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Digium Has Big Bells

Digium announces new phones. See my full post here. A few additional thoughts on Polycom, Aastra, and Snom – all three of which have been at every Astricon I’ve attended.

MS Lync Gets a Wireless Phone

Well not really. Microsoft Lync is pretty much the only enterprise class telephony platform that does not directly support SIP endpoints. Microsoft insists that doing so will compromise its rich user experience it has worked so hard to craft. Instead,…

Upcoming Conference: Lync User Summit

The Lync User Summit will be taking place this June in Colorado – conveniently close to home. I will be presenting a keynote presentation titled “Lync: The UnAuthorized Roadmap.” It is a fun concept for a presentation. Microsoft has not…

Snom Wants More

Snom is one of the new companies. Founded in 1996 in Germany it quickly established itself as a quality manufacturer of SIP phones. The market for SIP endpoints continues to grow; as does Snom’s portfolio. This year, Snom has made…

Astricon

Astricon is coming up next month. I attended last year and am excited about attending this year. The open source nature of Asterisk results with more developers working on it than any other telecom solution. As a result, going to…

The FAX About Switchvox SMB 4

Last week, Digium announced details about the upcoming release of the Switchvox SMB 4.0 IP PBX. The release represents the first major upgrade since Digium acquired Switchvox, and it is clear Digium is serious about this platform. The upgrade contains…

“Digital Phones Are The Future” Anonymous 1976

  Everything old becomes new again. Dumb terminals are dead (just don’t call a thin client dumb!). UNIX chat was so 80s (IMHO), and digital phones are doomed (to return). We live in a connected world. The Internet has enabled…

Part 3: Switchvox at Home – Phones

I believe Digium, particularly with the Switchvox product, is going to continue to shake up this industry with revolutionary simplicity and capability. However, the revolution is still ahead of us. One of the biggest areas for improvement needed is tighter…

The Future of WiFi Phones is Here: Dect

Perhaps the biggest limitation of VoIP phone systems has been what we used to call Cordless. Cordless, wireless, mobility – whatever- The promise of a cord-free phone extension. VoIP offered the user so many new capabilities and benefits – the…

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