Polycom SoundPoint IP 330/320 Officially Discontinued

The SoundPoint IP 320/330 is being discontinued and will no longer be available for purchase after 12/31/2009. Support for the product will be available until 12/31/2014.

The replacement products however are available:

Polycom SoundPoint IP 321:

– Entry Level SIP Phone
– 2 line Appearances
– Small Form Factor
– Single 10/100 Ethernet Port
– 2.5mm Headset Jack

Polycom SoundPoint IP 331:

– Entry Level SIP Phone
– 2 line Appearances
– Small Form Factor
– Dual 10/100 Ethernet Port
– 2.5mm Headset Jack

Polycom SoundPoint IP 335:

– G722 Wideband Codec HD Voice
– Entry Level SIP Phone
– 2 line Appearances
– Small Form Factor
– Dual 10/100 Ethernet Port
– RJ9 Headset Jack
– Graphical Back-Lit Display

All three Polycom Soundpoint phones are supported under various Asterisk based system environments. For more information on how .e4 Technologies can help your firm integrate these VoIP Phones in to your Switchvox, Asterisk, Trixbox, PBX in a Flash, or Elastix environment click live support above or contact our team of Certified Polycom Sales/Support Staff at 877.434.8647

Snom Introduces the PA1 SIP Paging Device

Paging with SIP and Asterisk has always been an interesting situation. I’ve tried everything from a jury rigged sound card and hacked phone speaker to yelling across the room (Preferred .e4 method) Times have changed however… With the ever increasing competitive nature of the things you can connect to Asterisk market, we’ve seen a decent surge in the VoIP Paging space. Companies like Cyberdata have paved the way for other SIP device companies like snom to enter the market with devices that appear to be 1/2 the price.

Enter the Snom PA1:

From the data sheet… The audio control system snom PA1 augments your existing SIP PBX with another component of modern communication. The snom PA1 unites the functions of a telephone with a high-performance digital amplifier for broadcasting announcements and supplying background music to assigned rooms, hallways, and office floors.

An announcement via snom PA1 is effected simply by initiating a call from a snom telephone with its handset, headset, or via handsfree mode. An efficient 4 Watt amplifier provides sufficient coverage for the entire room or floor space.

Several snom PA1 units can be connected to each other via the built-in switch and can be connected with any available loudspeaker on the market, thus enabling customers a great cost-saving contribution with already installed components. The individual network cables can be up to 100 meters long. The snom PA1 can be optionally installed on walls or ceilings.

The snom PA1 can be power-fed either via conventional power supply unit connection or through Power-over- Ethernet (PoE). The specific addressing of individual snom PA1 control systems can be centrally configured via the device’s web interface.

Aside of the leading SIP protocol, the snom PA1 can also be addressed via Multicast, thus enabling one transmitter to simultaneously address many receivers. As with all other snom terminals, updates and configuration changes for the snom PA1 can be centrally effected over the server.

For maintenance purposes, the snom PA1 has two 3.5 mm jacks for headset connection. Four freely programmable output pins can be utilized for controlling the snom PA1 via its web interface.

• Voltage feed via network (PoE): IEEE 802.3af, class 3
• Ethernet: 2 x IEEE 802.3, 10/100 Mbps switch
• SIP communication + Multicast
• Central configuration and maintenance
• Web interface menu
• Remote volume configuration
• 4 Watt power amplifier, class D (loudspeaker not included)
• Key for announcement of IP address and for resetting
• 2 LED status indicators
• For maintenance purposes: two 3.5 mm jacks for headphone connection
• 4 freely programmable output pins, configuration via web interface
• Robust housing for wall-mount

For more information on the snom pa1 or any other SIP Paging equipment that we carry, contact your .e4 REP or Click live support.

Aastra Hi-Q – Wideband Solutions for Switchvox Customers

Monday, December 14, 2009

Aastra Hi-Q enhances the clarity of voice calls making it easier to understand all that is said. Providing a truly superior voice experience and greater productivity, the benefits of this enriched sound can be clearly heard on both handset and speakerphone.

Aastra’s Hi-Q audio technology is a software based acoustic optimization, backwards compatible with existing 67xxi series SIP phones, delivering a more life-like conversation and richer user experience via an industry standard G.722 wideband codec.

Best of all, Hi-Q is available FREE for any user of Aastra 2.5.3 or higher software and any of the following telephones: 6730i, 6731i, 6753i, 6755i, 6757i, 6757iCT! The Aastra 6739i comes fully equipped with Hi-Q compatible software.

Hearing is Believing

Still not convinced? Try it for yourself. Click below to listen to recordings using the G.711 codec compared to Aastra’s Hi-Q™ using the G.722 codec and our award-winning optimization technology.

To learn more about this feature, contact .e4 Sales at 877-434-8647