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

Integrating Facility Access Solutions with the GDS3710 IP Video Door System

Posted by Dorothy Murach, Marketing Manager on May 8, 2018

en español

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.

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Topics: Facility Access, IP Surveillance, Product 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

Best Practices and Tips to Increase Security in VoIP Networks

en español

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.

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Topics: VoIP, Security, Best Practices, tips, voip network

Engineer Q&A Session: Your Grandstream Firmware Update

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

On-Premise vs. Hosted IP PBX- Which One is Right for You?

Posted by Dorothy Murach, Marketing Manager on Apr 10, 2018

en español

The on-premise vs. hosted IP PBX battle continues, which to choose? Each IP PBX option comes with its own characteristics and benefits, and the key is to determine which works best for your business’s unique needs. While it may seem that everything is moving to the Cloud, hosted IP PBX options are not right for everyone. I’ll help you navigate through the details of each to see which IP PBX is the right choice for you.

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Topics: IP PBX, Unified Communications

Determining Bandwidth Needs in your Business Network

 
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

Video Conferencing problems? Here are some Troubleshooting Tips

Posted by Kate Clavet, Content Marketing Specialist on Mar 21, 2018

en español

Online meetings and webinars are a great way to communicate with colleagues, current, and future clients. They’re more engaging than traditional phone calls or back and forth email conversations and can really give your sales and marketing efforts a boost. But, because this communication is live it comes with some risks that cause people to shy away. To help banish video conferencing fears, let’s arm you with four tips to address common technological snags.

 

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Topics: Video Conferencing, QoS, tips, VC

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

Why Video Should be in Your Communication Strategy

en español

Today, about 76% of users claim to use video solutions at work. Video communications outperforms conventional communication channels because it provides an organic user experience, resulting in higher engagement, enhanced experiences and a collaborative environment for employees who use it to communicate. For these reasons, businesses are adding video to their communication strategy and seeing outstanding results.

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Topics: Video Conferencing, IP Video, video communications, business strategy

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