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VoIP Mobility With New Grandstream DP715 / D710 DECT Cordless IP Phone

For residential, small office/home office (SOHO) and SMB/SME users wanting a digital wireless mobile VoIP telephone with high quality audio, the new Grandstream DP715 and DP710 DECT Cordless IP Phone is now available.  The Grandstream DP715, which includes the DECT handset and the VoIP base station with integrated charger, supports up to 5 distinct SIP accounts and is expandable to a total of 5 handsets and 4 concurrent calls. The Grandstream DP710 or expansion unit, which includes a DECT phone and charger unit, is used in conjunction with the DP715 base station unit and is situated throughout the home or office for added user convenience. The Grandstream DP715/DP710 offers wide range indoor/outdoor radio coverage, affordability, TLS and SRTP security protection, and works with various major IP PBXs and supports, thus giving users the ability to enjoy the benefits of mobility and VoIP for minimum investment.

Grandstream DP715

The Grandstream DP715/710 is the next generation of powerful, affordable, high quality and simple to configure VoIP DECT phones for small business and residential users. Their compact size, superb voice quality, rich feature set, market leading price-performance and wide range radio coverage enable consumers to maximize the power of IP voice application and mobility for a minimum investment. DP715/710 is SIP and DECT compliant and field proven for flexible deployment.

  • DECT base station registers up to 5 DECT handsets and talks to up to 4 handsets concurrently
  • Advanced telephony features including Caller ID, Call Waiting, 3-Way Conference, Transfer, Forward, Do Not Disturb, Message Waiting Indication(Stutter Tone), auto answer, multi-language voice prompt, flexible dial plan
  • Secure and automated provisioning using HTTP/HTTPS/Telnet/TFTP, multiple SIP accounts, SIP over TCP/TLS, SRTP

Panasonic NS1000 Update

The eagerly awaited Panasonic NS1000 Phone System is now available from stock from most UK Panasonic Phone System dealers.

The Panasonic NS1000 is a market leading VoIP Phone System from the leading small phone system manufacturer.  The NS1000 phone system uses the latest Voice Over IP Technology enabling easy deployment of Panasonic IP Phones including the KX-NT range (KX-NT321, KX-NT343, KX-NT346 and KX-NT366) and the new KX-UT range of Panasonic SIP Phones (KX-UT113, KX-UT123, KX-UT133 and KX-UT136).  The Panasonic NS1000 Telephone System can also be used with other SIP Phones including Aastra IP Phones, Grandstream IP Phones, Cisco IP Phones, Yealink IP Phones, Snom IP Phones, Polycom IP Phones and Linksys IP Phones making the NS1000 an ideal choice for customers with existing handsets that might want to migrate their IP Telephony to the Panasonic NS1000 Communications Server Platform.

Panasonic NS1000

The Panasonic NS1000 can utilise SIP Trunk services and can also use legacy ISDN telephone lines if require.  Put the Panasonic NS1000 is your diary.

Is your business prepared for the cold weather?

The annual freeze is upon the UK with forecasts of snow and freezing temperatures and of course the possible disruption to business inlcuding staff shortages as employees refuse to struggle through dangerous conditions to get to work.  In this age of high speed internet and multitude of communications options it should be easy for desk based employees to work from home and it is not as expensive as you might think as long as you have made some preperations.

The obvious first choice is using VoIP (Voice Over IP) so that home based employees, even temporarily snowed in ones, can communicate with the office and customers seamlessly.  As long as they have a reliable ADSL connection at home and a PC with suitable headset they can quickly establish a connection with the office phone system to remain a productive member of the team.  Even if your business does not have a VoIP or VoIP enabled telephone system you can plan ahead by installing a VoIP Gateway which will easily upgrade your existing phone system to provide basic VoIP connectivity as a backup for this type of situation.  The Telecom FM Onestream VoIP Gateway will connect to your small business phone system and provide VoIP connectivity for both the office phone system and also allow home workers to connect using an IP softphone on their computer or they could use an IP Phone at home and be able to answer incoming calls and transfer them back to the office.  The Onestream Gateway also fetures a built-in GSM Gateway so the company can reduce their call charges to mobile phones or provide easy, low cost mobile extension functionality for their mobile workforce.

The next thing that a home based employee will need to do is access their office PC and applications from their home computer and this is easily achieved using a basic VNC service or a paid for remote access solutions such as gotomypc or logmein which are easy to set up and allow the user to work as though sitting at their desk.

With a little planning, and maybe a small outlay for items like VoIP Gateways which can provide additional benefits such as reduced call charges throughout the year, most small businesses can easily survive the cold snap.

 

SIP Trunking On The Rise.

The use of SIP Trunking by small and medium sized businesses in the UK has risen dramatically over the last twelve months compared to the previous three years data.  The rise in SIP Trunk usage in the UK has been driven by the change in business phone system technologies that have been implemented by the leading phone system manufacturers such as Panasonic, Avaya and Siemens.  New communications platforms from these leading systems providers such as the Panasonic NS1000 have focused heavily on SIP technology and promote the use of both IP Telephones for extensions and SIP Trunking to replace traditional PSTN Analogue, ISDN2e and ISDN30e telephone lines.

The move to SIP trunking has not yet been driven by pricing or service except in the case of new installations where the cost of installing multiple SIP Trunking channels is far cheaper and quicker than analogue or ISDN phone lines.  SIP Trunk channel rental combined with the cost of using a dedicated broadband service to deliver high quality VoIP calls will usually cost the same as renting the equivalent number of PSTN or ISDN telephone lines, and the typical call charges for using a VoIP service compared to normal phone lines are usually the same.

During 2011, there were 127 new suppliers of SIP Trunk providers in the UK compared to only 32 new SIP Trunking providers in 2010 and this should help drive down the price, provide new innovation and improve quality.

The increase in SIP Trunking has also promted a new range of VoIP Gateway products that will enable business users to utilise SIP Trunks without changing their existing analogue or ISDN phone system.  A VoIP Gateway will connect to the phone system trunk ports and provide conversion of these traditional telephone technologies to VoIP so that businesses can take advantage of the VoIP revolution.  Oneproduct that does just this is the Onestream VoIP Gateway that provides PSTN and ISDN2e connectivity for SIP Trunking as well as providing two built-in GSM channels to enable low cost calls to mobile phones, as well as offering mobile extension capabilities and the connection of IP Phones to provide extra capacity in the office or for homeworkers.

 

Panasonic NS1000 Phone System Pricing Announced

Panasonic have released the prices of their exciting new NS1000 SIP Phone System.

NS1000

The Panasonic NS1000 is a leading edge business communications platform utilising the latest SIP VoIP communications technology to deliver business class telecommunications for all businesses.  The NS1000 is suitable for all types of business including small business, medium business and large corporate.  With it’s flexible licensing and integration options the Panasonic NS1000 Phone System is sure to help Panasonic continue it’s success in the business phone system marketplace that it has led for over 20 years in the UK.

For details about the NS1000, please click here to view the KX-NS1000 UCC starter bundles where you can also download the full RRP price list showing all the available system components and licensing prices.

 

BNS Distribution Appointed as UK 3CX Distributor

BNS Distribution, the leading UK distributor of Grandstream IP Phones, has now partnered with 3CX to offer low-cost business phone systems to the SMB market.

3CX has appointed BNS as a UK distributor. BNS (http://www.bnsdistribution.co.uk), a leading distributor of the Grandstream product line in the UK, will be promoting the complete range of 3CX and Grandstream products. This partnership allows BNS to provide businesses a phone system solution that offers quality whilst reducing monthly telephone and admin costs.

Following on from the latest 3CX / Grandstream press release (see here for more details – http://www.3cx.com/blog/news/3cx-selects-grandstream-as-preferred-phones/), BNS will offer full 3CX support and training for UK-based dealers and resellers.

Low-Cost Phone System Bundles

Existing and potential BNS resellers can expect to reap the rewards of the 3CX and BNS partnership by taking advantage of additional discounts. “By combining the 3CX and Grandstream product ranges, we are confident that the partnership with 3CX offers our existing and prospective accounts the best business phone system features at just the right price. We will be informing our resellers with regards to the various discounts that will be available,” said Lee Sinclair.

For more information on BNS becoming the UK distributor for 3CX, visit the 3CX Blog  – http://www.3cx.com/blog/news/bns-added-as-uk-distributor-3cx.

Yealink Phones approved by Broadsoft and Avaya

Yealink’s award-winning SIP-T2X range of IP phones has secured interoperability with key Avaya and BroadSoft solutions.

In a landmark move the five-strong range has been certified compliant with Avaya solutions including Avaya Aura® Communication Manager and Avaya S8800 Media Server with G650 Media Gateway.

In addition the handsets have been formally validated by BroadSoft for use on its popular BroadWorks platform, confirming they support all its latest features. These include shared call appearance, BLF, multiple call arrangement, network conferencing, device feature synchronisation and DNS SRV Lookup.

Commenting on the compliance confirmations, Yealink UK’s managing director Andrew Roberts said: “These are landmark achievements. Full compliance across the range with major Avaya solutions that are so strategically well placed in the UK telecoms and unified communications marketplaces is vitally important. Similarly Broadworks popularity in the hosted services space makes it a key platform for us and the resellers we partner.”

The Yealink T2X IP Phone range includes the Yealink T20P, Yealink T22P, Yealink T26P and the Yealink T28P

For more information on the Yealink products please visit Yealink phones

Gigaset DE700 IP PRO SIP Phone

The business IP phone with intuitive contact and call management

The DE700 IP PRO is the IP phone for small and medium businesses demanding an expert phone system for managing their professional calls and contacts. Convenient navigation, multiple expansion options, a host of executive features, hassle-free set up, and exceptional wideband sound make the DE700 IP PRO perfectly suited for intuitive business communication.

DE700

Outstanding display with user interface
The intuitive, icon-based user interface on the illuminated 3.5” colour display grants access to the DE700 IP PRO’s contact and call management options. Special features include a customizable screensaver and slide-show, an animated menu and address book, and a caller time zone indicator.

Easy and convenient navigation
Quick and ergonomic, the 5-way touch wheel simplifies navigation on the DE700 IP PRO, with a high-performance processor for real-time speed on address book browsing and other premium features.

Easy expandability options
Simple to connect, the optional Gigaset Expansion Module enlarges the DE700 IP PRO by an additional 14 programmable keys with dual-colored LED.

Straightforward set-up and auto-provisioning
Step-by-step wizards handle the DE700 IP PRO’s complete installation and configuration. Auto-provisioning from Gigaset partners offer hassle-free remote configuration and management. Downloadable VoIP profiles guarantee an easy start.

Gigaset DE700 Features

  • 3.5” color TFT display with award-winning user interface
  • Touch wheel for fast directory scrolling
  • Up to 8 SIP accounts
  • Exceptional HD sound with HDSP™
  • MP3 ringtones
  • Headset connection: corded
  • Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000) with 2-port switch
  • Integrated Power over Ethernet
  • XML browser and Info Center: weather, RSS and more
  • Classic PBX calling features
  • We-based call manager with CTI
  • Direct dialing of Microsoft Outlook™ contacts via PC
  • Local network directories and public online directory
  • SRTZ/TLS encryption
  • Professional “zero-touch” auto-provisioning setup
  • Certified hearing aid compatible
  • Energy-saving ECO features

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Yealink Release T38G Gigabit Color IP Phone

Telecoms News – Yealink, the professional designer and manufacturer of IP phone and IP video phone, announced today that its latest high-end products–T38G Gigabit Color IP Phone is officially released and joined the family of Yealink IP Phone to provide brand new communication experience to customers.

The Yealink SIP-T38G Gigabit Color IP Phone is Yealink latest innovation for managers with demanding collaborative communication needs. After highlighted on various exhibitions and events including CeBIT 2011 and Convergence India 2011, T38G has already become one of the hit topics among Yealink Phone customers.T38G  is a future-proofing product which supports seamless migration to GigE-based network infrastructure. Dual-port Gigabit Ethernet and all the features inherited from T28 are designed for flexible deployment options and cost-saving business mode. With its high-resolution TFT color display, The Yealink T38G IP Phone offers a brilliant depiction of caller’s information, offering customers with a lifelike communication experience.
Future-proof IP Phone that combines GigE:
♦ Dual-port Gigabit Ethernet, Power over Ethernet
♦ 4.3” TFT-LCD, 16.7M colors, Intuitive user interface
♦ TI Aries chipset and TI voice engine
♦ HD Voice: HD Codec, HD speaker, HD handset
♦ 6 VoIP accounts, BLF/BLA, IPv6, Open VPN
♦ Colorful Caller information display
♦ Theme, wall paper and screen sleep
♦ Auto-provision via FTP/TFTP/HTTP/HTTPS
♦ Auto-provision with PnP
♦ SNMP V1/2 optional, TR069 optional
♦ Remote phone book
♦ Headset, Support Wireless Headset, LCD Expansion module
The Yealink T38 will be available fron June in the UK from www.voipstore.co.uk

Gigaset Pro DE900 IP Phone

The DE900 IP PRO is the premium IP phone for flexible communication in small to medium businesses. Clean and contemporary in design and with an award-winning user interface, the DE900 IP PRO offers ultimate connectivity, customization, and portability options – in addition to state-of-the-art executive features, unique innovations and world-class German technology.

– 3.5″ color TFT display with award-winning user interface
– High-end metallic finish
– Touch wheel for fast directory scrolling
– Up to 12 SIP accounts
– Exceptional HD sound with HDSP
– LAN connection via Integrated WiFi or Gigabit Ethernet POE port.
– USB 2.0 port
– Gigaset MobileOFFICE: portable custom phone settings via USB
– MP3 ringtones
– Headset connection: Bluetooth®, DECT and corded
– Link2mobile : connection to mobile via Bluetooth® to enable calls to be made and received via GSM
– Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000) with 2-port switch
– Integrated Power over Ethernet
– XML browser and Info Center: weather, RSS and more
– Classic PBX calling features
– Web-based call manager with CTI
– Direct dialing of Microsoft Outlook contacts via PC4Local network directories and public online directory
– SRTP/TLS encryption
– Professional zero-touch auto-provisioning setup
– Certified hearing aid compatible
– Energy-saving ECO features