Market Segments

Does My Application Require a Session Border Controller (SBC) or a Gateway?

by Philip Weeks January 7, 2015 Enterprise

When working in a modern Voice over IP environment, we often come across questions regarding the type of appliance needed for a particular application.  In particular, we are asked when an SBC is required vs. a gateway. Both products perform similar functions.  That is, they take an input from one source and output it to […]

Session Border Controllers – Why are they necessary?

by Philip Weeks January 6, 2015 Business

Session Border Controllers (SBCs) are increasingly necessary in modern Voice Over IP environments due to provider requirements and customer needs. These are typically grouped into three primary areas: Security Routing Media conversion (transcoding) Protocol normalization Let’s look at each of these in turn. The term “security” encompasses many concepts, but it primarily boils down to […]

Polycom RealPresence Desktop Network Connectivity Test

by Mike Hubble January 6, 2015 Enterprise

Polycom RealPresence Desktop Network Connectivity Test When making a video call outside the LAN to the public network (WAN), it may be necessary to first test the Group Series using a secondary system with H.323 call functionality. If a second H.323 endpoint isn’t available we suggest using Polycom’s RealPresense Desktop. Polycom offers a 30-day trial […]

When is a session license used on the EdgeProtect 7300/4555 Series?

by Mike Hubble January 6, 2015 Enterprise
Edgewater Polycom

Edgewater Networks offers licensing options for the EdgeProtect 7300 in packages of 5, 10, 25, 50, and 100, including upgrade options of +5 and +10. Please note, the 4555 Series is limited to five video sessions. Also, video sessions are different then Gatekeeper registrations. So what constitutes a “Video Session” on the EdgeProtect 7300/4555? A concurrent […]

HIMSS Executive to Headline Chicago Smart VAR Healthcare Summit

by Nathan Lord July 11, 2014 AIDC

If you haven’t heard yet, you’re missing out! ScanSource and Business Solutions Magazine are partnering to offer resellers some business-changing information in the healthcare vertical through a joint effort called, the Smart VAR Healthcare Summit. Kicked off in New Jersey in May, more than 100 attendees were on hand to hear industry experts and end-user […]

The Path Forward: Predictions for macro trends like HaaS, analytics and the consolidation of technologies within the enterprise

by Kevin Price February 10, 2014 Enterprise

2013 has slid into the annals of corporate history. For many in the technology business it was a year of change and challenges. I predicted some big macro trends about a year ago. Here’s a link to the post. All of this happened to some degree in 2013 and all will be gaining momentum in […]

Enterprise Scaling and SIP Trunking – AudioCodes Announces New SBC

by Alan Percy February 5, 2014 Enterprise
AudioCodes

By Alan Percy, Senior Director of Marketing, AudioCodes Large global enterprises have made it clear that SIP is part of their future.  The challenge for them is making the migration.  With complex multi-site networks, an array of telecommunications suppliers, lengthy contracts and network infrastructure, things don’t happen overnight.

Selling Avaya into Small and Midmarket Has Never Been Easier with ScanSource Catalyst FastQuote

by Cory Patrick January 15, 2014 Market Segments
Avaya

Attention Avaya Partners! Have you heard about the new enhancements to Catalyst’s FastQuote tool? As your leading distributor of Avaya solutions, our goal is to help our valued Avaya business partners make the most of selling into the small and midmarket business (SMB) space. Catalyst knows that time is of the essence and enabling our […]