David Porter

David A. Porter is VP of Communications at Vodia Networks, Inc. His responsibilities include writing and disseminating blog posts, press releases, ad copy and other native content. Prior to joining Vodia he was a content coordinator for an MTA website devoted to ongoing megaprojects on the Long Island Railroad. He earned his MFA in Creative Writing and MA in English at San Francisco State University and his BA in English at Rutgers University.

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Vodia Now Integrates with Grafana®

Vodia now integrates with Grafana Labs®' technology to enhance observability in installations, addressing the needs of critical infrastructure environments like emergency services and healthcare. By integrating with Grafana's® scalable metrics, logs and traces solutions, Vodia ensures secure and reliable communication systems. This integration enables geo-redundant deployment and proactive incident response, supporting Vodia's commitment to IT security. Vodia also provides extensive support for implementing, monitoring and auditing these high-availability communication solutions, ensuring seamless integration with various platforms and adherence to stringent data protection measures.

January 16, 2024

Vodia Networks, Inc. Now Integrates with the NICE AI CX Platform

Vodia Networks, Inc. now integrates with NICE, the leading cloud-native customer experience (CX) platform, through the Session Recording Protocol (SIPREC). SIPREC is an open SIP-based protocol that records calls by establishing a session through a System Resource Controller (SRC) and Software Requirements Specification (SRS). This integration enables seamless recording and management of customer interactions across various data sources and channels. Vodia's cloud phone system, which introduced SIPREC in 2018, supports NICE Enlighten XO, an AI-driven platform that optimizes digital CX by analyzing conversations and prioritizing automation opportunities.

January 16, 2024

Transitioning from Shared Lines to Ring Groups: A How-To Guide for Streamlining Business Communication

Business communication has evolved from manual switchboards and traditional shared lines to modern solutions like ring groups, which distribute incoming calls to multiple extensions simultaneously, ensuring no call goes unanswered. This enhances call handling, customer experience and resource utilization. To set up a ring group, identify group members, configure settings, adjust behaviors, and conduct test calls. Vodia Networks offers advanced cloud phone systems that streamline business communication with features like automatic call distribution and voicemail.

January 16, 2024

Partner Spotlight: Real Telecom

Real Telecom, is a Canadian company specializing in Business Voice Communication (BVC) services. Partnering with Vodia, Real Telecom delivers cloud phone systems that enhance communication productivity for businesses across various sectors. Real Telecom's expertise spans, among others, to healthcare, manufacturing and management. In the supply chain sector, Real Telecom uses Vodia's platform to manage communication between customers and staff across different channels, resulting in both cost reduction and improved communication quality. The company emphasizes customer service and takes pride in offering BVC solutions tailored to each client's specific needs.

January 16, 2024

Transcribe Recorded Calls and Voicemails in Multiple Languages with the Vodia Cloud Phone System

Unlock the power of multilingual communication with Vodia's Cloud Phone System, supporting up to 18 languages for transcription and translation. Our global commitment to innovation ensures accessibility to our feature-rich PBX worldwide. Using AI language models, Vodia enables speech-to-text and text-to-speech conversion in 18 languages. Seamlessly integrate languages like Arabic, Spanish, and Japanese into your Vodia PBX. Enhance customer service, streamline call handling and expand your global reach with our multi-language capabilities.

January 16, 2024

Vodia Adds Value for Internet and Telecommunications Service Providers

How are Vodia's service provider partners gaining an edge in the competitive telecommunications market? By leveraging the innovative capabilities of Vodia, they're able to expand their market share, offer a diverse range of services and streamline their operations. As the telecommunications landscape evolves, service providers must adapt to meet the changing needs of their customers. With Vodia's robust architecture and minimal hardware requirements, service providers can ensure reliability, scalability, security and cost-effectiveness.

January 16, 2024

Significant Growth in Global UC&C and CPaaS Markets

In late September 2023, IDC reported significant growth in the global Unified Communications & Collaboration (UC&C) and Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) markets. UC&C encompasses solutions like Audio Conferencing, Desktop Sharing, Instant Messaging, IP Telephony, Video Conferencing, Voice, and Web Conferencing. Vodia's communication system seamlessly integrates many UC&C functionalities, enhancing collaboration, flexibility, and productivity for businesses. As a CPaaS provider, Vodia offers developers a cloud platform to add real-time communications features to their applications effortlessly.

January 16, 2024

Solid Ground: Smart Real Estate Communication from Vodia

The real estate industry is evolving rapidly, propelled by innovative communication services that are revolutionizing property management, tenancy expansion and asset valuation. Vodia's smart communication solutions are at the forefront of this transformation, connecting real estate stakeholders with cutting-edge technology. Our comprehensive suite of connectivity and communication services is tailored to meet the diverse needs of the real estate value chain, empowering stakeholders with efficient and effective tools for seamless integration and enhanced operational efficiency.

January 16, 2024

Vodia Visits Enterprise Connect 2024

Vodia sales engineer Eric Altman recently attended Enterprise Connect 2024 in Orlando, FL, from March 25 to March 28, connecting with partners and exploring the latest trends in enterprise communication. With a focus on AI and contact centers, Eric participated in sessions discussing AI's role in call distribution and agent handling. The event showcased innovative solutions from various companies, including Vodia partners QuestBlue and Cyberdata, offering SIP trunking, messaging, voice, and IP endpoint services. Eric also engaged with Cove Central, highlighting Vodia's Technology Alliance Partner Program (TAPP) collaboration.

January 16, 2024

Voice Communication Plays a Major Role in Building Trust

Why is voice communication still a cornerstone in the digital age, amidst the myriad of communication channels available? Voice communication not only fosters stronger social bonds but also builds trust and connection with brands. It remains one of the critical channels of choice for consumers, ranking second only to email. Voice is immediate and provides a human touch, making it indispensable in customer service. In professional settings, especially with dispersed workforces, voice and video calls play a vital role in facilitating collaboration and maintaining connection. Whether entirely on-site, hybrid or fully remote, telephony serves as the cornerstone of communication systems.

January 16, 2024

Text Messaging for Business – A Powerful Communications Tool

Vodia software transforms various devices into communication endpoints, seamlessly integrating text messaging capabilities for SMBs and enterprises. Partnering with industry leaders like QuestBlue and peoplefone, Vodia now provides turnkey solutions for MSPs, streamlining voice and SMS communication. Text messaging proves indispensable, offering instant connectivity, enhanced customer engagement, and cost-effective communication. With benefits ranging from appointment reminders to mobile marketing opportunities, businesses can leverage text messaging to stay relevant and connected in today's digital landscape.

January 16, 2024

Passing on Passwords: Are You Ready for Life without Them?

With cybersecurity threats on the rise, companies are increasingly turning to passwordless technologies for enhanced protection. At Vodia, we're at the forefront of this revolution, offering innovative passkey solutions that not only boost security but also streamline user experiences. Our passkeys eliminate the need for users to create and remember passwords, significantly reducing the risk of breaches. With passkeys, accessing your business communications is simpler and safer than ever before. Say goodbye to the hassle of password management and hello to a more secure future with Vodia.

January 16, 2024

Vodia and Your Technology Roadmap

In today's rapidly changing business landscape, Small and Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs) face unique challenges magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic. The importance of technology in helping SMBs navigate these challenges and drive growth cannot be emphasized enough. Explore the essential components of an effective technology roadmap tailored to SMBs' needs, from leveraging cloud-based solutions to integrating innovative communication systems. This enables SMBs to streamline operations, enhance productivity, and achieve their business objectives in the face of evolving challenges.

January 16, 2024

Anchors Aweigh! Elevate Your Cruise Experience with Vodia Maritime Communication Servers (VMCS)

Set sail for unparalleled cruise experiences with the Vodia Maritime Communication Servers (VMCS). As cruise lines navigate the vast oceans, efficient and uninterrupted onboard communication is paramount. Our VMCS guarantees seamless connectivity at sea, offering advanced features like satellite internet access and robust data security. From personalized passenger communication to enhanced entertainment options, VMCS ensures that cruise lines can meet the demands of modern travelers while prioritizing safety and cybersecurity. Elevate your cruise experience with VMCS and embark on unforgettable journeys across the seas.

January 16, 2024

Vodia and IONOS Collaborate at IT Partners, Disneyland Paris

Vodia and IONOS are set to showcase their collaborative communications solutions at IT Partners on March 13-14 in Disneyland Paris. This strategic partnership brings together cutting-edge technology from Vodia with the secure infrastructure of IONOS, offering businesses a comprehensive communications package. Attendees can explore their robust cloud communications system, designed to simplify operations and bolster security. Join them at booth A63 to discover how their innovative solutions benefit businesses of all sizes, from SMBs to enterprises and explore the future of efficient communication.

January 16, 2024

Vodia PBX Expands Messaging Reach with Enhanced VoIP.ms Integration

Vodia Networks, Inc. has announced a significant enhancement to its integration with VoIP.ms, a leading provider of Voice-over-IP (VoIP) communication solutions. With this upgrade, users can now seamlessly send and receive VoIP.ms' SMS messages directly through the Vodia interface, consolidating voice and SMS communication in one platform. This development enables businesses to streamline operations, boost efficiency, and take advantage of features like automated mass SMS campaigns and targeted messaging. By leveraging VoIP.ms' competitive pricing, organizations can reduce overall communication costs.

January 16, 2024

Vodia Networks Announces Interoperability with Veriva Systems

Vodia Networks, Inc. reveals its collaboration with Veriva Systems, a leading provider of CMS offering advanced features such as mobile and on-premise voice call recordings, AI-driven voice-to-text transcription and data analytics. This partnership guarantees thorough recording of business communications, ensuring adherence to banking compliance regulations, while seamlessly integrating mobile and office communication channels. Notably, sales calls originating from mobile phones are seamlessly routed through office landlines, eliminating the requirement for separate devices.

January 16, 2024

Exceedingly Well: The Vodia Healthcare Services Communications Solution

Vodia's specialized phone system for healthcare optimizes communication, reducing wait times and simplifying staff tasks while ensuring data security under HIPAA and GDPR regulations. With features like appointment scheduling and Smart Fax, it enhances patient care and streamlines operations. Its flexible integration options make it a cost-effective solution for telemedicine, supported by a team of experts committed to delivering excellence in healthcare communication solutions.

January 16, 2024

Celebrating Two Decades of the Pulver Order

The Pulver Order, approved by the FCC in 2004, legalized VoIP, marking a pivotal moment in telecommunications history. It facilitated the integration of voice and data networks, revolutionizing communication and fostering a new era of innovation. This landmark decision unleashed a wave of entrepreneurial energy, propelling technologies like SIP into prominence and paving the way for the modern cloud phone systems we rely on today. As we commemorate this milestone, we celebrate the enduring legacy of the Pulver Order in shaping the dynamic landscape of communication.

January 16, 2024

Work from Home Is Here to Stay

The transition to hybrid work models, alongside the ongoing work-from-home trend, is reshaping traditional office dynamics. CEOs are increasingly recognizing the importance of flexibility, with CFOs anticipating continued hybrid arrangements within their organizations. Remote work, accelerated by the pandemic, is expected to endure as a lasting legacy, reshaping the way we approach work indefinitely. Adaptable telephony solutions like the Vodia Cloud Phone System facilitate seamless communication in this evolving landscape.

January 16, 2024

Revolutionizing Managed Cloud Communications: A Rival5 Success Story with Vodia

Rival5 Technologies, has led Managed Cloud Communications since 2011. Transitioning from Enswitch to Vodia, they found flexibility and cost-effectiveness. Vodia's per-seat licensing and customizable software met their diverse client needs seamlessly. Deployment was easy and personalized technical support solidified Vodia as their preferred choice. This success story highlights Vodia's transformative potential for businesses seeking robust cloud phone systems.

March 21, 2024

The Vodia Cloud Phone System Public Sector Communication Solution

Vodia's voice communication servers are the backbone of digital transformation in public services and education. Ensuring immediate and secure connections during emergencies, Vodia's technology complies with legislative mandates like Alyssa's Law. Beyond schools, Vodia's impact extends to public safety, transportation, and energy sectors, providing robust and reliable communication solutions essential for mission-critical services.

January 16, 2024

Work from Home: Embracing the Future of Remote Working with Vodia in 2024

In 2024, the pandemic has solidified hybrid and remote work, with one-third of American remote-capable workers now operating from home full-time. A 41% adoption of hybrid schedules was observed last year, while only 38% of companies enforce full-time in-office work. Leverage the Vodia platform for a seamless transition to a cloud PBX system, ensuring robust, secure telephony for effective collaboration, regardless of your team's location.

January 16, 2024

Vodia: Elevate Your Communication with the Ultimate Cloud Phone System in 2024

As remote work evolves, consider upgrading your telephony to the cloud with Vodia for a cost-effective solution. Vodia's OS-agnostic cloud phone system, with a decade of industry leadership, provides stability, scalability, and a rich array of features. Trusted by over half a million users worldwide, Vodia stands out as the ideal choice for SMBs and enterprises. Elevate your communication effortlessly with Vodia, the cloud solution designed for efficiency and resilience.

January 16, 2024

FCC Adopts New Rules to Close Robocall Loophole

The FCC recently closed the "lead generator" loophole to address the widespread issue of unwanted robocalls. New rules now mandate explicit consumer consent for robocalls, restricting each call to a single seller. This move is a response to the FCC's recognition of robocalls as the top consumer complaint. The FCC can now flag and block specific numbers, and telemarketers are prohibited from texting numbers on the U.S. Do Not Call Registry. Vodia's phone system stands out as an effective tool to minimize spam calls and enhance communication efficiency.

January 16, 2024

The Vodia Phone System – Your First Line of Defense Against Spam Calls

In the battle against spam calls, the Vodia Phone System emerges as your defender. With an average of 17 spam calls per day in the USA, the need for robust protection is more critical than ever. Our PBX, equipped with advanced defense mechanisms, meticulously identifies and combats suspicious calls, offering tailored solutions for different scenarios. Whether it's rejecting outright, diverting to a mailbox, or initiating call screening, Vodia empowers you to take control.

January 16, 2024

WhatsApp and The Evolution of Business Communication

With 2 billion users, WhatsApp is transforming global communication, challenging traditional SMS. The question arises: Is WhatsApp surpassing SMS on a global scale? As businesses adopt its features, telecom and VoIP industries are undergoing a paradigm shift. Managed Service Providers (MSPs) must evolve, integrating traditional telephony with modern messaging for seamless communication. In this dynamic landscape, adaptability, integration, and cybersecurity are imperative for business success.

January 16, 2024

Vodia's Hospitality Phone System Solution: A Gateway to Modern Hotel Management

In the competitive hospitality industry, Vodia's Hotel Phone System offers innovative efficiency for modern hotel management. Beyond traditional telephony, our cost-effective solution streamlines operations, reducing manual efforts and upgrading outdated PBX systems. With user-friendly interfaces and on-site support, Vodia ensures efficient system management, allowing staff to focus on exceptional services.

January 16, 2024

Partner Spotlight: Brandywine Technical Partners

Brandywine Technical Partners, a technology solutions leader in the greater Boston area, has been at the forefront of innovation for over two decades. Collaborating closely with Vodia, they have embraced SIP-based integration, transforming traditional voice systems into versatile solutions. President Yori Kasprzak praises Vodia's flexibility and open standards, emphasizing their role in campus solutions beyond voice.

January 16, 2024

Sailing a Sea Change: MSPs in a Post-Pandemic Marketplace

In the era of digital globalization, Managed Service Providers (MSPs) are crucial in guiding businesses toward success. With the workforce adopting hybrid environments, MSPs need to provide a complete set of services, covering anti-spam protection, cloud phone systems, and managed security. Continuously adding new services enhances the overall customer experience. By expanding into new territories across diverse industries and undertaking empowering branding initiatives, MSPs secure customer ownership and boost profit margins.

January 16, 2024

Enhancing School Safety: Alyssa’s Law and Managed Service Providers

Alyssa's Law, a crucial U.S. legislation, focuses on improving law enforcement response times during school emergencies. It requires the implementation of Silent Panic Alert Technology (SPAT) in public schools, integrated with VoIP and emergency lights, to enable swift communication with authorities in crisis situations. SPAT ensures silent alerts, even in areas without a local police department. Several states have already adopted Alyssa's Law, offering funding for system updates. Discover how Vodia, in partnership with CyberData, can assist in this endeavor.

January 16, 2024

Rebuilding Teamwork and Trust: The Role of Cloud Phone Systems in a Post-Covid Workplace - A Podcast

In this insightful podcast, CEO and President Christian Stredicke and Doug Green, Publisher of Telecom Reseller, discuss the profound impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the way we work. They explore how cloud phone systems and video calling have become crucial tools in rebuilding teamwork and trust in a post-Covid workplace. These technologies have introduced spontaneity, humanity, and renewed enjoyment into professional life, bridging the gap between in-office and remote work environments.

January 16, 2024

New Fanvil Models Now Compatible with Vodia Cloud PBX

Fanvil and Vodia Networks are pleased to announce the expanded compatibility of Vodia's platform with the latest Fanvil models. This collaborative effort empowers Vodia's cloud telephone system to seamlessly integrate with these new SIP endpoints, offering robust compatibility with Microsoft Teams and essential telephony features for remote work. This partnership signifies a significant advancement in business communication solutions, with further high-quality services expected in the future.

January 16, 2024

Vodia and UC-Reseller Introduce the LinkedIn Group: “Vodia Experts”

Vodia Networks and UC-Reseller are launching the 'Vodia Experts' LinkedIn group, fostering collaboration among Vodia resellers to share insights and best practices. This platform encourages participation from technical, sales, and marketing professionals, enabling them to showcase their integrations and gain support. Aiming on amplifying partner voices, the group plans to host webinars, promote member content, and provide a valuable source of industry knowledge.

January 16, 2024

Differentiate Vodia with PromptVoice's Innovative AI Voicing Solution | Webinar Available On-Demand

Teaming up with PromptVoice, Vodia resellers can easily deploy auto-attendant, in-queue, and on-hold audio solutions at scale, opening doors to new, profitable, and recurring earnings. The on-demand recording of the Vodia-PromptVoice webinar from June 20, 2023, "Differentiate Vodia with PromptVoice’s Innovative AI Voicing Solution" explains how MSPs can provide potent Customer Experience (CX) tools through the Vodia PBX.

January 16, 2024

Vodia Announces Webinar with PromptVoice

“At Vodia we’re all about innovation, and this includes the companies with whom we partner,” said Eric Altman, Vodia Sales Engineer. “2023 is the embarkation point for a massive sea change in tech and CX, with the eruption of ChatGPT and other AI deployments, and PromptVoice is at the vanguard...We hope all of our resellers will join us for this webinar and, hopefully, discover a new way to drive increased revenue during the second half of 2023.”

January 16, 2024

PromptVoice Freemium – The Innovative Model Behind the Winner of the Comms National Best Channel Portal Award

PromptVoice’s Freemium model offers everything you’d expect from a classic Freemium proposition – the ability to give all customers access to basic functionality, free of charge, and then upgrade them through paid subscription packages that generate healthy incremental margin increases.

January 16, 2024

Vodia marks a decade as industry leader, pioneer, Podcast

“We were jumping on that train very early,” says Christian Stredicke, serving the MSPs, Vodia is marking a decade as a leader and pioneer in offering PBX software that effectively turns mobile phones, laptops, PCs and standard VoIP phones into clients everyone in an organization can use for communication.

January 16, 2024

Best Practices for Holiday CX: What to Play and When

Our partner, Easy On Hold (EOH), based in Kalamazoo, MI, provides streaming music and messages on a custom marketing schedule for contact centers, enterprise-level corporations and small-medium size businesses via their phones and overhead environments. The company creates effective message on hold productions, auto attendant and IVR greetings, overhead announcements, and overhead music solutions. And they’ve got some great guidance for what to play and when for your callers during the holidays.

January 16, 2024

VODIA ANNOUNCES INTEROPERABILITY WITH PROMPTVOICE

PromptVoice sells its white-label service via the channel. It’s used by unified communications and contact center service providers and their resellers to provide professional recordings as part of their solutions. Vodia resellers can now profit from providing professional prompts, in-queue and on-hold audio recordings as part of their telephony solutions.

January 16, 2024

Build Your Own Brand with Vodia

At Vodia, we understand how important branding is to both enterprises and SMEs, and our phone system is perfect for any MSP, VAR, WISPs System Integrator and Interconnect looking to build and maintain its brand. We make it so our resellers can brand our apps, web interface and emails – it’s as easy as dropping in a logo or as in-depth as changing the web front end Email templates.

January 16, 2024

VODIA ANNOUNCES INTEROPERABILITY WITH NEW HTEK MODELS UCV22 AND UCV20

Vodia Networks (“Vodia”), maker of cutting-edge software-based telephone systems, is pleased to announce the interoperability of its phone system with two new innovative Htek products, the new Htek enterprise smart IP phone UCV20 and the company’s new enterprise smart video phone UCV22. The UCV20 and the UCV22 are innovative smart IP phones with a seven-inch multi-point touch IPS screen (1280×800 pixels for UCV20 and 1024×600 pixels for UCV22), built-in Bluetooth module and dual band Wi-Fi (2.4G/5G) module, covering all scenes.

January 16, 2024

VODIA ANNOUNCES INTEROPERABILITY WITH THE YEALINK WH6 DECT WIRELESS HEADSET SERIES

Vodia Networks (“Vodia”), maker of cutting-edge software-based telephone systems, is pleased to announce the interoperability of its phone system with the Yealink Wireless Headset Series, which comprises the Essential DECT Wireless Headsets (WH62 & WH63), the Premium DECT Wireless Headsets (WH66 & WH67) and an entry-level Bluetooth headset (BH72).

January 16, 2024

Rashid Jamalalldeen of Real Telecom Talks about Why The Vodia Phone System Works for Him

Our customers actually started with us, let’s say 400 calls, about 400 calls a day. Five years later there are 3000 calls per day. The reason for that is we applied Vodia functionality to various parts of their organizations and captured all the call records that transacted through the system, and we analyzed, for them, to find the source of the calls, what areas geographically, and thus the customer was able to focus their resources in servicing those areas, reaching many more patients and many more doctors.

January 16, 2024

VODIA AND HEXIS CONSULTING ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP

“Our company has been using 3CX for all our client phone systems before I got here. It has been nothing short of an absolute nightmare,” said Liz DelSignore, DTM, PCM and Technician at Hexis Consulting. “Since switching to Vodia, once the initial set up is complete (whether multi-tenant or single tenant), it has been a much more pleasant experience. Support is always there for you when you need them, and they genuinely will do everything possible to help your MSP. Being a pretty small MSP ourselves, that matters a lot – to both us and our customers. We recommend Vodia to literally every MSP that even asks about VOIP and PBX now.”

January 16, 2024

How A Call Center Works (and How to Make It Work for Your Business) Easy on Hold and Vodia

Even with so many ways to engage with a company or brand, including and particularly social media, today’s customers still prefer voice to connect with your business. So, the phone remains a core component of the customer experience, but many call centers are unaware 86 percent of their customers experience significant hold time when they do call. This is where high-value queues and on-hold content can vastly improve the customer experience.

January 16, 2024

VODIA COMMITS TO SUPPORTING AVAYA PHONES

“We are the perfect solution for Avaya customers,” said Kyle Asbury, Director, Sales and Marketing, Vodia. “If you stay with Avaya, we’ll support you; if you want to go with another brand, we can help you migrate to both another IP phone brand and to our best-in-class, feature-rich, easy-to-deploy, robust and secure cloud PBX.”

January 16, 2024

ALL I NEED IS A COMFY CHAIR AND AN OUTLET: REMOTE WORK HAS BECOME “THE NEW NORMAL”

Another factor driving hybrid and remote work is inflation, 9.1 percent in the USA as of July 2022, while many economists are pricing in a recession for the euro zone either later this year or in 2023, with inflation in the zone forecasted at 8.3 percent for this year. With the price of goods and services lofted skyward by inflation, and the average price of a gallon of gas across the USA above $4.00 per gallon, working from home gives Americans the chance to reduce the amount of money they spend on commuting and meals and other incidental costs related to working on-site every day.

January 16, 2024

The Vodia Phone System and Your Mobile-First Strategy

In tandem with our cloud PBX, the Vodia app, available for Android and iOS, neatly and simply separates private and professional conversations. The app connects to your office phone system via a QR code, which is scanned in the app – once the QR code is scanned, all of the staff member’s office settings in the PBX are now included in the smartphone OS, and anything you could have accomplished with a desk phone in the office or with the softphone on your desktop can now be done with your smartphone.

January 16, 2024

QUESTBLUE AND VODIA GIVE END-USERS MULTI-DIRECTIONAL SMS AND MMS

QuestBlue Is a Platinum IT Expo Sponsor - the QuestBlue Team Looks Forward to Greeting Expo Attendees at Booth 623, June 21st -24th

January 16, 2024

LIVE FROM NEW YORK – IT’S VODIA!

Vodia is thrilled to announce its first live Lunch and Learn in over two years will be held at the Manhattan Hilton in midtown on Jun 24, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

January 16, 2024

Blue Sky Technologies: Successful Installation of the Vodia Cloud Phone System at Primm Tax Services

Vodia is thrilled to present a case study about the successful installation of our cloud PBX at Primm Tax Services by Blue Sky Technologies in the reseller’s hometown of Jonesboro, AR.

March 21, 2024

Vodia Enabled Call Waiting

The Vodia cloud PBX gives end-users the ability to service more than one caller simultaneously – it’s a native feature with our phone system. Our PBX comes with agent groups which are equipped to handle higher call volumes and sequentially distribute calls. Callers can receive a call back when it’s their turn, instead of holding. Agents can log in and out of the queues, and managers can see service level measurements like speed of answer.

January 16, 2024

The Summer of Hybrid/Remote Work and Why You Need the Vodia Cloud Phone System

With all this 21st century technology and the many “work from anywhere” requirements it satisfies, what about your phone system? For many of your clients and customers, your company’s phone number is the most direct and simplest way to engage with your organization. If your system is a traditional PBX, those old-fashioned wires make it so you’re anchored to your office if you want to make and receive calls, but there’s no need for this – you can move your entire phone system to the cloud!

January 16, 2024

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise and Vodia Networks Announce New Global Partnership

Vodia Networks (“Vodia”), maker of cutting-edge software-based telephone systems, and Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, a leading provider of communications, networking and cloud solutions tailored to customers’ industries, today announced their new partnership. Resellers and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) can now rest assured that their Vodia networks can interop with Alcatel Lucent Enterprise desk phones.

January 16, 2024

Vodia Announces Strategic Partnership with Brazilian IT Provider Alhambra

Vodia Networks (“Vodia”), maker of cutting-edge software-based telephone systems, is pleased to announce a partnership with Alhambra, a Tier 1 Optical IP Corporate Service Provider, specialist in Private Cloud, Datacenter and IP telephony based in Curitiba, Brazil. Vodia has successfully completed interoperability with Alhambra’s SIP trunks and Local, National and Toll-Free Telephone Numbers in all 67 Regions (DDDs) in Brazil. Alhambra can now offer its customers Vodia’s certified, award-winning VoIP telephone system with SIP Endpoints compatible with MS Teams and all the built-in telephony options required to work from anywhere.

January 16, 2024

Vodia Partner AJA VoiceTech Launches VoIPTango Hosted Phone Service

Vodia Networks (“Vodia”), maker of cutting-edge software-based telephone systems, is pleased to announce one of its U.S. partners, AJA VoiceTech, will deploy the award-winning Vodia cloud PBX for its new hosted phone service, VoIPTango.

January 16, 2024

VODIA ANNOUNCES Q2 2021 WEBINAR SCHEDULE

Vodia Networks (“Vodia”), manufacturer of cutting-edge software-based telephone systems, is pleased to announce its 2021 Webinar schedule. A number of industry-leading companies will participate in the webinars, including CyberData, Fanvil, Quest Blue and Yealink. Each webinar will demonstrate the features and ease of use of the new version of Vodia’s industry-leading multi-tenant cloud PBX, version 67, which was released in February 2021. The webinars are designed for both resellers and end-users.

January 16, 2024

VODIA AND QUESTBLUE ANNOUNCE SMS/MMS WEBINAR APRIL 1, 2021

QuestBlue, a provider of wholesale voice services, and Vodia Networks (“Vodia”), manufacturer of cutting-edge software-based telephone systems, are pleased to announce a joint SMS/MMS webinar on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 10:00 am EDT. The webinar will take attendees through the process of sending and receiving SMS and MMS via Vodia’s Windows, Android and iOS Apps, highlighting the seamless integration and ease of use. Also discussed will be the strategic partnership between Vodia and QuestBlue announced in November of 2020.

January 16, 2024

VODIA ANNOUNCES INTEROPERABILITY WITH SIPTRUNK

Vodia Networks (“Vodia”), maker of cutting-edge software-based telephone systems, is pleased to announce it has successfully completed interoperability with SIPTRUNK, a BCM One company. SIPTRUNK, based in the Atlanta metropolitan area, is a premier SIP trunking provider for resellers, agents, dealers, and IT consultants selling SIP trunks.

January 16, 2024

Vodia Announces Partnership with Flyingvoice

Vodia Networks (“Vodia”), maker of cutting-edge software-based telephone systems, is pleased to announce it has successfully completed interoperability with Flyingvoice of Shenzhen, China, a leading VoIP CPE one-stop solutions provider specializing in IP phones, ATA gateways and VoIP routers. The successful interoperability of Vodia’s award-winning cloud PBX software with Flyingvoice FIP1X series IP phone means Flyingvoice can now provide its customers Vodia’s certified, award-winning VoIP telephone system with SIP Endpoints compatible with MS Teams and all the built-in telephony options required to work from anywhere.

January 16, 2024

VODIA ANNOUNCES INTEROPERABILITY WITH VOIP INNOVATIONS

Vodia Networks (“Vodia”), maker of cutting-edge software-based telephone systems, is pleased to announce it has successfully completed interoperability with VoIP Innovations, a Sangoma Company. VoIP Innovations, based in Pittsburgh, PA, provides SMBs with unparalleled access to Tier I carriers at affordable prices and reasonable commitments; the company also offers its customers Hosted Billing, the End User Portal and access to the VoIP Innovations Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) network.

January 16, 2024

VODIA ANNOUNCES MAY 27, 2021 WEBINAR WITH FANVIL

Vodia Networks (“Vodia”), manufacturer of cutting-edge software-based telephone systems, and Fanvil Technology Co., Ltd., a leading global provider of A&V-IoT devices, today announced their May 27th webinar for resellers and end-users. The webinar will take participants through the seamless interoperability of the Vodia cloud PBX and approximately 20 of Fanvil’s best-in-class IP phones, including Fanvil’s Hotel Phone H Series.

January 16, 2024

ALE SIP Devices and Vodia Networks announce May 20th Webinar

Vodia’s best-in-class cloud PBX is now interoperable with ALE SIP Devices’ open SIP-based desk phones. The webinar will cover the recently announced Vodia-ALE partnership, plug & play provisioning of ALE IP phones and Microsoft Teams integration. Channel MSPs/ITSPs and end-users are invited to attend. Engineers from Vodia and ALE SIP Devices will be presenting during the webinar.

January 16, 2024

YEALINK AND VODIA ANNOUNCE JUNE 10TH WEBINAR

Vodia Networks (“Vodia”), manufacturer of cutting-edge software-based telephone systems, and Yealink, a global brand that specializes in video conferencing, voice communications and collaboration solutions with best-in-class quality, innovative technology and user-friendly experience, today announced their June 10th webinar. The webinar, designed for both resellers and end-users, will demonstrate the seamless interoperability of the Vodia best-in-class cloud PBX with Yealink phones, including the company’s new WH6X.

January 16, 2024

VODIA NEWORKS, INC. CEO CHRISTIAN STREDICKE WILL SPEAK AT ITEXPO 2021

Dr. Stredicke will discuss how the cloud is the perfect home for the office telephone system, how it makes it possible to work from anywhere, address books and customer relationships, how moving the office telephone to the cloud can drive revenue for enterprises and resellers, and what’s next. Dr. Stredicke has been the CEO and President of Vodia Networks since 2012. Prior to joining Vodia he was the founder, CEO and a board member of VoIP phone maker snom.

January 16, 2024

UC-RESELLER LAUNCHES 3CX TO VODIA MIGRATION TOOL

UC-Reseller today launches the 3CX to Vodia migration tool, which forms part of the UC-247 eco-system developed by UC-Reseller for the Vodia Networks PBX.

January 16, 2024

BOM DIA! VODIA ANNOUNCES PORTUGUESE VERSION OF ITS NEW WEBSITE

Vodia Networks (“Vodia”), maker of cutting-edge software-based telephone systems, is pleased to announce the company’s website, Vodia.com, is now available in Portuguese.

January 16, 2024

Vodia Announces Webinar with Skyetel

Vodia Networks (“Vodia”), is pleased to announce its webinar with Skyetel, Thursday, 13 January at 1:00 PM EST. Skyetel is a nationwide SIP trunk provider, a bona fide carrier purpose-built for resellers. The 13 January webinar will take resellers through the entire configuration process.

January 16, 2024

Vodia Announces Version 67.0 of Its Award-Winning Multi-Tenant Cloud PBX

We are pleased to announce version 67.0 of our award-winning multi-tenant cloud PBX is now available. 67.0 is the evolution of version 66.0: with the increasing need to work from anywhere, we made a few tweaks here and there to make working from anywhere possible and more productive. One example of this is the ability to set working hours at both the extension level and at the domain level. It significantly increases user acceptance if the phone system does not ring early in the morning!

January 16, 2024

Vodia: We Are Committed to Supporting Panasonic Customers as Panasonic Departs PBX and SIP Businesses

Back in February, we announced we would support Panasonic customers as Panasonic departs its PBX and SIP businesses, and we remain committed to doing so. Comprehensive support. What does this mean, exactly? Panasonic users will need to source alternative communications solutions once these items are no longer supported, before the year 2023, and Vodia is ready to provide comprehensive, best-in-class cloud-based and on-premise multi-tenant systems to Panasonic customers.

January 16, 2024

Vodia Networks talks about working from home

As part of our new video series, our CEO, Dr. Christian Stredicke, discusses #workfromhome​, #hybridwork​, and #workfromanywhere​, and how the Vodia #cloudPBX​ can bring your organization’s telephone system to the cloud and to your team members, wherever they are.

January 16, 2024

Watch how Jeff uses the Vodia PBX to provide hosted services to his clients.

Learn how the Vodia Multi-Tenant PBX is the #1 one PBX for MSP and ITSP. Full feature PBX for the growing managed provider or a valuable add-on to any Telco solution.

January 16, 2024

Vodia and QuestBlue Multi-Tenant Interoperability and SMS/MMS Webinar – April 1, 2021

This webinar takes viewers through the process of sending and receiving SMS and MMS via Vodia’s Windows, Android and iOS Apps, highlighting the seamless integration and ease of use. Also discussed is the strategic partnership between Vodia and QuestBlue announced in November of 2020.

January 16, 2024

The Vodia PBX Now Gives You Outbound Fax

You can now send faxes with Version 67.1 or later of Vodia’s best-in-class cloud PBX. We’ve had inbound fax for a while, but now we’ve added the outbound fax feature, which has been integrated into the front end and is available via the web front end app. It will also be included in the next Windows app release.

January 16, 2024

Vodia IOP (PBX in a Box) is a Great Alternative to Allworx

Vodia is the platform of choice for MSP and ITSP partners. Despite its small form factor, this device runs the complete Vodia PBX software on a state-of-the-art embedded server – it’s prebuilt and ready to deploy with pre-loaded license. It’s never been this easy and inexpensive to have a professional phone system for your business. And not just any phone system, but the rock-solid, feature rich, world-class Vodia PBX. All you have to do is connect it to your router.

January 16, 2024

The Critical Call Ratio Question

If you’re a small or medium-sized enterprise, you want to maximize ROI on all of your costs and expenses, and this includes your telephony; if you’re a reseller, you want to give your SMB customers the best VoIP solution at the best pricing. If you’re a reseller, Vodia is the best-in-class solution for many reasons.

January 16, 2024

The Office Phone Reinvented, Making Money with VoIP (Again)

This presentation is narrated by Christian Stredicke. The office phone reinvented For more information about Vodia Networks visit us at https://vodia.com

January 16, 2024

VODIA-CLOUDCO PARTNER WEBINAR: THIS THURSDAY, JULY 15 AT 10 AM EDT

If cloud solutions are a bit foggy for you, here’s your opportunity to let the sunshine in with our July 15th Vodia-CloudCo Partner webinar. Register here: https://my.demio.com/ref/NJhMV3Ou2IUmG3ek CloudCo Partner, a channel focused cloud services distributor is transforming the way resellers provide cloud software & services to their customers. Providing personalized sales and technical training, along with high-quality support and services, allows our partners to enter the cloud market rapidly and achieve day one profitability.

January 16, 2024

THE VODIA CLOUD PBX – THE SECURE CHOICE

The Vodia cloud PBX is the industry standard and a telephone system that works from anywhere – it’s the last tool companies need to work from home. It gives you real-time talk with an imperceptible delay. Our best-in-class PBX integrates with Microsoft Teams out of the box: it’s tailored for remote environments, so your team can use their mobile devices as their office extensions.

January 16, 2024

Vodia’s South African Distributor ICTGlobe Empowers SMMEs to Grow

“The South African tech industry is booming, in Cape Town and everywhere else,” says Lucien Brink, Executive Head, Products & Solutions at ICTGlobe, “and we are deploying high-value integrated business solutions to SMMEs nationwide. We give our customers superior up-time, competitive voice rates and outstanding call quality, as we continue to grow our national footprint. Our partnerships have been designed to benefit the SMME market in forms of access portals and Innovative products that expand the growth potential of our channel.”

January 16, 2024

Value for Cloud Services Looks Attractive Right Now

Mr. Brink believes cloud-based ICT products and services could offer a solution within the overall current climate of uncertainty. “No-one is suggesting things are as dire as they seemed 20-plus years ago, but if businesses are unsure exactly how things will pan out over the next couple of months, our advice is to invest in the cloud, not in physical equipment,” he says.

January 16, 2024

Managing ICT Overheads in Challenging Times

The answer, according to independent telco ICTGlobe, is maintaining a single-minded focus on generating new business while keeping down costs. “Small resellers of voice and data ICT services need to be cautious of taking on overheads that interfere with their ability to nimbly secure new business,” says Lucien Brink, Executive Head of Products and Services at ICTGlobe.

January 16, 2024

Security and Managed Services

Normal end point protection is no longer an option, nor are normal firewalls. You might allow only port 443 for https traffic to your website, but are the “nice, new features” on your website a possible threat to your network? How can you be sure you’re secure? What if the email your receptionist received from a friend a worm, thanks to a hacked account? What if that funny video someone gets via WhatsApp or Messenger is actually a threat? How do you block these threats and stop them from slowing your operations or, even worse, bringing them to a grinding halt?

January 16, 2024

Vodia: We Empower Our Partners

Many UCaaS providers offer their channel partners full compensation and specialized, subject-matter expert resources while closing deals of any size, one to infinity, plus hands-off upsell services, comprehensive training and certifications, channel manager support and a dedicated partner support line. The issue, however, is you are unable to sell your own brand.

January 16, 2024

ICTGlobe.com Announces “The Ninja”

ICTGlobe.com, an independent tier one Business Communication Provider in South Africa, has smoothed the path to ICT market success for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with “The Ninja,” a reseller portal that makes it that much easier for ICT start-ups to do business in a key economic sector.

January 16, 2024

Vodia Auto Attendant – Getting Calls Where They Need to Go

The Vodia Auto Attendant dispatches calls to the right destination without the need for human intervention. Callers can use extension numbers and extension names to find a particular account. There are several ways to redirect incoming calls, based on time of call, and to present different announcements. A selection of pre-recorded announcements makes it easy to announce shortcut numbers, for example, for sales or support departments. Pre-recorded and custom IVR makes sure callers feel welcome and can navigate the system on their own, while internal users can access and use the Auto Attendant when calling from their mobile phones.

January 16, 2024

Vodia Agent Groups – The Perfect Call Center Solution

The Vodia cloud PBX comprises the most complete suite of robust business telephony features for on-premise and cloud-based telephony, including auto attendant, SMS, paging, separation of personal and work calls, conference calls, call recording, CRM integration and Microsoft Teams integration. If you’re looking for the best, most feature-rich PBX for your call center, Vodia is far and away best-in-class.

January 16, 2024

VODIA – VoIP.MS WEBINAR NOW AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE

Our interoperation with VoIP.ms is an excellent business-grade VoIP provider option. We have done full interoperability testing, which means customers can use our IP PBX with VoIP.ms SIP trunking services assured the solution has been tested and is fully supported by both companies.

January 16, 2024

Vodia Conference Room – A Scalable Cloud PBX Call Center Solution

The Vodia multi-tenant cloud PBX is a carrier-grade phone system for telephony cloud deployments, so you can easily create multiple tenants. Connect your existing SIP hardware devices and register to your favorite SIP trunk provider by using our pre-configured SIP trunk templates. It’s easy to deploy the Vodia multi-tenant PBX in a call center environment: all you need is a routable public IP address and a virtual machine. Call centers around the world trust Vodia to provide them reliable voice communication services.

January 16, 2024

Vodia Hospitality Case Study – The William Vale Hotel, Brooklyn, NY

The William Vale Hotel reached out to Vodia and requested we take a look at their system and help them move to the cloud. Our PBX met all the requirements the hotel needed for its telephone system. The William Vale had previously examined a hosted system, but it was too expensive and required too much support – with our ITSP, we were able to greatly reduce the “cost of ownership” for the hotel.

January 16, 2024

O Canada: Vodia is the Secure Cloud PBX

The Vodia cloud PBX is the industry standard and a telephone system that works from anywhere – it’s the last tool companies need to work from home. It gives you real-time talk with an imperceptible delay. Our best-in-class PBX integrates with Microsoft Teams out of the box: it’s tailored for remote environments, so your team can use their mobile devices as their office extensions, making it possible for everyone to work from anywhere.

January 16, 2024

As Challenges Bite, the Cloud Becomes an Essential Business Tool

There are many reasons to opt for cloud connectivity. Anecdotal evidence suggests about a third of South African businesses have moved their telecoms services to the cloud. PBX solutions hosted in the cloud make it so any enterprise or SME can benefit from corporate-quality unified communications platforms without the need for clunky physical equipment.

January 16, 2024

Vodia Reseller Spotlight – Gulf Network, Kuwait

IT service provider Gulf Network was founded in Kuwait by Mr. Shaik Inaithulla in 2019. Since then, the company has moved numerous Kuwaiti companies to the cloud, including companies in the banking, ecommerce, energy and utilities, environmental engineering, finance, healthcare, housing and urban development, oil, petrochemicals and public works sectors.

January 16, 2024

VODIA VERSION 68 IS NOW AVAILABLE

The entire Vodia team is delighted to let you know we have finished and released Version 68 of our cloud PBX – the release notes are available at https://doc.vodia.com/docs/releasenotes680.

January 16, 2024

Automation: The Answer to South Africa’s Skills Shortage

In a 2019 report, Pew Research estimated some 900,000 people born in South Africa were living abroad in 2017, and that these expatriates are mostly skilled professionals. Once the Covid-19 pandemic began, in March 2020, even more people left the country, with thousands of South Africans emigrating to distant shores. South Africa’s skills shortage is preventing the country from achieving five percent annual GDP growth – this growth is the country’s only real chance of recovering from the pandemic and making a real dent in poverty.

January 16, 2024

High Performance Teams: Best Customer Service Practices

“You may have a fantastic product, but if your customer service isn’t helpful or reliable, or your customer service team is just plain hard to reach, folks are going to hear about it, and you will lose customers,” says Cobus Wiese, Executive Head of Service Delivery at ICTGlobe.com. “This is a big reason why investing in customer service is key to long-term business success, and it’s the driving force behind ICTGlobe.com’s HPT structure.”

January 16, 2024

“Every so often, something seismic happens to the way we work”

“Gartner C-Suite: Redesigning Work for a Hybrid Future” delineates and dispels seven myths about hybrid work. According to the esteemed research group, “75 percent of hybrid or remote knowledge workers say their expectations for working flexibly have increased, and four out of 10 employees are at risk of leaving if you insist they return to an in-person office environment.”

January 16, 2024

Voice is Back!

From mobile voice notes to IP-based voice calls, voice is once again dominating communications.

January 16, 2024

VoIP Powered by VPBX with ICTGlobe.com

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) as a value-added service remains as popular as ever and creates ideal additional revenue streams for small IT companies in South Africa looking to increase turnover. That’s the word from Lucien Brink, ICTGlobe.com Executive Head of Products and Services, who says VoIP’s the ideal “side hustle” for SA’s legion of growing small and medium-sized (SME) IT firms.

January 16, 2024