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 Growing Market for Public WiFi

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

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: WiFi Acess Points, WiFi APs, WiFi, GWN, Wireless, 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: GDS3710, GDS3705, Facility Access, IP security, SIP

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

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: Hybrid Networks, voip network, 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: VoIP trends, mobile device integration, VoIP endpoints, SIP endpoints, smart office, VoIP mobile, BYOD, IP communications, GXP Phones

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: Firmware, GXP Phones, IP PBX

Determining Bandwidth Needs in your Business Network

Posted by Brian Van Meter, Marketing Manager on Mar 28, 2018
 
Think about all of the devices that use the internet in your business. Printers, VoIP phones, smart phones, computers and many other devices each require an internet connection, but how much bandwidth does a business need all together? Although it can be a bit overwhelming to figure out, taking the time to break down network needs can make it much easier to conceptualize. Use the steps below to calculate your network bandwidth requirements in order to avoid frustratingly slow internet speeds that zap away your business’s productivity.
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Topics: Business, Networking

How Our GWN Series is Helping Businesses

Posted by Brian Van Meter, Marketing Manager on Feb 26, 2018

en español

Our networking line had its humble beginnings back in October of 2016 with the release of the GWN7610 WiFi AP. Since then, we have released two additional APs, a Gigabit Router and will soon launch a cloud-based WiFi management platform. Since its inception, the GWN series has been delivering success to our customers throughout the world. Let’s take a look at some recent examples of how our GWN series is helping business compete in a mobility driven world.

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Topics: WiFi, Networking, Wireless, internet, Business, GWN, Grandstream

3 Tactics for Perfect Communication

Posted by Brian Van Meter, Marketing Manager on Dec 19, 2017

En español

It is surprising how impactful proper communication practices are, especially when having access to powerful communication tools. A rambling voicemail, incorrect or unneeded punctuation, cc’ing colleagues without explanation, and even an extra bolded word are a few examples of how poor communication tactics can breakdown productivity and collaboration. In the end this can lead to wasted time, drops in productivity, more avoidable mistakes and even loss in sales and profits. At Grandstream, we create the tools you need to excel at communication, but we also wanted to provide some tips to make sure you use these tools to their fullest potential.

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Topics: Unified Communications, Best Practices, Business Communication, Grandstream Solution, telecommunications

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