Telecoms-Channel News Roundup – Week 51

Welcome to the roundup of the top telecoms news for resellers, week 51. This week’s top news is featured from Telecom Reseller, Computer Weekly, Channel e2e,  Westcon-Comstor and Yealink.

Introducing Onsite and Remote Communications Solution from Grandstream

With impact COVID-19 has has on our work atmosphere, remote work isn’t anything new, it is a trend that has been gradually developing prior to the pandemic accelerating it into a status quo. The Grandstream UCM6300 Ecosystem is a solution bundle that provides complete communications and collaboration for onsite and remote deployments. Installers and IT teams will be able to create IP communication and collaboration solutions with Grandstream products that can seamlessly bridge geographical gaps to link all users within an organization under one network, no matter their location.

The UCM6300 Ecosystem is comprised of four key components, the UCM6300 series of IP PBXs, UCM RemoteConnect, Wave, and Grandstream Device Management System. Before covering each individual part, its important to understand what these pieces can accomplish when working together.

Understanding VoIP power consumption

This best practices guide from the Tolly Group defines and evaluates quantitative and qualitative characteristics of VoIP power consumption. It covers basic power consumption measurement tests, as well as total cost of ownership with respect to power and provides resources and sample calculations.

Table of contents:

VoIP system power — level set
Power consumption
LAN/WAN communication infrastructure
LAN switch power consumption
Environmental life cycle
Upcoming challenges
Challenges to benchmarking VoIP system power consumption
Power measurement
VoIP system scope and components
Competitive equivalents

Zoom Expands Certified Integrator Program

Zoom has announced it will extend the Zoom Certified Integrator Program to include Zoom Phone, enabling more voice professionals to become certified in delivering Zoom Phone and accelerate adoption and deployment, according to a statement from Laura Padilla, head of global business development and channel, Zoom.

Zoom made the announcement at its Zoom Partner Connect conference, a virtual event for Zoom’s global channel partner community, according to the statement.

Westcon-Comstor: Five specialisations you need for partner success

Recently named Palo Alto Networks’ Global, EMEA and JAPAC Distribution Partner for 2020 for ‘embracing technologies, investing in specialisations and leading with services’, here are five specialisations distributors need to drive success for all channel partners.

Distributors need to drive end-user demand, identify net-new business and uncover hidden opportunities in their installed base. We use the power of data to build highly targeted demand-generation activity that drives sustained business growth and customer success.

Yealink Unveils New MeetingBar A20 Certified for Microsoft Teams for Small Meeting Spaces 

Yealink, a leading global unified communications (UC) solution provider, has announced the general availability of the Yealink A20, the newest MeetingBar for Microsoft Teams.

All-in-One design, perfect for small spaces Teams meetings

The Yealink MeetingBar A20 featuring the Snapdragon 845 chipset runs Android 9.0, and is built for Microsoft Teams. The powerful hardware components ensure an immersive Teams experience for users. Designed for small meeting spaces, the A20 completely integrates Android OS, premium audio and AI video features, and everything your Teams meeting needs. Cutting down the complicated connections with simple plug-and-play for a quick start, the all-in-one A20 turns your busy workspaces into an effective Microsoft Teams Room.