.e4 VoIP Equipment June 2009

Availability Update: Gigaset Cordless IP Phones

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

PRE-ORDER and Save $10!

.e4 is pleased to announce the availability of the Gigaset S675 and A580 IP Phones. These devices are set to arrive during the 1st week of July and will be available on a first come first serve basis.Gigaset S675 IP:

PRE-ORDER DISCOUNT CODE: VUCS675IP

Gigaset A580 IP:

PRE-ORDER DISCOUNT CODE: VUCA580IP

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What is CAT-iq?

Saturday, June 20, 2009

CAT-iq(Cordless Advanced Technology – internet quality) unites broadband internet and fixed-line phoning by enabling the DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications) telephony standard to be used with VoIP and other internet-based services. This offers better sound quality – plus a whole array of new functions for end-user devices within the telecommunications market.CAT-iq benefits overview:

Superior sound quality CAT-iq makes possible wideband audio – which lets you talk in twice the clarity of a normal phone call.

Innovative new features By connecting cordless telephony with the internet, CAT-iq enables access to advanced features such as public phonebooks, RSS feeds and audio streaming – all directly from your handset.

Interoperability amongst products A certification program helps ensure that manufacturers using the new technology deliver standards-based, interoperable products – so you can enjoy seamless compatibility between all of your CAT-iq devices.

Based on the DECT standard Because it’s based on the proven DECT standard, CAT-iq delivers guaranteed Quality of Service – using an exclusive frequency band that provides sound quality free from interference.

What do I need to enjoy a product with CAT-iq?

You’ll need a broadband internet connection to enjoy Next Generation communication features such as public phonebooks, RSS feeds and audio streaming. To experience wideband audio quality conversations, both you and the person you’re talking to must also have a CAT-iq-enabled phone.

Which Gigaset phones are available with CAT-iq?

The Gigaset S675 IPand S685 IP, featuring wideband audio quality High Definition Sound Performance (HDSP™), is equipped with CAT-iq technology. Find out more about HDSP™ at gigaset-sound.com.What are the advantages of choosing a Gigaset cordless phone with CAT-iq?

Siemens Gigaset is a pioneer in the development of CAT-iq technology. In fact, the Gigaset S675 IP was the world’s first CAT-iq-certified cordless phone. they’re also leading the way in the development of advanced CAT-iq services, such as weather forecasts, online phonebooks, RSS feeds and wideband audio technology such as High Definition Sound Performace (HDSP™).

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Closeout! Polycom SoundPoint IP 330 $101.50 #Asterisk #VoIP

Popular With Switchvox and Asterisk users alike, the Polycom SoundPoint IP 330 is a versatile phone with entry level features.

$101.50

 

Closeout! Polycom SoundPoint IP 320 $79.85 #Asterisk #VoIP

Popular With Switchvox and Asterisk users alike, the Polycom SoundPoint IP 320 is a versatile phone with entry level features.

$79.85

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Konftel 300W DECT Conference Room Phone

Friday, June 19, 2009

Konftel 300W – Absolute freedom with no wires


The Konftel 300W is the wireless conference phone that offers you the greatest possible freedom with a range of clever features. In addition, it boasts superior sound quality which is a must for efficient telephone conferences.

The Konftel 300W will be available in Q4!

The Konftel 300W gives you the flexibility to arrange meetings without the need for electrical sockets or phone jacks. Its rechargeable battery provides talk time of up to 48 hours – you can talk for a whole working week without having to recharge!

DECT for outstanding sound and rangeDECT is a well-tried and tested wireless standard when it comes to security and audio transfer. The phone has a range of up to 200 metres making it possible to move it to where the conference is to be held. The Konftel 300W is GAP compatible and can therefore be integrated with existing DECT/GAP systems.
Top-quality battery with long talk timeThe superior-quality rechargeable battery provides up to 48 hours of talk time and 10 days of standby time when fully charged. Charge the battery by placing the Konftel 300W on the charging stand provided.

Memory card recordingsThe Konftel 300W can record calls or dictations onto an SD memory card. The recorded calls can be listened to on the Konftel 300W or a computer with a memory card reader.

Flexible performanceAs well as the wireless DECT connection, the Konftel 300W can be connected to a mobile phone and PC via a USB port for VoIP calls using wideband voice. The line mode switches and combines connections.

Conference guideCreate a group in the conference guide and call everyone in the group by simply pressing a button. You can store up to 20 groups.

OmniSound® 2.0 – sensational sound Our patented audio technology, OmniSound ®, is embedded into all Konftel phones to ensure crystal-clear voice transmission. OmniSound® 2.0 provides the Konftel 300W with the capability to deliver an even more impressive audio quality. Just like OmniSound® full duplex, OmniSound® 2.0 uses an omnidirectional microphone and three speakers for optimal audio performance. OmniSound® 2.0 is enhanced with innovative features – noise suppression minimises distracting background noise, wideband voice transmission gives 7 kHz during VoIP calls and an equaliser allows you to adjust sound levels during your meeting.

 

Introducing the Polycom SoundPoint IP 331

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Excellent sound quality and an enterprise-grade feature set

The SoundPoint IP 331 phone, with its dual-port 10/100 Ethernet switch for LAN and PC connection, presents a cost-effective solution for cubicle workers as well as call center operators who use a “hard” phone in conjunction with a “soft” client running on the PC.
– Asterisk Ready
– Two lines
– Full-duplex IEEE 1329 Type 1-compliant speakerphone102 x 33-pixel graphical LCD
– Integrated 802.3af PoE support
– Two-port 10/100 Ethernet –switch
– Polycom Part# 2200-12365-025
– Polycom UPC Code 610807690276

* Great Phones for Switchvox

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Introducing the Polycom SoundPoint IP 321

Excellent sound quality and an enterprise-grade feature set

The SoundPoint IP 321 is two-line SIP phones that deliver superb sound quality as well as a wide range of supported business telephony features. The SoundPoint IP 321 phone has a single 10/100 Ethernet port and is designed for common areas, such as lobbies, hallways, and break rooms, as well as various wall-mounted deployments. – Asterisk Ready
– Switchvox Supported
– Two lines
– Full-duplex IEEE 1329 Type 1-compliant speakerphone
– 102 x 33-pixel graphical LCD
– Integrated 802.3af PoE support
– Enterprise-grade feature set
– Easy to configure and use

Polycom Part# 2200-12360-025
Polycom UPC Code 610807690276What is different from this phone and the Polycom SoundPoint IP 320?

The way I understand it is that the IP 321 has more on-board storage to support larger Firmware and Bootrom files in future SIP releases.
It also appears that these phones are replacing the 320 as I can no longer find it on the Polycom.com website.More on the SoundPoint IP Line…

In today’s Internet driven world, the ability to conduct real time communication and collaboration has become critical to an organizations survival. As the market leader in voice, video, data and Web solutions, our award-winning IP telephony and conference technology makes it easy for people to interact and maximize productivity over any network, in just about an environment, anywhere around the globe. That’s why more organizations worldwide use and prefer Polycom IP telephony and application solutions.

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Polycom CEO Robert Hagerty Named NORCAL’s 2009 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year

Monday, June 15, 2009

Hagerty Recognized for Transforming Polycom Into Customer-Centric Leader in Telepresence, Video and Voice Communications.

PLEASANTON, CA–(Marketwire – June 15, 2009) – Polycom, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCM), the global leader in telepresence, video and voice communication solutions, today announced that Robert C. Hagerty, the company’s president, chairman, and CEO, has been named the 2009 Northern California Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® in the Technology category. Celebrating its 23rd anniversary, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® awards program recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses.Hagerty, who was selected by an independent panel of judges, accepted his award at gala event at the San Jose Fairmont this past Saturday. As the regional award winner, Hagerty is now eligible to win the national award later this year, which will be announced Nov. 14 at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, Calif. According to Ernst & Young, the awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

“This recognition is truly an honor,” said Hagerty. “I’m fortunate to work with a great team of professionals who have embraced our entrepreneurial spirit and helped Polycom thrive year after year. By remaining innovative and open-minded, we continue to deliver best-in-class telepresence, video and voice communications solutions to our customers.”

“We are proud to recognize the achievements of Bob Hagerty,” said Ernie Cortes, Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year program director for Northern California. “Award recipients of the Entrepreneur Of The Year award build leading businesses and contribute significantly to the strength of our region’s economy. Their success helps our area grow stronger.”

Hagerty joined Polycom in 1997 as president, chief operating officer and board member. He was named CEO a year later and became chairman in 2000. Hagerty came to Polycom to build on the vision of delivering a total conferencing and collaboration solution to the customer. His continuing focus on the needs of customers has led to the creation of a customer-facing, direct touch sales force and a world class global service and distribution channel.

Hagerty was named CEO of the Year in 2005 by industry analyst group Frost & Sullivan. Prior to joining Polycom, he served as president and CEO of Stylus Assets, Ltd. and held key senior leadership positions with Logitech, Inc., Connor Peripherals, Signal Corporation, and Digital Equipment Corporation. He also serves on the board of Palm, Inc.

Sponsors
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year awards are pleased to have SAP and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation as national sponsors. In Northern California, local sponsors include The Big Picture, Scherzer International, Smart Business and The Summit Group.

About Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards Program
Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® award celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 135 cities in 50 countries.

About Polycom
Polycom, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCM) is the global leader in telepresence, video, and voice solutions and a visionary in communications that empower people to connect and collaborate everywhere. Please visit www.polycom.com for more information.

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Cisco SPA8800 IP Telephony Gateway with 4 FXS and 4 FXO Ports

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Introducing the Cisco SPA8800 IP Telephony GatewayThe Cisco SPA8800 IP Telephony Gateway is a multipurpose solution that small businesses can use to connect an on-premise IP private branch exchange (PBX) system to the public switched telephone network (PSTN), or connect a legacy time-division multiplexing (TDM) PBX or key system to voice-over-IP (VoIP) services. The Cisco SPA8800 provides a combination of four Foreign eXchange Office (FXO) and four Foreign eXchange Subscriber (FXS) ports to connect to existing analog phones, which helps protect and extend your existing communications equipment investment.
The Cisco SPA8800 also has the capability to be configured as an FXO gateway for an Asterisk Open Source PBX providing a versatile solution when conditions favor an external device.

Cisco SPA88000 Features:

-Converts voice traffic into data packets for transmission over an IP network
-SIP standards for voice and data networking provides reliable voice and fax operation
-Secure, encryption-based methods for communicating, provisioning, and servicing
-Toll-quality voice and carrier-grade feature support
-Large-scale deployment management

The SPA8800 is Asterisk Ready- Please visit our Customer knowledge base for documentation on Configuring the Cisco SPA8800 in an Asterisk Environment.

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Kirk Wireless Server 300 #Switchvox

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The KIRK Wireless Server 300 is a single cell solution for small businesses with a need to supply up to 12 mobile employees with a wireless handset.

The infrastructure of the KIRK Wireless Server 300 consists only of the server itself and the KIRK Handsets, making it very simple to get the business wireless.

Small businesses with large geographical areas and multiple floors can extend radio coverage by adding one or more KIRK repeaters to the KIRK Wireless Server 300 — and also small businesses with multiple locations can easily offer mobility benefits to their employees by installing KWS300 at each location.

The KIRK Wireless Server 300 not only eliminates the need for non–standard cabling, it also simplifies administration and maintenance, reduces costs and improves employee mobility and remote connectivity.

-Features and Benefits

-Support for complete KIRK Handset Portolio

-Extend of coverage by repeater

-SIP Server with four voice channels

-Text Messaging

-Provisioning of configuration, firmware and wireless users

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Digium and AMTELCO Announce Interoperability Partnership for E&M Interfacing Asterisk to Wireless Applications

Monday, June 8, 2009

Digium Press Release:HUNTSVILLE, Ala. & MCFARLAND, Wis.–via (BUSINESS WIRE)–Digium®, Inc., the Asterisk® Company, and AMTELCO, an innovator in call center communications systems and externally defined switching (XDS) boards, today announced an interoperability partnership that gives Asterisk developers new choices for E&M line and wireless interface solutions. Digium has certified the AMTELCO XDS 8-port E&M board for use with Asterisk telephony software.

Digium is the creator, sponsor and driving force behind Asterisk, the most widely used open source telephony software. The company’s product lines include a wide range of hardware and software to enable businesses to implement turnkey solutions or to design their own VoIP systems. Digium provides the award-winning Switchvox family of turnkey IP PBXs for small and medium enterprises. In addition, for custom implementations, Digium offers both commercially licensed and open source versions of Asterisk as premier development frameworks for application builders looking to leverage the power of Asterisk to create custom telephony solutions.

Since its inception in 1976, AMTELCO has been a leader in call center and computer telephony innovations. These innovations led to the XDS CTI Boards Division in 1980. AMTELCO has provided XDS E&M interface solutions for connection to special PBXs, radio dispatch and wireless communication devices in the police, military, aircraft, call center and healthcare markets. By providing reliable, easy-to-implement solutions, AMTELCO’s global XDS customer base continues to grow.

Jim Becker, AMTELCO vice president and director of the XDS division, stated, “This new partnership between AMTELCO and Digium provides developers with new opportunities when interfacing to radio interface devices, as well as more modern wireless dispatch platforms.”

“This new partnership provides market expansion opportunities for Asterisk developers in new and emerging wireless applications,” said Bill Miller, vice president of product management at Digium. “We welcome AMTELCO to the Digium ecosystem.”

About AMTELCO
AMTELCO brings a history of innovation to the computer telephony industry with the eXternally Defined Switching (XDS) PC-based line interface products. AMTELCO’s XDS Division specializes in providing E&M interface solutions for connection to radio dispatch and wireless communication devices in various markets. AMTELCO is located in McFarland, Wisconsin, with a global XDS customer base that has continued to grow since the inception of XDS in 1980.

About Digium
Digium®, Inc., the Asterisk® Company, created, owns and is the innovative force behind Asterisk, the most widely used open source telephony software. Since its founding in 1999, Digium has become the open source alternative to proprietary communication providers, with offerings that cost as much as 80 percent less. Digium offers Asterisk software free to the open source community and offers Asterisk Business Edition and Switchvox IP PBX software to power a broad family of products for small, medium and large businesses. The company’s product line includes a wide range of hardware to enable resellers and customers to implement turnkey solutions or to design their own voice over IP (VoIP) systems. More information is available at www.digium.com.

The Digium logo, Digium, Asterisk, Asterisk Business Edition, AsteriskNOW, Asterisk Appliance and the Asterisk logo are trademarks of Digium, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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How To: Pairing an Aastra CT Phone with an Aastra 6757i CT Base

Friday, June 5, 2009

This example works if your phone has gone out of range and will no longer communicate with the base Aastra 6757i CT or Aastra 480i CT. This solution will also allow you to pair an existing Aastra CT (Cordless telephone) with a different bases station.

 

Limitations:

 

Only 4 CTs can be connected to a single base.
handset must be within a few feet of the base station to “pair”

 

Pairing CT to Base:
1-Press options
2-Press Options
3-Select Handset Pairing (6757i CT ->Preferences ->Handset Pairing)
4-Select Pair
5-Press Select

 

On the CT:
1-Select Menu key
2-Select Hset pairing
3-Press Pair softkey
If this has worked the phones will read Pairing successful if not remove the battery from the CT, wait a few minutes then lather, rinse, and repeat.

 

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MW

What is Cat-IQ?

CAT-iq (Cordless Advanced Technology – internet quality) unites broadband internet and fixed-line phoning by enabling the DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications) telephony standard to be used with VoIP and other internet-based services. This offers better sound quality – plus a whole array of new functions for end-user devices within the telecommunications market.CAT-iq benefits overview:

Superior sound quality CAT-iq makes possible wideband audio – which lets you talk in twice the clarity of a normal phone call.

Innovative new features By connecting cordless telephony with the internet, CAT-iq enables access to advanced features such as public phonebooks, RSS feeds and audio streaming – all directly from your handset.

Interoperability amongst products A certification program helps ensure that manufacturers using the new technology deliver standards-based, interoperable products – so you can enjoy seamless compatibility between all of your CAT-iq devices.

Based on the DECT standard Because it’s based on the proven DECT standard, CAT-iq delivers guaranteed Quality of Service – using an exclusive frequency band that provides sound quality free from interference.

What do I need to enjoy a product with CAT-iq?

You’ll need a broadband internet connection to enjoy Next Generation communication features such as public phonebooks, RSS feeds and audio streaming. To experience wideband audio quality conversations, both you and the person you’re talking to must also have a CAT-iq-enabled phone.

Which Gigaset phones are available with CAT-iq?

Konftel 300W DECT Conference Room Phone

Konftel 300W – Absolute freedom with no wires

The Konftel 300W is the wireless conference phone that offers you the greatest possible freedom with a range of clever features. In addition, it boasts superior sound quality which is a must for efficient telephone conferences.

The Konftel 300W will be available in Q4!

The Konftel 300W gives you the flexibility to arrange meetings without the need for electrical sockets or phone jacks. Its rechargeable battery provides talk time of up to 48 hours – you can talk for a whole working week without having to recharge!

DECT for outstanding sound and rangeDECT is a well-tried and tested wireless standard when it comes to security and audio transfer. The phone has a range of up to 200 metres making it possible to move it to where the conference is to be held. The Konftel 300W is GAP compatible and can therefore be integrated with existing DECT/GAP systems.

Top-quality battery with long talk timeThe superior-quality rechargeable battery provides up to 48 hours of talk time and 10 days of standby time when fully charged. Charge the battery by placing the Konftel 300W on the charging stand provided.

Memory card recordingsThe Konftel 300W can record calls or dictations onto an SD memory card. The recorded calls can be listened to on the Konftel 300W or a computer with a memory card reader.

Flexible performanceAs well as the wireless DECT connection, the Konftel 300W can be connected to a mobile phone and PC via a USB port for VoIP calls using wideband voice. The line mode switches and combines connections.

Conference guideCreate a group in the conference guide and call everyone in the group by simply pressing a button. You can store up to 20 groups.

OmniSound® 2.0 – sensational soundOur patented audio technology, OmniSound ®, is embedded into all Konftel phones to ensure crystal-clear voice transmission. OmniSound® 2.0 provides the Konftel 300W with the capability to deliver an even more impressive audio quality. Just like OmniSound® full duplex, OmniSound® 2.0 uses an omnidirectional microphone and three speakers for optimal audio performance. OmniSound® 2.0 is enhanced with innovative features – noise suppression minimises distracting background noise, wideband voice transmission gives 7 kHz during VoIP calls and an equaliser allows you to adjust sound levels during your meeting.

Introducing the Polycom SoundPoint IP 321

Excellent sound quality and an enterprise-grade feature set
The SoundPoint IP 321 is two-line SIP phones that deliver superb sound quality as well as a wide range of supported business telephony features. The SoundPoint IP 321 phone has a single 10/100 Ethernet port and is designed for common areas, such as lobbies, hallways, and break rooms, as well as various wall-mounted deployments.

Asterisk Ready
Switchvox Supported
Two lines
Full-duplex IEEE 1329 Type 1-compliant speakerphone
102 x 33-pixel graphical LCD
Integrated 802.3af PoE support
Enterprise-grade feature set
Easy to configure and use

Polycom Part# 2200-12360-025
Polycom UPC Code 610807690276

What is different from this phone and the Polycom SoundPoint IP 320?
The way I understand it is that the IP 321 has more on-board storage to support larger Firmware and Bootrom files in future SIP releases. It also appears that these phones are replacing the 320 as I can no longer find it on the Polycom.com website.

More on the SoundPoint IP Line…
In today’s Internet driven world, the ability to conduct real time communication and collaboration has become critical to an organizations survival. As the market leader in voice, video, data and Web solutions, our award-winning IP telephony and conference technology makes it easy for people to interact and maximize productivity over any network, in just about an environment, anywhere around the globe. That’s why more organizations worldwide use and prefer Polycom IP telephony and application solutions.

For more information on this and other exciting Polycom SoundPoint IP phones contact our expert staff at 231.946.4162

Cisco SPA8800 IP Telephony Gateway with 4 FXS and 4 FXO Ports

The Cisco SPA8800 IP Telephony Gateway is a multipurpose solution that small businesses can use to connect an on-premise IP private branch exchange (PBX) system to the public switched telephone network (PSTN), or connect a legacy time-division multiplexing (TDM) PBX or key system to voice-over-IP (VoIP) services. The Cisco SPA8800 provides a combination of four Foreign eXchange Office (FXO) and four Foreign eXchange Subscriber (FXS) ports to connect to existing analog phones, which helps protect and extend your existing communications equipment investment.

The Cisco SPA8800 also has the capability to be configured as an FXO gateway for an Asterisk Open Source PBX providing a versatile solution when conditions favor an external device.

Cisco SPA88000 Features:

-Converts voice traffic into data packets for transmission over an IP network
-SIP standards for voice and data networking provides reliable voice and fax operation
-Secure, encryption-based methods for communicating, provisioning, and servicing
-Toll-quality voice and carrier-grade feature support
-Large-scale deployment management

The SPA8800 is Asterisk Ready- Please visit our Customer knowledge base for documentation on Configuring the Cisco SPA8800 in an Asterisk Environment.