Technology

In this section, you’ll find a variety of technology information about communications, networking, physical security and AIDC.

An SBC is NOT Required for a WebRTC Gateway

by Jim Machi January 26, 2015 Technology
Dialogic

A session border controller (SBC) is not required for a WebRTC gateway. That might be a strange statement considering most of the industry has assumed an SBC is necessary for successful WebRTC scenarios. Why would the industry make that mistake? Because an SBC is basically an IP-to-IP translation node, and the WebRTC and SIP worlds […]

WebRTC – A Traveler’s Best Friend

by Jim Machi January 22, 2015 Technology

A traveler has been sitting at the airport for four hours, waiting anxiously for his plane to show up, when the gate agents relay the bad news: his flight to Paris has been cancelled. Within seconds, the massive line takes shape. Dozens of fellow travelers hound the gate agents, each hoping and praying that they […]

Polycom Conference Phone – Deciding based off room coverage

by Hunter Edmisten January 14, 2015 Technology
Polycom

Polycom manufactures 2 primary groups of conference phones. Both types of phones fall under the SoundStation naming structure. Analog phones are SoundStation2 series and the VTX1000, while the SIP phones are named SoundStation IP x0000 series. I’ve found that most people leave out the most important piece of information when looking for a conference phone, […]

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 […]

What’s new in RealPresence Group Series 4.2.0?

by Mike Hubble January 6, 2015 Enterprise

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How to setup content using live video on the HDX and RMX?

by Mike Hubble January 6, 2015 Enterprise
Polycom

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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 […]

Motorola Solutions WiNGExpress: Scaleable and Affordable

by Manuel Figueroa December 5, 2014 Barcode Printing
Motorola

WiNG Express is so easy and simple to set up one might think it’s only offered for Motorola’s entry-level APs. In fact, WiNG Express is offered in a wide range of APs from wall plates to outdoor mesh. One of WiNG Express’ standard features is the ability to create a local virtual controller for up to […]