HD VoIP and HD Voice Codecs

Have you ever been on a business call that had crystal clear sound? Or maybe you've overheard a call on your coworker's speakerphone and you could've sworn that the person who your coworker was speaking with was actually in the room!

These types of calls are high-definition calls, but you might know them as wideband audio or "HD Voice," just to name a few synonyms. In this blog, we'll present some introductory information on what HD calls are and how they work.

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Topics: About VoIP, Business Technology, IP phone

New OnSIP Phone Review: Polycom Soundstation IP 7000

We recently reviewed the Polycom Soundstation IP 7000, a conference phone that was first introduced in 2008. Despite being on the market for nearly a decade, this phone has been a trusted device here in our New York office. In our phone review, we take a look at the design, features, and sound quality of the device.

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Topics: IP phone, Polycom, Conference

New OnSIP Phone Review: Linphone for Linux

We recently reviewed Linphone 4.1.1 for Linux, an open source softphone developed by Belledonne Communications. We enjoyed the clean interface and simple conferencing functions, as well as the voice and video call quality.

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Topics: IP phone, Softphone, zoiper

New OnSIP Phone Review: Zoiper 3 for Windows

We recently reviewed Zoiper 3 for Windows, a softphone client for PCs that offers both free and paid versions. We were impressed by the low resource consumption of the app during voice and video calls, as well as the support for faxing.

Here's an excerpt from the review:

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Topics: IP phone, Softphone, zoiper

New OnSIP Phone Review: Jitsi Desktop for Mac

We're happy to announce our latest phone review! Jitsi Desktop for Mac is a free open source softphone with full scale functionality, including HD voice and video calls. We last reviewed Jitsi for Mac in 2011. We wanted to see if the softphone could still hold its own with big players like Bria. From the review:

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Topics: IP phone, jitsi, Open Source, phone review

New OnSIP Phone Review: Obihai OBi1062

We're happy to announce our latest phone review! The Obihai OBi1062 is a color screen IP phone with WiFi, Bluetooth, Gigabit Ethernet, and up to 6 SIP account registrations. We loved the color screen, but we also had a few concerns with the WiFi. From the review:

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Topics: IP phone, phone review, obihai

4 Best Business Conference Phones for SMBs

Conference calls are a staple of small to medium sized businesses. As companies open new locations, hire remote employees, and service widespread customers, these calls allow dispersed teams to stay connected on a regular basis. And as the technology behind conference calling has advanced, so has the hardware supporting it.

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Topics: IP phone, Grandstream, Yealink, Polycom, VTech, Conference

New OnSIP Phone Review: Jitsi Desktop for Ubuntu

Our latest phone review considers Jitsi Desktop for Ubuntu, the premier open source softphone for Linux. Although the phone is free, it has a robust feature set similar to many commercial softphones. Here's an excerpt from the review:

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Topics: IP phone, jitsi, Softphone, Open Source

Business VoIP Phones: Guide to Power over Ethernet and Port Speeds

When considering VoIP phone options, you'll notice that they vary in Ethernet speeds and support for Power over Ethernet (PoE). These features may seem like minor details, but they can actually affect the deployment of your phone system, the cost of your networking setup, the amount of physical space in your office, and other maintenance considerations.

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Topics: Business Technology, IP phone, Office Management, power over ethernet

New OnSIP Phone Review: Yealink T58V

We're happy to announce our latest phone review! The Yealink T58V is a bold video phone with an amazing screen, high video quality, video recording, and other leading features. This is probably the best screen we've ever seen on a SIP phone. Here's more from the review:

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Topics: Yealink, IP phone, phone review