Clearly, some people have just too much time on their hands. The release of the iPad has garnered a lot of attention this week. As I've mentioned elsewhere it doesn't suit my needs especially well, but I accept that its…
While I've had a Dreamwave DP-28 in-house for some months I'll admit that I've not yet made much of an effort to put it into service. I bought it because it was relatively affordable and G.722 capable. I was seeking…
Originally published at www.smallnetbuilder.com on August 13, 2008
When I was asked several months ago about reviewing a pair of new Polycom desk phones, I simply could not believe my good fortune. It was a little like being asked if I’d like to have a Tesla roadster for a few weeks. But of course my good man! Where do I sign?
Originally published July 21, 2008 at www.smallnetbuilder.com
By: Michael Graves
Date: July 21, 2008
From my first exposure to Slim Device’s original SliMP3 back in 2003 I was taken with the idea of streaming music throughout my house. The designers approach to this task I found very interesting. They literally give away an open source media streaming software intended for use on a file server. Then run their business by selling a dedicated hardware device to interface the music stream to a traditional stereo system.
My wife is a very patient woman, well much of the time. And I am very grateful, well most of the time. This past Christmas she gifted me a new Plantronics .Audio 480 wired headset. This week is my first business trip since the holidays so I decided to bring it along.
This trip finds me in Toronto. Normally I’d just use my cell phone for everything but international roaming rates are very high. Most typically a week in Canada adds $100-150 to my monthly T-Mobile bill.
Originally published June 6, 2008 at www.smallnetbuilder.com
Welcome back! In Part 1, I took you through the thought process that led me to want to add cellular-based access to my home’s VoIP system. I ended up with the following project goals:
- Ensure the ability to make outgoing calls should our DSL fail
- Provide access to 911 service
- Provide access to 411 service
- Provide a low/no cost way to stay in touch when I’m traveling
- Provide a means of making oversea calls from my cell phone without paying cellular carriers oversea long distance rates
In this second and final part, I’ll focus on the little box that makes it all possible.