IP Phones

IP Desk Phones – A Phone is Just a Phone Right?

by Jenna Watts June 7, 2016 Business
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by Ewan Haig Being nearly three months into my new role at AudioCodes, it’s been a steep learning curve given the breadth of products and markets we address. Before I started, I was curious as to why AudioCodes was making such significant investments in the IP phone range, given we were primarily known for more […]

Free Polycom IP Phone Provisioning

by Alex Britt August 17, 2015 ScanSource Communications

Have you ever had your Polycom IP Phone provisioned through the ScanSource Custom Configuration Center? If not, now is your chance to try it out! For a limited time, through September 30, 2015, you can get your Polycom IP Phones provisioned through the ScanSource Custom Configuration Center for free. That is right; all resellers who […]

Polycom Conference Phone – Deciding based off room coverage

by Hunter Edmisten January 14, 2015 Technology

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, […]

Lync Conference 2013 – A Look Back

by Alan Percy March 7, 2013 ScanSource Communications

Now that the first-ever Lync Conference is behind us, some reflective thoughts and observations: Far exceeding the organizer’s expectations, the Lync Conference sold out weeks before the event with over 1,000 paid attendees.  (Based on the badge swapping in the hotel foyer, there must have been another 300 people “around the fringes”.)   The event was […]

ADTRAN Announces New Line of IP Phones and Paid4Trade – Competitive Displacement Program

by Ryan Johnson December 12, 2012 ScanSource Catalyst

ADTRAN’s expanded line of IP Phones is perfect for enterprises looking to leverage the advanced business benefits of next-generation voice, video and unified communications.   Well-suited for both hosted and premise-based applications, these IP Phones offer a wide range of advanced enterprise-grade features, including: High-resolution multi-touch displays HD Voice Clarity Optional USB Camera for videoconferencing Full […]

Avaya launches POE for Free!

by Madison Skinner November 2, 2012 Networking
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Exciting news for all Avaya partners!  On October 22nd, Avaya launched its latest Networking promotion called POE for Free!  This promotion offers partners the ability to receive a free ERS 3500 or ERS 4800 with a minimum purchase of select IP phones.  These amazing discounts offer partners the ability to try one of the newest […]

How to configure Avaya IP Phones to use DHCP and VLAN

by ScanSource Catalyst Tech Support February 21, 2011 ScanSource Catalyst

Scenario: DHCP is needed to assign IP phones an IP address. The ports the phones will be plugged into will connect the IP phone and the PC, which will be plugged in to the back of the IP phone. The switch will need to have 2 VLANs on it, one for voice and one for […]

SysMonitor: H.323 Registration Events

by ScanSource Catalyst Tech Support November 16, 2009 ScanSource Catalyst

The next in the series of System Monitor posts covers the H.323 Event messages. There are mainly 3 types of registration events seen in a monitor trace dealing with H.323. Two events are for the registration of a new system phone, the third is a repeated message to keep the phone registered with the gatekeeper.

VoIP Security

by ScanSource Catalyst Tech Support June 8, 2009 ScanSource Catalyst

VoIP has opened a whole new world of possibilites.  New Mobility options that were never thought of just a few years ago.  Cost savings through dynamic allocation of communications resources from data to voice as the demands change.  Provisioning of system resources is now more flexible.  The communications infrastructure can now be efficient.

1603 Phones and PoE

by ScanSource Catalyst Tech Support December 11, 2008 ScanSource Catalyst

The smallest of the value edition 1600 series phones is the 1603.  This phone is a bit unique in that it does not support PoE internally. It requires an adapter or splitter.  The phone can be powered by either by the 5V power adapter that connects to a 110V AC outlet (700451230) or via PoE […]