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Konftel 55 / 55W Conference Phones adds Microsoft Lync Compatibility – Download Now

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Konftel adds Microsoft Lync compatibility to one of their most versatile conferencing devices, the Konftel 55 and Konftel 55W.

If you havent purchased one yet, ask one of our knowledgeable representatives at 866-369-3394. Buy yours today here at The Telecom Spot: Konftel 55, Konftel 55W

Konftel 55 Series – The hub of your communications Computers, smartphones, tablets and desktop phones – the Konftel 55 series is designed to keep pace with the array of devices used for communicating in the conference room today.

Layer for Lync

The user interface have a new and fresh design. Features that are supported and displayed on the Konftel 55 series display screen:

  • answer/end call
  • call information; name, subject and talk time are displayed
  • your status information (presence)
  • last number redial
  • keypad for calling via Lync – mute – voice mail

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Save Big with Jabra, Plantronics and VXi Headset Promotions

Now is a great time to add or upgrade headsets for your office / call center.  Many of our headset manufacturers are offering great freebies or rebates to help you get the best tool for your job.  Below is a list of current offers available:

Jabra:JabraPro9450

  • UC Plus Promo: Purchase a Jabra PRO 9450, get a free EHS cable or lifter from Jabra with proof of purchase.  9/2/2013 – 3/31/2014
  • Speak Free Promo:  Purchase 20 or more Jabra Pro 900 or Pro 9000 series headset, and get a free SPEAK 410 speakerphone for every 2 headsets on the same order with proof of purchase.  2/17/2014 – 6/30/2014
  • Break Free Evaluation Kit:  Free wireless headset evaluation kit for qualifying customers.  9/2/2013 – 3/31/2014
  • SMB UC Deployment Offer:  Volume discounts may be available to organizations deploying qualifying UC solutions to a minimum of 20 users now thru June 2013.  Contact our sales people for more details.

 

Plantronics:Plantronics CS500-XD Headsets

  • CS500 XD Series:  Purchase a CS500-XD series product and get a free EHS cable or HL10 lifter free from Plantronics. 3/3/2014 – 6/30/2014
  • Voyager Legend CS:  $50 manufacturer rebate off any Voyager Legend CS or Voyager Legend CS with HL10 handset lifter bundle.  3/3/2014 – 6/30/2014

 

VXi:VXiEnvoyUC

  • Now-UC-It: Get one free UC USB headset or connection products when you buy 12 (when purchased with X100, X200 or ConneXt).  2/1/2014-3/31/2014. See promo page for more details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introducing VXi Envoy UC Headsets

Just released, VXi’s new Envoy UC headsets is a great USB headset at an affordable price point.  VXi designed the Envoy UC to give users best-in-class sound quality for all variety of office communication situations, and they’ve done an excellent job at that.  The Envoy™ UC is currently available in two models: Envoy™ UC 3031U Stereo UC Headset (VXI-203349) and Envoy™ UC 3010U Monaural UC Headset (VXI-203352).

VXi Envoy UC Headset

VXi Envoy UC Headset

When testing out the new Envoy UC headset, we were pleasantly surprised at the rich and clear audio quality.  For those of us who enjoy some music while working on projects and in-between calls, it is a huge plus.  The Envoy UC’s microphone boom can also be easily positioned for best voice input.  The VXi Envoy UC headset is rated at 95% noise cancellation by 3rd party testing (CJS Labs) which is superior to many others in its range.  For users looking for a great headset for speech recognition or dictate software like Nuance’s Dragon NaturallySpeak, the VXi Envoy UC would also make a great option.

The headset is also light and comfortable enough to wear all day long with the soft leatherette ear-pads resting gently on the ear(s).  And the in-line control for volume, mute and call answer/end is another convenient feature.  All in all, this would make a great contender when considering UC headsets, closely competing with others such as Plantronics’ Blackwire 500 series headsets or Jabra’s UC Voice 550 series headsets.

Features: 

  • USB interface for plug-and-play ease of use.
  • Hi-Fi audio with DSP for clearer conversations and audiophile-quality sound.
  • Advanced noise canceling eliminates background noise and improves communication.
  • Works with popular UC and softphone applications.
  • Lightweight, comfortable design is easy to wear, all day.
  • Real-world durability stands up to every-day use.
  • Inline control of volume, mute and call answer/end.  (Call answer/end controls may require additional software – www.vxicorp.com/usb )
  • Two-year, hassle-free VXi manufacturer warranty.

Mechanical Specifications

  • Headset Weight:  Stereo: 4.29 oz.  Mono: 3.46 oz.
  • Headband: 11” expandable to 13”
  • Mic Boom: Flexible, snap-lock microphone boom

Receiver Specifications

  • Speaker: 36.0 mm wideband
  • SPL:  110 ± 3 dB at 1 mW (0.178 V) with IEC-318
  • Impedance:  32 Ω ± (15%) at 1 KHz, 0.178 V
  • Frequency Response:20 Hz – 20 KHz

Agency Approvals

  • CE, FCC, RoHS

Microphone Specifications

  • Microphone: 6.0 mm bi-directional noise cancelling
  • Ambient Noise Suppression: 95%
  • Frequency Response: 200 Hz – 8 KHz

 

 

New Konftel 300Wx Wireless Expandable Conference Phone

Many have been asking for an expandable version of Konftel’s wireless 300W conferencing phone, and now it’s finally here!  Introducing the Konftel 300Wx, Konftel’s latest wireless expandable conference phone that can be connected to DECT systems, mobile phones (with adapter) or computers via USB.  The 300Wx can be connected to a Konftel DECT base station or any GAP-compatible DECT systems. The North American version of the Konftel DECT base will also be able to connect to regular analog line or PBX with analog extensions.

Konftel 300Wx Wireless Conference Phone

Konftel 300Wx Wireless Conference Phone

The Konftel 300Wx works for both small meetings by itself or larger meetings up to 16 participants with optional expansion microphone.  It can be used completely wireless in a DECT environment with its rechargeable lithium-ion battery for up to 60 hours of talk time.  The 300Wx utilizes new GAP/CAT-Iq technology which improves interoperability with 3rd party IP base stations as well as providing fantastic HD audio quality.  According to Konftel, the 300Wx will likely work great paired to a SIP Yealink, Snom, RTX, Aastra and other similar IP base stations.  The Konftel 300Wx can also combine and switch easily between DECT, USB and mobile calls.

Highlights & Features:

  • OmniSound HD audio technology
  • USB connectivity allows the phone to be used to make VoIP calls
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Conference guide for easy set-up for multi-party calls
  • Expandable with microphones (optional)
  • Built-in bridging function
  • SD call recording so you can listen to them later
  • Phonebook
  • Upgradeable software – future proof
  • Charging cradle
  • Line selector
  • 2-year manufacturer warranty

Konftel 300Wx comes with: 

  • Konftel 300Wx conference phone and DECT base station
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Charging cradle
  • Power cable
  • AC adapters
  • USB cable
  • Quick reference guide

The Konftel 300Wx wireless expandable conferencing phone is now available and ready at The Telecom Spot.  Get yours today or contact us with any questions.

 

Digium TE133/TE134 Single-Span Digital PBX Cards 2013 Promotion

Looking for single span digital telephony cards?  Digium offers their new TE133 and TE134 cards with built-in echo cancellation at an extremely competitive price point all while maintaining Digium quality and ease of implementation.  From the people that brought you the Asterisk platform paired with their rock-solid 5-year warranty, it’s hard to beat.

Digium TE133 Digium TE134

The TE133/TE134 cards are designed as replacements to the TE121BF and TE122BF cards and are fully compatible with existing software applications as well as integrate fully with Asterisk platform.  Both line-side and trunk-side interfaces are supported as well as many advanced call features.  The cards support industry standard protocols and are capable of running in E1, T1 or J1 modes.  The Octasic based hardware echo cancellation is built into the cards to eliminate the task of echo cancellation from systems CPC which increases overall system performance and call quality.

Specs:

  • Up to 24 (T1/J1) or 30 (E1) simultaneous calls
  • Selectable T1, E1 or J1 Mode / Half-Length, Half-Height, Digital Card
  • PCI-Express (TE133) or PCI (TE134)
  • 1x RJ48 Interface Port
  • Supported protocols include: ISDN PRI, Robbed-Bit, CAS, MFC/R2
  • Built-in 128ms Octasic DSP hardware echo cancellation
  • Supported with both Switchvox and Asterisk
  • 5 year manufacturer warranty

Both the Digium TE133 and TE134 digital telephony cards are in stock and ready to ship at The Telecom Spot.  The current promotional pricing at $495 MSRP will expire end of year and increase by $235 more in 2014, so now is the right time to buy!

Additional resources:

Snom Increases IP Phone Warranty to Two Years

Snom has announced they are doubling their IP desktop phones warranty from one to two years to further protect customer’s investment.  This extended warranty will apply to snom phones purchased from July 1, 2013 by customers in North America, Carribbean, Central America, South America, Australia and New Zealand.

The products covered under the new 2 year warranty are:

  • snom 3xx series (300, 320,370)
  • snom 7xx series (710, 720, 760)
  • snom 8xx series (821 and 870)
  • PA1 paging adapter

 

Guest Checkout is Now Available on The Telecom Spot!

You asked and we listened – guest checkout is now available on The Telecom Spot without having to register for an account first!  By registering an account with us online you will have access to order history and status, save time in future check-outs, and be able to view our special below MAP pricing on certain product lines.  But now the choice is yours.

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New Digium Switchvox 80 and 300 Series Appliances – Now Smaller and More Powerful

Digium recently released new Switchvox 80 and 300 series appliances for the SMB market, replacing the older Switchvox 65, 305 and 355 appliances.

The new Switchvox 80 and 300 series have updated technology, smaller form factor, green design and are competitively priced.  Switchvox 80 replaces 65, 310 replaces 305, and 360 replaces 355.  The older Switchvox appliances (65, 305, 355) are discontinued as of July 30th (limited stock remains, check with us for availability).

If you’re a current user of the older Switchvox appliances, you can upgrade by purchasing a cold spare of the appliance that you choose instead of purchasing Switchvox with the software license.  Then you can upload the last backup to the new appliance and be back up and running!  Just make sure the Switchvox software version is 5.7.1 or newer. The old appliance can be put to good use as a failover cold spare for your disaster recovery plan.

See which one of the Digium Switchvox appliances is the best fit for you via the convenient comparison chart below.  You can build your custom bundle via our easy system configurator or simply contact us today for quote!

Digium Switchvox Comparison

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*About Digium Switchvox phone systems:  Digium Switchvox offers a single powerful set of features you can afford.  You pay one low price for all its communication power – it’s an United Communication system that integrates all office communications including phone, fax, chat and web mash-ups.  Business that wants to do more than just talk can count on Switchvox to help them easily transition from simple telephony to a feature-rich UC solution.  Business users can improve productivity no matter where they are – on a mobile phone or in the office.

Buy 10 Get 1 FREE Promo on Select Plantronics UC Headsets

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Now through December 31, 2013 Plantronics has an exclusive offer for our healthcare customers.  When you buy ten of select Plantronics UC headsets, you get 1 free!  Simply contact us for eligibility and to claim your free headset with order – it’s that simple.

*Plantronics offer is for the same product purchased only (for example, buy ten Voyager Legend UC’s and get one Voyager Legend UC FREE).  This offer may not be combined with any other offers.

Eligible products:

  • Savi 700 Series:  Ideal for professionals that are mostly close to their phone or computers, multi shift environments, and training.  Connect with multiple MDs and/or practice Telemedicine with ease.  (Connects to mobile, PC, and desk phone)
  • Voyager Legend UC series:  Ideal for road warrior mobile professionals, Telemedicine or other video communications and speech recognition. (Connects to PC, mobile, tablet, or any USB device)
  • Blackwire 700 Series:  Ideal for users with extensive PC communication for Telemedicine, video communications and speech recognition who also desire connectivity to a mobile phone, tablet or other USB device. (Connects to PC, mobile, tablet or any USB device)
  • Blackwire 500 Series:  Ideal for users with extensive PC communication for Telemedicine, video communications and speech recognition. (Connects to PC or any USB device)
  • Calisto 620:  An ideal Telemedicine tool, the Calisto 620 speakerphone facilitates conferencing and a private office environment as well.  (Connects to mobile phone and PC)