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Manufacturer Support & Warranty Contacts

Occasionally you may need to contact the product manufacturer for additional support or warranty exchanges.  We have compiled a list of manufacturer contacts for our main brands here for your convenience.  Please feel free to contact us to leave a comment if the manufacturer for a product you ordered from us is not here, we will be happy to assist you.

Manufacturer Support/Warranty Contact
3CX Manuals, configurations:   http://www.3cx.com/support/     Support portal:   http://support.3cx.com/   Paid Support: 469-206-9039
AASTRA / Mitel 1-800-722-1301 or http://www.mitel.com/content/technical-support-ticket-request-form
ALGO http://www.algosolutions.com/support/support.html   or   support@algosolutions.com   or 604-454-3792
AUDIOCODES Paid support: 1-800-735-4588 or support@audiocodes.com
AVAYA Contact us to determine support needed
BOGEN 1-800-999-2809 option 2 or support@bogen.com
CISCO Contact us to determine support needed
CLEARONE 1-800-283-5936 or tech.support@clearone.com
CYBERDATA http://www.cyberdata.net/support/contactsupportvoip.php
DIGIUM 1-877-344-4861 or http://www.digium.com/en/support/contact   (May need to provide product registration code)
DRAYTEK http://draytekusa.com/open-tech-support-request
EDGEWATER NETWORKS 1-408-351-7255 or support@edgewaternetworks.com or   http://edgewaternetworks.com/support/
FORTINET 1-866-648-4638 or Fortinet Knowledgebase http://kb.fortinet.com/kb/microsites/microsite.do
GRANDSTREAM https://helpdesk.grandstream.com/
JABRA 1-866-697-8757 or jabrasupport.us@jabra.om or http://www.jabra.com/ServiceMenu/contact/ContactJabraSupport/ContactJabraSupportBusiness
KONFTEL 1-866-606-4728 or http://www.konftel.com/Support/Contact-Support
NEC Contact us to determine support needed
NETGEAR http://support.netgear.com/general/contact/default.aspx
NORTEL Contact us to determine support needed
OPENVOX support@openvox.cn
PANASONIC 1-800-528-6747 option 1
PATTON ELECTRONICS 301-975-1007 or support@patton.com
PHOENIX AUDIO 818-937-4779 or support@phnxaudio.com or http://www.phnxaudio.com/support
PLANTRONICS 1-855-765-7878 or http://www.plantronics.com/us/support/index.jsp
POLYCOM http://support.polycom.com/PolycomService/home/home.htm or 1-888-248-4143 (Support fee may apply)
REVOLABS 1-800-326-1088 or support@revolabs.com or http://www.revolabs.com/support/
RHINO EQUIPMENT helpdesk@rhinoequipment.com or 1-877-744-6681 or http://support.rhinoequipment.com/
SANGOMA http://support.sangoma.com/
SNOM https://support.snom.com/ or 781-569-2044 option 4
SPECTRALINK technicalsupport@spectralink.com or 1-800-775-5330 (option 7 for DECT), RMA: nalarma@spectralink.com
UNIDATA / INCOM Email support only, please contact us.
VIKING ELECTRONICS https://www.vikingelectronics.com/registration.php
VXI 1-800-742-8588 or technicalsupport@vxicorp.com
XORCOM http://www.xorcom.com/Support-Center/
YEALINK http://www.yealink.com/Support.aspx or support@yealink.com
YEASTAR support@yeastar.com

Yealink Releases V73 Firmware Update for SIP Phones

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Yealink just released V73 official firmware for their line of SIP phones with lots of new features, optimizations and bug fixes.  For Yealink SIP phone users, you can download available firmware in Yealink’s document and downloads zone. The V73 update affects Yealink models T20P, T22P, T26P, T28P, T41P, T42G, T46G and T48G phones.  Yealink skips T19/T21 and T3x line SIP phones in this release but plans to include T19/T21 in their future V80 update instead.

Some new features and optimizations include:

  • Protected personalized settings
  • RTCP-XR voice quality monitoring
  • Off-hook hot line dialing
  • Screen captures
  • Paging list
  • Ability to select different ringtones for different accounts
  • Notification pop-ups
  • Softkey display
  • Remote phone book
  • Call park feature

For full details on all the features, optimizations and bug fixes include with version 73 firmware please see Yealink’s V73 SIP IP phone release notes.

See our related post on how to upgrade firmware on Yealink IP phones for firmware update instructions.

Avaya IP Office Release 9.1 – What’s New?

Avaya just released the R9.1 firmware version for their popular IP Office platform.  What’s new you might ask?

Here is a basic overview of the changes being made:

  • New Premium Offering
    • IP Office Select (SE platform)
  • IP Office Server Edition Improvements
    • System expansions and increased resiliency
  • IP Office When Deployed as a Branch Improvements
    • Aura System Manager and central management
    • Aura centralized applications, services, and solutions
    • Branch VM Pro and centralized management
  • IP Office Unified Communications and Video
    • New mobile VoIP client enhancements
    • Lync Plugin enhancements
    • Exchange 2013 integration
    • Avaya Communicator (Flare) enhancements
  • IP Office Key Feature Improvements
    • New system capacity expansion
    • SIP service provider (SIP Trunk) features
    • SSL/VPN remote access and continued IPOSS support improvements
    • Communications accessibility
    • Call center enhancements
  • IP Office Web Manager Evolution
    • Expanded integration of management capabilities
    • Sever Edition and Standard Editions
  • IP Office Security Enhancements
    • TLS and SRTP support for SIP traffic
    • Encryption of all H.323 traffic via Line, Trunk, and SCN

IP Office R9.1 will be supported on the following platforms:

  • IP500 V2
  • IP Office for Linux (Server Edition, Virtualized Server Edition, Select Edition)

Some major changes that may affect people wanting to upgrade to R9.1:

  • Discontinued support for: IP401, IP403, IP406, IP406 V2, IP412, IP500 V1, or Small Office Edition platforms
  • Discontinued support for: IP400 Trunk Cards, IP400 VCM Cards, IP400 Digital Station V1, IP400 Phone V1, IP400 So8, and IP500 Legacy Card Carrier
  • Discontinued support for: Customer Call Reporter (CCR/Advanced Edition).  Existing customers will need to migrate to the new IP Office Contact Center Solution.

For more information, see General Availability (GA) of IP Office Release 9.1 for details.

Mitel Discontinues Aastra 675xi Series SIP Phones

As part of its brand transformation after purchasing Aastra, Mitel announced end-of-life for Aastra 675xi series SIP IP phones to make way for Mitel’s new and improved 6800i series.  For those wanting to continue with the Aastra 6700i series, the 673xi series are a great substitute as well.

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If you liked Aastra 6757i SIP phone:

  • Mitel 6867i, part of the new 6800i series IP phones, offers higher spec at a lower price point.  Additional features include color LCD display, dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, native HD hardware for true HD voice quality.
  • Alternatively, Aastra 6737i provide same look and price range as 6757i plus more features like dual Gigabit Ethernet ports and native HD hardware for true HD voice quality.

If you liked Aastra 6755i SIP phone:

  • Mitel 6867i would also serve as a good step up from 6755i with additional features like 10 programmable softkeys (no paper label keys), EHS/DHSG headset port, and wider range of accessories (including expansion modules).
  • Or go with Aastra 6735i which provide same look and price range plus additional features like dual Gigabit Ethernet ports and native HD hardware for true HD voice quality.

If you liked Aastra 6753i SIP phone:

  • Mitel 6865i, part of the new 6800i series IP phone, offers higher spec and competitive pricing with its larger LCD display, dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, and native HD hardware for true HD voice quality.