AdLarge is the fastest growing premium advertising sales representation organization in the U.S. It represents radio, digital, and mobile content providers. AdLarge has enhanced the traditional business model for advertising sales representation through strategic asset utilization of its partners’ content and technology. It currently has 25 OnSIP users. We asked Operations Manager Ilwira Marciszek what AdLarge's experience with OnSIP has been like.
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OnSIP CEO and Cofounder Mike Oeth won a Gold Stevie Award for Executive of the Year – Telecommunications on Monday at the 11th Annual American Business Awards. The ABAs are the nation’s leading business awards program. All businesses in the United States – public or private, for profit or non-profit, large or small - are eligible to submit nominations, and Mike was happy to compete in this selective field.
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As a leading business VoIP service, OnSIP offers users a feature rich calling experience. What would you say your favorite OnSIP feature is? We asked our own staff – engineers, marketers, support – to vote for their favorite feature. And without further ado, here are OnSIP's greatest hits.
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OnSIP is happy to announce the launch of the OnSIP Call Assistant for Google ChromeTM with Zendesk integration. Previously known as the OnSIP Click-To-Call Extension, this new version is such a handy time saver for support staff who use Zendesk, we've decided to give the extension a new name!
Zendesk builds cloud software for better customer service and is used by 30,000 companies worldwide. As any customer support agent knows, the process of creating a help ticket and gathering the initial information from a caller does not take an insignificant amount of time. By automating the ticket generation process, the OnSIP Call Assistant allows customer support staff to focus their time and energy on actual troubleshooting. OnSIP Call Assistant will automatically create Zendesk tickets for inbound support calls, time-stamp the call, and add identifying information to the ticket— including phone number dialed, callback number, and caller ID name.
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It's been a busy summer at OnSIP. We almost forgot to introduce our four new employees who joined us over the past three months. Meet Bryan Wade, Eric Green, James Criscuolo, and Joseph Frazier. We're excited to have them on staff, and we look forward to working with them!
Bryan graduated from Carnegie Mellon University. At school, he was highly involved in the hackathon scene. He particularly enjoyed creating hilarious but impractical apps, such as BananaPhone, which pranked called your friends and was controlled by an actual banana. He was also involved in Student Government as a Student Senator and chair of The Activities Board. He's done software development internships at a broad range of companies, such as Microsoft, Fedex, and AT&T. Outside of software development, he enjoys rock climbing, attending and organizing comedy shows, and playing Dance Dance Revolution and eSports (especially Starcraft).
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We're happy to announce that our phone provisioning server (or boot server), boot.onsip.com, now supports all Polycom VVX Business Media phones. This includes the VVX 1500, 500, 600, and the newer 300/310s and 400/410s. You can now easily provision all your Polycom VVX phones and get updated firmware right through the OnSIP administrative portal. Click here for more details.
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The Institute for Excellence in Writing trains teachers how to teach children to express themselves clearly and articulately in writing. The institute's seminars for parents, students, and teachers have helped transform many a reluctant writer and have equipped educators with powerful tools to dramatically improve students' skills. The Institute has been an OnSIP customer for three and a half years and currently has 35 users. Cameron Covey, Manager of Information Systems at the Institute for Excellence in Writing, shares their OnSIP experience.
1) Tell us about the Institute for Excellence in Writing— Please provide a brief history and introduction.
The Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) is dedicated to training teachers and homeschooling parents so they can teach their students to communicate effectively in school and throughout their lives. We publish language arts curriculum for students from kindergarten up into college. Founded in 1996 by Andrew Pudewa, IEW now serves schools and families throughout North America and around the world.
2) What do you do at the Institute for Excellence in Writing, and what role did you play in choosing a new phone system?
I'm Cameron Covey and I am Manager of Information Systems at the Institute for Excellence in Writing. This entails managing large website development, small internal database applications, and designing/managing the phone systems. I research and compared about 3 systems before deciding OnSIP was for us.
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OnSIP CTO John Riordan Presents on "Geographically Distributed SIP Applications with OnSIP" at ClueCon 2013
We had another great year at ClueCon in Chicago! It was my third time, earning me a ClueCon "Hat Trick" pin. By comparison, Will Mitchell, OnSIP Engineer, picked up his first year "Rookie" pin. I asked the ClueCon Rookie about his first experience at the conference.
"ClueCon was a lot of fun," said Will. "While the days were chock full of dev talks, I think my favorite part was meeting and hanging out with all of the people I only knew before from mailing lists and GitHub comments. It's a really great crowd."
John Riordan, CTO and ClueCon Hat Trick, also enjoyed his time at ClueCon. "Once again ClueCon proved to be an excellent festival of ideas and characters," he described. "A particular highlight for me was once again the evening VoIPSec BoF with Phil Zimmermann, Travis Cross and Alan Johnston."
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Sometimes New Yorkers forget what good old-fashioned hospitality is all about. But OnSIP Software Engineer Oren Forer had no trouble summoning this side of him on Friday when an unidentified cyclist dropped his phone. “I picked it up and chased him down about a half mile or so,” Oren said. Little did he know that the cyclist was Celebrity Chef Rocco Dispirito.
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OnSIP is attending ClueCon, the open source telephony and VoIP developer’s conference founded in 2005 by the FreeSWITCH core developer team. This year, OnSIP’s CTO John Riordan is giving a presentation on “Geographically Distributed SIP Applications With OnSIP.” The conference is scheduled for August 6 - 8 at the Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile hotel, and luminaries from across the VoIP world will be in attendance.