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.
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Beginning in 2004, OnSIP has been on the forefront of the growing demand for hosted PBX. Over 20,000 businesses are leveraging OnSIP for easy phone system administration, bypassing the responsibility that comes with setting up and maintaining an on-premise solution. Still, we have been asked, particularly by IT professionals and our agents, to support on premise software PBXs, such as Freeswitch, Asterisk, and Trixbox.
Provided feedback from our channel partners and customers, we've listened to a range of phone system setup needs— from pure hosted to a hybrid solution to pure on-premise. (An example of a hybrid solution is an on-premise PBX in the office and remote employees with OnSIP hosted PBX extensions). Whatever the set up is, OnSIP is happy to offer these companies a dependable, reliable OnSIP trunking service as a free feature with any OnSIP account.
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As one of the largest mobile broadband carriers in the country, the Verizon 4G LTE network is used by a sizable portion of the VoIP population. Unfortunately, it appears that Verizon is intentionally blocking SIP traffic on their 4G LTE network. Our NOC Technicians Eric Phipps and Dave Jodhan sat down to document the ALG in action.
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Pivotal Labs partners with clients to develop software that runs the world's most innovative business platforms. Its award-winning agile project management tool enables real-time collaboration around a shared, prioritized backlog. Pivotal Labs is located in San Francisco, and it currently has over 160 OnSIP users. We asked Sean Beckett, Director of IT, about Pivotal's experience with OnSIP.
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SpiceWorks allows IT pros to manage their networks while interacting directly with other IT pros and tech vendors to decide what products they should buy. OnSIP utilizes Spiceworks to connect with IT pros across the country who are interested in utilizing VoIP. Last week, Wine:30 hosted Spiceworks Unplugged, a face-to-face Q&A that connected marketers with IT pros in real life.