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Review – Protel SOHO Model S

The Protel SOHO Model S by NexMatrix is a crowd pleaser at church trade shows and North American Telephone and Video (NATNV) events.  To think that a 20 extension PBX can come in such a small package turns heads and make people question why they have that old bulky equipment in the closet.  The Protel SOHO is a mere 4″ by 4.5″ …

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Softphone – Taking Your Church Phone with You (part 2)

In the first article  Softphone – Taking Your Church Phone with You (Part 1) we looked at how a softphone can benefit your church.  This article is more on making your softphone experience a better one for your self and your congregation. Softphone : Your Headset On a computer, a lot of what makes a softphone work is the microphone …

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Review – Bria Softphone by Counterpath

Making the phone system extend from the office to the mobile world is one of the great features of a Voice over IP PBX system.  Doing that with style and some great features makes Counterpath’s Bria Softphone an excellent choice.  In testing there are a few more advanced features that not all IP PBX will support, but over all Bria …

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Softphone – Taking Your Church Phone with You

We are always looking for more flexibility and ease of communication needs for churches.  With the increasing processing power of  desktop computers, laptops and smart phones, the need for a software based phone for churches has become evident.  Enter the Softphone on an IP PBX platform. What is a softphone?  Wikipedia defines… “A softphone is a software program for making …

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Does Your Church Need Message on Hold?

A common characteristic of growing churches is that they exhibit a laser like focus on communicating a consistent vision for their ministry in many different creative ways.  Everything a church creates says something about its culture, purpose and vision.  Thoughtful planning can make everything work together to reinforce a church’s message over and over again from its graphics to its …

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Review – Grandstream GXP1450 HD Enterprise IP Phone

Recently we were able to get our hands on the new Grandstream IP Phone the GXP1450 and we have had a great time with it.  One of the primary concerns with a Church Hosted PBX VoIP solution is the cost and this phone packs a punch of low cost and solid features.  If you are a church or not-for-profit looking for …