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Grandstream UCM6300 Audio IP PBXs for voice-only communication

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Jul 21, 2021 10:34:00 AM

Product Review

Grandstream has introduced its audio-only series of IP PBXs for companies that rely heavily on high-quality, feature-rich voice communication and don’t need other types of collaboration platforms like videoconferencing. Keep reading to see why the UCM6300 audio-only series of IP PBXs is a perfect choice for this type of business.

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Topics: IP PBX, Business Telephone System, Total Voice Solution, Grandstream, Mobility, conferencing, Product Review, collaboration

Panasonic is exiting UC: Here’s what’s next

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Feb 3, 2021 10:47:00 AM

In December 2020, Panasonic announced to its partners that it will be closing its business communications division over the next two years. If you have recently invested in a Panasonic communications system, not to worry. In this article, we present some alternatives to help you develop a suitable and cost-effective transition strategy. For more details, watch the replay of our recent webinar where representatives from Grandstream, Yeastar and NEC describe alternative solutions.

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Topics: IP PBX, Business Telephone System, Grandstream, Yeastar, Panasonic, Unified Communications, NEC

How Yeastar’s P-Series PBX System elevates communications for SMEs

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Jan 27, 2021 10:46:00 AM

Product Review

With Yeastar’s new P-Series PBX System, SMEs can experience value and possibilities that go beyond a traditional telephony system. In this article we take a deeper look at this offering from Yeastar, which was featured in the company’s 2021 kickoff virtual event on 28 January 2021.

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Topics: IP PBX, Total Voice Solution, Software Integration, Mobility, Video Conferencing, Productivity, Product Review, Yeastar, Unified Communications

VoIP over cellular data networks

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Sep 23, 2020 10:48:00 AM

Now that working from home and dispersed workforces have become the new norm, connecting employees’ or company-issued smartphones to the enterprise IP PBX offers several advantages, including the ability to reach employees via their direct inward dial (DID) landline numbers, even though they are physically off-premise.

The technology that enables this is called VoIP over cellular data networks. In this article we detail how to enable it, the advantages of doing so and some potential issues to watch out for.

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Topics: OTT VOIP, IP PBX, Business Telephone System, VoIP, Mobility, mobile, Wi-Fi, Unified Communications

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

All about Asterisk

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Sep 2, 2020 10:48:00 AM

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.

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Topics: IP PBX, VoIP, Unified Communications, codecs

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 fix IP phone registration issues

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Apr 15, 2020 10:40:00 AM

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.


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Topics: SIP Phones, IP PBX, Business Telephone System, SIP, Troubleshooting, Voice Protocols, firewall

VoIP products and services for micro-enterprises

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Jul 3, 2019 10:48:00 AM

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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Topics: Customer Service, SIP Phones, IP PBX, Business Telephone System, VoIP, Grandstream, Yealink, Trends, Mobility, Headsets, Leasing, Video Conferencing, conferencing, Android, Product Review, Business Strategy, Bluetooth, Yeastar, Avaya

How to set up centralized call processing in a multisite enterprise

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Sep 26, 2018 3:53:00 PM

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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Topics: IP PBX, Business Telephone System, VoIP, Network Design, Gateway

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