If you have a Polycom VVX phone that has been defaulted to Skype. It is very easy to switch it back.
1. Press the Menu / Home button
2. Go to Settings > Advanced
3. Enter the password (default is 456)
4. Go to Administration Settings > Network Configuration > Base Profile
5. Choose Generic or Skype
NOTE: An alternate method to access the Base Profile setting is to press and hold the 1, 4, and 9 buttons simultaneously, and then enter the default password 456 when prompted.
We just got in a lot more Mitel 5330e's at a great price. We have lowered our price on these until we clear out some of the extra inventory
Grade A Refurbished $28 each
We have been selling a lot of our VOIP phones lately to companies setting up home offices. There are easy how to videos online how to do it. We will be posting one soon.
The Polycom and Mitel phones can be set up to interact with your office system. Ask your IT person how to do it
Poly is announced as the new formation of Plantronics and Polycom who merged last year. Plantronics paid around $2 billion for Polycom.
Plantronics is to be rebranded as Poly, a word which means many and which is derived from Ancient Greek, following its merger with Polycom last year. The renamed company will focus on four areas of innovation: workspace solutions that address audible distraction in open spaces, as well as technologies that make huddle rooms as powerful as traditional board rooms; technology that allows people to collaborate, their way; mobile-first solutions for the modern workforce; and advanced cloud services that help IT pros and users get more out of their devices.
If you have extra inventory or a system you are no longer using turn it into cash!
We are looking to buy Polycom VVX410, VVX310, VVX300, IP6000, IP7000's
Mitel 5320E Backlit, 5330E Backlit, 5340E, 5340, & 5330 Backlit
Mitel 4025 Backlit, 4150 Backlit, & Superconsoles
Ottawa-based Mitel Networks Corp. has been acquired by London-based Searchlight Capital Partners for $2 billion.
The cash transaction was announced on Tuesday and will see Mitel be taken off the public stock exchanges and become a private company. The acquisition comes less than two years after Mitel was foiled in its intent buy rival enterprise communications firm Polycom for $1.96 billion. That deal was killed when another private equity firm, Siris Capital, offered $2 billion in cash for Polycom.
Mitel shareholders should be pleased with yesterday’s announcement. In the days prior to the deal, Mitel’s stock hovered just above $10 per share, but this acquisition will pay out $11.15 per share in cash. Mitel notes it’s about 24 per cent higher than the 90-day average of the share price.
The 45-year-old Mitel has built its business on IP communications in the enterprise space. In recent years its moved on from selling PBX boxes to voice over IP (VoIP) solutions and collaboration software. It has no shortage of competitors in the space, including Cisco Systems and Avaya in the enterprise solutions space. It also faces a barrage of competition in the software collaboration space including from Microsoft, Facebook, and Slack.
Searchlight operates offices in London, New York, and Toronto. Specializing in equity and debt acquisition, its no stranger to enterprise IT vendors, having previously invested in cloud computing firm Rackspace. It’s also a familiar player in Canadian markets, having acquired apparel retailer Roots in 2015 and taking it to an initial public offering last year.
Mitel completed some acquisitions of its own in 2017, acquiring unified communications vendor ShoreTel in July for $430 million. It also acquired Toshiba’s unified communications business. Mitel CEO Rich McBee said at the time that Mitel’s strategy was to consolidate the market around unified communications as a service and assist clients with digital transformation efforts.
The deal comes with a 45-day “go-shop period” that opens up the possibility the acquisition could be disrupted if a better offer comes along by June 7.
Published: April 25th, 2018