Grandstream UCM Series Technical Training Recap – March 13th, 2018

Yesterday’s Grandstream UCM Series webinar was a success! Our apologies if you were not able to join the webinar due to it being at our max guest capacity. But no worries, if you missed the webinar, or if you simply want to rewatch it, here is the webinar recording and the Q&A session for your convenience! Grandstream UCM Series Technical Training Q&A Question 1: can the UCM be connected to an existing PBX like a Panasonic ns 700 or nec sl-100 to used the feature from the UCM Answer: Yes, you will need to use Grandstream FXO gateways model GXW4108. We have a white paper on our website   Question 2: How to connect a cellular line to the UCM? Is there a Grandstream device for that? Answer: You will need a GSM gateway (non-Grandstream) and add it to your UCM as a VOIP trunk   Question 3: Does Grandstream Affinity need to be installed on a PC that is directly connected to the UCM on the same network, if so how does that affect security if someone compromises the PC? Answer: Yes, Affinity is a Windows-based software that needs to be connected to a PC on the same LAN as the GXP phone. Only models GXP16xx and 21xx supports…


The Bike Ride blogs series: Paul Stanley

Welcome to the second #BikeRide2017 blog! It’s nudging ever closer to the ride from Barcelona to Valencia, to celebrate here’s a quick interview with one of Colt’s most seasoned riders Paul Stanley. Paul has been with Colt (and its acquired Asia entity KVH) for eight years. Paul is currently Regional Director based in Hong Kong, having worked in both sales roles in Tokyo Japan, Chicago USA and product roles in London UK. Paul has a degree in Politics, Economics and Philosophy and is a keen cyclist and triathlete, having competed most recently in Ironman Vietnam 70.3 and competed in the US national triathlon championships in Milwaukee. Paul has participated in the last two Colt Charity bikes rides Frankfurt to Zurich and Marseille to Barcelona. With colleagues from the Colt Japan office, Paul recently rode the suggested 2020 Olympic route which included 50km ascent and descent up Mount Fuji. What’s your favourite thing about the ride? The camaraderie is fantastic, whatever your level, however you feel, you will find someone and some team that suits your riding capabilities. Taking 100 people out of their work clothes, putting them in the same lycra outfits, on a bike, on a road, all watching out for each other puts everyone on the same level.…


Blog Series: Business Challenges solved by Cloud CollaborationPart 1 – Connecting Highly Mobile Employees

In this four-part blog series we’ll explore the top business challenges solved by cloud-based video collaboration. Part one focuses on connecting highly mobile employee roles that can be found in any industry, like field sales, field services, and consultants. And some industries have even greater needs for reliable mobile collaboration, like manufacturing, oil & gas, and healthcare. As organizations seek to optimize field operations, the adoption of BYOD mobile collaboration is expanding. According to a recent report published by Nemertes Research1, 32.5% of enterprise employees now use WLAN, cellular, or other forms of wireless as their primary network technology. This ups the ante when it comes to video-enabling mobile users for business collaboration, because mobile and wireless networks are often unpredictable in terms of performance. The definition of mobile video collaboration is expanding as well: mobile collaboration is no longer limited to smartphones and tablets. There are emerging mobile use cases, like “see-what-I-see” field services applications leveraging smart glasses, drones and more. According to ABI Research2 the enterprise wearables market is exploding and expected to reach $ 18 billion by 2019. Many IT managers are turning to cloud to video-enable mobile devices for employees. But not every video conferencing cloud is the same when it comes to delivering video that…


Digium is excited to announce the release of new Digium phones, the D6x series

We are excited to announce the release of Digium’s new line of colored screen phones. The newest line of Digium phones include the D60, D62 and D65. These Digium phones are designed for seamless integration for effortless setup with Switchvox and Asterisk. The new phones increase workplace efficiency with built-in applications such as voicemail, call log, contacts, phone status, user presence, parking and queue metrics. What are some new features? Color Screen The first thing that sticks out is the 4.3 inch color screen, which is offered on all three models. This is a huge advantage to have such a large color screen even on the lower end models such as the D60. Sleeker Design The new Digium phones offer a much sleeker and thinner design than past models. With the models being less bulky they are able to be wall mounted with greater ease than past models. Entirely New Handsets The handsets are designed specifically for these new models of VoIP phones. You will not be able to use the older models with the new models or vis versa. The HD Voice silkscreen is upside down by the handset cord port. Universal Desk stand, wall mounts and power supplies for all 3 models The Digium D6x series is optimized for…