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Top 5 Offerings Spotted At ITEXPO

Phew! What a show.

For the first time in two and a half year I attended ITEXPO as an exhibitor. As usual, the TMCnet team did a great job in putting together the conference and expo.

The show provided productive meetings, new business connections and even allowed for the closing of some deals :)

It also provide me with a number of notable offerings that I want to share with you.

  • hookflash – Softphone king Erik Lagerway is at it again with hookflash, a soon to be released service that SIP enables any IP enabled endpoint. With hookflash one will be able to access their SIP service on their computer, iPhone, Blackberry, Windows 7, iPad, etc. Having seen it in its early stages, I can’t wait to see it when it is out.
  • Yealink T38G – I got a sneak peak at Yealink’s soon to be released color screen phone. If you haven’t heard of Yealink by now you will this year. They are quickly emerging as a strong player in the IP handset space. And when I say compete, I’m not just talking about sub-$100 handsets.
  • VoIP Fulfillment by VoIP Supply – This is a new suite of services specifically designed for VoIP providers, allowing them to increase operational efficiency, decrease touch costs and bolster their customer experience. Through services such as warehousing, device configuration, direct end user shipments, returns processing, device reconditioning, extended warranties, technical support and real-time on-demand reporting, a service provider can get everything they need to power their VoIP service operations.
  • Grandstream GXV3175 – Grandstream’s latest IP video phone, the GXV3175, is their sexiest offering to date. It features a 7″ color touch screen and a much improved user interface that makes this phone an excellent for those looking to get into video calling.
  • PRISM – Last, but certainly not least was PRISM, a services management tool from StarView Solution. PRISM provides current and aspiring VoIP providers with everything needed to run an efficient, profitable operation through instant order provisioning, activation, routing of DID phone numbers and SIP connections. Broadsoft look out – I’ve yet to see something as simple and easy to use.

Garrett Smith

Garrett Smith is a Technology Marketing and Sales Professional

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  2. Frank

    1. The link you provide for hookflash (http://hookflash.com/) takes one to a site that apparently is secured, so no useful info. Any chance you have more info? Trying to Google for “hookflash” isn’t fruitful in this regard. :-)

    2. You wrote: “If you haven’t heard of Yealink by now you will this year. They are quickly emerging as a strong player in the IP handset space. And when I say compete, I’m not just talking about sub-$100 handsets.” Just to be clear, you never said ‘compete’. 😉

    As for Yealink, can’t speak to the T38P, but I have the Yealink T28P, and I think it’s a kick-ass device that looks damn close to a Cisco 79xx phone for FAR less cost and with more freedom in configuration.

    (For those who aren’t familiar, Cisco 79xx phones are awesome if you have a Cisco CallManager or always do provisioning via TFTP, but otherwise pretty much blow when it comes to configuration/setup. I’ve also found them to be less than “weapons grade” as one might expect from Cisco. A single drop of a phone 3′ to a carpeted floor borked one phone, and I’ve had at least 2 hose themselves during firmware updates.)

    Glad to see it was good experience for you, though, Garrett. Definitely some interesting things going on. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Garrett Smith

    Hey Frank,

    1. Hookflash is currently in a closed BETA. They should be coming out with more information by summer.

    2. Meh!

    3. I call the Yealink’s a poor man’s Cisco, however are much easier to work with than the Cisco’s.

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