Category: General
Posted by: chriswright
Below are some instructions on how to factory reset and RTX4002 repeater:

1. Power off RTX Repeater

2. Power on the RTX Repeater for between 1-5 secs (ie 2 secs) then power off

3. Power on RTX Repeater for between 25-35 secs (ie 30 secs) then power off

Now the RTX Repeater should be reset, power it back on and the light should be blinking slowly.

For more information on pairing the RTX with a Gigaset base station, please see our guide
Category: General
Posted by: paul

Background



When you receive an inbound call from an ISDN line (BRI or PRI), the calling party number (caller ID) arrives in a non-country specific format and it is up to your phone system or gateway to format it correctly for the area it is located in.

In the UK this means caller IDs for national numbers will be missing the leading zero and caller IDs for international numbers will be missing a leading double zero.

E.G. where you expect: 07123456789 you'll get 7123456789

Within the ISDN q.931 signalling when a call comes in, there is an element for passing information on the type of the number.

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An ISDN PBX will generally put a zero onto the start of national numbers and double zero onto the start of international numbers in the UK.

The problem is, in SIP there is no such header as type-of-number. The caller-id will just be presented as passed. Meaning you'll see caller-ids on phones with missing zeros.

Solution



To fix this problem, a Vega gateway can add in the national & international prefixes on to caller-ids.

The settings can be found in the web interface or from the command line.

At the command line interface, for the UK you'll want to set:

_advanced.sip.international_prefix=00

_advanced.sip.national_prefix=0

In the web interface, these settings are in the Expert section, SIP page and SIP-Advanced link near the bottom:

They are:

  • National Prefix - set to 0

  • International Prefix - set to 00



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Then the Caller-ID presented on SIP calls should be correct.

Note, more information on this can be found on page 171 of the Sangoma Vega admin guide:

Vega Admin Guide R88 v1.1
Category: General
Posted by: kate
With the summer season now upon us, we are delighted to announce 3 great new bundle offers that will run from 1st June to 31st August 2015.


Bundle 1: Buy any 3 or more Gigaset pro handsets and get the N510IP DECT base unit FREE.

Includes the S650H, R630H and SL610H handsets. The N510IP base supports up to 4 simultaneous IP calls and POE. Use the following bundle codes to get your N510IP free:
  • N510IPS650-3
  • N510IPR630-3
  • N510IPSL610-3




Bundle 2:
Buy 4 N720 IP Multicell DECT bases and get the DECT Manger FREE.




Bundle 3: Buy one of the new T440 or T640 Gigaset IP PBX systems and get a Maxwell 10 tablet phone FREE.

To take advantage of bundles 2 and 3, please contact the ProVu sales team on 01484 840048.
Category: General
Posted by: chriswright
The following guide shows how to connect a Plantronics CS520 (This will also apply to the other headsets in the CS500 series) headset to the Mitel 6865i desk phone to allow EHS functionality (the making and hanging up of calls via the headset button).

As well as the CS520 headset and the 6865i phone you will also need a Plantronics APS-11 EHS Cable.

1) Connect the APS-11 cable to the back of the CS520 stand, using the end of the cable that has both an RJ45 connector and a 3.5mm jack connector. Both connectors should be plugged in to the respective ports on the back of the stand.

2) Plug the other end of the APS-11 cable into the RJ45 socket on the back of the Mitel phone, you will need to remove the plastic spacer clip from the socket on the phone in order for it to fit. Please refer to the user manual for help with this.

3) Finally, you need to change some settings on the Mitel phone to enable the EHS functionality. Make the following changes via the menu on the handset itself (press the button with the gear icon to open the menu):

i) Go to Preferences - Set Audio - Audio Mode. Select Headset from the list and press the tick button to confirm.

ii) Go to Preferences - Set Audio - DHSG. Select the "DHSG is On" option and press the tick button to confirm.

That's it! The headset should now be able to make and receive calls using the EHS functionality.

If you have purchased these products from Provu, and can not get this to work, please contact our support team at support@provu.co.uk and we will be happy to help!

19/05/2015: Shipping options

Category: General
Posted by: Tim

Shipping Improvements


Today we have updated the order form in prosys for our trade customers. We now have some more flexible shipping options.

There are 2 main changes.

Automatic pricing for exotic destinations


Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scottish Highlands and Islands, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Isle of Wight.

The order form will now correctly price shipments to all of the above destinations on APC, DPD and Parcelforce.

If you have a larger consignment going to these destinations, then it is worth giving our sales office call to check if we can get a better quote.

DPD


We now offer DPD as an alternative shipping option.

We have used APC as our primary UK courier for many years. They offer a really good service and good systems integration.

But we had some customers who wanted an alternative option.

DPD offer:
- an SMS with a 1 hour delivery window
- Competitive prices to Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Isle of Man on a 2 day service.
- More detailed online tracking.

Things to note:
1) Cut off for DPD is 3pm. APC is 5pm.
2) DPD not so price competitive on larger shipments.


Category: General
Posted by: kate
ProVu and Sangoma are joining forces to deliver a 3 part series of webinars that will explain the benefits and importance of deploying SBCs with any VoIP installation.

  • Part 1: Tuesday 19th May 2015 @ 15:00 GMT+1 (London)
    Introduction: What is an SBC?
    Will provide an introduction to SBCs explaining what it does and why it is important.

  • Part 2: Tuesday 27th May 2015 @ 15:00 GMT+1 (London)
    SBC Use Cases
    Will look at some typical use cases and the various different requirements.

  • Part 3: Tuesday 2nd June 2015 @ 15:00 GMT+1 (London)
    Sangoma SBC Configuration
    Will look in detail at the deployment requirements and a walk through the configuration.

Win a Sangoma SBC
For all those that register and attend all 3 webinars Sangoma will be entering each name in to a draw to win a FREE Sangoma SBC. The draw will be made after the last webinar, ProVu will contact the winner directly to arrange delivery.

Register Now
Category: General
Posted by: kate

ProVu Webinar: Introduction to Bria Stretto
13th May 2015 at 14:00 and 21st May at 11:00

We will be holding two webinars for our resellers to find on more about CounterPath's Bria Stretto SaaS.

Find out more information about the Webinar and register to join us by visiting: Introduction to Bria Stretto SaaS
Category: General
Posted by: kate


We are pleased to announce the new Gigaset pro T-series range of PBX systems which are now in stock at ProVu. There are two new models, the T440 PRO PBX which supports 2 to 100 seats and the T640 PRO PBX supporting larger companies for up to 250 seats.

These are all-in-one communication platform based on a flat license model and offer:

  • Personalised user interface for call maintenance on mobile, tablet or any web enabled device
  • Personal voicemail and auto-attendant
  • Embedded queuing, conference and fax server
  • Simple deployment of Gigaset pro devices

Register for a demonstration:
Gigaset will be travelling the country over the next few weeks and are keen to hear from interested resellers who would like a demonstration. You can let us know if you would like a demonstration by sending us an email to contact@provu.co.uk.
Category: General
Posted by: anna
As you are aware the A510H has gone end of life and until the replacement A540H arrives we have fantastic offers on the C430H and N300IP bundles as well as on the individual handset.

Until the end of May only you can buy the N300IP and C430H bundles at the same price as the N300IP and A510H bundles. You can also buy the C430H individually at a reduced price.

If you would like more information on pricing please don't hesitate to give us a call, alternatively you can view the reduced pricing on ProSys.

We hope that you will be able to take advantage of this excellent offer while we await delivery of the new A540H handsets.

23/04/2015: What is an SBC?

Category: General
Posted by: kate
Sangoma have created a great simple to understand video that summarises what Session Border Controllers do and why they are so important to help protect both our voice and data networks.



Find out more about Sangoma's range of SBCs.