Founded in 1997, the Channel Partners Conference and Expo currently garners over 4,000 channel partners. According to this year’s demographic breakdown, 61% of attendees offer hosted services, 45% managed services, and 36% premise equipment. Check out our blogs from our previous attendance to find out more about the event.
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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.
Posted by Kevin Bartley at 09:16 AM EST
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.
Posted by Joseph De Bari at 02:11 PM EST
The OnSIP VoIP Reseller program is for sales consultants and IT specialists interested in offering a reliable, cloud-based business hosted PBX service in their portfolios. Our reseller program has seen marked growth over the years, and we currently have a multitude of talented agents scattered throughout the United States. The OnSIP team is committed to assisting our agents in any way we can, and to that end, we provide a variety of assets that are at our agents’ disposal. Here's a brief overview of the VoIP Reseller resources that we offer.
Posted by Kevin Bartley at 11:47 AM EST
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.
Posted by Kevin Bartley at 12:39 PM EST
InstaPhone takes on the full functionality of a traditional desk phone without requiring anything but an internet browser to run. We've collected a few interesting stats about how customers are using InstaPhone. This data includes what features are the the most popular, what devices are used most, and other pertinent information that helps us cater to our customers' needs.
Chrome - 91.97%
Firefox - 7.97 %
Maxthon - .05%
Posted by Kevin Bartley at 02:31 PM EST
We take our employees' safety very seriously at OnSIP, which is why our company founders decided to make Tuesday a work from home day in light of the historic blizzard that beset the Northeast not twenty four hours ago. But our company, like so many other OnSIP hosted PBX customers, kept everything moving from various locations on Tuesday by using all the tools our platform has to offer.
By Monday night, forecasters were dredging up statistics from the 1800s to contextualize Juno's awesome power
"It was nice having everything on my laptop all at once," said OnSIP Lead Developer Will Mitchell. "InstaPhone enabled me to keep voice and video communications open with my co-workers right from my browser. I didn't have to work near my phone and could limit my focus to the task at hand. I just needed my version of Chrome to access the full capabilities of our hosted PBX platform."
Posted by Joseph De Bari at 02:31 PM EST
Business Hosted PBX platforms allow companies much flexibility in setting up their phone systems. Chuck Dunne, OnSIP Senior Account Manager, made OnSIP Hosted PBX work to a customer’s advantage in addressing a rather intricate situation. This customer had 2 offices in different time zones, and wanted to have everyone’s phones ring upon an incoming call, but only when each office was open. Chuck was able to assist the customer in setting up their Hosted PBX to accomplish this by using call groups and business hour rules.
Read on to find out how they did it!
Posted by Kevin Bartley at 11:49 AM EST
"Now that Android Lollipop includes a WebRTC-capable WebView, hybrid app developers can easily stream media with the same API they're accustomed to using in desktop browsers," said OnSIP Software Engineer Joseph Frazier. "This allows developers to straddle the best of both worlds without having to bundle a separate WebView into their app."
OnSIP InstaPhone runs inside a native Android application that we built in our labs
Posted by Joseph De Bari at 01:44 PM EST
We've had a great response to our blog spotlight last month on Ed's Kitchen Simple, a YouTube cooking channel hosted by OnSIP VoIP reseller Ed Szamborski of Aaccess Network Communications. Our own CEO, Michael Oeth, was inspired to try one of Ed's recipes: Beef Stew, episode #72.
Read on to view Ed's original video and Mike's response video about his experience and how the recipe came out!