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May
14
Outdoor Endpoints for Every Environment: What’s New from CyberData?
Posted by Danielle Bucella on 14 May 2019 03:24 PM

CyberData has recently launched an augmented line of innovative audio & visual notification endpoints that are ideal for SIP and InformaCast-enabled environments. These devices provide you with audio & visual alerting, while carrying an IP66 rating to withstand the elements. These alerts work wonders for parking garages, playgrounds, shipping & receiving docks, shelters, safe houses, and more.

The IP66 (Ingress/International Protection Marking) rating allows these devices to operate in harsh outdoor conditions. These devices are dust tight & will be completely protected against contact. When they come into contact with water, they will be protected from high pressure water jets in any direction.

011491 SIP Outdoor Call Button

This outdoor call button will alert you whenever someone pushes the button, indicating that they’re in need of assistance. The call button:

  • Provides a one-touch programmable call to an IP phone or page announcement
  • Can be mounted on an outside wall, external door, parking area, or in any harsh environment
  • Is activated by one-touch. A simple button press is all it takes to automatically place a call to the configured phone or extension number
  • Plays and repeats a stored audio file when the called number answers
  • Also works in an InformCast environment
  • Carries an IP66 rating

011489 InformaCast-Enabled Outdoor RGB Multi-Color Strobe

Use this device as part of a ring group or call group to give visual notification of incoming calls or pages. This visual alerting strobe:

  • Can be wall-mounted
  • Has an IP66 rating
  • Will play a specific color, brightness, and blink rate when an audio page is sent in InformaCast mode. Each option can be customized baed on the priority of the page
  • Supports 10 InformaCast priority levels. To take advantage of this feature, InformaCast v9.0.1 is required

011490 Outdoor Auxiliary RGB Multi-Color Strobe Kit

With this kit, you are provided with a 3 meter (9.8 foot) cable that will allow you to connect the strobe with a supported CyberData IP endpoint. The power and signaling for the strobe will come from that attached endpoint. This strobe:

  • Will be set up through the web interface of the attached CyberData IP endpoint, including the blink rates and brightness
  • Will play different strobe colors, blink rates, and brightness depending on different activation scenes
  • Has an IP66 rating
  • Meets ADA requirements for telephony signaling and notification

011479 SIP Outdoor RGB Multi-Color Strobe

Set up this strobe as part of a ring group or page group to give visual notification of incoming calls or pages. It can also be activated as part of a multicast group. Configure the strobe with up to 10 multicast addresses and activate it when a stream is sent to its address. The strobe:

  • Will respond to message waiting signals by blinking and will stop blinking once the message is heard
  • Features multiple colors, blink rates, and brightness which can be selected for each of the different activation levels
  • Has 10 multicast settings & supports 2 SIP extensions
  • Meetings ADA requirements
  • Sports a tamper sensor

For more information on these new CyberData products, or to learn about what other CyberData products are available, contact the 888VoIP team at [email protected] or by calling 888-864-7786.

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Apr
26
888VoIP Sponsoring Ribbon Perspectives19
Posted by Danielle Bucella on 26 April 2019 09:25 AM
888VoIP Ribbon Perspectives19

888VoIP, a leading value-added distributor of top VoIP hardware & software solutions, today announced that it is an Exhibitor Sponsor at Ribbon Perspectives19 Annual Customer and Partner Summit, held April 28 – May 2, 2019, at the JW Marriott Washington DC. Perspectives19 is the latest edition of Ribbon’s annual event that brings together the foremost thought leaders, visionaries and decision makers in the software, service provider, channel partner, public sector, and enterprise communities to share the latest trends, issues and opportunities affecting the communications landscape.

Perspectives19 is a very intimate setting that includes a comprehensive agenda filled with activities and entertainment and features top-tier keynote speakers and panelists from some of the most recognized companies and organizations in the world. The conference also features a Solutions Showcase highlighting the latest products, solutions, and innovations from Ribbon and its global ecosystem of technology partners. 888VoIP will be showcasing a vast array of innovative VoIP solutions from a wide-range of top-tier manufacturer partners. Additionally, 888VoIP will be promoting its value-added services, which have been specifically designed to help managed partners boost sales and improve their bottom line.

“888VoIP is thrilled to exhibit at Perspectives19, as it will enable us to further leverage our strong relationship with Ribbon and network with partners who utilize this forward-thinking technology,” said David Vance, Partner and Chief Business Development Officer of 888VoIP, “Perspectives19 will provide us with the opportunity to showcase a variety of devices that our company offers which integrate seamlessly with Ribbon solutions.”

“Each year Perspectives becomes further entrenched as one of the most talked about conferences in our industry and this would not be possible without the amazing support of our great partners and sponsors,” said Bita Milanian, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing at Ribbon. “Companies such as 888VoIP are such a vital part to the sustained success and popularity of Perspectives and we are grateful for their continued support. The numerous networking opportunities, educational content and the ability for our partners to showcase their groundbreaking solutions to decision makers from some of today’s most well-known brands is a big reason that our partners continue to be strong supporters of Perspectives.” 

Over the course of the past year, VoIP distribution needs have begun to change and 888VoIP has proactively responded to these shifts. Booming West Coast markets and new opportunities signaled for 888VoIP to expand westward and add a new Reno, NV distribution facility. The West Coast office will provide partners with easy access to warehousing, technical expertise, and sales support. Geographic needs were not the only ones to recently surface, as partners’ customers began requesting new solutions. To fulfill these requests, 888VoIP brought on a handful of new manufacturer partners, including Poly, Cisco, and Vodia. Expansion to the product portfolio will continue throughout 2019, as new manufacturer additions are on the horizon.

Follow the Perspectives19 conversation at #RBBNP19.

About Ribbon Communications
Ribbon Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: RBBN) delivers market-leading software solutions that secure and power many of the world’s leading service provider and enterprise communications environments. Built on world-class technology and intellectual property, the company’s cloud-native solutions deliver intelligent and secure real-time communications solutions for the cloud, network and enterprise edge. Ribbon’s Kandy Cloud real-time communications software platform delivers advanced and embedded CPaaS and UCaaS capabilities enabling service providers to rapidly create and deploy high-value communications services. To learn more, visit ribboncommunications.com.

About 888VoIP

Since 2006, 888VoIP has been a leading distributor of VoIP hardware and software solutions. 888VoIP is committed to driving customer success and does so by identifying and understanding customers’ specific requirements and unique needs. By providing customers with the most innovative products, full cycle logistics, wholesale discounts, dedicated staff, and access to the Channel Advantage program, 888VoIP can assure the success of partners’ projects. Learn more about 888VoIP by visiting us on the web or following 888VoIP on Twitter.

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Apr
24
888VoIP Named as a Yealink Platinum Distributor
Posted by Danielle Bucella on 24 April 2019 10:00 AM
Yealink Platinum Distributor

Yealink, a global leading unified communication (UC) solution provider, announced today that 888VoIP, a leader in VoIP distribution, has once again received the acclaimed designation of Platinum Distributor. 888VoIP was awarded this title due to commitment and dedication to the Yealink brand throughout 2018. 888VoIP has been able to successfully propel the Yealink business by paying thorough attention to customers’ needs and determining the proper Yealink solutions to align with their goals. Additionally, 888VoIP’s ever-growing channel of Resellers, Service Providers, and Integrators has immensely contributed to the obtainment of Platinum Distributor.

“It has always been and continues to be a tremendous honor to have 888VoIP named as a Yealink Platinum Distributor,” said John Molino, Chief Executive Officer of 888VoIP, “We pride ourselves on keeping that distinguished status and have full confidence that we will continue to do so in the future. Our partnership with Yealink is of utmost importance to our entire team and our goal is to progress Yealink business far into the future.”

888VoIP boasts an extensive Yealink product portfolio with solutions for all deployment scenarios, verticals, and end-users. Solutions include the sophisticated new T5W series of Prime Business Phones and the wireless CP930W conference phone. Over the course of 2018 and into the early months of 2019, Yealink has been continuously releasing advanced, innovative devices. These solutions have consistently met and exceeded the needs and expectations of 888VoIP partners and have provided these partners with exciting new sales opportunities. 888VoIP and Yealink have displayed a strong partnership over the years, one that the distributor foresees will continue with momentum throughout 2019 and beyond.

In addition to Yealink products, 888VoIP also offers managed partners access to the highly popular Channel Advantage Program. Managed partners can take full advantage of 888VoIP’s knowledgeable expert team, which will handle back end procedures and processes. This allows partners to focus their full attention on the end-user customer. Channel Advantage services include provisioning, technical support, advanced API, customizable marketing, full cycle logistics, and more. This program has also assisted in boosting Yealink and 888VoIP sales throughout the past year.


About 888VoIP

Since 2006, 888VoIP has been a leading distributor of VoIP hardware and software solutions. 888VoIP is committed to driving customer success and does so by identifying and understanding customers’ specific requirements and unique needs. By providing customers with the most innovative products, full cycle logistics, wholesale discounts, dedicated staff, and access to the Channel Advantage program, 888VoIP can assure the success of partners’ projects Learn more about 888VoIP by visiting us on the web or following 888VoIP on Twitter.

About Yealink

Yealink is a global leading unified communication (UC) solution provider that primarily offers video conferencing systems and voice communication solutions. Founded in 2001, Yealink leverages its independent research and development and innovation to pursue its core mission: “Easy collaboration, high productivity.” The company’s high-quality UC solutions enhance the work efficiency and competitive advantages of its customers in over 100 countries. Yealink is the world’s second-largest SIP phone provider and is number one in the China market. For more information, please visit: http://www.yealink.comLinkedin | Facebook | Twitter

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Apr
23
Grandstream GRP2600 Carrier-Grade IP Phone Series: Coming Soon
Posted by Danielle Bucella on 23 April 2019 11:25 AM
Grandstream GRP2600 IP Phone Series, Available at 888VoIP

To respond to an influx in mass deployments by ITSPs and SPs, Grandstream developed a new carrier-grade line of IP phones, comprised of variety of models that will fulfill all user needs: the GRP2600 Series. These devices are packed with advanced call features that focus on user productivity and efficiency. This highly-anticipated series make mass deployment easy, quick, and efficient by relying on unified firmware, alias based config XMLs, and support of the upcoming Grandstream Device Management System (GDMS).


GRP2612  (P/W)

Grandstream GRP2612 IP Phone

The most cost-effective option of the GRP2600 series is the GRP2612. It boasts a streamlined design that enables easy use for occasional phone users. The GRP2612 is perfect for low to medium call volume seats & industries that need access to essential telephony support. Customize deployments by utilizing PoE and WiFi

Features of the GRP2612 include:

  • 2.4″ color LCD screen
  • 2+2 line keys, 2 SIP accounts
  • 100Mbps network port
  • Digital BLF and Speed Dial keys, 4 programmable soft keys
  • Support of up to 16 VPKs (4 pages)
  • 1000 contact phonebook
  • PoE (GRP2612P version) or WiFi (GRP2612W version)
  • Opus support
  • Swappable Face Plate

GRP2613

Grandstream GRP2613 IP Phone

For mid-tier deployments that demand Gigabit speeds, additional VPKs, and extra lines/SIP accounts, turn to the GRP2613. This model is ideal for seats that handle moderate call volume & client-focused industries that require frequent telephony access.

Features of the GRP2613 include:

  • 2.8″ color LCD screen
  • 3+3 line keys, 3 SIP accounts
  • Gigabit network ports, PoE
  • Digital BLF & speed dial keys, 4 programmable soft keys
  • Support of up to 24 VPKs (4 pages)
  • 1000 contact phonebook
  • Opus support
  • Swappable Faceplate

GRP2614

Grandstream GRP2614 IP Phone

Some high-volume seat deployments require efficient call capabilities, WiFi and Bluetooth support, and advanced telephony features in order to stay productive. For these deployment scenarios, look no further than the GRP2614. The GRP2614 supports up to 4 SIP accounts and has a phonebook that holds up to 2000 contacts. It sets itself apart from the entry-level models in the series with the inclusion of a 2.4″ color LCD for BLF/SD display.

Features of the GRP2614 include:

  • Dual color LCDs: 2.8″ for main display, 2.4″ color LCD for BLF/SD display
  • WiFi & Bluetooth 5.0
  • 4 line keys, 4 SIP accounts
  • 2000 contact phonebook
  • Gigabit network ports & PoE

GRP2615

For those seeking a higher-end model with additional SIP accounts and compatibility with an extension module, opt for the GRP2615.

Features of the GRP2615 include:

Grandstream GRP2615 IP Phone
  • Large 4.3″ color screen
  • WiFi & Integrated Bluetooth
  • 16 SIP accounts, 5 Line Keys
  • Opus support
  • Compatibility with EXT Module
  • Dual Gigabit & PoE

Other Advantages of the Series

As if there were not already a multitude of reasons to gravitate your customers over to the GRP2600 series, check out these other features and advantages.

Grandstream GRP2600 Series Available at 888VoIP
  1. Replaceable LCD cover: Easily replace the logo on the phone for custom branding. Great for hotels, ITSPs, and large enterprises. (Available on the GRP2612 P/W, GRP2613, and GRP2615)
  2. Redesigned UI for maximum user efficiency: Experience a streamlined design, vibrant colors, vital information displayed more prominently, and new ways to customize options.
  3. An upcoming Config Conversion tool that will allow users to convert other brands’ config files to Grandstream
  4. United firmware and configuration template, which will help with faster bug fixes and quicker upgrades
  5. Dual-image firmware to avoid bricked devices
  6. Opus codec support & high fidelity wideband/narrowband
  7. Alias name-based Config XML: Forget the existing pvalue based scheme that was difficult to understand. The new, widely-used alias configuration will be consistent across all models.
  8. Support for the Grandstream Device Management System which will enable you to manage Grandstream GRP2600 devices before, during, and after deployments (available on all models). Manage deployments from the MAC/SN binding of device. Support template configuration groups either by device models or by specific features and push to the devices/groups. This cloud-based device management platform will also provide you with statistics to judge device performance, call quality, and everything you need to actively manage & optimize a deployment. Additional information on the GDMS cloud-based device support to come.

Compare the Models

Grandstream GRP2600 Series Model Comparison Table

For additional information the upcoming GRP series, contact an 888VoIP Account Manager at 888-864-7786 or by emailing [email protected]

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Apr
17
Why You Must Attend: Yealink North America Roadshow 2019
Posted by Danielle Bucella on 17 April 2019 04:32 PM

Yealink has recently announced that they will be hosting a series of prospect and channel partner-focused road shows across the globe, including North America. Yealink’s strategic partners are indispensable to the ongoing success of the company and all product families. These roadshows will allow partners to learn about the exciting developments happening over at Yealink.

Why attend?

The Yealink 2019 Roadshow will provide you with an opportunity to explore the latest Yealink innovations, dive deeper into Yealink strategies, and participate in networking opportunities.

Attendees will be able to:

  • Get a sneak peek at 2019 “yet-to-be-released” products
  • Explore Yealink’s latest innovations & features, like the CP930W and T5X IP Phone Series
  • Get first-hand information on Yealink’s market vision, channel strategies, and business practices, as well as beneficial programs that will help you fuel your business growth
  • Interact face-to-face with Yealink leaders & technology partners
  • Enjoy delicious food, exciting entertainment, and surprise gifts provided by Yealink. Every networking event will vary depending on the city it is held in.

Additionally, attendees will be eligible to take advantage of exclusive Roadshow promotions, which include:

  • Receiving a FREE CP930W conference phone when your back order is more than 5K USD for new T5Ws [including demos, valid from 4/18-5/31]
  • Receiving FREE Apple AirPods when fulfilling the order requirement above. Attendees will receive a special support code at the roadshow & can fulfill their AirPods order through their distributor (888VoIP)

For each US roadshow, attendees will begin their day with an introduction to Yealink and an update on the global market. This will follow with a look into 2019 innovations & solutions, as well as a discussion of channel programs and business practices. During lunch, you will have the opportunity to view their extensive solution showcase. The session will conclude with a Q&A session, which will segue into an activity, such as TopGolf, and networking opportunity.

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Apr
1
Patton & Skype for Business: New Opportunities for 888VoIP Partners
Posted by Danielle Bucella on 01 April 2019 09:27 AM

Patton, a US-based enabling solutions provider for unified communications (UC), UC-as-Service (UCCAS) and Cloud — has announced all SmartNode VoIP products version 3.X—including Virtual SmartNode (vSN)—are validated for interoperability with Skype for Business (SfB). Managed partners of 888VoIP, a leading distributor of VoIP hardware & software services, will be able to leverage the benefits of this validation when utilizing applicable Patton products.

Patton SmartNode products are validated by TekVizion, a Microsoft-certified lab, in the SBC and enhanced gateway categories, and are forward compatible with Microsoft Teams. Additionally, with the Patton Cloud edge orchestration service, it is effortless to activate, configure and manage the SmartNode-enabled connection with on-premise or hosted Skype for Business.

“Executives know effective communication with customers, partners, and employees is key to sustainable growth,” said Robert R. Patton (Bobby), President and CEO, “Still, countless organizations operate today using traditional Key System or TDM PBX voice communications. With validated interoperability with Skype for Business, Patton empowers those businesses to connect to the IP world, delivering increased mobility, enhanced teamwork, heightened customer engagement, and higher productivity.”

By installing SmartNode VoIP gateways and enterprise session border controllers (eSBCs), 888VoIP managed partners can reap the cost-savings and productivity benefits of SfB. Investments in working analog or digital PBX and telephony/communication devices (phones, speakers, intercoms, paging) will be preserved. Traditional PSTN connectivity will not be sacrificed.

“888VoIP and Patton Electronics have a successful, long-standing track record of offering and supporting high-quality products to VAR and SP customers,” said David Vance, Chief Business Development Officer and Partner at 888VoIP, “With the new products and interoperability into Microsoft’s SfB platform, there are now new opportunities for our partners to expand their services to net new customers.”

888VoIP partners have already possessed the ability to offer customers Patton SmartNode products, known as the world’s “most interoperable” VoIP CPE. Now, these products will allow companies to seamlessly interconnect hybrid or ALL-IP networks, existing FXS/FXO POTS services, ISDN BRI/PRI lines, and incompatible SIP telephony systems to SfB. The new Patton validation will assist in enhancing teamwork, heightening customer engagement, and upping productivity.

About Patton

Patton is all about connections. It is our joy and mission to connect real-world customer challenges with high-quality, right-priced solutions—complemented by unrivaled customer service and technical support. Incorporated 1984, Patton has built everything from micro-sized widgets that connect “this-with-that,” to carrier-grade Telecom gear that connects subscribers to service-providers. Patton’s specialty is interconnecting legacy TDM and serial systems with new-generation IP-based voice, data, and multi-media technologies.

Headquartered in Gaithersburg, MD, USA, Patton equipment—including VoIP, Ethernet extension, and wireless router technologies—is up-and-running in carrier, enterprise and industrial networks worldwide. Patton works in connection with a growing network of technology, business, and sales-channel partners. To connect with local-market requirements, Patton operates training and support centers in Switzerland, Hungary, Lebanon, India and the USA.

About 888VoIP

Since 2006, 888VoIP has been a leading distributor of VoIP hardware and software solutions. 888VoIP is committed to driving customer success and does so by identifying and understanding customers’ specific requirements and unique needs. By providing customers with the most innovative products, full cycle logistics, wholesale discounts, dedicated staff, and access to the Channel Advantage program, 888VoIP can assure the success of partners’ projects.

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