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Review: Grandstream's UCM6302 UC&C Platform

Originally posted on TMCNet.com.

The current pandemic has necessitated that our Unified Communication & Collaboration platforms allow for efficient, flexible, and agile business operations, while also being cost-effective. We need one platform that meets various business communication needs, expediently and seamlessly delivering collaboration tools and a host of communications services. These features, services, and tools include desktop sharing, presence, mobility, voice and video calling, audio and video conferencing, instant messaging, video surveillance, facility access, intercoms etc. This platform can be on-premises or in our redundant data centers, managed locally or from the cloud to support an agile, cost-effective deployment and maintenance model. Communications platforms should easily integrate with third-party business and facility applications, improving business efficacy. Thus, the above referenced multi-modal communication platform plays the chief role in supporting cost-effective business communications.

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Topics: UCM6300 Ecosystem

How to Manage Your Grandstream Deployments From the Cloud

Posted by Brian Van Meter, Marketing Manager on Jul 11, 2021

Using GDMS, UCM RemoteConnect, and GWN.Cloud

A typical IT infrastructure deployment has a variety of devices within it that all require provisioning, configuration, and management. Having these pieces of hardware under one brand helps streamline these processes; being able to access these devices from the cloud takes this to the next level. Grandstream’s mission is to connect the world, and this means making top-of-the-line features and technology more affordable and obtainable for small to medium businesses and IT installers. Cloud configuration and management through Grandstream Device Management System, UCM RemoteConnect, and GWN.Cloud is one way that we’ve built more value into our solutions. Within this blog post, you’ll learn how you can manage your Grandstream deployments from the cloud.

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Topics: IP communications, Cloud Management Platform

Must Have Features of the UCM6300 Ecosystem

Posted by Nicole Furnari, Marketing Specialist on Jul 6, 2021

The UCM6300 Ecosystem is Grandstream’s complete communication and collaboration platform for both on-site and remote solutions. The UCM6300 Ecosystem pairs together the customization and control of an on-premise IP PBX with the remote access of a cloud solution to provide an easy-to-manage hybrid communication platform for businesses of all sizes. Together, the UCM6300 series of IP PBXs, UCM6300 Audio series, UCM RemoteConnect, and Wave app provide any organization with a powerful and flexible communication and collaboration solution. In this blog post, we’ll take you through our top three must-have features of the UCM6300 Ecosystem.

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Topics: remote work, Wave, UCM RemoteConnect, UCM6300, hybrid workplace, UCM6300 Ecosystem

Facility Access Solutions for Vertical Industries

en español

Facility access and building security is an important component for any office, warehouse, retail space, medical clinic and more. Ensuring the safety of not only employees and guests, but also the content within the building is critical to the success of the business. Building a facility access system may seem like a daunting task, especially to small businesses who do not always have the resources to properly manage these systems. Grandstream is here to help. Our facility access and security solutions are easy to setup and provide centralized management options that can be configured for small to large deployments.

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Topics: Security, Facility Access

The Grandstream Total Solution

Posted by Nicole Furnari, Marketing Specialist on May 18, 2021

en español

In every business, no matter the size, there is a need for the communication infrastructure for its employees and visitors. Oftentimes, each element of this infrastructure comes from a different place or manufacturer resulting in sometimes spotty connectivity and a variety of different platforms to control it all. With Grandstream Networks, the solutions you need are all in one place. From video conferencing to security and facility access, the Grandstream total solution keeps each element of your communications infrastructure affordable and accessible. 

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Topics: Grandstream Solution, Unified Communications, GWN, Video Conferencing, Networking, security and facility access, IPVideoTalk

The Benefits of Wi-Fi 6

Posted by Brian Van Meter, Marketing Manager on Apr 8, 2021

en español

802.11ax, MU-MIMO, and OFDMA

Wi-Fi 6, also known as 802.11ax, was released in 2019. It has only now begun to see mainstream adoption as the go-to Wi-Fi standard for Wi-Fi manufacturers and businesses alike. Although it may be more expensive, Wi-Fi 6 access points deliver key advantages over Wi-Fi 5. 801.11ax performs up to 4x better in denser environments than its 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5) counterpart. Wi-Fi 6 is also designed to better manage multiple types of Wi-Fi devices that are simultaneously connecting to an access point. Lastly, according to chip manufactures, Wi-Fi 6 delivers up to 3x faster performance.

There are two major Wi-Fi 6 features that we'll be covering in this blog post, which makes all this possible, MU-MIMO and OFDMA.

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Topics: Wi-Fi

The Top 5 Mistakes Small Business Owners make With Their IVR

As a small business owner, your phone system sets the tone for callers. It lets them know what it will be like to do business with you; it gives them a glimpse into your personality and the type of company you are.

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How to Choose the Right VoIP Phone

en español

Desktop phones are the backbone of communications for any business. As ever changing as technology is, so is the way we communicate, and IP phones are developing and adapting to fit the needs of present-day businesses. Businesses of all sizes are looking for a long-lasting and reliable system that includes 3rd party integrations, hybrid analog to VoIP solutions, Wi-Fi voice, video, virtual phone systems, and more. Choosing the right VoIP phone for any business can seem daunting with so many options on the market. It will largely depend on the answers to a variety of questions and circumstances. In this blog post, we’ll cover some of the major factors that are worth considering when choosing the right IP phones for your client/business.

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How to Make Your Desktop More Productive

Posted by Nicole Furnari, Marketing Specialist on Feb 25, 2021

en español

Distractions. Our workdays are filled with them regardless of where your office is. Noisy co-workers, slow Wi-Fi, constant chit-chat, loud neighbors, or working from home with disruptive family members, these workplace distractions can significantly hinder productivity and work throughout the week. While you can’t control every aspect of your work environment, you can at least control your desktop. In this blog post, we’ll cover three key steps that you can take to make your desktop more productive.

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Topics: GUV Series, Personal Collaboration Devices, GUV3100, remote work, productivity, GUV3050

The Rise of AI in Video Collaboration

en español

It is no secret that the demand for video collaboration has increased substantially as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic. With an increase in the demand for video collaboration, the industry is implementing advanced features to stay competitive and keep up with the tools needed to do business remotely. In the new year, we look toward the future of video collaboration, and it’s clear that Artificial Intelligence (AI) will begin to play a bigger role. Although business travel will bounce back, it may never be the same. With more advanced collaboration systems and new technology, companies have realized how much they can save on travel expenses while expanding communication with teams across the globe. We have also seen the emergence of large online events such as virtual trade shows, performances, classes and more. So, what are these new technologies and how can we benefit from them being integrated with our business collaboration systems?

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Topics: Video Conferencing, artificial intelligence