Spracht Featured Headsets and Perspective

In a world of headset options, we’re always trying to balance price vs build quality and features.  The .e4 internal perspective has always been, “you get what you pay for”.  There have been few areas in our business where this mantra has been a bigger reality than in the VoIP headset space.  For this reason alone, over the years .e4 has almost always recommended headsets from the big 2, as the gap between price and performance has always been so vast. Almost all budget headset options have let us down, and believe me, we’ve tested many.

That is until recently…

As a purveyor of VoIP telephones, customer headset questions are a daily occurrence in our business.  Questions about battery life, durability and  wearing styles sit at the forefront. Once the best product is identified, sticker shock sets in.  They’re expensive and most products require special parts to ensure that they work with your specific model of VoIP telephone.

Introducing Spracht…

As a matter of principle, we’ve been known to eat our own dog food here at .e4.  Products that receive our 100% stamp of approval undergo an extensive test period that starts with us using them in-house.  Spracht passes all tests. Whether you are looking for corded, cordless DECT, Bluetooth, binaural, or monaural. Spracht has a headset for you that is performance driven with a price that is often times just 33% of the cost when compared to the usual suspects.

What’s popular? Glad you asked…

(Corded) Spracht ZUM RJ9

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The ZUM corded headset takes in to consideration the fact that not all customers need multiple bottom end types or disconnect options.  This eliminates the need to buy an additional accessory which is a required with most of the big 2 offerings.  Simply plug your Spracht ZUM RJ9 directly in to your Sangoma, Digium, Yealink, snom, Polycom or Grandstream phone and off ya go.  The inline audio control puck keeps it simple, all the while, making its use of wideband audio and an extremely durable mic-boom icing on the cake.

(Cordless DECT) Spracht ZUM Maestro Headset

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Durable and lightweight, the ZUM maestro blends comfort and quality with features you’ve come to expect from headsets that costs close to three hundred dollars. This cordless DECT headset works on every VoIP telephone in the market and touts multiple wearing styles like over the ear for those hair conscious individuals. This headset delivers more bang for your buck without sacrificing features.  As an option, Spracht also designed a wireless electronic hookswitch adapter that allows users to answer calls from up to 350′ away from their desks.

(Cordless Bluetooth) ZUM Maestro BT Headset

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Not all VoIP telephones are created equally. A good example being phones like the Sangoma S705 and the Digium D65. These phones support an array of features like onboard Bluetooth, thus eliminating the need for anything other than the headset itself. Call control is simple, and the price ain’t too shabby either.

If you have questions about headsets for your Sangoma, Digium, Snom, Mitel, Polycom or Grandstream let us know! 877.434.8647 or sales@e4strategies.com

 

Get $25 Just for Signing Up!

 

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Sign up for your FREE 1 YEAR TRIAL of Sangoma Zulu through .e4 and receive $25 off you first Sangoma hardware order.  No gotchas, no gimmicks!

Here’s how it works:

Simply order the Sangoma Zulu UC free trial in our store. Once we receive and process your order, you will be issued a $25 in store credit usable for any Sangoma hardware product.  Sangoma resellers will have the ability to use the $25 discount coupon for purchases made at their existing reseller discount level.

Not sure which hardware you might be interested in?

Sangoma offers a complete hardware and software suite designed specifically for use with your FreePBX phone system.  If you haven’t already tried one, we recommend trying the Sangoma S-Series telephones.  Please contact our sales staff for more information, they can help you with reseller discounts and introduce you to our try before you buy programs.

Digium Switchvox 6.7 Released

Digium has released version 6.7 of their popular Switchvox software. Enhancements include higher maximum phone counts for the Digium Switchvox E540 appliance (up to 1000), E520 and e530 servers. Additional enhancements include updates to the contacts applications which make it easier to use and also eliminates the need for tagging.  Digium has also introduced a “quick dial switchboard widget” that enables users to mix and match contacts that are inside and outside the PBX network while creating the ability to quick transfer calls without first placing them on hold.

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Switchvox 6.7 Features:

Switchvox 6.7 Release Notes

  • Increased phone count for the E540 appliance or VMware (1000 extensions)
  • Increased phone counts for the E520 appliance (400 Extensions)
  • Increased phone counts for the E530 appliances  (700 Extensions)
  • Enhanced contacts app that eliminates the need for tagging and is more user friendly
  • New Quick Dial Switchboard widget for mixing internal and external contacts.
    • Enabling easier transfers with no hold required

.e4 is a premier vendor of Switchvox with platform experience that exceeds the 10 year mark.  With more than 300 clients using Switchvox, .e4 is ready, willing, and able to tackle any project with Switchvox.  With custom application development, premise deployment, and full system management options available, .e4 is the right choice when selecting a Switchvox partner. Contact us today at (877)-434-8647 to speak with a Digium Switchvox expert.

Wahsega Labs Webinar 4/26/18

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Join .e4 and Joe Gullo, VP of Sales at Wahsega Labs, for a quick webinar featuring a full mass notification and life safety solution designed to increase security and district wide communications for schools!  Spend 30 minutes with us on Thursday, April 26th at 2pm and you could win this free 2×2 SIP ceiling speaker and secondary auxiliary speaker combo.
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  • Works with all IP PBXs
  • Simple to navigate configuration GUI
  • Works with Informacast or Multicast systems
  • One port, two classrooms, cut PoE homerun costs by 45%
  • Reseller discounts
  • Win more bids this Summer
Webinar agenda:


  • Solution Overview
  • Product Demo
  • Value Proposition – key values for reseller and the end user
  • Key Tasks – ordering, provisioning, management, support
  • Comparison with other products
  • Upcoming Features / Product Roadmap
All attendees of this webinar will be entered in a random drawing for your chance to win a 2×2 drop-ceiling IP speaker with a secondary 2×2 auxiliary speaker (can be powered up to 20 meters away via PoE).  Features include multi function panic-button, talk back speaker, multi priority RTP multicast streaming, premium codecs, and the auxiliary speaker can operate either independently of the mother speaker or on the same extension as the mother speaker (increasing volume in the same room).

Yealink Adds W41P DECT Desk Phone

Yealink added the much anticipated W41P desk phone to their extensive line of SIP telephones.  The new SIP desk phone brings back memories of the golden days of SIP phones, inducing memories of the Aastra (now Mitel) 480iCT and Aastra 6757iCT by creating a desk phone that supports up to eight adjunct cordless handsets that connect to the desk phone itself using the DECT protocol.

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The new Yealink W41P is a bundle that includes one each of the following, a Yealink T41S, W60B and new DECT dongle DD10K. The new desk phone was designed with mobility users in mind and extends beyond the use of a cordless headset by allowing the user to switch between handsets while keeping the features of the desk phone intact. Examples of this are the user’s ability to hold and transfer calls on the fly, a feature not easily accomplished by using a wireless or DECT headset alone.

Yealink W41P

The launch of the new Yealink W41P is another step for yealink, by rounding out their already extensive line of DECT solutions.  Yealink customers can now choose from the Yealink W60P or Yealink W52P to create a robust wireless telephony network without looking to other manufacturers to deploy a mobility solution.

Yealink W41P Line Features:

  • Easy Installation without Wired LAN
  • DECT Technology
  • 2.7″ graphical LCD
  • Backlight
  • HD voice: handset and speaker
  • 4  soft keys
  • 15 paperless key
  • 5 features keys – message, headset, mute, redial, hands-free speakerphone
  • 6 line keys with BLF support in Asterisk, FreePBX etc.
  • Headset support
  • EHS support

.e4 is a certified online resource for Yealink DECT Desk phones.  Contact us via our live support interface or call or expert team at 877.434.8647 for details and discounts.  You can also create an account on our website here. Most discountable items are updated automatically.

 

 

New Digium A-Series Phones

Digium has released a new line of SIP telephones designed to meet the most demanding needs of Asterisk users. These new telephones offer unique features to all user group segments and allow for tight integration with Asterisk based phone systems.

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The lineup:

Digium A30: Executive gigabit phone with 6 lines, color LCD display, a directions key for accessing contacts, and 2 switched 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports.

Digium A25: Intermediate gigabit phone with 4 lines, two color LCD displays, a scroll key for contact access, and 2 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports.

Digium A22: Entry level phone with 2 lines, color display, and two 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports.

Digium A20: Entry level phone with 2 lines, color display, and two 10/100 Ethernet ports.

Why Asterisk? Asterisk allows linux admins, tech gurus, and telephony hobbyists to build a flexible call platform with all the features you’ve come to expect from an enterprise level phone system. Contact our team of Asterisk experts to learn more about the Digium A-Series telephones and how they can fit in to your growing Asterisk environment.

 

.e4 Reseller Program

CALL US TODAY! (877) 434-8647 or Sign Up Below
Enjoy partner profitability with .e4! Our partner program enables our resellers to deliver a competitive VoIP solution without maintaining large inventories. Our SIP solutions and hardware fulfillment program lower the bar in terms of stock commitment and allows resellers to maximize profits.
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Digium Gigabit Phone Promotion

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.e4 and Digium are partnering up to offer end-user rebates on Digium’s popular line of Gigabit VoIP Phones for Asterisk. The popular devices are being offered through March on all phones and Asterisk systems using the Digium Phone Module for Asterisk (DPMA).

Rebates are available for:

Please note:  The phones do not include the power supply this is ordered separately.

To take advantage of the rebate please contact support@e4strategies.com or perform the following steps.

  1. Log into Digium.com
  2. Purchase the free DPMA item.
  3. Receive confirmation email and license key
  4. Download registration utility from http://downloads.digium.com/pub/register.
  5. Run utility
  6. Download and complete the rebate form here and provide to Digium with phone purchase invoice.

There is no limit to the number of phones which can be ordered with this rebate. Please contact our support team for more information on this and other exciting Digium promotions.

 

FreePBX Reseller Program

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Enjoy partner profitability with .e4, Sangoma, and FreePBX! Our partner program enables our VARs to deliver a competitive solution without maintaining large inventories. Our FreePBX Appliance provisioning and fulfillment program lower the bar in terms of commitment and allows resellers to maximize profits.

.e4’s program requires less investment than all competitor programs – hit the road fast, sell sooner, and make significant margins on the Sangoma family of products designed for FreePBX.

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Polycom VoIP Phone Provisioning Server

DISCLAIMER:  The instructions below have been tested are are confirmed as a way to fix your Polycom SIP telephone when encountering errors related to firmware and or provisioning issues.  This is a way to reset SoundPoint, SoundStation and Polycom VVX SIP telephones. With that being said .e4 is not liable or responsible if you can’t figure it our OR brick your phone.

http://voipt2.polycom.com/

Welcome to the Polycom VoIP Phone Provisioning Server

Getting Started

This is a publicly accessible server intended only for use of provisioning, upgrading, or downgrading the software of Polycom IP phones with stock Polycom software and configuration files.

Multiple ‘stock’ directories exist with different versions of SIP, UC, and BootROM software, and are named according to the SIP or UC software version contained within. These directories are completely Stock; no changes should be made to any configuration files within.

Each directory contains an ABOUT.TXT to indicate which SIP and BootROM software versions exist within that directory.

To Provision Your Polycom VoIP Phone:

1.       From the phone’s local menu interface, press Menu > Settings > Advanced (default password: 456) > Administration Settings > Network Configuration >

Server Menu.

2.       Configure your DHCP menu:

On 3.x Phones: Main Menu > Settings > Advanced > Admin Settings > Network Configuration > DHCP Menu

On 4.x/5.x phones: Main Menu > Settings > Advanced > Admin Settings > Network Configuration > Provisioning Server > DHCP Menu set the following:

Boot Server: Static

BootSrv Type: IP Address (Once phone is upgraded, please remove the IP address from the phone!!!)

3.       From the Provisioning Server menu set: Server Type: HTTP

4.      Next input Server Address as voipt2.polycom.com or IP Example to load the latest SIP 4.08 = voipt2.polycom.com/408

a.       Note voipt2.polycom.com can be entered in IP form, enter: Example 140.242.64.35/408 for convenience.

5.      Unless otherwise instructed by VoIP Support, do not change Server User or Password.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Using this server to provision your phone will erase all preferences and will restore all settings to their Factory Default Values! ALL SETTINGS WILL BE LOST!!