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CE Pro 100 Names Top Phone System/Intercom Brands

By Robert Archer · June 8, 2017 • Panasonic still paces the phone system/intercom category, but its margin is shrinking as Control4 gains traction. Check out the complete list in our 2017 Brand Analysis.

Session Initiation Protocol: The Next Big Thing in Cloud Telephony

By Fred Harding · December 23, 2013 • Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is a cloud-based service delivery system gaining traction in the telephone technology world. Here's an introduction to appropriate applications for SIP, features on SIP phones and the cost of ownership.

Wilson Electronics Acquired by Sorenson Capital

By Jason Knott · June 26, 2013 • Wilson Electronics, makers of cellular phone signal boosters, has been acquired by Sorenson Capital. Buyout will be transparent to integrators from an operations standpoint.

Wilson Electronics Unveils Marine Signal Booster Kit

By CE Pro Editors · May 14, 2013 • New cellular signal booster kit from Wilson Electronics allows integrators to improve coverage for yachts and other vessels on inland waterways and near-shore.

Cloud-based Phone Service: The Next Recurring Revenue Frontier

By Jason Knott · April 30, 2013 • Integrators can earn up to $10 in RMR from every client by installing cloud-based VoIP phones and simply reselling the phone service.

Wilson Electronics Amasses 600 Certified Installers in Just 7 Months

By CE Pro Editors · April 19, 2013 • Wilson Electronics reports that custom installation is now the fastest growing portion of its business.

Savant Telephone Handset Integrates iPod Touch

By Jason Knott · July 13, 2011 • New stylized Telephony Solution handsets are fully integrated into home control system.

NEC Phone System Becomes Home Automation Controller

By Jason Knott · March 22, 2011 • HAI lights, thermostats, security systems and other connected devices can be controlled with an NEC digital phone system. Worthington demos the solution at EHX 2011.

Panasonic’s HD Visual Communications System Goes Beyond Skype

By Jason Knott · October 7, 2010 • The HD Visual Communications System 1080i telepresence application was demonstrated in style at CEDIA Expo in Atlanta -- and Secaucus, N.J.

Telecoms Take Recurring Monthly Revenue Too Far

By Jason Knott · September 8, 2010 • They now charge a recurring monthly fee to unlisted phone numbers. Imagine if you could charge for the courtesy of doing nothing.

Panasonic’s KX-NT400 Isn’t a ‘Plain Old Telephone’

By Tom LeBlanc · April 14, 2010 • IP network phone allows for monitoring of 20 streaming cameras on its 5.7-inch screen. Plans to integrate with Control4 are afoot.

Q&A: Tom Polson of ADI

By CE Pro Editors · March 8, 2010 • Security discussion covers the “potential sunset” of plain old telephone systems and an explosive demand for Web video monitoring.

The Basics of VoIP Systems

By Fred Harding · October 14, 2009 • Installing voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) makes sense for CE pros. But make sure to communicate with your client about expectations and applications.

No More iTunes for Palm Pre

By Julie Jacobson · July 16, 2009 • Apple has pulled the plug on iTunes for the Palm Pre.

Panasonic Reorganizes Its Phone Systems Unit

By Jason Knott · April 7, 2009 • Panasonic is combining its communications solutions and document management groups into the reformulated Panasonic Communications Company of North America.

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