Category Archives: IP Office phones

Avaya D100 Wireless Phone System

Avaya had a wildly popular wireless phone known as the 3810. It was so popular that we still get a lot of inquiries for it. The Avaya 3810 was discontinued in 2011 but thanks to the internet, it’s possible to search for anything.

Avaya D100 wireless phone systemTo answer the need, Avaya introduced the D100 SIP DECT wireless phone system. It is a really slick system that can be managed via the IP Office Manager without any additional configuration needed. The range of the base station is between 100~350 feet indoors and up to 700 feet in the open. We all know there are many factors that work to decrease wireless signal strength, so Avaya addressed this through repeaters that can be added to the system, each with its own 100~350 feet coverage range. You can add up to 6 repeaters on the system to get more coverage. The repeaters don’t require any additional wiring – just a plug – so it’s a really nice solution.

Each base station can connect with up to 8 Avaya D160 handsets, and you can connect up to four base stations per IP Office installation. Since the system is integrated with IP Office, the handsets support IP Office features like Busy Lamp Field (BLF), Message Waiting Indicator (MWI), hot desking, emergency calls, programmable buttons and more.

The D160 handset offers a handsfree mode, and you can also use a corded headset like the Plantronics MX500C which plugs into the headset jack. Unfortunately there’s no Bluetooth option but all in all, the handset’s a solid performer.

For many companies using IP Office, the D100 system is what we recommend for their wireless solution. It’s a plug-and-play solution that provides lots of flexibility and features. If you’re looking for wireless freedom with your Avaya IP Office phone system, check out the Avaya D100 wireless phone system.


Everyone Seems to be “Hung up on VoIP”

It is AMAZING how many of our clients are all about “Don’t we need VoIP phones?” and “Don’t we need to get cheap VoIP truncks?” and “Aren’t SIP trunks cheaper?”.
Well, to answer ALL these questions… “YES”… under the right circumstances. Not everyone NEEDS more expensive IP phones. That’s right, I said it. I would LOVE to sell you more expensive endpoints and, WOW, I would REALLY LOVE to invoice you to rewire your entire building for Ethernet phone extensions, but, to be honest, YOU DON’T NEED THEM! (darn)…

You heard me. MOST small to medium sized businesses do NOT require IP phones. More importantly, their site Internet access will not SUPPORT loads of VoIP traffic with SIP trunks or phones either!

Most small businesses, EVEN WITH MULTIPLE BRANCHES, can take advantage of less expensive digital terminals and STILL utilize SIP trunks to save money by connecting their hybrid phone systems, such as the NEC SV8100 telephone system via IP daughter boards, such as the IPLB32 – opening a VPN tunnel between the sites where phone calls can be transferred back and forth. Again, this can be done with DIGITAL phones because the SYSTEMS are tied together with VoIP technology!

Before YOU make the mistake of spending an arm load of dough to buy fancy IP phones and swithces that, OMG, don’t work with your limited Internet bandwidth (ouch! YES, there’s the site limitation!) – call someone who REALLY knows their stuff that takes ALL of the environmental and carrier service capabilities into consideration before selling you what you THINK You need. It’s that simple.

Hey, don’t get us wrong – we LOVE the BUZZ words – they sell a TON of new equipment. But don’t sell yourself short and get a huge disappointment when you find out your new phones do not even work. Listen to a professional that can save you loads of money and aggravation by not only listening to what you want, but telling you EXACTLY what you NEED based on your requirements and local site capabilities.

Avaya’s IP Office "Best Kept Secret"!

If your company is considering a new phone system or has already purchased and settled in on the Avaya IP Office phone system platform, you need to know about the best kept secret in the telecom industry – the “Avaya Knowledgebase“. Actually, it’s not a secret at all but the average Avaya IP Office customer does not know it even exists. We, on the other hand, actively encourage our clients to use the Avaya Knowledgebase for all it’s worth.

The Avaya Knowledgebase is a truly phenomenal information source for all Avaya IP Office products. The detailed information available shows you the powerful capabilities of the IP Office platform, inclusive of the Avaya IP 500 and the previous Avaya IP 412 which will be discontinued with the new IP 500 5.0 firmware release.

All of the IP 500 expansion modules are described in amazing detail in the Knowledgebase, along with the various series of phones – both digital and VoIP Avaya IP Office phones.

If you are considering purchasing a new business phone system, are upgrading from an Avaya Partner ACS, or are already utilizing the Avaya IP Office phone system platform, I highly recommend that you bookmark the Avaya Knowledgebase as it is a one-stop source for anything related to the IP Office platform.

New Telephone Magic Press Release is now "LIVE"

Well it took 2 days but our 20th Anniversary press announcement is active:

We will have numerous news releases related to new product lauches coming in the next few weeks so stay tuned!

Back with a Vengeance!

OK I must admit it’s just a snappy ‘movie’ title – lmao.

All kidding aside, we are glad to be blogging again here at Telephone Magic – so much has happened in the past couple of years and we are thrilled to be able to start writing about it again.

Let’s start with AVAYA – we have really expanded our Avaya offerings – from the new IP500 IP Office platform (along with all the digital Avaya phones, VoIP IP phones, and wireless phones) to a complete selection of Avaya Definity PBX circuit packs / cards and Definity phones, we are now a leader in wholesale Internet Avaya telecom products.

We are now celebrating over 20 years in business and things have never been more exciting in the telecom field. Convergence is here and we seem to find new products to talk about every day. In the coming weeks and months I will do my best to bring you the latest telecom products that can make your business run smoother or solve issues within your structure.

My thanks go out to Mark Kawabe for incepting this blog and making it an interesting going concern. I will do my best to bring you the same interesting product information with a smile or two mixed in for good measure.