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Google’s Android OS Brings Apps and Features to PBX Handsets

Google has been leading the way for decades in technology with their operating system (OS) and has recently begun quietly bridging the feature gap with office phones. From their initial launch of Andromeda as an integrated OS in 2007 to their current launch of the smart phone, Pixel, Google’s eye for human use factors are now driving advanced capabilities for business. Competitors like Apple ha...
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Birth of New Unified Communications Ecosystems

Right now we’re starting to see a lot of convergence between mobile devices and desktop telephony equipment. Modern VoIP handsets are starting to stock up on functionality and applications that has, so far, been the sole domain of smartphones, including touchscreens and app-compatible operating systems. Convergence in Unified Communications When you take the smartphone dynamics to desktop phones...
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PBX Phones Review: Altigen iFusion AP 300 Handset

Ok, it’s not really a PBX handset. Altigen iFusion SmartStation is a Bluetooth Speakerphone and a charging station with a handset designed to be used with an iPhone. By design it was meant to serve as a charging station and replace your office handset. I have to admit, that a thought of losing my desk phone and replacing it with a SIP softphone app on my iPhone 4S sounded enticing. One device for ...
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PBX Phone Review: Grandstream GXV 3175

GXV3175 desktop SIP Video Phone
Grandstream’s entry into VoIP market resembles that of auto-makers Hyundai and Kia. They had entered VoIP arena with ultra-cheap GXP 2000 SIP phones. Having to deal with their earlier series I can certainly tell you that they were of questionable quality in both: software, hardware and technical support aspects. GXV3175 is a rather ambitious attempt at a multimedia phone that supports video, Wi-Fi...
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Budget PBX – Yes, It’s Possible!

Why haven’t you moved your company to the hosted PBX yet? What do you mean “you’ve only had your current phone system for five years”? Did you keep your cell phone for five years? Maybe you think that VoIP technology doesn’t move as fast? It does. Well, with the hosted PBX the cool thing is that in most cases, all you need to do to stay current is buy some new handsets! The rest of it practicall...
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From SIP Handsets to Totally Mobile?

I talked to a friend recently who was full of excitement over the news from his employer that the sales team (of which he belongs) was going to receive new smartphones. His excitement was easy to understand: the entire 50 person sales team was getting brand new iPhones that were going to replace their SIP handsets and older PBX desk phones. Considering the cost of smartphones and voice quality con...
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Hosted PBX Unwrapped: The Challenges of Automatic Voice Recognition

As computer use becomes ubiquitous, it is increasingly desirable to communicate with them in the same way that we communicate with one another: using human speech. Voice or Speech Recognition technology aims to do just this. Personally, I fell in love with the concept of voice recognition ever since I first saw “Star Trek, The New Generation” series. Unfortunately, my first attempt at making a p...
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