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Apr
16
Why You Should Choose a Grandstream UCM Series IP PBX
Posted by Danielle Bucella on 16 April 2018 09:00 AM

With the overabundance of communication technologies flooding today’s offices, businesses are in need of a management platform that provides unification. The Grandstream UCM IP PBX series does just that. It delivers an impressively powerful and easy to manage platform that brings together different technologies, including voice, video communications, video surveillance, data tools, mobility options, and facility access management. This award-winning all-in-one platform is a go-to solution when choosing a unified communications platform.

The Grandstream UCM series of IP PBXs are ideal for an array of different businesses, including small and medium-sized businesses and enterprises. At an affordable price point, this on-premise solution is perfect for offices, call centers, hospitality environments, commercial properties, and residences.

The Grandstream UCM IP PBX series possesses a myriad of competitive features, including:

  • Support for 200 to 2000 users (dependent on model)
  • Automated provisioning of Grandstream endpoints through Zero Config and Auto Discovery
  • Easy integration with Grandstream Affinity CTI app, CRM, PMS, and other third-party software
  • SIP voice and video support
  • Built-in FXO and FXS ports: No need for an extra adaptor, gateway, or module
  • Dual Gigabit Ports with PoE+
  • No on-going costs, such as licensing fees that other manufacturers may charge
  • Free firmware upgrades for life
  • Built-in features, including call queue management, IVR, call detail records, and auto attendant
  • Strong security through SRTP, TLS, and HTTPS encryption
  • Heartbeat port and high-availability (Available for the UCM6510 model when utilizing the HA100 for a redundant system with full-time availability)
  • Two-year warranty with extended warranties available

UCM IP PBX Features

Grandstream has models that are perfect for different sized businesses and industries. Which device is best for your deployment, though? The table below illustrates the differences between the solutions, giving you the knowledge to make your IP PBX choice:

For more information on each of the models, visit their respective product pages (listed below) or contact the 888VoIP product experts at 888-864-7786 or [email protected] Our Channel Account Managers are fully trained on Grandstream solutions and can provide assistance in making your choice.

 

Did you miss our March UCM Training in Niagara Falls, NY? Keep checking our Events page or sign up for our e-newsletter to be alerted on upcoming Grandstream trainings in your area!

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Apr
10
Yealink Product Releases: W41P DECT Desk Phone & Repeater
Posted by Danielle Bucella on 10 April 2018 05:00 AM

Introducing the New Yealink W41P DECT Desk Phone

Yealink W41P

Desk phones possess an abundance of advantages, from the physical feeling of a substantial handset to their vast telephony features to a vibrant graphical user interface; however, they can lack the convenience of a cordless solution. To rectify this issue, Yealink developed the new W41P DECT Desk Phone. Users can now experience cordless mobility with a desk phone. This is made possible through the integration of the DD10K DECT Dongle. The DD10K and T41S IP Phone work concurrently with the Yealink W60B IP DECT Base Station, which allows users to create a system that enables portability and flexibility and also eliminates wiring troubles.

The system is truly plug-and-play with an impressively reduced deployment workload. Once you’ve connected your T41S to power, upgrade the software to be compatible with the DD10K. Once the phone is updated, plug the DD10K into the back of the phone. Wirelessly connect it to the W60B Base Station and your system will be ready to go.

Key Features Include:

  • Exceptional HD voice, handset, and speaker
  • Six line keys with a vivid LED indicator for feature customization
  • Up to 100 phonebook memory for easy contact management
  • 2.7″ 192×64-pixel screen display on the T41S
  • Easy installation without Wired LAN
  • Four context-sensitive “soft” keys
  • Support of up to eight DECT handsets in total (W60B)

The W41P is an ideal solution for SME offices, retail environments, restaurants, SOHO, and warehouses.


Meet the Newest DECT Repeater: the RT30

RT30 DECT RepeaterIn need of extending the DECT radio coverage of your base stations? Look no further than the RT30 DECT Repeater. The RT30 can be deployed to extend the Yealink W52P/W56P/W60P base stations significantly in all directions. The phone is characterized by its easy installation and user-friendly display concept. Signals will be communicated through the clear status LED display on the front of the elegantly designed unit.

Key Features Include:

  • Ability to add six repeaters per base station
  • Star connection
  • Up to two repeaters can be arranged in cascade
  • Supports HD voice calls
  • True plug & play setup
  • Clear status LED display
  • Wall-mountable

For more information on these Yealink products or to learn about other Yealink solutions, contact the 888VoIP expert team at 888-864-7786 or at [email protected] Also, view our vast selection of Yealink devices by visiting our Yealink Product Portal. Yealink offers uniquely innovative UC solutions that carry immense benefits for your customers, so become a partner today and add these cutting-edge products to your portfolio!

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Apr
5
Network with 888VoIP at Channel Partners 2018 | April 17-20
Posted by Danielle Bucella on 05 April 2018 09:00 AM

Channel Partners Expo is turning 21 in Las Vegas this year and you need to be there to help celebrate! Join 888VoIP and more than 6,600 other industry experts at The Venetian & Sands Expo as we attend one of the biggest technology events of the season.  Channel Partners brings together agents, VARs, MSPs, integrators and service providers, allowing them to converge, share ideas, and drive discussions about the hottest topics in the industry. By attending Channel Partners, you will have access to the expo hall, which has over 275+ exhibitors filling booth space this year. You will also be able to visit the MSP and Cloud Pavilions and participate in the Opening Reception and Pub Crawl.

888VoIP Booth Highlights

No Channel Partners Vegas trip would be complete without a stop at the 888VoIP Booth – Booth #4035. This year, we are filling the quadrants of our towering booth with innovative solutions from some of our top manufacturer partners. You will also get the chance to mingle with the 888VoIP team and get more information on our Channel Program, designed to assist partners with all of their other business needs: provisioning, advanced API, logistics, marketing, RMAs, training, and more.

Yealink UC Solutions: As a staple of the 888VoIP booth, we will be exhibiting some of Yealink’s newest solutions with a focus on their latest conference phone: the CP960. You will get a chance to experience the CP960 with its striking, vibrant user interface, as well as its corresponding wireless microphones. Also featured from Yealink will be their T58V Smart Media Phone, the latest W60P DECT solution, and IP Phones from their T5 and T4 Series. Also, take this opportunity to chat with the 888VoIP Yealink experts. Looking for more technical information on these innovative products? Representatives directly from Yealink are just a short walk away at Booth #2035.

In conjunction with Yealink, we will be showcasing the CyberData SIP Video Outdoor Intercom. The Video Outdoor Intercom is ideal for secure access settings that require video and two-way communication. This security solution can be integrated with the Yealink T58V Smart Media Phone.

Yeastar PBX Solutions & Gateways: After a successful ITEXPO ’18, Yeastar will be joining 888VoIP for another tradeshow. Yeastar, a manufacturer of VoIP PBX solutions and gateways, will be featuring their reliable, straightforward, and cost-effective communication solutions. You will receive the opportunity to view the S-Series PBX devices, learn more about the new Cloud PBX and Yeastar Management Plane, and chat directly with a Yeastar representative.

Edgewater Networks: Leading the world of Network Edge Orchestration, Edgewater Networks will be displaying their EdgeMarc devices – the EdgeMarc 2900e and 2900a – with a focus on their new Cloud2Edge Complete Solution. Cloud2Edge utilizes a hybrid Cloud/Edge approach to security, service management, and analytics. Its cloud-based Service Control Center provisions, configures, and manages edge solutions, while the Intelligent Edge actively monitors, secures, and optimizes service quality. Users are now able to manage all their devices across all customers from one platform!

Sennheiser Headsets: Sennheiser, a top manufacturer of cutting-edge audio solutions, will be present in the 888VoIP booth for the first time! We will be featuring a handful of Sennheiser solutions tailored for business environments and raffling off two of the renowned MB 660 Series Wireless Headsets. To view more Sennheiser solutions, visit their booth at #3075.

Still need to make arrangements?

Through April 13th, you can still receive a discounted Channel Partners Expo Only Pass – a $379 value for only $99! To receive your discounted pass, click the registration link and use discount code “888VoIP.” Register now before rates increase! For more information on Channel Partners or to learn more about what 888VoIP will be featuring, contact the 888VoIP team at 888-864-7786. We will see you in Vegas!

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Apr
2
Discover the New Grandstream GWN.Cloud Networking Management Platform
Posted by Danielle Bucella on 02 April 2018 08:56 AM

Monitoring and managing your networking equipment can quickly become a headache and hassle, especially when dealing with multiple devices. To ease these processes, Grandstream’s has released a cloud controller for their WiFi Access Points: the GWN.Cloud. The GWN.Cloud is an enterprise-grade WiFi network management platform that allows users to oversee their GWN series APs. Installers and users can take advantage of quick deployment, which happens almost instantaneously after scanning the device’s barcode. Once the device has been deployed, users can then manage the APs using either a mobile app or web browser.


GWN.Cloud Feature Highlights

The GWN.Cloud provides easy network management, which is all thanks to streamlined monitoring and maintenance. Some of the greatest advantages of the platform include:

  • Centralized WiFi Management: With this platform, you can manage a WiFi network for an entire enterprise – not just one site. This allows for complete scalability and does away with any limitations on the number of sites or APs. Users can access the management platform from anywhere via the web or mobile app. An app is available for both iOS™ and Android™ and can be used to add APs and manage them.
  • Enterprise-Ready: This platform is not only a robust option for the SMB, but is also ready to handle the large-scale requirements of an enterprise. The system has extremely high reliability with 99.99% uptime.
  • Security: The platform was designed with security in mind. It features industry-leading bank-grade TLS encryption from end-to-end, as well as x.509 certificate-based authentication. Security is heightened even more with the strong features already embedded in Grandstream’s GWN WiFi APs.
  • Captive Portals: Design a custom landing page to collect customers’ access credential information. These portals can be integrated with Facebook, Twitter, or WeChat.
  • Real-Time Monitoring: You will receive real-time reports, alerts, and status information on all your linked APs.

How It Works

The process to set up GWN.Cloud is quite straightforward. Begin by creating an account on https://www.gwn.cloud. Once your account has been set up, effortlessly add your GWN series APs to the account by either scanning their barcodes with a mobile device or manually entering in the MAC address and default password for each AP.

Once your devices have been added, you will receive real-time access to all networks. The dashboard provides an overview summary that provides information on AP, clients, client count, bandwidth usage, and top clients/APs. You can view detailed reports on each network with historical reporting for up to a month. Also, view comprehensive reports on each AP or about each WiFi client. The charts and data are compiled in a clean, organized way that will be easily understood by any user.


Next Steps

Interested in trying out the Grandstream GWN.Cloud? Sign up for a free beta test by visiting https://www.gwn.cloud. Any users of the Grandstream GWN Series WiFi APs can partake in beta testing. For more information on Grandstream networking products or the GWN.Cloud, contact the 888VoIP expert team at 888-864-7786. We can assist you with all of your Grandstream distribution needs.

Download the GWN.Cloud datasheet for more information.

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Mar
26
Featured Product: Snom D785 IP Phone for Executives
Posted by Danielle Bucella on 26 March 2018 06:15 AM

Widely known as one of the top manufacturers of high-quality business phones, Snom combines superb audio and sophisticated software with German engineering. Now part of the VTech® family, Snom is making waves with its impressive 2018 product releases, including the D785. This cutting-edge solution sports all of the telephony features needed for communication to thrive in the workplace, including enhanced graphical capabilities and dynamic universal keys. The D785 rounds out the already substantial D700 line.

Meet the Snom D785

No executive workspace should be considered complete without the new Snom D785 IP phone. To ensure ease of use, Snom has improved their already outstanding display screen. Information is easily viewed on the high-res multi-color screen, equipped with a new graphic user interface. The crisp, clear, and modern UI is complemented by its own dedicated keys to quickly access DND, directory menu, call history, and call forwarding. A red LED light will indicate to users of a call, as well as a message waiting for them.

The phone’s second display can be used for extension monitoring and presence. This truly paperless screen is made up of four pages of six BLF-keys, allowing you to program a total of 24 BLF-keys. If more are needed, the D7 expansion module can be added with the capability to daisy-chain three.

The Snom D785 has dedicated dynamic universal keys that allow users to experience favorited features right out of the box: conference, silent mode, quick redial, and smart transfer. Silent Mode (DND) will allow users to be available in important cases without being hounded by other calls. This one-push function will provide users with a visual call indication, just in case they need to check who is calling. Smart Transfer, another hot feature, gives users the capability to transfer calls to a specific extension – or even their smartphone.

The Snom D785 is USB headset ready and also includes Electronic Hook Switch (EHS) support for wireless headsets, as well as built-in Bluetooth® compatibility. To increase mobility, the Snom D785 can be paired with the new wireless DECT headset, launching from VTech® in Spring 2018. This long-range, monaural headset will include an EHS/USB dongle with call control capabilities on both the base and headset itself.

Unprecedented audio quality is always at the forefront of any Snom solution. With the D785, audio quality is further augmented by the Digital Signal Processor (DSP) and acoustically optimized audio chamber. With over 20 years in the world of audio engineering, Snom is one of the only manufacturers with a dedicated sound room in their laboratory, enabling thorough sound testing.

The Snom Difference

For those only equipped with basic knowledge of Snom, there are a multitude of reasons why Snom is a VoIP game-changer. The reasons for choosing Snom over other options are vast, but some of the biggest highlights include:

  • Universal interoperability with leading PBX providers, including Yeastar and 3CX
  • Product stability, boasting a low RMA rate of < .05% and statistical return rate of approximately 38 years – far exceeding how long you would use a phone
  • Firmware with over 900 features and settings, available in 19 different languages
  • Ability to brand & customize the phone to fit your business needs – display your logo on the idle screen & change colors, icons, and backgrounds
  • Extreme security, further secured with individual SHA-2 certificates pre-installed, strong passwords, admin/SIP, and more
  • Easy deployment with out-of-the-box setup: Take the solution out of the box and the phone already knows who owns it
  • Competitive pricing because Snom actually manufacturers the phones

Looking for more information on the Snom D785? Visit the D785 Product Page and then contact one of the dedicated Account Managers from 888VoIP for pricing and purchase options.

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Mar
21
888VoIP and Peplink Announce Partnership
Posted by Danielle Bucella on 21 March 2018 07:00 AM

888VoIP, a top distributor of VoIP hardware and software solutions, has announced its partnership agreement with Peplink, an industry-leading manufacturer of high-performance networking solutions. Through this partnership, 888VoIP partners will gain a competitive edge by including Peplink’s range of exceptional, durable, and effortless solutions to their product mix.

Since its inception, Peplink has been producing a wide range of unbeatable networking solutions that are optimal for a variety of users, from the home office to enterprise-branch networks. By migrating to a Peplink SD-WAN solution, users have experienced an increase in bandwidth, higher WAN reliability, and cost savings. 888VoIP will offer all the Peplink solutions necessary to build a software-defined network that is both painless to configure and seamless to integrate.

Peplink Logo

“We are excited to add Peplink’s innovative and feature-rich solutions to our product portfolio,” said David Vance, Chief Business Development Officer at 888VoIP, “These products will provide more growth opportunities for current and future 888VoIP customers. With Peplink’s state-of-the-art equipment, our customers are going to have another way to enhance their offerings and propel their business in an ever-challenging market.”

As a distributor of Peplink solutions, 888VoIP will now be able to provide partners with Peplink’s cutting-edge suite of networking solutions, which include:

  • Balance Series Routers: Straightforward yet powerful routers, with ideal models for small offices with only one to 60 users all the way to large enterprises with thousands of users
  • SD Switch with modern cloud-based management and unbreakable power
  • Surf SOHO SMB Professional Grade Router that is secure, solid, and easy-to-use

“We at Peplink are proud and excited to be bringing our SD-WAN products and services to 888VoIP and their clients,” said Keith Chau, General Manager for Peplink, “We look forward to combining Peplink’s market-leading SD-WAN technology with 888VoIP’s commitment to quality connectivity in a continued effort to bring unbreakable, uninterrupted, jitter-free VoIP calls to all.”

Peplink is a significant addition to 888VoIP’s product catalog due to the immense benefits the solutions will offer 888VoIP partners. The networking manufacturer is known for products that are dependable and stable, rigorously tested in a dedicated software testing lab to beat users’ expectations for speed, reliability, and durability. Additionally, Peplink offers superior technical support, which has gained praise from customers in all industries. The physical construction of each product, along with a multitude of features, will appease the growing networking needs of users.

In conjunction with the new Peplink products, 888VoIP partners can also take advantage of 888VoIP’s Channel Advantage Program. This program allows partners to utilize an array of invaluable services that the 888VoIP expert team provides. These services include provisioning services, advanced API, technical support, marketing, training materials, and full cycle logistics.

To learn more about Peplink routers, access points, switches and more, contact 888VoIP’s expert team at 888-864-7786 or view the Peplink product offerings on 888VoIP’s Product Portal.

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