Ethernet Cable Comparison

What type of Ethernet Cable should you have installed, CAT5e, CAT6, or CAT6a ?

Ethernet cables are defined by sequentially numbered Categories (CAT) based on different specifications.  Voice Grade Cabling is CAT3.  Early Ethernet Cabling was CAT5.  Further clarification, testing standards, or improvements sometimes creates the need to update the Category, ie; CAT5e, or CAT6a.

CAT5e Cable is good for 10/100/1000MB (1-Gigabit) use up to 100 meters (100Mhz)

CAT6 Cable is good for 10/100/1000MB (1-Gigabit) use up to 100 meters (250Mhz)

CAT6 Cable is good for 10/100/1000/10,000MB (10-Gigabit) use up to 55 meters (250Mhz)

CAT6a Cable is good for 10/100/1000/10,000MB (10-Gigabit) use up to 100 meters (500Mhz)

The higher the CAT number, the higher the speed and Mhz of the cable. Each Category requires more stringent testing and requires the elimination of more crosstalk.

You will need your cable installed correctly or you won’t obtain the speeds the cable is capable of.  Just because you have CAT6 Cable, does NOT mean that you will 1Gb network speeds. Every termination and connection in your network must be installed to standard in order to support the 1Gb speed.

The main difference between CAT6 and CAT6a is that CAT6a was revised/augmented to provide testing up to 500Mhz which doubled the 250Mhz capability of CAT6.  That’s why CAT6a can support 10Gb up to 100 meters, while CAT6 can only support 1Gb up to 100 meters.

ECS is Cabling Contractor/Networking Company located in Seattle, WA & Portland, OR.

ECS provides local technicians for on-site work installing and servicing a variety of voice/data equipment, ie; Low Voltage Cabling, CAT5e/CAT6, Fiber Optic, IP Office Telephone Systems, Voicemail, Telephones, Firewalls, Ethernet Switches, Circuit Extensions, Wireless Networking, Video Surveillance, Point of Sale, Overhead Paging, Avaya Aura Servers, Gateways, etc. 

ECS provides services in Washington & Oregon, primarily in the greater Seattle & Portland areas.

AVAYA IP Office R11 SIP Trunk Line Appearance

IP Office R11 adds support for SIP Trunk Line Appearance

Trunk Line Selection (Line Buttons) will enable the familiar line appearance operation on IP Office Essential Edition, Server Edition and IP Office Select.

Trunk Line Selection (Line Buttons) will provide an easier migration for small businesses from familiar Analog Line Buttons to SIP Line Appearances.

Line Appearance Buttons (Buttons) for SIP URIs will look and operate like Analog Trunk Appearances (Buttons). Like multiple analog trunks in a hunt group, a single URI may have multiple appearances up to the number of calls defined for that URI.

SIP Trunk Appearances (Buttons) will be supported on all phones that support line appearances.

ECS is an AVAYA Edge Emerald Level Business Partner located in Seattle, WA & Portland, OR.

ECS provides local technicians for on-site work installing and servicing a variety of voice/data equipment, ie; Low Voltage Cabling, CAT5e/CAT6, Fiber Optic, IP Office Telephone Systems, Voicemail, Telephones, Firewalls, Ethernet Switches, Circuit Extensions, Wireless Networking, Video Surveillance, Point of Sale, Overhead Paging, Avaya Aura Servers, Gateways, etc. 

ECS provides services in Washington & Oregon, primarily in the greater Seattle & Portland areas.

 

AVAYA IP Office J169 & J179 IP Phones

IP Office R11 adds support for two new IP phones, the J169 and J179

The J169 & J179 IP Phones are Desktop IP Phones that provide a new option for customers who are currently purchasing 9608G/9611G IP phones.

The J169 & J179 phones offer a new sleek design and transition customers to newer, better technology, providing exciting new options to the 9608G/9611G models.

The J169 & J179 IP phones will both support “CCMS over SIP” mechanism to provide the same IP Office driven legacy phone features, allowing those two IP phones to support the current H.323 features available from that platform.

The J169 IP phone is a multiple line phone with eight (8) red/green line/feature buttons around a Grayscale display. It is designed for the medium volume user that requires a full range of telephony features. It has four (4) context sensitive soft keys. There is an integrated headset port, built in volume boost control in the handset for Hearing Impaired, mute key with mute alerting as well as dual 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports.

The J169 IP phone will support up to three of JBM24 Expansion Modules, however it will NOT support the optional WIFI/BT module.

The J179 IP phone is a multiple line phone with eight (8) red/green line/feature buttons around a Color display. It is designed for professionals/knowledge workers/sales personnel/call center operation user that requires a full range of telephony, productivity and collaborative features. It has four (4) context sensitive soft keys. There is an integrated headset port, built in volume boost control in the handset for Hearing Impaired, mute key with mute alerting as well as dual 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports.

The J179 IP phone will support up to three of JBM24 Expansion Modules, As Well As the optional J100 wireless module or Bluetooth wireless headset.

The Optional J100 Wireless Module is a plug-in circuit board that will allow Wireless Ethernet access for the IP phone, when wired is not available with Enterprise Grade Security. Manual failover will be supported between wired and wireless, as well as between SSIDs.

Bluetooth wireless headset support on the J179 IP phone allows up to 7 headsets to be paired and is supported within a 10-meter range depending on environment (Bluetooth power class 2).

The JBM24 Button Module attaches to the right side of the J169 or J179 IP phone to provide 24 additional configurable feature/line buttons, each with a red/green indicator. The JBM24 has two grayscale displays and up to three (3) JBM24 Button Modules can be connected to a J169/J179.

ECS is an AVAYA Edge Emerald Level Business Partner located in Seattle, WA & Portland, OR.

ECS provides local technicians for on-site work installing and servicing a variety of voice/data equipment, ie; Low Voltage Cabling, CAT5e/CAT6, Fiber Optic, IP Office Telephone Systems, Voicemail, Telephones, Firewalls, Ethernet Switches, Circuit Extensions, Wireless Networking, Video Surveillance, Point of Sale, Overhead Paging, Avaya Aura Servers, Gateways, etc. 

ECS provides services in Washington & Oregon, primarily in the greater Seattle & Portland areas.

 

AVAYA IP Office IP500V2

The AVAYA IP Office IP500V2 Control Unit is a modular communications solution that scales from 2 to 384 extensions as a standalone system or up to 1000 endpoints over 32 sites in a Small Community Network (SCN).

The IP Office IP500V2 supports Analog and Digital desk phones, as well as Avaya IP phones or 3rd Party SIP based phones.

The IP500V2 supports various types of Trunk Options like Analog/POTS, PRI, & SIP making the IP500 V2 the ideal solution to satisfy the needs of the small and medium business.

With IP Office Preferred Edition and Unified Communications Module (UCM) installed in IP500 V2 system, or with an external applications server, additional unified communications features can be enabled like one-X Portal, Avaya Communicator, and Collaboration.

IP500 V2 can be operated in a stand-alone model, deployed in a small community network (SCN), as a gateway for Branch deployment to Avaya Aura or as an expansion unit to IP Office Server Edition or Select.

ECS is an AVAYA Edge Emerald Level Business Partner located in Seattle, WA & Portland, OR.

ECS provides local technicians for on-site work installing and servicing a variety of voice/data equipment, ie; Low Voltage Cabling, CAT5e/CAT6, Fiber Optic, IP Office Telephone Systems, Voicemail, Telephones, Firewalls, Ethernet Switches, Circuit Extensions, Wireless Networking, Video Surveillance, Point of Sale, Overhead Paging, Avaya Aura Servers, Gateways, etc. 

ECS provides services in Washington & Oregon, primarily in the greater Seattle & Portland areas.

IP Office R11 License Upgrade Notes

With R11, IP Office utilizes Product License and Delivery System (PLDS) licensing for new system deployments. Resellers & Installers benefit from self-service licensing management.

The Avaya One Source (A1S) upgrade configuration option will simplify and automate upgrades to IP Office R11.0, it’s the same process used for R10/R10.1. (This process supports both transactional/paid or support entitled upgrades)

Avaya will continue to support aftermarket (ADI) licensing for user and trunking for those customers (Pre – R10) who may need to expand their system, but are not ready to upgrade to R11 (PLDS).

Support for the new J169 and J179 IP phones will be included with IP Office R11. These two new IP phones will address the need for everyday voice communications. The Vantage Basic software client will also be supported and will introduce the all glass Vantage device to the Midmarket.

R11 Software: IP Office R11 software/binaries will be available through PLDS or the support site. Customers will be required to upgrade to R11 using paid or entitled R11 release upgrade licenses and apply the R11 software load using Manager.

IF the IP Office system is running R10/10.1, which is all PLDS licensing; the PLDS upgrade processes would apply.

ONLY if you are on PRE-R10 (ADI Licensing) and Upgrading to R10/10.1/11 (PLDS Licensing) will you need to use the .xml license migration file and processes for an upgrade.

Resellers must go through the A1S design/ordering process to obtain an upgrade from IPO R10 to R11. However, they do NOT have to upload the XML file for license migration for R10 to R11 designs. Use the standard PLDS and A1S design process for upgrade/entitled upgrade and activation.

ECS is an AVAYA Edge Emerald Level Business Partner located in Seattle, WA & Portland, OR.

ECS provides local technicians for on-site work installing and servicing a variety of voice/data equipment, ie; Low Voltage Cabling, CAT5e/CAT6, Fiber Optic, IP Office Telephone Systems, Voicemail, Telephones, Firewalls, Ethernet Switches, Circuit Extensions, Wireless Networking, Video Surveillance, Point of Sale, Overhead Paging, Avaya Aura Servers, Gateways, etc. 

ECS provides services in Washington & Oregon, primarily in the greater Seattle & Portland areas.

Lorex 4-Channel NVR with 4 each 4-Megapixel IP Cameras Special!

2K IP Security Camera System with 4 Channel NVR and 4 HD Outdoor 4MP Cameras

Lorex Part#: LN1080-44W

Regular Price – $649.99

Promotional Discount – $150.00

Sale Price = $499.99

https://www.lorextechnology.com/hd-nvr-ip-cameras/hd-security-camera-system-with-2k-recorder-weatherproof-cameras/LN1080-44W-1-p

This Lorex Security Camera System will help you protect what matters most. Perfect for your home or small business. This bundle features four (4) Bullet IP Cameras with High Definition 4 Megapixel (4MP) Image Sensors and a 4-Channel NR800 Series NVR.

Bundle Includes:

♦ HD NVR that supports up to 4 IP Cameras

♦ 4 each 4MP HD Bullet Cameras

♦ 130’ Maximum Night Vision Range

♦ 1TB Security Grade Hard Drive (expandable up to 8TB)

♦ HDMI Port on NVR for most Monitors or HD TVs

Connects directly to TVs and Monitors: Easily watch live video feeds or review video footage on most Monitors or HD TVs by using the included HDMI cable.

NVR Network Video Recorder: Security NVRs will connect to IP cameras using CAT5 network cables and will store pre-compressed video footage from IP cameras.

2K Super HD Resolution (2X1080p Full HD): 2K resolution offers twice the resolution of 1080p with approximately 2000 horizontal pixels. This new level of details will vividly improve the video quality of your security footage.

24/7 100% Duty cycle hard drive pre-installed: The hard drives are designed to work in a security environment, including simultaneous recording & playback from various streams.

Lorex Cloud Connection and Apps: Lorex Cloud will help simplify and organize your life by keeping track of all your security cameras from anywhere in the world on any iPhone, iPad or Android devices.

ONVIF Compliant: ONVIF is an open standard protocol for IP Network Cameras to communicate easily with Network Video Recorder (NVR) devices.

ECS is an Authorized Lorex Reseller located in Seattle, WA & Portland, OR.

ECS provides local technicians for on-site work installing and servicing a variety of voice/data equipment, ie; Low Voltage Cabling, CAT5e/CAT6, Fiber Optic, IP Office Telephone Systems, Voicemail, Telephones, Firewalls, Ethernet Switches, Circuit Extensions, Wireless Networking, Video Surveillance, Point of Sale, Overhead Paging, Avaya Aura Servers, Gateways, etc. 

ECS provides services in Washington & Oregon, primarily in the greater Seattle & Portland areas.

Avaya IP Office R9.1-R10 Telephone Support

Below is a partial list of Avaya Phones and Support status related R9.1/R10 IP Office

1400 Series – Digital (DS) – CM and IP Office – LIMITED SUPPORT

1403 – NOT SUPPORTED on Server Edition, Select, or Virtualized IP Office

1408 – NOT SUPPORTED on Server Edition, Select, or Virtualized IP Office

1416 – NOT SUPPORTED on Server Edition, Select, or Virtualized IP Office

DBM32 DSS/BLF – NOT SUPPORTED on Server Edition, Select, or Virtualized IP Office

1600 Series – IP (H323) – CM and IP Office – LIMITED SUPPORT

1603SW-I – NOT SUPPORTED on Basic Edition

1603-i – NOT SUPPORTED on Basic Edition

1608-i – NOT SUPPORTED on Basic Edition

1616-i – NOT SUPPORTED on Basic Edition

BM32 DSS/BLF – NOT SUPPORTED on Basic Edition

2400 Series – Digital (DS) – CM and IP Office – LIMITED SUPPORT

2402D – NOT SUPPORTED on Server Edition, Select, or Virtualized IP Office

2410D – NOT SUPPORTED on Server Edition, Select, or Virtualized IP Office

2420 – NOT SUPPORTED on Server Edition, Select, or Virtualized IP Office

EU24 DSS/BLF – NOT SUPPORTED on Server Edition, Select, or Virtualized IP Office

4400 Series – Digital, Magix and IP Office – NOT SUPPORTED

4406D – NOT SUPPORTED

4412D – NOT SUPPORTED

4424D – NOT SUPPORTED

4424LD – NOT SUPPORTED

4450 DSS/BLF – NOT SUPPORTED

4600 Series – IP H323 – CM and IP Office – NOT SUPPORTED

4601 – NOT SUPPORTED

4602IP – NOT SUPPORTED

4602SW – NOT SUPPORTED

4610IP – NOT SUPPORTED

4610SW – NOT SUPPORTED

4620 – NOT SUPPORTED

4621 – NOT SUPPORTED

4625 – NOT SUPPORTED

4606 – NOT SUPPORTED

4612 – NOT SUPPORTED

4624 – NOT SUPPORTED

5400 Series – DS Digital, IP Office only – NOT SUPPORTED

5402 – NOT SUPPORTED

5410 – NOT SUPPORTED

5420 – NOT SUPPORTED

EU24 – NOT SUPPORTED

5600 Series – IP H323, IP Office only – NOT SUPPORTED

5601 – NOT SUPPORTED

5602IP – NOT SUPPORTED

5602SW – NOT SUPPORTED

5610IP – NOT SUPPORTED

5610SW – NOT SUPPORTED

5620 – NOT SUPPORTED

5621 – NOT SUPPORTED

EU24 – NOT SUPPORTED

6400 Series – DS Digital, CM and IP Office – NOT SUPPORTED

6408D+ – NOT SUPPORTED

6416D+ – NOT SUPPORTED

6424D+ – NOT SUPPORTED

XM24 DSS/BLF – NOT SUPPORTED

9400 Series – Digital DS and CM – NOT SUPPORTED

9404 – NOT SUPPORTED on IP Office

9408 – NOT SUPPORTED on IP Office

9500 Series – Digital DS, IP Office Only – LIMITED SUPPORT

9504 – Server Edition, Select, or Virtualized IP Office (All IP)

9508 – Server Edition, Select, or Virtualized IP Office (All IP)

BM12 DSS/BLF – Server Edition, Select, or Virtualized IP Office (All IP)

9600 Series – IP H323 CM and IP Office – LIMITED SUPPORT

9620L – NOT SUPPORTED on Basic Edition

9620C – NOT SUPPORTED on Basic Edition

9630 – NOT SUPPORTED on Basic Edition

9640G – NOT SUPPORTED on Basic Edition

9650 – NOT SUPPORTED on Basic Edition

9650C – NOT SUPPORTED on Basic Edition

9670 – NOT SUPPORTED

SBM24 DSS/BLF with 96×0 – NOT SUPPORTED on Basic Edition

9601 – NOT SUPPORTED

9608 – NOT SUPPORTED on Basic Edition

9608G – NOT SUPPORTED on Basic Edition

9611G – NOT SUPPORTED on Basic Edition

9621G – NOT SUPPORTED on Basic Edition

9641G – NOT SUPPORTED on Basic Edition

9641GS – NOT SUPPORTED on Basic Edition

BM12 DSS/BLF – NOT SUPPORTED on Basic Edition

SMB24 with 96×1 – NOT SUPPORTED

ECS is an AVAYA Edge Emerald Level Business Partner located in Seattle, WA & Portland, OR.

ECS provides local technicians for on-site work installing and servicing a variety of voice/data equipment, ie; Low Voltage Cabling, CAT5e/CAT6, Fiber Optic, IP Office Telephone Systems, Voicemail, Telephones, Firewalls, Ethernet Switches, Circuit Extensions, Wireless Networking, Video Surveillance, Point of Sale, Overhead Paging, Avaya Aura Servers, Gateways, etc. 

ECS provides services in Washington & Oregon, primarily in the greater Seattle & Portland areas.