Polycom Talk2Lync CX600 Promo Offer

Add more to your Microsoft Lync voice system with Polycom’s Talk2Lync promo offer.  Now through end of 2013, purchase the following quantities of Microsoft Lync optimized Polycom CX600 IP phones and get special promotional pricing on additional units.  It’s as easy as 1-2-3, just contact us today for this special offer!

  1. Buy 50 CX600 IP phones – get 3 more for $50 each
  2. Buy 100 CX600 IP phones – get 10 more for $50 each
  3. Buy 250 CX600 IP phones – get 30 more for $50 each

Polycom CX600 IP phone

Polycom CX600 IP phones feature Polycom HD Voice technology for crystal clear calls and robust interoperability with the Microsoft Lync platform.  A large 3.5 inch high resolution color display, easy navigation buttons and embedded software enable familiar dialing controls, calendar and contact directory access, and presence indication – without the need for a PC.

Buy 10 Get 1 FREE Promo on Select Plantronics UC Headsets

Plantronics-healthcare-promo-offer

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)

 

 

 

New VXi V150 Wireless Convertible Headset and EHS Now Available!

VXi has just introduced their latest wireless headset system, the V150, with convertible wearing styles and optional EHS (Electronic Hook Switch) for remote call controls.  The VXi V150 wireless headset system is now available and ready to ship!  Listed at $215 but The Telecom Spot offers a discounted everyday special pricing for our customers.  Just log to view or contact us today for special pricing!

VXi V150 Wireless Headset System

VXi V150 Wireless Headset System

Highlights: 

  • 1.9 GHz DECT 6.0 gives you up to 300 feet wireless freedom
  • Talk all day on a single charge (up to 10 hours) or 120 hours on standby
  • Advanced noise canceling let you be heard clearly
  • Control volume, answer, end, or mute calls right from the headset
  • Convertible wearing styles: headband, earhook or neckband
  • Optional space-saving EHS (Electronic Hook Switch) let you answer and end calls remotely
  • 1 year manufacturer warranty

 

New Grandstream UCM6100 Series IP PBX Offers Enterprise-Grade Solutions to SMBs with No License Fees

Grandstream has just released their new UCM6100 series IP PBX with no licensing fees, bringing enterprise-grade communication solutions to SMBs at affordable entry-level price point!  Available in 4 model sizes, Grandstream’s UCM6100 series delivers advanced voice, video, data and mobility applications with a single-server solution.  They’re available now at The Telecom Spot at limited quantities – remember to add-to-cart to view our current special pricing!

Grandstream UC6100 Series IP PBX

Grandstream UCM6100 Series IP PBX

Product highlights:

  • Powered by advanced Asterisk based open source platform
  • Supports up to 500 users and up to 60 concurrent calls
  • Affordable pricing for SMB budgets – no licensing fees
  • 4 model sizes ranging from 2 to 16 FXO ports
  • 2-year manufacturer warranty
  • No licensing/recurring fees per features like IVR, auto attendant
  • Free lifetime firmware updates
  • Auto discovery and registration of SIP endpoints (phones, cameras, etc)
  • Zero-configuration provisioning via intuitive WEB UI
  • Plug and play setup and remote maintenance
  • Broad SIP interoperability with popular service providers, SIP trunk providers and other SIP hardware, including Grandstream GXP phones and GXP video cameras.

Enterprise-Grade features for SMBs:

  • Voice - Customizable features like Caller ID, voicemail, auto attendant, IVR, DND, MWI, call routing, click-to-dial, 3-way conferencing and more; comprehensive codec support
  • Data – Call detail records; Fax; Corporate phonebook LDAP files and servers; call recording; voicemail/fax to email and more
  • Video – Real-time SIP video calling; video camera/surveillance integration; 2-way audio from cameras; extensive video codec
  • Mobility – Remote workers can make/receive calls on smartphones and laptops; extension dialing over all locations; access files and monitor business remotely across the globe

Models:

Technical Specifications UCM6102  UCM6104  UCM6108  UCM6116 
PSTN Line FXO Ports 2 4 8 16
Analog Telephone FXS Ports 2 2 2 2
Network Interfaces Single or Dual (UCM6102 only) 10M/100M/1000M RJ45 Ethernet port(s) with integrated PoE Plus (IEEE 802.3at-2009)
Data Router Yes No                           No                            No
Peripheral Ports USB, SD
LED Indicators Power/Ready, Network, PSTN Line, USB, SD
LCD Display 128×32 graphic LCD with DOWN & OK button
Reset Switch YES

Digium Introduces New G400 & G800 T1/E1/PRI Gateways

Digium just introduced two new additions to their gateway family: the G400 (4-T1/E1/PRI ports) and the G800 (8-T1/E1/PRI ports).  These new VoIP gateways are higher density appliances designed to connect legacy voice technologies (T1/E1/PRI) to VoIP as well as transcoding SIP protocols between VoIP devices and/or service providers.  Digium G400 supports up to 120 concurrent calls while G800 supports up to 240 concurrent calls.

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digium-g800-voip-gateway

New features include:

  • Higher density with 4 and 8 digital ports
  • Second Ethernet port   – The second Ethernet port can be used for separate management LAN connectivity or as a secondary route for VoIP calls.   – Ability to configure up to two VLANs per physical Ethernet.  The VLANs can be assigned any of the 4096 VLAN tags via GUI configuration.
  • Hardware reset switch to restart the gateway appliance or to reset its GUI password.

Digium gateways are well known for being much easier to configure compared to other brands, and now the G400 and G800 are priced far below costs of competitive brands at $2995 and $3995 MSRP respectively (log into our website to view our special pricing).  They are available now for pre-order with an ETA to ship August 2013.

New Digium TE133 and TE134 Digital Telephony Cards – Now Available!

Digium just released their best PBX cards for any Digium installation with the TE133 and TE134 digital telephony cards.  They are designed as replacements to the TE121BF and TE122BF cards and offer an incredible introductory price of $495 (log into our site for even better pricing) and include echo cancellation and the single span card.

Digium TE133 Digium TE134

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)
  • One (1) RJ48 Interface Port
  • Protocol support includes: ISDN PRI, Robbed-Bit, CAS, MFC/R2
  • Built-in 128ms Octasic DSP hardware echo cancellation
  • 5 year manufacturer warranty

The TE133 and TE134 cards support industry standard telephone protocols including Primary Rate ISDN (North American and Euro standard) protocol families for voice.  Both line-side and trunk-side interfaces are supported as well as advanced call features.  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.  They are supported with both Switchvox and Asterisk, plus a 5 year manufacturer warranty from Digium.

Both the Digium TE133 an TE134 digital telephony cards are now in stock and ready to ship at The Telecom Spot!  Initial stock is limited though, so don’t wait too long to get yours.

 

Introducing Plantronics CS500-XD Series 900MHz High-Density Wireless Headsets

Are you experiencing audio issues with your wireless headsets?  According to Plantronics you can start experiencing density issues when you have more than twice the channel count in a 10,000 squire feet area.  So if you have more than 60 active wireless headset users in the office, you may want to look into alternative solutions instead of DECT headsets.

Plantronics has just introduced their latest CS500-XD family utilizing the 900 MHz wireless technology as a no-hassle, high-quality solution for fitting more wireless headsets in the same office.  With Plantronics’ 900 MHz CS500-XD wireless headsets you get 90 channels versus 30 with DECT 6.0 headsets.  Offering the same design and features as their popular CS500 series and connection to office/deskphones, the CS500-XD series has:

  • 900 MHz wireless frequency with 90 channels
  • 3 wearing options including convertible (over-the-head, over-the-ear, behind-the-head) and over-the-head mono or binaural
  • Support for both wideband and narrowband modes
  • Ability to conference in up to 3 additional headsets by just docking the headset (auto-subscription)
  • Up to 350 foot range
  • Adaptive power for optimal battery life
  • Auto-answer by undocking headset
  • Full lifter support and Savi style EHS cable support (but no lifter bundles)
Plantronics CS500-XD Family

Plantronics CS500-XD Family

All 4 models from Plantronics’ CS500-XD family are now in stock and available for purchase at The Telecom Spot.  Please leave us a note below or contact us directly for any additional questions.

Note:  If you don’t need all the features and channels offered by the CS500-XD series but just need an economical high-density option, also look into Plantronics CS50 wireless headsets which offers 54 channels, lower price point, range up to 300ft and talk time of up to 8 hours.

Free Digium Phone App Engine API Webinar – Register Now

On May 16th at 2pm CDT, Digium will offer a free webinar to show you ins and outs of the Digium Phone App Engine API.  The free phone API allows developers to customize the user experience using Asterisk (or Switchvox) with simple set JavaScript APIs.

The webinar will cover topics like:

  • What makes Digium’s Phone App Engine different
  • How Business Apps help in your niche
  • JavaScript API vs XML browser pages
  • The anatomy of a business phone app
  • Developer and non-developer resources
  • Live Q&A session

If you want to build custom apps for your Digium IP phone to take your business communications to a new level, this would be a great free webinar for you.

Register for the webinar here.

*The Digium App Engine for Digium IP Phones is a free tool that features an open API allowing developers to create custom apps. Developers can use JavaScript to easily create applications that extends the power of Digium phones with Asterisk or Switchvox.

Time2Trade Polycom Rebate for Polycom VVX, Conferencing, and SoundPoint IP Phones

Take advantage of Polycom’s latest Time2Trade competitive displacement rebate promotion if you have an old but working business desktop/conference phone from non-Polycom brands, or an old legacy Polycom phone that needs replacing. Thru 9/30/2013, Polycom will give you a rebate of up to $250 per displaced device when you purchase a new and eligible Polycom VVX business media phone, conference phone or SoundPoint IP phone (North America only).

To claim your rebate from Polycom, you will need to submit a completed claim form, letter of authentication and disposal certification (thru recyclers), equipment listing and purchase contract to the Polycom rebate team.  Please see eligible equipments below.  Full Polycom Time2Trade rebate promotion details plus terms and conditions can be found here:  Polycom Time2Trade Rebate Flyer.

Polycom Time2Trade Rebate Qualified Equipment & Rebate Amounts

Analog Personal Audio Conferencing Options

Despite the increase in popularity for UC conferencing devices, a high percentage of conference speakerphones sold today are still analog.  If you are one of the many who are still looking to procure an analog conferencing speakerphone for your personal or small meeting uses then this post will give you a few options to consider.

Option 1:  ClearOne Chat50 USB Plus

ClearOne Chat50 USB Plus

A personal speakerphone that connects to a variety of devices (including computers, telephones, mobile phones, MP3 players etc) for clear, full-duplex and hands-free communication.  Being full-duplex, it lets you listen and talk at the same time without cutting in and out of audio.  The sensitive microphone array has 120-degree audio pickup up to 8 feet away so you can talk comfortably.  The ClearOne Chat50 also has built-in echo and noise cancellation to prevent unwanted noises.

For analog use, you would connect the Chat50 to your telephone’s headset jack via the provided 2.5mm cable (it’ll also connect with cell-phones).  The Chat50 is small, slightly larger than a pack of cards so it takes up minimal footprint and is easy to take for travel.  The Chat50 is recommended if you want a good quality, no-fuss, simple-to-use conferencing speakerphone with an economical price.  The great thing about the ClearOne chat50 is you can also use it with your computer for webinars or Skype calls so it is more versatile.

Option 2:  Konftel 100

Konftel 100 Conference Phone

Konftel 100 brings you a great conferencing solution for smaller meetings up to 6 people.  This device uses Konftel’s proprietary OmniSound HD technology which provides full-duplex natural sound.  The 360-degree pick-up and reproduction let you walk and talk freely in the meeting space (up to 300 sqft range).  The Konftel 100 also comes with ultra-sensitive omni-directional microphone with 3 built-in surround speakers to provide clear reception throughout the meeting space.

Konftel 100 comes with dial pad and call control (volume, mute, flash, conference etc) buttons right on the front of the unit so you can make and manage your conference calls easily.  It plugs directly into your analog jack (bypassing the need of a separate deskphone), or to your phone system with an analog card via a modular 6/6, RJ11 port.  Because Konftel 100 only connects via analog, this is recommend if you are looking for a dedicated analog conferencing solution that’s practical, simple-to-use and is great quality.  If you would like to try one out, there is currently a 30-day trial offer on Konftel conference phones.

Option 3:  Polycom VoiceStation 300

Polycom Voicestation 300

A 3rd option would be the Polycom VoiceStation 300.  Similar to Konftel 100 it provides 360-degree room coverage but only up to 7 feet in range.  The Polycom VoiceStation 300 is more suited for personal and smaller conferencing with less than 4 participants.  The VoiceStation’s Dynamic Noise Reduction (DNR) actively removes background noises and Polycom’s Acoustic Clarity technology delivers clear, natural 2-way conversations.

The VoiceStation 300 also comes with dial pad and call controls (volume, mute, flash, hold etc) buttons on the front of the device and a handset phone can be plugged in for a more private conversation.  To use, simply connect the Polycom VoiceStation 300 into any analog phone jack.  The Polycom VoiceStation 300 is recommended if you only need analog connection for smaller or personal conferences and are more comfortable going with the Polycom brand.

I hope the options above will help you get started in selecting your analog personal audio conference phone.  If you’re looking for a personal conferencing device for your computer webinars or bluetooth devices instead, look forward to our next blog post which will go over just that.  If there are any questions please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below or contact us at sales@thetelecomspot.com.