Apache Cassandra is a massively scalable open source NoSQL database. Cassandra was designed to manage huge amounts of structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data across the cloud. Facebook initially developed the solution for their Inbox Search feature, and OnSIP has utilized it to horizontally distribute our platform. Google, Cisco, Reddit, and Netflix are just a few companies who are also utilizing Cassandra.
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T-Mobile US services 34 million customers and has annual revenues of $21.35 billion. With such a sizable presence, the quality of T-Mobile's broadband network has serious ramifications for a significant number of VoIP users. We put T-Mobile’s broadband network to the test to see if its VoIP capabilities were up to par.
We picked up a Huawei webConnect Jet modem and a pre-paid SIM card kit from T-mobile. We paid the minimal amount of data available for our testing purposes - $15 for 300 MB. Then we plugged the modem directly into a Macbook Pro, and we were instantly able to register our SIP devices without any issues.
Posted by Kevin Bartley at 04:25 PM EDT
We’re happy to add Busy Lamp Field (BLF) support to OnSIP’s feature set. BLF offers employees a bird’s-eye view of which of their coworkers are taking a call. BLF works regardless of where a coworker is located (the office, the road, at home), and can be used with any VoIP phone. This new feature will prove instrumental for receptionists and managers with remote and multi-site workers.
Posted by Kevin Bartley at 05:17 PM EDT
We’ve teamed up with Panasonic to offer businesses a complete hosted telephone system. As the first Panasonic SIP Hosted Preferred Partner, we’re providing our hosted PBX service alongside Panasonic’s high quality SIP phones. We’re happy to highlight Scobis Company's success with this program
Posted by Leo Zheng at 09:23 AM EDT
For the past few weeks, we've been using Grandstream's newest touchscreen, Android-based IP phone, the GXP2200, and absolutely loving it. This 6-line phone comes packed to the brim with features: HD wideband audio, 5-way conferencing, PoE, bluetooth support, electronic hook switch with Plantronics headsets, video calling and more. The touchscreen this time around is very responsive, making navigating through menus and using onscreen applications completely pain-free.
Posted by Kevin Bartley at 05:12 PM EDT
Facebook is no stranger to VoIP technologies. The company began offering free VoIP calls on iOS devices a few months ago, and the Android service was available in 23 other countries before making its official debut in the States. Facebook, like Google, wants to become the catchall for online communication and social networking, and this introduction of VoIP services is a step toward heightened integration.
Posted by Kevin Bartley at 10:03 AM EDT
For a long time now, office receptionists and call center managers have relied on phone sidecars and flashing buttons to get a bird’s eye view of which co-workers were on a call. The phone’s flashing lights, Busy Lamp Field, seems a simple enough feature. However, it’s not so simple in a world today as businesses increasingly need geographic flexibility, the ability to connect multiple offices, remote workers, and traveling employees with smart phones.
Today, businesses require phone systems that are just as complex as they are. But the fundamental need of being able to see when a co-worker is on a call has never changed. That’s why OnSIP has innovated its own Busy Lamp Field (BLF) support. It’s a technology that gives you an accurate snapshot of your phone system, regardless of where your co-workers are located or what phones they’re using.
Posted by Kevin Bartley at 03:07 PM EDT
Team OnSIP woke up bright and early on Earth Day this past Saturday, April 20th, to give back to the community through New York Cares Day Spring. “I am so happy Team OnSIP participated again on Saturday,” said Vice President of Marketing Nicole Hayward. “Our seven volunteers tackled mulching, sweeping, and trash removal from Lookout Hill in Prospect Park. Altogether, we worked as many hours as 10 park staff employees work in an entire week.”
New York Cares Spring Day is a daylong effort that attracts over 4,000 volunteers to 70 of the city’s most utilized green spaces. Volunteers clean, mulch, plant, and paint these areas to help prepare them for the increased summer activity. “It was really fun,” said OnSIP Software Engineer Oren Forer. “We were part of a great team, and it felt good to work in a place that people would frequently use.”
Posted by Leo Zheng at 11:00 AM EDT
We’re excited to have Kevin as the newest member of our Marketing team. Kevin has a background in the publishing industry, where he did publicity and marketing work for the Lisa Weinert Agency. He has contributed and managed content for various social media channels, including Audible.com. Prior to this, he was employed as a technical writer at an SMS advertising firm. Kevin looks forward to using his experience in marketing and his passion for technology in his new role as a Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator at OnSIP.
Kevin attended Harvard University, where he majored in English and served as the President of the Harvard Lampoon. He is a New York Times Best-Selling author, and he is currently working on a novel about a computer hacker. Kevin is a willing wordsmith who will write anything at anytime. He is excited about his new position at OnSIP, and we look forward to his contributions to the team. Welcome aboard, Kevin!
Posted by Samantha Avignone at 01:10 PM EDT
Gavin Keiner, Director of Operations at three year OnSIP customer Sessions College for Professional Design tells us why OnSIP works for them.
What is Sessions College?
Sessions College is a fully online school of visual arts offering degree and certificate programs in graphic design, web design, digital media, and more. Founded in New York in 1997, the company is now headquartered in Tempe, Arizona. Thousands of students in the United States and abroad use Sessions College programs to earn credentials and gain the professional skills and portfolios required for careers in creative arts.