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SNOM D7XX series IP phones

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Jan 18, 2023 10:54:00 AM

Product Review

Snom's D7XX series of IP phones deliver an excellent balance of rich features and exceptional economy. The D7XX series is a befitting choice for large deployments with many endpoints and budget-sensitive small to medium-sized businesses.

In this article, we showcase some of the most popular models in the series, allowing you to determine which sets are ideal for your business.

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Topics: SIP Phones, Business Telephone System, SIP, DECT, conferencing, Product Review, Wi-Fi, Snom

Voice network security and troubleshooting

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Dec 7, 2022 10:55:00 AM

Dealing with voice network security and troubleshooting is an ongoing battle. As new features, capabilities and telecom products emerge, so do potential vulnerabilities and malicious users who may attempt to exploit them. Network and voice administrators must remain vigilant in ensuring security, privacy and confidentiality, which includes staying current with the latest in network troubleshooting and problem resolution.

This article is a review of the important security matters we’ve discussed over the past year, especially when it comes to network security and troubleshooting issues related to telecommunications services.

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Topics: VoIP, SIP, Network Security, Troubleshooting

The Grandstream GXV3470 IP videophone

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Nov 30, 2022 10:44:00 AM

Product Review

Video is becoming an integral part of effective communications for modern businesses, which is why Grandstream has devoted a series of IP phones to video telephony.

The company recently added its most advanced and cutting-edge IP video phone to its product line, delivering even more comfort, ease and productivity for its users. Here, we showcase the GXV3470 and how it fits into Grandstream’s videophone series.

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Topics: SIP Phones, IP PBX, SIP, Grandstream, Product Review

Grandstream’s GDS3712 IP video intercom system

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Nov 16, 2022 10:52:00 AM

Product Review

A key telecommunications trend today involves integrating multiple communications systems that were traditionally implemented separately. IP telephony, video and collaboration, and now security, access and facility management, are all converging into unified communications systems.

Grandstream has recognized and helped further this trend through innovative devices such as the GDS3712 IP video intercom system. In this article, we dig deeper into the capabilities of this device and how its use can simplify and enhance security and facility management.

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Topics: SIP Phones, VoIP, SIP, Grandstream, Network Security, Unified Communications, collaboration

Securing VoIP: Systems and network security

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Sep 14, 2022 10:46:00 AM

Securing voice services is among the most essential measures any business can take to mitigate attacks involving toll fraud, denial of service or corporate espionage. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) encompasses a robust and fully developed set of technologies that incorporate strong security features sufficient to deal with virtually all such attacks. Nevertheless, even with the most secured VoIP services, malicious hackers often find alternative attack vectors to achieve their goals.

In this article, we examine those attack vectors and the best practices to defend against them.

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Topics: IP PBX, VoIP, SIP, Network Security, firewall

VoIP security: Keeping conversations confidential

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Sep 7, 2022 10:46:00 AM

When you speak on the phone, it’s natural to believe that it’s a private conversation between you and the person on the other end of the line. However, do you know what mechanisms are employed to deliver this confidentiality? And how confident can you truly be in these security measures?

In this article, we take a detailed look at Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) security technologies and how they keep conversations confidential.

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Topics: SIP Phones, IP PBX, VoIP, SIP, Network Security, Voice Protocols

VoIP failover options and alternatives

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Aug 24, 2022 10:43:00 AM

 

In previous articles, we've discussed the high reliability of VoIP technology. That said, achieving high reliability is only possible when built into the design of the VoIP network and the underlying network infrastructure supporting the service. One of the fundamental requirements to ensure such reliability is the implementation of VoIP failover. Here's what you need to know. 

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Topics: VoIP, SIP, Business Continuity, mobile, Network Design, Cloud, SD-WAN, Unified Communications, WAN technology

Hybrid office, part 1 – Leveraging the portable landline

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Jan 19, 2022 10:47:00 AM

The pandemic and resulting lockdowns around the world have dramatically changed the ways that businesses operate. One of the most noticeable changes has to do with what has recently been coined as the hybrid office. In this article, we examine this new operational model and see how various communications services can aid in making it not only viable, but exceptionally advantageous.

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Topics: SIP Phones, SIP, Mobility, Productivity

Konftel’s 800 SIP conference phone is now Zoom Phone certified

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Jan 12, 2022 10:44:00 AM

The Konftel 800 SIP conference phone has been officially certified to work with the fast-growing cloud phone solution from Zoom Video Communications, Inc. The flagship Konftel 800 audio device, fully tested to work on Zoom Phone, features an award-winning design and high-quality OmniSound with beamforming microphones and audio expansion capabilities. In this article, we highlight some of the key features of this conference phone.

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Topics: SIP Phones, SIP, conferencing, Product Review, Cloud, Konftel, Zoom

Snom’s M900 multicell base station

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Dec 1, 2021 10:36:00 AM

Product Review

There are many businesses that require wireless telephony on their premises. Hospitals, hotels, warehouses, universities, and a multitude of manufacturing environments require employees to maintain a high level of mobility within an enterprise’s facilities while simultaneously maintaining their reachability via the internal phone system.

For such environments, a DECT-based system is arguably the simplest turn-key solution. Snom has made such a solution even simpler and highly scalable with its M900 DECT base station.

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Topics: Wireless, Business Telephone System, VoIP, SIP, DECT, Product Review, Voice Protocols, Snom

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In this blog you'll read our thoughts on business telephone systems. While a lot has changed in telecom since TeleDynamics was founded in 1981, we remain as committed as ever to delivering the best customer service in the industry.

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