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A hybrid PBX is a traditional PABX which mostly uses traditional analogue or digital phones, but which has been expanded (usually by plugging in an additional, costly card) to allow it to communicate using the SIP IP-protocol. This allows it to connect to IP phones or to connect to a remote IP system. In practice, […]

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No. As traditional PABX systems evolved, they needed to do more things than just dial a number and talk. In order to accommodate these extra functions (like “hold” or “transfer”), the manufacturers used a proprietary digital signaling system to signal over the copper wires. These phones are called “digital phones”, but each phone is unique […]

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Yes. We can connect the phone using traditional copper cabling to an analogue-to-IP adapter (called an ATA – Analogue Telephone Adapter), where the signal is converted to IP. The ATA can either be a small box on the wall near to the phone, or it can be a rack-device in the old PABX room. Category: […]

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Traditional telephony generally uses analogue voltage signaling across copper wire to carry sounds to a telephone. The copper wire is usually of a lower quality (Cat-3), and maximum distance is a few kilometres. Phones have to be within this range to be connected to the PBX. With VoIP phones, the analogue voltage sounds are converted […]

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Cloud Backup

VBX is announcing the release of our new managed cloud backup service called VbxSafe. Backups are something we know we should do, but in practice, backups are often done erratically, and Murphy’s Law will ensure that your hard disk crashes the day before you plan to do a long-overdue backup.  So, the first rule of […]

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Most Internet users are aware that the Internet brings certain risks, along with the undoubted value it brings to our lives.  We are taught to be careful about opening email attachments from people we don’t know, or even from people we know, if the email is unexpected.  We conduct regular virus scans and every modern […]

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VBX Unleashed Event

VBX recently set up a show day in Nelspruit to showcase their New Products and discuss the industry trends in connectivity and communication! Thor, from our Joburg team came down for the event to speak about our product range and brought with him our two guest speakers, Jeremy Potgieter speaking about office 365 and Marcelle […]

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Using Cellphones as VBX VoIP Extensions

Many modern cell phones have the ability to use WiFi in an office for connecting to the Internet, and to use 3G/HSDPA for the same purpose while outside the office. This ability of smartphones can be further utilized to connect to a VBX using VoIP at the same time as the phone continues to connect […]

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Copper Cable Theft

We at VBX are often told “We have no Telkom infrastructure” or “The Telkom copper has been stolen”. We shake our heads at and say “Well do you have any other way to connect to the Internet? Maybe Wireless, 3G, Satellite or anything that gives good connectivity?” If so, then we can get our VBX […]

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