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Brian Van Meter, Marketing Manager

Brian Van Meter, Marketing Manager
Hiker, snowboarder and biker. Avid Dungeons & Dragons player by night, IP tech and communications marketer by day.

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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

Getting to Know the GRP2600 Essential IP Phone Series

Posted by Brian Van Meter, Marketing Manager on Dec 31, 2021

en español

Features, Capabilities, and Deployment Scenarios

The newest addition to our GRP2600 series, the essential IP phone line, brings affordable and powerful devices to the desktop of any business or home office. As part of the GRP series of Carrier-Grade IP Phones, this line is also equipped with zero-touch provisioning for mass deployment and easy management. Built for the basic needs of desktop workers and designed for easy deployment by enterprises, service providers, installers, and other high-volume markets, the essential IP series is an ideal choice for easy-to-use and easy-to-deploy VoIP endpoints. Within this blog post, we’ll provide a brief overview of the features, capabilities, and deployment scenarios of our new essential IP phones.

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Topics: Unified Communications, GRP2600

What is the UCM6300 Ecosystem

Posted by Brian Van Meter, Marketing Manager on Oct 8, 2020


en español

Grandstream's Upcoming Onsite and Remote Communications Solution

In our previous blog post, we wrote on how the COVID-19 pandemic didn't create a new demand within the communications and collaboration market, it sped up its adoption. Remote work isn't anything new, it is a trend that has been gradually developing prior to the pandemic accelerating it into a status quo. At Grandstream, we recognized the need for a solution that is as customizable and secure as an onsite device, while being as flexible as a remote cloud solution. The upcoming UCM6300 Ecosystem is a solution bundle that provides complete communications and collaboration for onsite and remote deployments. Installers and IT teams will be able to create IP communication and collaboration solutions with Grandstream products that can seamlessly bridge geographical gaps to link all users within an organization under one network, no matter their location. 

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Topics: Remote Workers, voip network, UCM series IP PBXs

The Growing Market for Remote Work Technology

Posted by Brian Van Meter, Marketing Manager on Jul 20, 2020

en español

Headsets, webcams, conferencing software, and other technology is a new focus for IT departments, individuals, and businesses alike. Remote work has always been a growing market, and due to the global pandemic businesses are adopting new remote work practices that are here to stay as companies recognize the growing benefits that remote work offers. In fact, since 2005 regular work-at-home positions among non-self-employed workers has grown by 173%, and Telecommuting in the US has seen a 115% increase in the past decade.1 In this blog post, we’ll cover the benefits and drawbacks that remote work offers to both employees and employers, and explain how remote work technology can boost these benefits and eliminate drawbacks.

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Topics: Remote Workers

How to Keep Online Meetings Productive

Posted by Brian Van Meter, Marketing Manager on Jun 29, 2020

en español
em português

Remote collaboration and online meetings have become a standard way to work together across most industries as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Luckily, online meeting technology is readily-available to help teams come together and work with one another as if they were right there in person. Adapting to the new standard of work has proven to be a challenge for some teams however, and it’s important to practice strategies that keep everyone on-track. In this blog post, we’ll be covering the best practices and platform features that can keep your online meetings productive.

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Pros and Cons: DECT and Wi-Fi Voice

Posted by Brian Van Meter, Marketing Manager on Apr 7, 2020

en español
em português

With the release of our WP810 cordless Wi-Fi IP phone, we wanted to revisit a popular blog of ours that evaluates the pros and cons that Wi-Fi has against traditional DECT solutions. The WP810 was designed to suit a variety of enterprises and vertical market applications at an affordable price point that competes with most DECT offerings. Continue reading to learn how Wi-Fi voice is changing the shape of UC mobility. 

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Topics: Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a Natural Addition to VoIP Deployments

Posted by Brian Van Meter, Marketing Manager on Mar 4, 2020

en español
em português

If you deploy VoIP solutions, you’re used to creating customized networks to help customers users communicate, be more productive, and work more efficiently. Recently, companies around the world have also started to utilize Wi-Fi technology more and more to achieve this same goal. In fact, in their recent 2019 annual report, Spiceworks found that 70% of surveyed organizations are expecting to utilize gigabit Wi-Fi technology by the year 20211. If you're use to deploying VoIP, Wi-Fi is a natural addition to add to your offering – and one that your customers will soon be looking for. In this blog post, we’ll go over some of the crossovers and similarities between Wi-Fi and VoIP and why you should add Wi-Fi networking to your offering.  

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Topics: Wi-Fi

4 Tips for a School's Inbound Call Strategy

Posted by Brian Van Meter, Marketing Manager on Dec 4, 2019

Deploying K-12 Communication Networks

A communication network is one of the most vital pieces of infrastructure for any educational institution. Parents, teachers, administration, and sometimes even students rely on this network to stay informed and productive. A school’s wide range of users makes the network more complex when compared to others. It’s important to create an inbound call strategy prior to deploying a unified communications solution to ensure that the communication process is easy and streamlined for everyone involved. Continue reading to learn 4 tips that will help you create an inbound strategy that is perfect for parents, staff, and students alike.

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Topics: IP communications, VoIP trends, Voice over IP, Vertical Markets

What is Multicast Paging

Posted by Brian Van Meter, Marketing Manager on Oct 15, 2019

 

How one feature enhances facility communications

español
português

Education campuses, hotels, commercial buildings, hospitals, and large office complexes are all able to streamline communications and security by paging an entire network or group of devices. Adding an intercom or paging solution to your deployment enables users to take advantage of facility-wide communications. However, sometimes this paging system is used by multiple departments and users. This high demand on the paging system could cause critical pages to be delayed or go completely unheard. Multicast paging helps solve this dilemma.

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Topics: SIP Intercom Solutions

How to use the Grandstream Device Management System

Posted by Brian Van Meter, Marketing Manager on Oct 8, 2019


Get to know our cloud-based management tool

en español
em português

The Grandstream Device Management System (GDMS) empowers our partners with a cloud-based solution to easily manage all of their Grandstream deployments before, during, and after the project. This platform allows you to expand management of your deployments through the cloud. Continue reading to learn how to use the Grandstream Device Management System prior to jumping in to help make your transition to using this game-changing system seamless and easy.

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Topics: Unified Communications, GDMS