Getting Started with WiFi Voice

Posted by Phil Bowers, Senior Marketing Manager on Nov 1, 2018

One of the most buzzworthy topics within the unified communications industry in 2018 has been the rise of WiFi voice solutions. Whether you call it WiFi voice, Voice-over-WiFi, VoWiFi, VoIP-over-WiFi, Voice-over-WLAN or VoWLAN, this technology is here to stay and is poised to become a main UC deployment option for businesses all over the world. This blog will explain what WIFi voice is, why it’s so powerful and how you can build a WiFi voice and video solution. 


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Topics: WiFi voice, WiFi voice networks, WiFi IP Phone, future of VoIP, VoIP, WiFi Phone, WiFi Acess Points

Two GDS Series Capabilities You may not be Using

Posted by Brian Van Meter, Marketing Manager on Oct 25, 2018

Residential buildings, commercial structures, office complexes, and other large facilities all have something in common: the need to track, manage and control people coming in and out of the premises. Because of this, it is essential that a facility access solution enable authorized users to come and go with ease, keep unauthorized users out, and allow admins to provide situational facility access with a click of a button. With this in mind, we set out to create a door system that can not only screen those who are coming in and out of a building, but can be fully customized specifically for the needs and processes of any facility. If you are building a facility access solution with the GDS series, here are two capabilities that you can use to make the most of your client's solution. 

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Topics: GDS3710, GDS3705, Facility Access, IP security, SIP

Essentials for Your WiFi Cloud Management

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An often-overlooked component of a WiFi solution is its management platform. Most users require a platform that allows them to configure, manage and deploy a WLAN network seamlessly—that’s where cloud management platforms come in. A cloud-based platform allows users to administer WiFi networks regardless of location, assuring the proper upkeep of their WLAN network. But with endless choices out in the market, how do you know which one is right for your business? Worry no more! In this blog, we are taking a closer look at essential features to look for when choosing a cloud management platform for your WLAN network.

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Topics: Cloud Services, Networking, Cloud Management Platform

Why Your Video Conferencing Solution Should be Mobile-Friendly

Posted by Phil Bowers, Senior Marketing Manager on Sep 5, 2018

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If you are looking to build or expand a video conferencing solution, it’s imperative that the platform you build is able to support mobility. This not only offers the utmost flexibility to support an increasingly mobile and remote workforce, but it also creates a future-proof investment that will easily support the next generation of video collaboration solutions.

Workforce mobility is no longer a trend or a vision-of-the-future, it’s a central tenant of modern business. It allows businesses to access and utilize the best talent anywhere in the world and to do so in a way that is convenient for both the employee and the company while actually saving money. Because of this, workforce mobility is not only great for large businesses but allows small-to-medium sized businesses to expand their resources to compete with anyone.  Industry experts are predicting that 50-75% of the global workforce will be remote within a decade, which shows that employers are adopting this idea and job-seekers will soon expect remote working options.


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Topics: Video Conferencing, mobile video conferencing, Remote Workers, cloud video conferencing, hybrid video conferencing

5 Problems VoIP Systems Solve in Business Communications

Posted by Brian Van Meter, Marketing Manager on Aug 22, 2018

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A communication network is the backbone to any business operation. It can make or break the productivity of employees, the efficiency of day-to-day operations, and the overall collaboration of an organization. With this much depending on how we communicate, it is no wonder why so many businesses are choosing VoIP deployments. This being said, VoIP is still a new or just plain confusing concept for customers who are used to using legacy analog. Here are five of the most common problems a VoIP system integration can solve in business communications.

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Topics: Voice over IP, Unified Communications, Marketing Advice, Hybrid Networks, Analog Network, Voice network, SIP

4 Essential Marketing Strategies Every Business Should Implement

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For those of us involved in the field of marketing, we know that word embodies a number of different branches— anything from content, social, product, digital, brand, strategy, you name it. They all focus on different aspects of marketing but are directly or indirectly driven by the same goal—ensure profitability. As a result, there are a number of different strategies you can choose when creating marketing campaigns to promote and grow your business. That’s why having a list of fundamental strategies to focus on will guide your efforts and keep you goal-oriented. Let’s dig into the basics and find out how to create a balanced marketing strategy.

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Topics: Marketing, Best Practices, tips, Social media, marketing strategy

One-on-One: Previewing the WP820 with Mike Magers

Posted by Phil Bowers, Senior Marketing Manager on Aug 1, 2018

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We are getting close to the official release of our first cordless WiFi IP Phone, the WP820 (for those who have has been following the development of this model and seen it called the WP800, we decided to rename it the WP820). The feedback we have gotten from Beta testers, channel partners service providers, major platform providers and potential end-users points to this product instantly becoming one of our best-selling models. Our Beta Club had more applicants to test this product than any product we have ever put through a beta test. Also, as you may have seen me talking about recently in a blog and on a Telecom Reseller Podcast, WiFi voice is poised to become a mainstream deployment model because of its cost, management and environmental benefits.

To get some feedback on our upcoming WP820, I recently sat down with Mike Magers a prominent Grandstream Reseller and Systems Engineer with VoiceConnex, a technology integrator in Missouri, USA. Not only does Mike bring years of experience within the telecom and security industry, but he is a Beta tester of the WP820.


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Topics: wp820, WiFi voice network, WiFi IP Phone, WiFi Phone, WiFi voice

The 3 Most Common Hybrid Deployments for VoIP to Analog Solutions

Posted by Brian Van Meter, Marketing Manager on Jul 17, 2018

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Voice over IP delivers major improvements to traditional communication networks, and as a result legacy analog phone systems are on their way out. Ten years ago, 80% of homes had landlines, but today that number is down to 43%— and businesses are following this trend as well. However much VoIP is becoming the go-to technology for communications, it is important to acknowledge that certain markets cannot fully convert to a total VoIP solution. Not recognizing this could lead to loss in potential sales against competitors. In these situations a hybrid VoIP network can help deliver the flexibility and power of an IP solution while catering to the restraints of your customer. Below are some of the most common situations and their solutions.

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Topics: Hybrid Networks, voip network, Analog Network, ATA, GXW

Setting up VPN Tunnels with Grandstream

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As more businesses rely on the Internet to fuel their networks, adding extra layers of protection to secure these networks is essential. That’s where VPNs come in— they’re private networks that help encrypt information exchanged through the Internet, ultimately safeguarding your entire network and everything connected to it.

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Topics: VPN, GWN, router, voip network, Networking

Build a WiFi Voice Network with Grandstream Solutions

Posted by Phil Bowers, Senior Marketing Manager on Jun 19, 2018

en español

Over the last couple of months I have been having a lot of conversations about WiFi voice. WiFi voice is not only a big current focus for us, but it has also become a notable buzzword within the VoIP and UC space. Many businesses, especially enterprises, have begun to build truly wireless offices complete with entirely wireless communication networks. The topic even came up in a Podcast I did a few weeks ago with Telecom Reseller. Whatever you may think about WiFi voice, it is poised to take over the market sooner than later.


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Topics: WiFi, VoIP, VoIP trends, WiFi voice, WiFi Phone, WiFi IP Phone, WiFi APs, WiFi Acess Points, Voice network, WiFi voice network, business voice, WiFi Voice Enterprise, PMK caching, OKC WiFi, QoS

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