Brian Van Meter, Marketing Manager

Hiker, snowboarder and biker. Avid Dungeons & Dragons player by night, IP tech and communications marketer by day.

Recent Posts

The Upcoming GSC3510 SIP Intercom Speaker and Microphone

Posted by Brian Van Meter, Marketing Manager on Apr 18, 2019

SIP intercoms offer two-way voice functionality that empower offices, commercial spaces, schools, hospitals, apartments, and more with a voice intercom solution that expands security and communication capabilities. Our upcoming GSC3510 is a two-way SIP intercom that comes feature-rich at an affordable price point, expanding our portfolio for our resellers and installers. In this blog post, you’ll learn about the GSC3510’s technical specifications, key features, and example deployment scenarios.

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Topics: VoIP, GSC3510

Questions Answered: Our Upcoming GRP2600 Series

Posted by Brian Van Meter, Marketing Manager on Apr 9, 2019

en español
em português

Our highly anticipated upcoming generation of carrier-grade IP phones, the GRP2600 series, has raised a lot of interest. The beta club application period for the GRP2614 has only just now closed, and there is a lot of excitement about this new line. With that excitement comes a lot of questions about its features, capabilities, design, and technical specs.  In this blog post I’ll answer the frequently asked questions, and provide some insight, about this powerful series of IP phones. Read on to learn more.

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Topics: VoIP endpoints, IP phones, Voice over IP, GRP2600

Pros and Cons: DECT & WiFi Voice

Posted by Brian Van Meter, Marketing Manager on Jan 30, 2019

en español
em português

Companies around the world are embracing a new type of workspace when designing their offices, hybrid and mobile friendly. This isn’t a surprise, as recent studies show that employees are spending 50-60%¹ of their time at the office away from their desk. Companies and organizations are looking for unified communication solutions that not only support their workforce communications, but also its mobility. Because of this, it’s important that you stay up-to-date on the current state of IP devices on the market that support this freedom of movement within an organization. Two of the most common solutions out there are DECT and WiFi Voice, lets go over the pros and cons of both. 

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Topics: DECT, WiFi voice

Three Practices that Enhance Organizational Collaboration

Posted by Brian Van Meter, Marketing Manager on Nov 29, 2018

en español
em português

Office layouts, management styles, working hours, and other factors are constantly changing as we try to understand how to best empower workers to both collaborate efficiently and excel individually. The technology we use in the workplace is no exception to these changes. A modern communications deployment has to not only enhance how we communicate, but also how we collaborate. Let's take a look into three practices that businesses are adopting to enhance their organizational collaboration. 

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Topics: Unified Communications, collaboration, future of VoIP, Voice over IP

The Growing Market for Public WiFi

Posted by Brian Van Meter, Marketing Manager on Nov 14, 2018

en español
em português

We see it in coffee shops, hotels, supermarkets, airports, and parks. Public WiFi has become a status quo for the ever-connected, fast paced world. A public WiFi network is a powerful tool for any commercial organization to take advantage of. More and more organizations are requiring business-grade access points in their infrastructure deployments. Because of this, it’s important to know how a public WiFi network can benefit a business you’re deploying into, and the tools to look for in access points to create the perfect WLAN solution. 

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Topics: GWN, WiFi, Wireless, WiFi APs, WiFi Acess Points, Marketing Advice

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

5 Problems VoIP Systems Solve in Business Communications

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

en español

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

The 3 Most Common Hybrid Deployments for VoIP to Analog Solutions

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

en español

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

Must-Have Software Integrations to Make the Most of Your IP Phone System

Posted by Brian Van Meter, Marketing Manager on Jun 7, 2018
 
The way we communicate and go about our daily lives are becoming exceedingly interconnected. Right now, you could be reading this blog post on a device that sends an email, shoots off an instant message, or initiates phone calls. A recent Syntonic 1 survey reported that 64% of workers use their smart devices to accomplish business tasks. A desktop phone is a valuable instrument for communication, and we have developed the tools to integrate it with other devices to help you stay as efficient as possible.
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Topics: GXP Phones, BYOD, IP communications, VoIP mobile, VoIP trends, smart office, SIP endpoints, VoIP endpoints, mobile device integration

Engineer Q&A Session: Your Grandstream Firmware Update

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

en español

In today’s environment of consistent innovation, firmware updates are a way to keep our devices up-to-date and running efficiently. Bug fixes, user interface improvements, security fixes, and feature enhancements consistently roll out to just about any device that is connected to the internet, and Grandstream’s line of communication and networking solutions are no different.

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Topics: IP PBX, GXP Phones, Firmware

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