31
JAN 2014

Posted by Bryan Wade at 03:22 PM EST

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Startup Grind Meetup

This blog is by Bryan Wade, OnSIP Developer Evangelist

Last week at the Google NYC office, I attended a fireside chat with Angel investor Gary Vaynerchuk, hosted by Startup Grind.

Startup Grind is a startup community that hosts events across the globe. It hosts networking events, fireside chats, tech talks, and other events in order to support local founders, innovators, educators, and investors. Startup Grind has a unique approach to hosting events. It uses a bottom up approach to supporting the startup community by encouraging locals to create their own Startup Grind chapter in which to organize events. With this approach, it has been able to expand to 50 different cities in over 20 countries.

28
JAN 2014

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 12:22 PM EST

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24
JAN 2014

Posted by Will at 03:23 PM EST

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IETF, RFC

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.

23
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!

13
JAN 2014

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 02:37 PM EST

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Is the Desk Phone Living to Die or Dying to Live?

A recent post on No Jitter highlighted the taken-for-granted assumption that desk phones are quickly entering the realm of old-school crank phones (a.k.a. the graveyard). This is obviously not due to a lapse in usage; now more than ever, companies need to communicate quickly and effectively. But sterling softphones like Jitsi and Bria, and perhaps even the employees' own cell phones, are now viable alternatives to the one-desk-with-a-hard-phone office culture that has dominated American work life for the past several decades.

Will the desk phone go the way of the rotary phone?
06
JAN 2014

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 10:03 AM EST

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New Year, New Resolutions (Maybe We'll Keep Them This Year!)

Mike Steiner, Porting Manager

It's hard to believe that 2014 is here and it's time for New Year's resolutions again. I do need to exercise more, but let's face it, it's too cold to go for a walk outside during my lunch break to burn a few calories. I think a more realistic goal for me this year will be to reduce stress and improve my efficiency at work and home. One thing is for sure, it can be pretty stressful keeping track of all the numbers porting into OnSIP on any given day. We currently have a great system in place, but there is always room for improvement.

To help accomplish my goals, I'll be on the lookout for new programs and apps to enhance my work and make me more productive. I already use Google Drive, but I'm sure it has more to offer than I'm currently using. Evernote is another app that I need to explore more to help me be as organized as possible. Without a doubt, there will be many more productivity apps released in 2014 for me to try.

30
DEC 2013

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 02:12 PM EST

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Reliability and Flexibility Bring Channel One Group to OnSIP

Channel One Group is a world class high performance and program ready graphics components producer for avionics, military, and industrial applications. Channel One utilizes the AMD E4690 (M96) graphics processor, a component that is temperature screened and contracted on a managed supply program for up to 20 years. Channel One Group has been an OnSIP customer since 2009, and the company currently has 32 registered phones.

23
DEC 2013

Posted by Nicole at 12:03 PM EST

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17
DEC 2013

Posted by Nicole at 11:56 AM EST

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12
DEC 2013

Posted by Kevin Bartley at 11:26 AM EST

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New Feature Sneak Peek: In-Browser Calling with a Single Click

If you have sharp eyes, you may have noticed a new addition to our website— a small detail with a big implication. On the top right of this page, you'll see a button with our phone number. If you're using the latest Chrome or Firefox browser version, you can click to make an instant web call— no dialing or plugins required. Below is a closer look. (Oh, why don't you just give it a try? All prank calls may be recorded for quality assurance purposes.)

What is this button? This is the latest feature we're working on (now beta testing) here at OnSIP: InstaCall! The InstaCall button allows you to call OnSIP in Chrome or Firefox for a voice or video (coming soon) chat. And here's the best part: the button will soon be available as a customizable feature that can be embedded freely on any HTML webpage.

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