March 2010 Newsletter

In this edition we have news of:


eSys - Faster Unconfigured Online Orders

Recently, we've designed a new online order form for eSys customers. Making placing orders without phone specific configuration quicker and simpler. This is available to you now.

New features:

  • Delivery charge automatically calculated and shown on screen
  • Postcode lookup for dropship orders
  • Real time stock status
  • Indicates whether the order will exceed your credit limit

Registered eSys users can access the new form at:
https://secure.provu.co.uk/eSys/new_order_pretty.php.

Please just use your standard username and password.


For those of you who don't know, eSys is our online ordering system for trade customers.

ProSys Offers:

  • Automatic configuration of a wide range of VoIP hardware.
  • Real time online XML stock availability, to display on your website.
  • Online ordering with XML post option.
  • Delivery direct to your end user with branded despatch note (your logo and address with no reference to ProVu).
  • Choose from different levels of service options which can grow with you.

How it Works:

Clicking diagram links to larger image.

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A more detailed explanation of ProSys can be found in the ProSys PDF

If you are a trade customer and are not currently registered to use eSys, please contact us in order to set up a username and password.


Snom WLAN USB Sticks - 8 Series Firmware Versions

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The Snom Wireless WLAN Stick allows you to have a Wireless LAN option for connecting your Snom 8xx Series Phone.

With the Snom WLAN USB, you can connect the phone to a wireless network for installing the phone in any location you are in.


Providing the ideal solution for all Snom 8xx users that cannot connect directly to a network. The WLAN stick enables users with an easy yet secure upgrade to the company network via WLAN, shielding subscribers from outside data attacks.

Recommended Firmware Versions:

To ensure you get the best performance from using your phone with the Snom WLAN, we recommend the following firmware versions.

Snom 820: 8.2.24

Snom 870: 8.3.5

If you intend to use your phone with a Snom WLAN, we can provision this firmware change onto your phone for you.

Trade and volume pricing, along with stock status is available to view on our Online Price List

If you do not currently have a username and password to access this information, please contact us and we will be happy to supply you with one.

For ProSys customers, the product part code Snom-WLAN is now live enabling you to place orders on-line.


The Snom PA1 VoIP Public Announcement System - Main Uses

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Last month, we brought you news of a brand new product coming soon from Snom. The Snom PA1 VoIP Public Announcement System is now in stock and available to buy at ProVu.




The Snom PA1 has two main uses:

Public Address System:

Connect a 4W speaker or an amplifier system to the PA1 audio output. Register the PA-1 as an extension on your SIP system in the same way you would any other Snom phone. When you call the PA-1 it auto-answers the call and passes either one way or two way audio (if a microphone is also connected).

Door Entry System:

Using a special firmware version, the PA1 can be configured as a SIP door entry system. Connect a "door bell" push button, external microphone, external speaker then register the PA-1 as an extension to your SIP system in the same way as any other Snom phone. The PA-1 will then place a call to your SIP system so that you can speak to whoever is at the door (even if you aren't in the building). The PA-1 also has four DTMF controlled switched outputs which can be connected to an electronic door lock, outside light or perhaps to activate an IP camera recording.

What would you use your PA1 for? The PA1 is not limited to these two uses, it can be used to "SIP enable" any device which has normal audio inputs and outputs. With suitable relays connected to to switched outputs it could also form the basis of a home automation system controlled via your SIP phone system.

ProVu would like to hear from our customers with any ideas of what you have planned for the PA1. We can assist with custom development of hardware and software features and supply custom peripheral hardware to be used with your PA1.


Snom PA1 Schematic Diagram

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Click to enlarge

Trade pricing, along with stock status is available to view on our Online Trade Price List.

If you do not currently have a username and password to access this information, please contact us and we will be happy to supply you with one.

For ProSys customers, product part code Snom-PA1 is now live enabling you to place orders on line.


Gigaset S685IP 'Best for VoIP Calls' - T3 Men's Magazine Review

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In February's edition of Men's Magazine 'T3', they carried out a number of tests on numerous gadgets and voted the Gigaset S685IP as the product they felt was the 'Best for VoIP Calls'.

Their verdict gave the S685IP 4 out of 5 stars, they claim the S685IP to be 'cheap, business like and well worth a look'.


Not to only give you the good news, they did have one minor grumble. Though you can use the phone for PSTN, VoIP, text and bluetooth, the fact it had no Skype functionality was a down side for them.

Well Skype's a dirty word as far as all at ProVu are concerned ("believe it or not")! We're glad we didn't tick all the boxes of a generic Lad's Mag reader! A great review over all. Thanks T3!

S685IP Key Features Reminder:

  • Dual mode VoIP/landline cordless phone
  • High Quality Colour Display - 128*160 Pixels
  • 2 VoIP & 1 Land Line Calls Simultaneously
  • Register up to 6 additional handsets with up to 6 different VoIP accounts
  • Bluetooth Capability
  • Integrated answer phone with 30 minutes recording time
  • Range: Indoors 50 meters- Outdoors 300 meters
  • Talk time 10 hours- Standby 180 hours
  • 250 Entry phone directory
  • Internal and External call transfer
  • 3 way call conference
  • Convenient hands-free talking
  • Handset can display Internet information services via RSS feeds

Trade and volume pricing, along with stock status is available to view on our Online Price List

If you do not currently have a username and password to access this information, please contact us and we will be happy to supply you with one.

For ProSys customers, the product part code S685IP is now live enabling you to place orders on-line.


It's Still Snowing - Snom Snow Edition

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We're approaching March now but this snow isn't shifting! So we're again extending our Snom Snow Edition offer for Snom 3xx VoIP Phones.

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snom!


Snom Snow Edition phones have exactly the same functionality as their charcoal grey equivalents. ProVu also offer 10% off the standard trade price of all Snom White Phones in the 3xx range.

If you already have Snom 8xx VoIP Phones, then the Snom Snow Edition phones will look great along side them. They're also proving extremely popular with Mac users.

Trade pricing, along with stock status is available to view on our Online Trade Price List.

If you do not currently have a username and password to access this information, please contact us and we will be happy to supply you with one.

For ProSys customers, product part codes are now live enabling you to place orders on line.


Snom Tip - Green VoIP, Calculate Cost and Carbon Footprint

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2009's March Newsletter reported how a study carried out at a Frankfurt University proved that Snom VoIP Phones are the most economical VoIP phones in terms of power consumption.

The three month testing period compared 23 VoIP phones by seven well known manufacturers.

Now you can see for yourself by using the Snom Carbon Calculator to compare how you can reduce your carbon footprint and benefit from cost savings by using a Snom IP phone, rather than another model.


Snom is a clear eco friendly winner, with the lowest power consumption in every comparable product class, in every scenario; idle mode, conversation and three way conference.

It's becoming increasingly important each year to go green! With Snom VoIP phones you can be certain that you are also conserving energy when making calls. Save money and the enviornment by choosing a Snom VoIP Phone!


Yealink Tip - New Firmware Release

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Yealink have now released a new firmware version V43 for the Yealink Phone Range.



New Features:

  • You can now upload your customisable screen images for the T26P and T28P through automatic provisioning.
  • Packet traces are now available for all phones - should you have any problems with your phone at all, it will now be much easier for us to support, diagnose and remedy your issue.
  • A great automatic redial feature has now also been included. Should you be trying to contact a number which is busy, a soft key option will display asking you whether you wish to 'auto redial - yes/no'.

Find the new firmware version available to download through the Yealink website. Alternatively - ask us about provisioning the new firmware version onto your Yealink phones.


Ex-Demonstration Stock

ProVu have a number of demonstration Snom, Siemens and Linksys products available at very reduced prices. All products are of high quality and available for next day delivery.

Please note that these items are subject to a reduced warranty period and no technical support is included with the purchase.

A full list and details of all the products available at a reduced price can be found at: ProVu Ex-Demonstration Stock


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