Ok, I just have to record this here as it’s too funny. Digium has a contest to come up with a name for the cafe at their new offices in Huntsville AL. This generated lots of idea, comments, Twitter traffic, etc. They settled upon “Beans & Bytes” which results in this reply:
<RANT> Let’s face it, the soft phone segment of VoIP space is stagnant. There’s been little change in literally years. I’ve spent the past six months looking for a Windows soft phone that was G.722 capable. In the course of my search I’ve tried a number of soft phones. The list is getting lengthy:
- Counterpath’s X-Lite (Free edtion)
- Counterpath’s Eyebeam (Retail edtion)
- Counterpath’s Eyebeam (OEM edtion)
- Ekiga for Windows
- EyePMedia Communicator
- Pulver Communicator
- Freshtel’s Firefly
- SJ Labs SJPhone
- QuteCOM (Formerly OpenWengoPhone)
Over the past couple of weeks I've split my blogging in two. Respecting the fact that many readers have a singular focus SOHO VoIP and networking topics remain here as usual. However, more varied topics and curiosities are on a…
Giving the online retailers a day to get their shops updated it seems like the new Polycom SoundPoint IP450 is going to start out selling for around $220. Given that the IP550 is listed in places for only a little…
Funny how things just sort of happen. In looking back through some emails I just discovered that it was one year ago today that I started writing this blog. At least that’s when I setup my account at WordPress.com. The first real post came perhaps a few days later.
This blog was back then an effort to set down in one place the answers to questions that I was fielding in a variety of public forums online. It was in essence born out of frustration that the same set of questions kept returning, each time meeting with answers from a different group of respondents, and with some variability in the nature of the answers. So I wanted to simply document what I have done. My own experience working from a home office full time over the past 10+ years.
It looks like our friends at Polycom have released a new phone, the SoundPoint IP450. This new model offers three line appearances and a new high-resolution, backlit gray-scale LCD. It also offers both wideband voice and the availability of the…