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.
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
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
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.
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:
Since we launched our GDS3710, it has gotten a lot of attention for the tremendous security functionality it offers. The GDS3710 puts a streaming, HD security camera at the entrance to any building entrance while enabling you to restrict access to certain visitors or everyone. It offers motion detection functionality to trigger calls or sound alarms and can be integrated with any third party ONVIF Profile S compliant network video recorder and other security products. If you are looking to keep any building or room secure while restricting access and recording activity, the GDS3710 is for you. However, today we are going to take a look at the ways the GDS3710 makes running and managing any business easier and more efficient.
Over the last couple of months we have indirectly covered many different facets of Grandstream’s solutions that make them ideal for service providers. Our large portfolio of award-winning IP phones offer the ideal model and price point for every type of user. We have also highlighted the many ways our solutions can be integrated with each other to allow them all to add more value and functionality at no extra cost. For this blog post, we are going to dig a little deeper into the many features, programs and initiatives that Grandstream offers that allow us to partner with service providers across the world and empower them to succeed.
This year Grandstream is celebrating our 15th anniversary. In 2002 our founders set out to build what ended up being some of the first SIP devices anywhere in the world. They were looking to take advantage of what was at the time a new technology fad known as “Voice over internet protocol.” In 2003, the first official Grandstream products hit the market: the BT100, a simple IP phone, and the HT286, a 1-line Analog Telephone Adapter.
Since their launch in June of 2013, the UCM series has become one of the most popular on-premise IP PBXs in the world. It offers small to medium sized businesses an almost unprecedented unified communications manager (hence the UCM acronym) that gives them access to enterprise-grade voice, video, data and mobility features in an easy-to-setup, easy-to-manage fashion with no licensing or recurring fees.