OnSIP News

MAR 2014

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 04:20 PM EDT

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OnSIP's New York Office Praises the Keurig Overlord

Coffee and its tasty variants are an integral part of any office. Well, there's probably at least one office in the United States where no one drinks it. But that office is not OnSIP NYC. The Keurig, suffering from no lack of usage, can usually be heard gurgling in our office kitchen. It's worked to the max during marathon coding sessions, and now OnSIP has decided to pay homage to it by reminiscing about some our favorite K-Cups.

MAR 2014

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 12:02 PM EDT

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SIP Scaling Patent Crystallizes Portion of OnSIP's Core Architecture

We're happy to announce that our latest SIP Scaling patent has been approved by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. "System and Method for Geographic SIP Scaling" was issued as U.S. Patent Number 8,650,243 on February 11, 2014. The patent continues the spirit of innovation that has fostered our greatest achievements, the crucial breakthroughs that translate not just to more customers, but to broader considerations in the realm of technological invention.

The patent relates to the geographic scalability and uptime of real-time communications services, such as OnSIP. The innovation allows us to continuously scale the OnSIP platform, transparently migrate customers around the OnSIP network, and provide a more robust infrastructure overall. This form of scalability is at the very heart of OnSIP's core architecture, and it has proven to be a critical mechanism during extraordinary occasions.

OnSIP's geographically distributed architecture relies on technological methods outlined in our recent SIP scaling patent
FEB 2014

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 11:24 AM EST

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OnSIP is Proud to be a 2014 Gold Sponsor of Women in the Channel

OnSIP is happy to announce our 2014 gold sponsorship of Women in the Channel (WiC), a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of female channel leaders in technology, by co-sponsoring its seventh semiannual networking and education event. The event will be held Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:00 P.M. at the Burnham Ballroom in the Venetian and Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.

As we've written about a few times before, WiC aims to connect women who are in leadership, ownership and revenue generating roles in the alternate sales channel sector of the telecommunications industry, and OnSIP is excited to be a part of its latest venture.

The event is a volunteer organized evening and includes an hour of networking with a hosted bar followed by two great education sessions sure to inspire.

FEB 2014

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 04:10 PM EST

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OnSIP's First CodeDay Lets High School Students Realize Their Programming Potentials

This weekend, OnSIP hosted our first 24 hour CodeDay Hackathon in conjunction with Student RND. The CodeDay took place in OnSIP's New York office from Saturday at noon and until noon on Sunday. This was an educational opportunity for high school students of all skill levels and backgrounds who were interested in getting hands on experience with programming. OnSIP hosted the event simultaneously with other CodeDay Hackathons in Washington D.C., Iowa, Austin, Kansas City, and Denver.

"It's amazing how much we were able to accomplish in such a short amount of time," said High School Junior Brian Dwyer. "I never thought I could learn so much about programming in 24 hours. The setup of the CodeDay pushed us to work and learn as much as we could."

FEB 2014

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 02:12 PM EST

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OnSIP To Host Hackathon This Weekend with StudentRND

We are happy to announce that OnSIP will be hosting our first 24 hour CodeDay Hackathon in conjunction with Student RND, staring tomorrow at noon and ending at noon on Sunday. The event is an educational opportunity for high school students of all skill levels who are interested in getting hands on experience with programming. OnSIP will host the event simultaneously with other CodeDay Hackathons in Washington D.C., Iowa, Austin, Kansas City, and Denver.

FEB 2014

Posted by Nicole at 05:08 PM EST

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OnSIP Demonstrates The Possibilities of SIP + WebRTC at ITEXPO Miami

Last week, we joined ITEXPO Miami 2014, along with what was anticipated to be over 200 exhibiters and over 7,000 attendees. Situated in the Enterprise WebRTC Pavilion, we had a blast educating attendees about OnSIP's InstaCall Beta, a ground-breaking channel for sales and support teams to have instant, secure, video-enabled communications.

InstaCall is an end-to-end solution that allows website visitors to initiate a web-based voice or video call to a company's hosted PBX simply by clicking a button. Sales and support agents on the other end can answer incoming calls with their own designated browser phone and start receiving contextual information about the caller before they even pick up the call.

Here are a few pictures of me, Nicole Hayward, VP of Marketing & Product Development here at OnSIP, talking about how we've integrated WebRTC into our mature real-time communications platform:

And here's a tease: Next week, this functionality will be available to our customers (you'll receive an email announcement), and we are now offering support to service providers who'd like to integrate WebRTC with their own communications platforms. If you're a service provider looking to leverage the triumph that is WebRTC-to-SIP-to-PSTN calls in any way, shape, or form that fits your platform and customers, let us know here.

FEB 2014

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 02:28 PM EST

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JAN 2014

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 12:22 PM EST

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JAN 2014

Posted by Will at 03:23 PM EST

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WebRTC Developers Ecstatic: SIP over WebSocket Approved!

Update 2014-01-29: RFC7118 has now been officially published. The full specification can be found on the IETF Tools site.

WebRTC developers rejoice! Yesterday, the IETF assigned an RFC number to the SIP WebSocket specification, a drafted document to standardize transporting SIP signaling using HTML5's realtime WebSocket API. The new document, The WebSocket Protocol as a Transport for the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), will be published as RFC7118.

This is big news for WebRTC developers. WebRTC is a free, open source project that enables browsers with Real-Time Communications. When building an application with real time communications, however, one of the first things developers realize is that while WebRTC provides a high quality media stack right in your browser, it does not mandate a certain signaling protocol. This leaves application developers to research many complex protocols or to write their own homegrown signaling.

JAN 2014

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 11:57 AM EST

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OnSIP and Easy On Hold Team Up For Custom On-Hold Messages

We're proud to announce our latest addition to our unique on-hold experience. OnSIP customers now have the ability to choose high-quality music streams and customize promotional announcements that their callers will hear on hold. This means OnSIP customers can now insert custom music, advertisements, company announcements, self-recorded messages, or any other pertinent audio media, into their on-hold music. Additionally, these custom messages can be scheduled to play at specific times on specific days!