Phil Bowers, Senior Marketing Manager

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How to Cater Grandstream Collaboration Solutions for Business of All Sizes

Posted by Phil Bowers, Senior Marketing Manager on Dec 6, 2018

en español

A core part of our mission is to provide our partners and customers a one-stop-shop for all of the unified communication solutions needed for any business. Over the past few years, we have furthered that mission by expanding our collaboration portfolio to cater to the needs of businesses ranging from a small firm to an enterprise. If you are building a video collaboration network, we offer a full suite of scalable solutions that combine to create to a powerful yet easy-to-manage platform. Let’s take a look at how our video conferencing solutions can be catered for home offices, small businesses, medium-to-large businesses and enterprises.

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Topics: collaboration, Video Conferencing, cloud video conferencing, mobile video conferencing, Video

Getting Started with WiFi Voice

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

en español
em português

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

Why Your Video Conferencing Solution Should be Mobile-Friendly

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

en español

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

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

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

en español

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

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

The Internet-of-things is Driving the Future of SIP Endpoints

Posted by Phil Bowers, Senior Marketing Manager on May 15, 2018

en español

Like any technology, VoIP requires constant innovation and adaptation in order to keep up with the always-changing way we live and work. Over the past decade, VoIP has shifted from being a voice protocol to the powerful unified communications engine that is today. The future of VoIP, and more specifically VoIP endpoints, will require continued evolution and adaptation. With the ability to communicate from almost any device, how do manufacturers ensure VoIP endpoints continue to be relevant?


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Topics: smart office, internet of things, IoT, VoIP trends, VoIP, SIP, SIP endpoints, VoIP endpoints, future of SIP, future of VoIP, IP phones, IP PBX, IP security, property management systems, CRM, security and facility access, VoIP messaging, SIP messaging, mobile device integration

Examining the Future of the Smart Office

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

en español

Smart homes are the buzz over the past few years. Some of the largest consumer-focused brands in the world, including Google and Amazon, are making the smart home mainstream through easy-to-use and affordable solutions. Amazon’s Alexa, Google’s Assistant, Nest’s connected home devices and even the Ring Video Door Bell link together lighting, temperature control, security and home appliances to allow us to be more productive, comfortable, and safer in our homes – while also saving money.

We are beginning to see what the future of the home will look like, but what will the future of the office look like?



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Topics: collaboration, smart office, internet of things, IoT, Video Conferencing

Video Conferencing is More Popular Than You Think

Posted by Phil Bowers, Senior Marketing Manager on Mar 13, 2018

en español

For most people, video conferencing elicits a vision of sitting in a conference room and staring at people in another conference room— this is the traditional use of video conferencing. However, video collaboration tools are being used very creatively in a variety of ways by all types of businesses. For technology resellers, installers and system integrators, that opens up a huge opportunity to sell video conferencing outside the traditional small to medium business. In today’s day and age, video conferencing can be adopted by nearly any type of business to improve operations, customer service and its bottom-line. Let’s take a look at some unique industries where video conferencing and collaboration tools are present.


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Topics: Video Conferencing, VC, video communications, business strategy, Cloud Services

5 Reasons Why Your Business Networks Need Captive Portals

Posted by Phil Bowers, Senior Marketing Manager on Feb 13, 2018

en español

If you have been following us recently, you’ve probably seen mention of captive portals. In this blog post, we are going to take a deep dive into what exactly a captive portal is and why it’s a critical component and benefit to most business’ networks.



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Topics: GWN, Networking, WiFi

Think Your IP Phone is Just a Phone? Think Again.

Posted by Phil Bowers, Senior Marketing Manager on Jan 26, 2018

en español

The future of IP phones has become a popular topic of conversation within our industry. Like any technology, IP phones require continued innovation to adapt to the always-evolving ways we live and work. Here at Grandstream, we are always looking to escalate and expand the functionality and value of our IP phones. One of the main ways we do this is through integration with popular third party services, apps, devices and platforms. 

Let’s take a look at some of the many interoperability options our IP phones offer that add value now and into the future:

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Topics: IP Voice, VoIP, DECT, GXP Phones, GXV Phones, Unified Communications

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