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.
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.
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.
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 idea is simple- mesh means that various mesh nodes help spread a network connection across a large area by “talking” to each other and forming a connection. Essentially, a wireless mesh network is an alternative to the traditional WiFi solution that uses access points and wired links to create a network. In scenarios where having a wired network connection is not possible either due to environmental restrictions or resources, having a solution that supports wireless mesh technology is important.
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?
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
If you’re familiar with Grandstream, you know we’re not just a hardware provider, we’re also a solutions provider. Whether its IP communication solutions, networking, surveillance or a total Unified Communications suite, we’re here to provide comprehensive solutions that integrate technologies across a wide variety of business needs. It is in this mindset that we created the GDS3710 IP Video Door System. Let’s dive into how users can integrate a GDS into a greater facility access and surveillance solution.
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?
Let’s face it, security in VoIP is a top concern, especially when multiple locations and users are connected under the same network— if something goes wrong, that means your entire system and everyone in it is affected. Thankfully, with the right security practices, keeping your VoIP network safe and protected doesn’t have to be messy. Today, I am going to list the most effective ways to keep your VoIP network secured and how you can apply these best practices to your own communication hub.
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.