Catalyst Telecom Virtual Demo Center

by ScanSource Catalyst Tech Support August 4, 2009 ScanSource Catalyst

Catalyst Telecom has just announced the release of their Virtual Demo Center. The VDC will enable Business Partners of Catalyst Telecom to successfully provide a live demo of the Avaya IP Office and other SMB focused vendors for a potential client without the need of carrying around equipment to each site.


by Glenn Griffin March 27, 2009 ScanSource Catalyst

CAN’T REMEMBER THE UPGRADE PATH TO GET FROM 3.0.x to 4.2.14? DOES THE 4406 PHONE WORK ON A 500? WHAT KIND OF SERVER AND OS DO I NEED FOR UMS? -All these questions and many more answered by the IP Office Matrix.  The matrix is a multi-tabbed spreadsheet you can download from the partner website. […]

Catalyst ConfigTool Blog Live!

by ScanSource Catalyst Tech Support December 4, 2008 ScanSource Catalyst

There is a new blog for the Catalyst ConfigTool. This blog is for pre-sales help with the Catalyst ConfigTool and manufacturing partners that are in the Catalyst ConfigTool. Going forward the ConfigTool blog will house documentation, tips, troubleshooting and other articles. You can also provide feedback and suggestions for the ConfigTool. Visit the Catalyst ConfigTool […]

Gigabit Switching Overview

by ScanSource Catalyst Tech Support October 8, 2008 ScanSource Catalyst

As data rates increase in the Enterprise LAN 10/100 or Fast Ethernet is quickly being moved out and replaced with Gigbit switching.  Some manufacturers and lines do not even offer a 10/100 product.  Below is a quick overview of the Gigabit offerings available today from manufacturers Catalyst distributes.

Double your bandwidth for free with 802.3ad

by ScanSource Catalyst Tech Support September 24, 2008 ScanSource Catalyst

Increasing bandwidth is a constant battle faced by every IT department.  What happens when a high capacity server is hitting the limits of a single Gigabit link.  What happens when 10G is not an option, but 1G is not enough.  Simply connecting another cable is not the answer.  The result will be a total loss […]

Catalyst ConfigTool 4.0.6 Avaliable

by ScanSource Catalyst Tech Support July 15, 2008 ScanSource Catalyst

The Catalyst ConfigTool version 4.0.6 is now avaliable.  It can be downloaded from the CatalystTelecom web site.  See below for additions/changes/fixes.

Alternate TFTP Servers

by ScanSource Catalyst Tech Support June 24, 2008 ScanSource Catalyst

TFTP servers are integral to upgrades on many platforms. On the Avaya IP Office, many times the Manager program acts a TFTP server, but is limited in capacity. Here is a list of free TFTP servers that can help with file transfers via TFTP.

Which Firewall/VPN device is best for you?

by ScanSource Catalyst Tech Support June 16, 2008 ScanSource Catalyst

Picking the correct VPN solution can be a time consuming and frustrating task at times.   Below are the Firewall/VPN vendors that CatalystTelecom carries and what they have to offer.

Simple Firewall Solutions

by ScanSource Catalyst Tech Support June 12, 2008 ScanSource Catalyst

In today’s world firewalls are a must for any company connected to the public internet. Many companies also need a firewall to protect core resources inside the network as well. PCI DSS compliance requires these firewalls be more than the simple ACL (Access Control List) of the past. Both Juniper and SonicWall offer robust lines […]

Let the 10G race begin

by ScanSource Catalyst Tech Support May 23, 2008 ScanSource Catalyst

Both Extreme Networks and Juniper Networks now offer 10G products.  Just over a year ago 10G was a bleeding edge technology that was available but not typically implemented.  At Interop 2008 Extreme discussed it’s X650 series 10G-Base switch (product details).  Recently Juniper also announced line rate 10G interface modules on it’s IDP 8200 (product details).  […]