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26
MAR 2015

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 10:10 AM EDT

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InstaPhone Receives 2015 WebRTC Product of the Year Award

We're happy to announce that we just won TMC's WebRTC Product of the Year Award for InstaPhone. OnSIP has taken home the TMC Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award twice before (2011, 2014), and this marks our latest win in the overall product category.

“It gives me great pleasure to honor OnSIP as a 2015 recipient of the WebRTC Product of the Year Award for their innovative product, InstaPhone,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “Our judges were very impressed with the ingenuity and excellence displayed by OnSIP in their groundbreaking work on InstaPhone.”

19
MAR 2015

Posted by Joseph De Bari at 03:37 PM EDT

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OnSIP Attends Latest Channel Partners Conference (With Pics!)


The Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas has ended, and it was a successful and educational event for the OnSIP team. The official slogan of the conference was “BIG ideas, solutions, and outcomes”, and the gathering certainly lived up to this motto. In fact, Channel Partners states that it was the largest conference yet, with over 4,600 attendees and a 20 percent increase in new exhibitors.

The OnSIP team members who went to the show had a jam-packed schedule, meeting with many attendees, and sitting in on keynotes and panels. They took many pictures while they were there, and we wanted to share them with you!



18
MAR 2015

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 11:59 AM EDT

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New OnSIP Phone Review: Grandstream GXP1610 Beta

The GXP1610 comes across as what it is, a basic needs IP phone without lots of high end features like numerous SIP accounts support, color screen, or even a backlight. This is a “fleet” device of IP phones - I can see it generally being used by people who are doing large deployments, those who need inexpensive, yet versatile devices for service industry use, or dynamic campaigning type environments.

Read the full overview, including an in-depth examination of features, in our Phone Review section.

11
MAR 2015

Posted by Joseph De Bari at 10:13 AM EDT

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The Channel Partners Zone: What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas


The Channel Partners Conference & Expo is coming up next week, and OnSIP will be there! We have a few team members going, including OnSIP Director of Sales, Tim Cleves, and Channel Manager, Andy Ogg. We are particularly excited for Tim’s participation in the Channel Partners Zone, an event that, as Channel Partners themselves wrote in the description, “is definitely not what you see on the Channel Partners website.”



Channel Partners Zone: Going Big on the Main Stage is being held on Tuesday, March 17 from 6 - 7:30 pm in South Pacific F of the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.

03
MAR 2015

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 01:45 PM EST

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VP8, H.264, WebRTC, IETF

The Eternal WebRTC Video Codec Debate - Will Consensus Make Adoption Easier?

Though offering virtually the same picture quality, VP8 (WebM) and H.264 are distinct codecs that have occasionally divided WebRTC developers (Source: Streaming Learning Center)

Last year, the IETF Working Group for WebRTC settled a crucial video codec debate that has paved the way for more WebRTC development. At question was whether VP8 or H.264 should be implemented as WebRTC's video codec of choice. Ultimately, the IETF ruled that WebRTC browsers must incorporate both codecs in order for the browser to be fully WebRTC compliant. Their full conclusions were:

  • WebRTC compatible browsers must incorporate both VP8 and H.264.
  • WebRTC devices must implement VP8 and H.264.
  • WebRTC-compatible endpoints are free to implement any video codec they see fit.

The ruling has given developers more clarity and leeway when they work with WebRTC. But what exactly separates VP8 from H.264 in the first place?

26
FEB 2015

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 11:58 AM EST

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Codementor Uses OnSIP to Power WebRTC-Based Educational Platform

Codementor is a live educational platform that teaches interested developers new programming skills in real-time via skilled experts. Codementor is implementing the OnSIP platform in a unique way - instead of coming to us for hosted PBX services, they wanted to use the underlying SIP architecture of our network to power streaming learning tools built with WebRTC. The CEO of Codementor, Weiting Liu, recently sat down with us to discuss his company's utilization of OnSIP.

1. Tell us about Codementor – Please provide a brief history and introduction.

Codementor is a live 1:1 help marketplace for developers. We’re making it easy for developers to connect with experts via screen sharing, video and chat. Since launching in March 2014, we now have over 2,200 vetted experts, including O’Reilly book authors, creators of popular open source projects, and engineers at top tech companies.

24
FEB 2015

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 12:31 PM EST

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23
FEB 2015

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 10:52 AM EST

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New Phone Review: Grandstream GXV3275

The Grandstream GXV3275 is a touch screen phone that tries to meld the seamlessness of Android smartphones with the functionality of leading IP phones. Overall, the phone appears to operate more like an Android tablet than a standard desk phone. With SIP video phone capabilities, and a gaggle of software features, the device is well-suited for anyone looking for powerful features and strong telepresence.

Read the full overview in our phone reviews section.

20
FEB 2015

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 09:16 AM EST

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The Top Five Advanced VoIP Features Your Business Needs

Businesses that utilize VoIP are increasingly relying on advanced functionality to conduct their day-to-day operations. In today's market, a robust hosted PBX platform offers its customers not only a solid foundation of classic features, but also a bevy of powerful pioneering capabilities that allow its users to empower and customize their phone system experience.

Between seamless video calling and groundbreaking voice quality, the top hosted VoIP services are pushing the boundaries of how users communicate. Here are five top advanced VoIP features that businesses should consider for their evolving needs.

Seamless video conferencing

According to a Gartner study, over 100 of the 500 largest global businesses will introduce video-based chat by 2018 for customer-facing interactions. The number of people who work from home in any capacity has increased 80% since 2005 to 30 million. That's why the best hosted PBX platforms are honing their video calling offerings. They want their customers can stay in sync with this increasingly crucial demand.

11
FEB 2015

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 11:47 AM EST

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Top 5 IP Phones For Hosted PBX

Choosing the right IP Phone for your business is a critical step for new customers who want to take advantage of all the advanced features a hosted PBX can offer. At OnSIP, we stick to a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy, giving our customers complete freedom over what type of phones they implement.

But we do maintain a review section on our site to give our customers objective reports on popular phone models. With all the phones on the market, it can sometimes seem daunting to pick the right one. That's why we've narrowed it down a bit by choosing the Top 5 IP Phones to go with your business.

Polycom Soundpoint 550

The Polycom 550 is one of the best phones sitting in our labs. It delivers the best in handset and speakerphone voice quality, a customizable XHTML interface, a glossy 320x160 backlit LCD screen, and more features than we can cover.

Although we prefer to think of ourselves as neutral and invite you to bring whatever hardware you want to our service, in the back of our minds, we’re kind of secretly hoping you’re bringing a fleet of 550s. Don’t tell anyone.

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