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Practical IP Phone Design

Practical Applications for Your IP Handsets In the last of her articles on IP handset design Snom Marketing Manager Lesley Hansen talks about practical applications including ip phone hot desking. IP phones are unique in that they were built to support IP first and telephony second. When businesses embrace the richer world of unified communications the […]

Designing for the Financial Director – IP Phone ROI

Why does the Finance Director care about IP Phone Design? It’s all about IP Phone ROI In her sixth post this week the SNOM’s prolific Marketing Manager Lesley Hansen talks about IP Phone ROI (Return on Investment). The best quality and most elegantly designed IP Phone in the world will not be widely accepted unless […]

IP Phone Interoperability cc @snom

No man is an island – IP Phone interoperability explored In the fifth article of the series SNOM UK Marketing Manager Lesley Hansen talks about IP Phone interoperability. Ensuring that you make the most out of your investment is important and is often a consideration as you shop for a new phone system. Budget-conscious business decision […]

IP Phone Security

IP Phone Security ensures IP Telephony is not compromising the business She’s back again. Guest editor Lesley Hansen discusses what needs to be considered in ip phone security design. VoIP or IP phone security is a hot topic. Security attacks continue to evolve and attackers find ever more sophisticated ways of attacking systems. VoIP is […]

What the IT department is looking for in an IP phone design

IP Phone Design for IT Departments In her third post of the week on IP phone design SNOM Technology AG Marketing Manager Lesley Hansen explores the issues that have to be taken into consideration to keep the CIO happy – IP phone design for IT departments. The average Information Technology (IT) Department is a busy places, especially […]

Designing IP Phones for Voice Quality

Designing IP Phones for Voice Quality In the second of this week’s posts on designing IP phones SNOMTechnology AG UK Marketing Manager Lesley Hansen explores the subject of designing IP phones for Voice Quality. Voice quality is not a single thing, and it can be highly subjective. Although you can measure the voice quality of […]

VoIP Security and Your IP Phone

Concerns about massive growth of telephone tapping incidents has led to a growing demand for IP telephone handsets that provide VoIP security. Trefor.net welcomes VoIP Week contributor David Kirsopp, Technical Director snom UK Ltd An IP-PBX can be reached from potentially anywhere in the world, and your communications network is vulnerable if not properly secured. As such, making sure […]

VoIP Hardware: Giving a British Icon a 21st Century Makeover

Repurposing a 20th Century British classic for the new millennium. Trefor.net is pleased to welcome “VoIP Week” contributor Mark Williams, Director of Sales at Obihai Technology. The GPO746 is loved by many – it’s hard to ignore the classic look and high quality construction of the original — but with most of us now using VoIP […]

Why the Desktop VoIP Telephone isn’t Going Away

Major leaps in technology allow business phones — the desktop VoIP telephone — to serve a rapidly growing range of needs. Trefor.net welcomes “VoIP Week” contributor Jeff Rodman, Polycom‘s Chief Technology Evangelist. Since co-founding the company in 1990 Jeff has been instrumental in the realization of Polycom’s iconic products for voice, video, network communications, and […]

trefor.net/itspa voip security workshop sponsors announced as Yealink

Yealink announced as trefor.net/itspa voip security workshop sponsors at Sandown Park on 8th October Further to last week’s announcement, IP phone vendor Yealink have come on board as ITSPA/trefor.net VoIP security workshop sponsors. The workshop being held during Convergence Summit South at Sandown Park on 8th October. This is quite apt as Yealink are one of […]

England v India Trent Bridge – a tale of two Andersons & Yealink VoIP phone

England v India highlights – Root & Anderson  10th wicket world record, I am nearly knocked out by a cricket ball, Pamela Anderson gets cricketer autograph & I spot a Yealink VoIP phone. England v India at Trent Bridge was the backdrop for  great day out with the kids yesterday. There are two ways to […]

Invest Wisely to Get the Best from VoIP

Trefor.net welcomes VoIP Week contributor Dan Winfield, Co-Founder and CEO of Voxhub and 2014 ITSPA Council member. Starting in, I want to say that this is only my second blog piece on Trefor.net (the first being The Smoking Rooms of Net Neutrality, published yesterday), so please excuse me if I state the bleeding obvious. Yes, I […]

Voice Technology Makes Conference Calls Sound Amazingly Clear and Life-like

Trefor.net welcomes “VoIP Week” contributor Jeff Rodman, Polycom‘s Chief Technology Evangelist. Since co-founding the company in 1990 Jeff has been instrumental in the realization of Polycom’s iconic products for voice, video, network communications, and other media. When was the last time you used a conference phone? Today or perhaps yesterday? For a good many of […]

The Conception and Birth of a New IP Handset

Trefor.net welcomes John Bennett, Managing Director snom UK Ltd There are five mainstream manufacturers of IP handsets active in the world today, and for the business client, service provider or reseller seeking to select a handset supplier it can be difficult to evaluate the differences amongst them. Price is an obvious criteria but that reveals […]

Ten Years of VoIP – Happy Birthday!

Trefor.net welcomes VoIP Week guest contributor Colin Duffy, CEO of Voipfone and ITSPA Council member ITSPA and Voipfone are both 10 years old this year so perhaps it’s a good time to look back at how the industry has developed. Back in 2004, VoIP was just becoming sexy; Skype had made a big impact on international telephony […]

ip phone competition @harbour_lights

This picture was taken at the @harbour_lights caff on the prom in Peel IoM. It shows a traditional seaside cafe but with a twist. The @harbour_lights, as regular followers of holiday blog posts will know, has free wifi and a Twitter account. It also has an IP phone which impressed me greatly. There is a […]

Android DECT VoIP phone from Gigaset and the all new R630 waterproof handset

Android DECT VoIP phone by Gigaset is impressive piece of kit Probably spent more time on the Gigaset stand than any other. Party because I kept bumping into people I know there and partly because they had a couple of great products being demo’d. The first video is a demo of an Android DECT VoIP […]

Time of Day traffic and the Patterns of Life by Colin Duffy

This is a Time of Day telephony traffic graph – I’ve been looking at them for most of my working life. For a normal business day they pretty much always look like this: This is how business people use telephones on a normal working day. They generally get into the office and start making calls […]

Timico mobile VoIP app now available on Apple App Store

I started to look at mobile VoIP clients a good 8 or 9 years ago. At the time the handsets were near enough useless – battery life was rubbish and the processors lacked the oomph to properly run a SIP user agent. The advent of the modern day smart phone has changed all this, together […]

I have seen the light, opened the door and been let in by ProTalk

I love it when our engineers come up to me and say “want to see something interesting?”. Today one of our top VoIP engineers showed me the ProTalk IP (SIP) antivandal door entry unit.  This is a rock solid door entry system controlled by SIP video phone. Pressing the button initiates a sip call to […]

SPA525G VoIP phone by Cisco gets thumbs up

Cisco SPA525G VoIP phone gets thumbs up – find out why. The SPA525G VOIP phone is the flagship model in Cisco’s small business range of IP phones. trefor.net takes it on a road test, kicks the tyres and gives an opinion. Look & Feel If you think the SPA525G VoIP phone looks familiar it’s because this […]

Interview with Dean Elwood of voipuser.org

Dean Elwood runs the industry leading website voipuser.org. Over the 6 years this has been going Dean has come into contact with most of the major thought leaders in the communications space. He has also seen many of the new developments in VoIP play out in the form of discussion and comment on the website’s […]

Ideal mobile VoIP client runs on a Blackberry

Runs on a Blackberry. In my experience Microsoft push email isn’t reliable enough and I am seriously thinking of changing back to RIM Can call using any available network – wifi, GSM or 3G – deally can detect least cost route or allow you to set preferred network connection Has the same inbound number as my […]


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