Friday, September 28, 2007

Polycom IP 650 Expansion Module (Sidecar)

.e4 is a certified Polycom vendor - When working with us, clients will receive access to the latest Polycom IP 650 SIP and BootROM Files- It is also our policy to help with file management and Asterisk provisioning and feature set configuration free of charge. - WE BEAT ANY PRICE GUARANTEED!
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I am curios when Polycom plans to announce an expansion module for the IP 650 - Currently, the 650 does support the use of the 601 sidecar however, if you have added one to the mix you will quickly notice a few problems with the picture.

First off, the Polycom IP 650 has a different look and feel than the 601... The 601 yet still extremely stylish has a grayish or what one might call a charcoal finish/color. The Polycom IP 650 on the other hand is black and silver. These are the obvious differences that one might only pick up on when looking at pictures of the phones.

Here is where it gets interesting. The Polycom IP 601 expansion module was obviously developed for the 601 right? Now we all know that the module itself will work on the 650 but without the benefit of a back lit display.

From what I can tell there are two features that keep Polycom's current attendant console from being ready for use with the new HD line of phone. one color, two-the lack of a backlit display.

When? - FYI- WE are ready :)

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Digium Acquires Switchvox

Digium, the Corporate Sponsor and creator of the extremely popular Asterisk Open Source PBX has announced today that it has acquired Fourloop Technologies, makers of the Switchvox PBX.

In an interview with TMC's Tom Keating, both Digium's Bill Miller and Mark Spencer made reference to the product's future and how they might play their hand against the marketing company know in these parts as the "F" word.

"So as a contrast right, look at what Fonality did. They bought an open source project [trixbox/asterisk@home] and then turned it into a proprietary product. What we are trying to do is go the other way. Take something that started out as a fully proprietary product and to try to leverage that to bring some additional technologies into open source. That's an interesting angle that I don't think anyone has covered." Mark Spencer...

In my professional opinion, this is the greatest news to come along in a while~!

As a technologist I have had the fortunate luck of installing Switchvox and have to say that the solution really puts Trixbox in it's place.

Mike White

Monday, September 24, 2007


Attention Atacomm Customers-

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As you may have seen, has closed it's doors for good.

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Linksys Adds new Smart Switch Product Line.

eight new additions to the Business Series Smart Ethernet Switches are designed to address the unique demands of virtually any small to medium business with capabilities to grow with them. The Linksys smart switch line-up includes:

-- 24-port 10/100 Smart Switch with two Gigabit copper or optical SFP
slots (SLM224G)
-- 48-port 10/100 Smart Switch with two Gigabit copper or two optical SFP
slots (SLM248G)
-- 24-port 10/100 Smart Switch with two Gigabit copper or two optical SFP
slots with POE (SLM224P)
-- 48-port 10/100 Smart Switch with two Gigabit copper or two optical SFP
slots with POE (SLM248P)
-- 24-port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Smart Switch with two optical SFP slots
-- 48-port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Smart Switch with two optical SFP slots

Stackable Switches:

-- 24-port 10/100 Gigabit Smart Switch with four copper or four optical
SFP slots (SLM224G4S)
-- 48-port 10/100 Gigabit Smart Switch with four copper or four optical
SFP slots (SLM248G4S)

"Identifying the optimal switch solution for an organization is a pivotal component to any networking design," said Marty Wachi, senior manager of product marketing, Connected Office Business Organization, Linksys. "We expanded our Linksys Business Series Smart Ethernet Switches to deliver performance, scalability, ease-of-use and affordability, so that small business users could quickly get many of the key benefits of a fully-managed network without the added cost and complexity."

Network Management and Configuration

The Linksys Business Series Smart Ethernet Switches offer an easy-to-use, Web-based interface ideal for small businesses that don't have a dedicated IT staff. The smart switches allow the management of network traffic with minimal technical expertise required through a variety of features that set them apart from unmanaged switches, including:

-- Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) Snooping -- limits multicast
network traffic to those who have requested to receive the transmission
-- SNMP -- monitor switches from a remote, central location
-- Many-to-one Port Mirroring -- allows non-invasive monitoring of switch
-- Cable Analysis -- quickly identify and isolate cable problems
-- Rate Limiting -- limit and control amount of traffic allowed to pass
through a port
-- 802.1p and Differentiated Services Code Point (DSCP) Traffic
Prioritization Mechanisms -- provide simplified QoS management
-- Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) Support -- hot-swappable SFP gigabit
interface converter (GBIC) slots that provide fiber connectivity for
greater distance and security


With the Linksys Business Series Smart Switches, small businesses can create VLANs based on 802.1q to help improve network performance and security by enabling the segmentation of networks. Port-level security is provided by the 802.1x authentication capabilities in the products.

Pricing and Availability

Available immediately through major distributors, value added resellers, and direct response, the Linksys Business Series Smart Gigabit Ethernet Switches will have the following estimated street price:

SLM224G -- $199.99
SLM248G -- $349.99
SLM224P -- $399.99
SLM248P -- $729.99
SLM2024 -- $409.99
SLM2048 -- $799.99
SLM224G4S -- $314.99
SLM248G4S -- $514.99

For ordering info please visit

Thursday, September 06, 2007

The new Digium VPMADT032 Hardware Echo Cancellation Module

Move over Sangoma, there is a new product in town-

Introducing the new Digium VPMADT032 Hardware Echo Cancellation Module for use on the Digium TDM800P and TDM2400P cards.

Digium's new offering will replace the Digium VPM100M that was available only on the TDM2400P- Customers with existing problems on their VMP100Ms and can enhance the functionality of any TDM800 Series Card already purchased. This product will surely create a splash in the market and will undoubtedly end Sangoma's reign in the sub eight port, Analog, echo canceling space.

  • (1024 taps) 128ms of Echo Cancellation
  • 31 Channels
  • G.168 Compliant
  • Algorithm certified Toll-Quality by AT&T
  • Uses No CPU time
  • Not susceptible to CPU starvation
  • Connects directly to the interface card (TDM800P, TDM2400P)
  • No PCI bus latency
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