Finally - 141 and 1470

Feb 26, 2017  

We have been spending quite a lot of time recently on upgrading some rather large chunks of babblevoice. This has meant some of the niggles in babblevoice haven’t been addressed - even though they shouldn’t have taken too much time to put into place. This is one of those. The outbound caller ID is configurable through our console. But, if you normally want a caller ID displayed when making an outbound call, occasionally you may not - and vice versa.

Our new console

Oct 4, 2016  

I am going to be talking about this for a while for the foreseeable future. Mainly because of the amount of hard work we have put into it! But also because we hope it makes it easier for you to configure and manage your babblevoice setup. My last blog post was regarding the new rules editor. I have been using it personally when writing my own call rules - and I think it is much easier to use than the last version.

Broadband Enhanced Service Levels

May 12, 2016  

Migrating to the cloud for your phone system means you maybe placing more emphasis on your broadband connection on needing to be available. Actually, going to the cloud for this type of service means, for many reasons, that overall it is more reliable. But if you have an office with users on the phone there are things you can do to ensure your staff can provide a good service. Some babblevoice users put 2 connections into an office for increased redundancy (you can’t do that with ISDN!

Call parking

Apr 29, 2016  

Parking is a feature of a lot of phone systems, but we never got round to implementing it becuase frankly the transfer on all the phones we recomend works really well. But recently we received requests from a number of users who need to be able to handle multiple calls at once, more than the transfer feature on even the largest of business phones, and be able to move the calls around the business without always the recipient being able to take the call.

New Rules editor

Apr 19, 2016  

babblevoice is all grown up. The first console has been used for 5+ years. Things have moved on on the Web, so we have been working hard making use of new technology. We decided to rewrite our console (the bit which allows you to configure your phone system your way). We set out with the goals: Mobile device support, simpler to use, nicer to look at! See for yourself - a little sneak preview focusing on the Rules editor.

Ubiquiti UNIFI UVP Review

Apr 15, 2016  

When I first saw this phone’s picture I had to get one. Finally, a company who got it. A modern, fresh design, all screen - with smart functionality. But in the end a disappointment. The Phone I have been a proponent of moving to VOIP but maintaining the traditional phone on the desk (Polycom, Yealink, Cisco etc) as from a user’s perspective - it just works. Softphones are great, but a lot of users have problems with them, or the computer is not quite up to the job.

Reaching those difficult to reach places

Apr 13, 2016  

If you are lucky enough to work in an office or surgery which is newer than 5 years old then this article will be of no use for you. For buildings which are older than this, you might find it useful to read on. In the olden days (which is what my children refer to my childhood as!) commercial buildings were wired to power things, phone sockets for phones and CAT5 for computers (well actually, there were some predecessors to CAT5 - but we don’t need to go into that in this article).

Outlook With babblevoice Desktop

Oct 7, 2015  

We are always looking for new ways to give our users the best experience possible. One of the ways we do this is by integrating babblevoice with third party products with which you are already familiar. The latest product we are working with is Microsoft Outlook. To accomplish the level of integration we want, we need to run our software on your machine. This gives us a great opportunity for you to try one of our new products, babblevoice desktop for Windows which can be downloaded by following the link.

Login to babblevoice from your website

Jul 20, 2015  

Allow your users and prospects to login to babblevoice from your website As a reseller of babblevoice, how great would it be to let your babblevoice users login to babblevoice from your website! By allowing your customers and prospect to login to the babblevoice console from your website you Provide your users with a truly seamless service. Your providing the support, it makes sense they come to you to login too.

babblevoice and it's evolving API

Jul 13, 2015  

It’s been 5 years since the introduction of the babblevoice API. The API was introduced right from the start of babblevoice. We felt that the data we generate and store on your behalf was your data, so providing access was paramount. More importantly not only providing access, but doing it with style – so that your applications can use it – not just the likes of MS Excel. For the uninitiated an API (Application Programming Interface), is simply a defined way that you can retrieve information from our system.