouldn’t it be great to have superhero X-ray vision that allows you to understand, in a single glance, what is going on with the voice traffic on your network? In fact, it is possible to do so using the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). In this article, we take a look at this protocol and highlight the special features it has up its sleeve to help you with your VoIP monitoring needs.

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Topics: QoS, VoIP, Troubleshooting, Voice Protocols

How to capture voice packets for troubleshooting VoIP

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Feb 26, 2020 10:47:00 AM

One of the best methods for troubleshooting problems on the network to pinpoint the cause of poor voice quality or a disruption of VoIP services is to capture voice packets in real time and store them so we can analyze them later. When people call TeleDynamics tech support, we sometimes ask them to show us their packet capture files so we can help identify the issue. In this article, we examine practical methods for capturing voice packets at various locations within the network.

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Topics: VoIP, Troubleshooting

Highlights from ITEXPO

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Feb 19, 2020 10:53:00 AM

Couldn't make ITEXPO in Ft. Lauderdale last week? Here's a recap.

This year at ITEXPO we saw a number of new events and happenings. There was a good attendee and exhibitor turnout, despite the fact that all of the Chinese factories and representatives were unable to attend due to the coronavirus. Nonetheless, the products and services from these manufacturers were on full display. The attendees expected nothing less from the #TECHSUPERSHOW! 

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Topics: VoIP, Trends, Network Security, Events, SD-WAN, IoT, Unified Communications

Troubleshooting poor voice quality on VoIP systems

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Feb 12, 2020 10:50:00 AM

One of the most challenging problems that you may face as a voice engineer is dealing with poor voice quality on VoIP systems. It’s often much easier to deal with problems where something stops working completely, rather than trying to resolve an intermittent fault such as bad voice quality.

Many things can cause poor voice quality, and the methodology to investigate those causes is not always readily clear. In this article, we’ll share some tips on where to start and what to do, so that you can quickly identify and diagnose the problem.

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Topics: Business Telephone System, VoIP, Troubleshooting

Private, public and hybrid cloud deployments for VoIP services

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Dec 4, 2019 10:46:00 AM

The cloud is used to offer services directly to the end user, as well as to provide a platform on which vendors can develop their online applications (including VoIP) for their customers. In a previous article, we covered SaaS, PaaS and IaaS as the three most prominent cloud-based models that are used to offer services to clients. In this article, we take a more in-depth look at the various cloud deployment models that are available (including private, public and hybrid) and how they are useful for businesses of different sizes. The article concludes with the factors to consider when choosing which deployment model to use when offering VoIP and other cloud services to your customers.

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Topics: Customer Service, Business Telephone System, VoIP, Total Voice Solution, Trends, Cloud, Business Strategy, Unified Communications

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

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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