voip hardware

Voice over Internet Protocol

Businesssecurityvoipvoip hardware

VoIP Security and Your IP Phone

By: David Kirsopp | Thursday, 9 October, 2014

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 you enhance security through...

End UserH/Wphonesvoipvoip hardwareWeekend

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

By: Mark Williams | Wednesday, 8 October, 2014

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 it is often left...

broadbandBusinessH/WUCvoipvoip hardware

Why the Desktop VoIP Telephone isn’t Going Away

By: Jeff Rodman | Tuesday, 7 October, 2014

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 other media. The death...

Businessvoipvoip hardware

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

By: Trefor Davies | Monday, 29 September, 2014

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 the first IP phone...

Engineereventsfun stuffvoipvoip hardware

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

By: Trefor Davies | Sunday, 13 July, 2014

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 “do” the cricket. One...

Engineerfun stuffH/Wvoipvoip hardware

Snom Audio Lab

By: Dusan Aleksic | Tuesday, 13 May, 2014

Dusan Aleksic is the Head of Hardware Development for Snom Technology AG In the end of nineties Serbia was under UN sanctions and as a young electro engineer I was a part of the small team tasked with maintaining the gas masks in stock. I had an open issue before me: the carbon microphone was out of date and...

BusinessphonesUCvoipvoip hardware

Invest Wisely to Get the Best from VoIP

By: Dan Winfield | Friday, 9 May, 2014

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 know this site’s readership...

Businessvoipvoip hardware

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

By: Jeff Rodman | Thursday, 8 May, 2014

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 us it likely hasn’t...

Businessinternetphonesvoipvoip hardware

The Conception and Birth of a New IP Handset

By: John Bennett | Tuesday, 6 May, 2014

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 little about the expected...

BusinessphonesUCvoipvoip hardware

Ten Years of VoIP – Happy Birthday!

By: Colin Duffy | Tuesday, 6 May, 2014

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 revenues and was in...

Businessvoipvoip hardware

Cisco SPA303 phone at @harbour_lights < the photographic evidence

By: Trefor Davies | Monday, 14 April, 2014

As a wrap up the the name the IP phone competition here is the photographic evidence – taken on Sunday morning before leaving the Isle of Man for the mainland. Also a hot chocolate as served up at the @harbour_lights – spot on I say.  

Businessvoipvoip hardware

ip phone competition @harbour_lights

By: Trefor Davies | Wednesday, 9 April, 2014

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 prize of a pot...

Businessgadgetsvoipvoip hardware

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

By: Trefor Davies | Wednesday, 5 March, 2014

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 phone. It’s basically a...

Businessvoip hardware

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

By: Trefor Davies | Friday, 3 January, 2014

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 at about 9am, work...

Engineermobile connectivityvoipvoip hardware

Timico mobile VoIP app now available on Apple App Store

By: Trefor Davies | Tuesday, 8 January, 2013

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 with years of development...

Businessvideovoipvoip hardware

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

By: Trefor Davies | Monday, 31 October, 2011

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 the number / call...

End Uservoipvoip hardware

SPA525G VoIP phone by Cisco gets thumbs up

By: Trefor Davies | Thursday, 29 July, 2010

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 phone and the other...

Businessvoip hardware

Interview with Dean Elwood of voipuser.org

By: Trefor Davies | Friday, 22 May, 2009

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 forum which has given...

Businessvoip hardware

Ideal mobile VoIP client runs on a Blackberry

By: Trefor Davies | Friday, 22 May, 2009

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 work desktop phone so...

  • Coming soon

  • Date for your diary

    trefor.net Xmas bash Thursday 11th December
  • Events at trefor.net
  • © Copyright 2014 Trefor.net