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Remote Work is Not a Trend – it’s the Future

Posted by Phil Bowers, Director of Marketing on Sep 17, 2020

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The COVID19 pandemic forced organizations all over the world to go remote – with no warning. With entire companies now working from home, the way that they communicate completely changed, as did the tools they need to do so. All of a sudden, every business needed desktop and mobile tools to support remote workers, video became a requirement and headsets were more in-demand then phones. For those of us in the communication technology sector, this forced us to quickly adjust to the new remote solutions our customers needed, altering the industry more than anything in a generation. However, this sudden landscape change served as a case study of what next-generation technology could do for our world, and therefore provided a window into the future of communication technology. Because of all of the benefits it offers to businesses, employees and society-at-large, remote work is not a trend – it is the future. As a result, communication technology that does not support secure and flexible remote usage will quickly be pushed to the side.

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Topics: Remote Workers, Business Communication, video communications, Video, collaboration, web meetings, work from home, future of technology, remote work

Product Highlights: The GUV Series of Personal Collaboration Devices

Posted by Nicole Furnari, Marketing Specialist on Sep 10, 2020

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As organizations around the world adjust to increased remote operations, the need for tools to enhance remote communication has never been greater. Grandstream’s latest addition to the product line, the GUV Series of Personal Collaboration Devices, has been pivotal to providing our customers with high-quality voice and video tools specifically designed for the remote worker. The GUV Series is comprised of two USB headset models in addition to an HD USB
webcam. In this blog, we will highlight some important yet overlooked key features and offered by the GUV Series. 

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Topics: Remote Workers, collaboration, remote education, GUV Series, Personal Collaboration Devices, GUV3100

Remote Work: How the Right Tools Can Improve Collaboration

Posted by Nicole Furnari, Marketing Specialist on Jul 31, 2020

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As we enter the era of remote interaction, many organizations are adapting and adjusting to a new way of life. Many companies have moved to a remote work structure, education has shifted to virtual classrooms, and healthcare workers have turned to technology to provide telehealth appointments. With a focus on health and safety for all, our means of communication have shifted nearly exclusively to web-based solutions to enable remote collaboration. This creates a demand for products that pair with these solutions to help remote professionals, students, and teachers stay productive while remote.

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Topics: Remote Workers, growing trends, collaboration, Telehealth, remote education, GUV Series

The Growing Market for Remote Work Technology

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

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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

Building a Secure Facility Management Solution

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Building security is like insurance, it is something you hope to never have to rely on but there may come a day where you will be thankful to have deployed security measures. Whether it is the result of property damage, a break in, employee malice, or other building threat, knowing that the technology is in place to protect building assets will bring comfort to any business owner. In this blog we will cover Grandstream’s facility management products and cover the important features that Grandstream products are equipped with to deliver a powerful security solution that can be customized to any business’s needs.

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Topics: security and facility access, facility management

How to Keep Online Meetings Productive

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

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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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Remote Education Solutions

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The “new normal” following the COVID-19 pandemic is going to challenge us more than ever before to adjust the way we live. One of the biggest adjustments is likely to come in education, where there is a growing need to provide online learning options. However, with the correct tools and modern technology, remote education is not only possible but it offers the potential to expand the reach of education around the world. To be able to provide online classes and remote education, the main tool that a school needs is a web meeting and video conferencing platform. This blog will highlight the main web meeting features that schools are using to create remote online learning solutions, all of which are available through Grandstream’s IPVideoTalk Meetings platform.

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Topics: web meetings, IPVideoTalk, remote education

Wi-Fi AP with Integrated Switch Extends Wired and Wireless Reach

Fig.A Grandstream Networks GWN7602 802.11ac 2x2:2 compact Wi-Fi access point with integrated ethernet switch

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Topics: Technical Review

How COVID-19 is Rapidly Evolving Telehealth

Posted by Nicole Furnari, Marketing Specialist on May 13, 2020

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The healthcare industry is evolving rapidly due to the COVID-19 global outbreak. The technology used to communicate between doctors and patients ranges from simple telephone calls in place of visits to face-to-face video calls and even robot doctors. There has been a sudden boom in telehealth visits and enhancements in technology within the industry. Video chatting has been one of the safest means of communication between physicians, nurses, and patients in COVID-19 testing facilities and other urgent care centers on the frontlines. It allows healthcare workers to protect themselves from potentially contagious patients during this global pandemic, ultimately slowing the spread of the virus. Remote appointments are also being held for non-urgent visits, by both video calls and regular telephone calls. 

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Topics: Remote Workers, healthcare industry, Video Phones, web meetings, IPVideoTalk, Telehealth, telemedicine

What is Kari's Law?

On February 16, 2020 Kari’s law and RAY BAUM’s Act went into effect. This law was passed in direct response to the tragic loss of Kari Hunt Dunn. During Kari’s attack, Dunn’s 9 year old daughter repeatedly tried to call 911 and was unsuccessful in reaching emergency services due to not knowing she had to dial “9” to reach an outside line before calling 9-1-1. This led to the implementation of a law that ensures public safety and the ability to dial 911 easily from any service. At Grandstream, we believe that all our customers should feel safe and have easy access to emergency services. Providing a communication solution to our customers that is compliant with this law is important to us. The law/act state the following:

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Topics: Kari's Law, Ray Baum's Act, UCM series IP PBXs