SIP

phone cut

19 Feb: Help, I’ve got no lines

Have you missed the notification of the NBN copper cutoff? Assuming that something hasn’t happened to the external network and NBN is available in your area, it may be that the 18 month grace period between NBN availability and the disconnection of PSTN legacy services has occurred. In the case of special services like ISDN and high speed data, the grace period is 36 months. The term “copper cutoff” was originally applied to areas that…

Franking Machine

05 Feb: Franking machines and the NBN

As you probably know already, NBN is enforcing lots of changes to business equipment because the analogue lines that they use will no longer be there so alternatives have to be found. When moving to the NBN, the following business equipment needs to be assessed for compatibility: lift phones, EFTPOS & HiCAPS machines, security systems and phone systems. Another one that needs to be added to the list is Franking Machines. If they are not…

Yealink W60B & CP930W

18 Dec: Yealink CP930W wireless DECT conference phone

Yeastar has released their first wireless conference phone, the CP930W. Yealink Wireless DECT Conference Phone CP930W is designed for small-to-medium meeting rooms and huddle rooms. The CP930W delivers up to 24 hours of talk time, 15 days of standby, less than 4 hour recharge time and first-rate audio quality Noise Proof technology. In addition to DECT, connectivity via Bluetooth allows the CP930W to connect to mobile phone or PC and become the mic and/or speaker…

ISDN service charges

17 Dec: Telstra ISDN charges increase

As predicted, Telstra have increased their charges for ISDN 2 and ISDN 10/20/30 services for those services not under a fixed term contract. A Cease Sale was applied to ISDN in June 2018 in line with the eventual phasing out of ISDN over the next few years as required by the NBN. ISDN is an access technology that has been with us for about 30 years. The Cease Sale means that no new ISDN circuits…

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19 Nov: Do you guys do voodoo on the phone lines?

Do you guys do voodoo on the phone lines? The other day there was a little bit of network weirdness as I call it. I awoke to some alarms on one of the phone systems we manage indicating the SIP trunk had dropped out but they were from the carrier only – normally the phone system gives an alarm first and then the carrier some time later. The fact that the system had not sent…