Tag Archives: SIP

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Death and SIP Taxes

The wages of sin are death, but by the time taxes are taken out, it’s just sort of a tired feeling. — Paula Poundstone There are very few things in life that I truly hate.  Yes, there is much that I very much dislike, but hate is such a strong word that I like to […]

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How Vulnerable is Your SIP

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” ― Henry David Thoreau I don’t like to think of myself as old, but there are times when I feel absolutely ancient.  This is especially true when it comes […]

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Always On

Technology can be our best friend, and technology can also be the biggest party pooper of our lives. It interrupts our own story, interrupts our ability to have a thought or a daydream, to imagine something wonderful, because we’re too busy bridging the walk from the cafeteria back to the office on the cell phone. […]

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Using APIs to Change the Role of the Telecom Department

Change is the law of life and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. — John F. Kennedy My job puts me in front of the telephony departments of small, medium, large, and even gargantuan companies on a very regular basis.  Not tied to any specific industry, […]

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SIPVicious: Anarchy in the UC

Undermine their pompous authority, reject their moral standards, make anarchy and disorder your trademarks. Cause as much chaos and disruption as possible, but don’t let them take you alive! — Sid Vicious My latest article for No Jitter addresses a topic I’ve spoken about before here on SIP Adventures — security and protection from the […]

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SIP: Less is the New More

It’s easy to get sidetracked with technology, and that is the danger, but ultimately you have to see what works with the music and what doesn’t. In a lot of cases, less is more. In most cases, less is more. — Herbie Hancock Hello, my name is Andrew Prokop and I am a public radio […]

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Rummaging Through the SIP Closet

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. — Buddha I have a difficult time throwing things out.   Perhaps it’s due to my optimistic nature.  I always feel that no matter how long something has sat around […]

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The Secrets of a Successful SIP Trunk Migration

Learning never exhausts the mind. — Leonardo da Vinci I go to a fair number of trade shows and industry conferences throughout the year and as much as I love presenting at these events, I am just as thrilled to attend sessions given by my communications colleagues. It’s rare when I don’t pick up a […]

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Calculating Network Bandwidth for SIP Video Made Easy

A couple weeks ago, I shared my best practices for determining bandwidth requirements for voice calls in the post, Calculating Bandwidth for SIP Trunks Made Easy. Now, while voice is an extremely important aspect of SIP communications, the beauty of SIP is that it isn’t limited to any one media type. For example, the various […]

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Debugging Avaya SIP

I have been speaking at the annual IAUG (International Avaya Users Group) conference long before they called themselves the IAUG. In fact, given that my heritage is both Nortel and Avaya, I’ve been a regular at both INNUA (International Nortel Users Association) and InAAU (International Alliance of Avaya Users) get-togethers since the dawn of time […]