Kevin Bartley

Kevin is a Marketing and Publicity Coordinator at OnSIP. He enjoys writing and holds an English degree from Harvard College.

Buyer's Guide: Polycom VVX Business Media Phone Series Differences

Polycom is known in the business phone industry for having superior HD voice and design features, so VVX phones are likely at the top of your purchasing list. The Polycom VVX business media phones portfolio includes the basic VVX 300 series, the mid-range VVX 400 series, the performance VVX 500 series, and the executive VVX 600 series.

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Topics: Polycom, SMB Leadership, IP phone

7 Key Features a Free Video Calling Service Needs

Multi-party video conferencing is becoming a mainstay of both large and small businesses. As a powerful collaboration tool, it is commonly used both within and between organizations to facilitate team meetings, client calls, product demos, and more.

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Topics: SMB Leadership, onsip_app, video conference, video call

Pre-Release Review: Grandstream GDS3710 Beta

We're happy to announce our latest pre-release review! The Grandstream GDS3710 is an IP surveillance camera, door lock, and intercom system operated by a SIP-based security mechanism. We were given the opportunity to review a beta model of the device by Grandstream.

Here's an excerpt from our review:

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Topics: Grandstream, SMB Leadership, Business Technology, IP phone, phone review

What are NAT and Firewall Traversals?

NAT and firewalls determine how Internet traffic is routed to your computers, phones and other devices. These technologies facilitate peer-to-peer filesharing, VoIP calling, and other Internet-based communications. In this blog, we'll cover what NAT and firewalls are, and how they can impact your daily Internet activities.

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Topics: routers, NAT, firewall, networking

Resell, Recycle, and Donate Old PBX Phone System Equipment

Hosted VoIP, when compared to an on-premise PBX phone system, reduces costs, requires less hardware, decreases service issues, and saves installation and maintenance time. If you've recently switched over to cloud VoIP from an on-premise system, you've made a good choice.

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Topics: SMB Leadership, hosted PBX, VoIP

New OnSIP Phone Reviews: VTech VSP600/601/608

We're happy to announce our latest phone reviews! The VTech VSP600 is a DECT base station that hosts phones such as the VSP601 cordless handset, and the unique VSP608 wireless deskset. We reviewed all three of these devices together in our latest review.

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Topics: DECT Phone, IP phone, VTech, phone review

What Are Call Detail Records (CDRs)?

A call detail record (CDR) provides information about calls made over a phone service. A CDR report can offer businesses exact answers about where, when, and how calls are made for reporting and billing purposes.

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Topics: SMB Leadership, hosted PBX, business voip

Stop Unwanted Calls: Block Inbound Numbers on Polycom Phones

With the rise of spam calling, US small businesses lose half a billion dollars a year handling unwanted calls. Futhermore, the federal government's Do Not Call Registry applies only to private citizens, not to businesses.

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Topics: Polycom, SMB Leadership, IP phone, phone number

SIP.js Update: Video Conferencing & Secure Calling Added

Our engineering team recently enabled the latest version of FreeSWITCH 1.6.14 for SIP.js. This update will help developers build real-time communications apps with expanded video and security capabilities.

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Topics: WebRTC, Business Technology, freeswitch, sip.js

New OnSIP Review: VTech VSP726 and VH6102

We're happy to announce our latest phone review for the VTech VSP726, along with the VH6102 cordless headset. The phone has a solid feature set for the price, and comes with local call recording. Here's an excerpt from the review:

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Topics: SMB Leadership, IP phone, VTech, VoIP, phone review