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Title: OBi5vs Series Announcment
Post by: Marketing on August 30, 2013, 06:05:11 pm
Watch this post and www.obihai.com for more information about the OBi5vs Series devices...
http://www.obihai.com/obi5vs-series-announcement
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Obihai Technology Announces New High-Density VoIP Solutions
With OBiTALK cloud-management, the OBi5vs Series enables fast, secure and easily managed VoIP deployments to multi-user and multi-tenant locations.

Las Vegas — 28 August 2013— Today, Obihai Technology announced the OBi5vs Series Universal VoIP Adapters in booth #208, at the Internet Telephony Conference and Expo (ITEXPO). Developed for residential and small business environments requiring multiple simultaneous voice and fax calling via VoIP, Obihai designed the OBi5vs Series universal VoIP adapters with Virtual Stacking technology. Information technology professionals, communications solution resellers and Internet Telephony Service Providers (ITSPs) will appreciate the high performance, versatile call-control and secure remote management technology implemented in the OBi5vs Series products. When coupled with Obihai’s powerful OBiTALK cloud-based management portal, the OBi5vs Series can be deployed in almost any voice and data networking environment, yet be securely and reliably managed from anyplace with an Internet connection to the cloud. With Obihai Virtual Stacking Technology, administrators are able scale their networks efficiently by virtually increasing the port-capacity of VoIP network elements comprised of OBi5vs Series devices.

The OBi5vs Series is extremely flexible and can be configured to be used for many applications. Businesses using premise-based open-standard platforms such as Asterisk, FreePBX, PBX in a Flash or other SIP-based system will be able to leverage the OBi5vs series phone ports as user phone or fax extensions. The OBi504vs FXO ports can be used as a gateway to legacy telco services. Likewise, the OBi5vs Series can be deployed in environments where the business is using a hosted service, such as those from Anveo, Broadvox, Callcentric, Vitelity, etc., and need connections available with the OBi5vs for connections to phones, fax machines and paging systems.

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Powered by industry-leading Internet communication and embedded systems technology from Obihai, the OBi5vs Series supports the following hardware and software features:

Hardware Feature Highlights:

  • 4 Port Ethernet Switch – 1 GigE + 3 Fast Ethernet
  • 3 USB2.0 Ports (2 front / 1 back) – For use with Obihai accessories / future applications.
  • 4 or 8 FXS Telephone Ports (model dependent) – For use with regular phones, fax machines and legacy systems.
  • 4 FXO Phone Line Ports (OBi544vs Only) – For connecting calls to / from telco services for local or bridged calls.
  • 1 FXO Phone Line Port with Relay – For use as a ‘PSTN’ back-up in the case of a loss of power.
  • 1 Line-In Audio Port (front) – For adding music-on-hold / messaging audio to calls in progress – SIP addressable
  • 1 Line-Out Audio Port (front) – For use with paging / loud-speaker announcements – SIP addressable.
  • 12v External Power Adapter – with region-specific pig-tail electrical plug.
  • Desktop, Wall or 19’ Rack Mountable – OBi5vs Series rack mount kit sold separately.
  • Durable Metal Enclosure with Kensington Lock Port

Software Feature Highlights:
  • Call Signaling for Up to 8 Voice Services: SIP (UDP/TCP/TLS), Google™ (XMPP)
  • OBiTALK Calling: Allows for voice communications between OBi devices and smart phone apps.
  • VoIP Codecs: G.711, G.726, G.729, G.722, iLBC
  • Fax Over IP: T.38 Real-Time Fax over IP, G.711 Transparent Fax (Automatic)
  • Obihai Call Routing and Bridging Technology: Allows for full-matrix switching amongst services and ports.
  • Virtual Stacking Technology: Allows for increasing the virtual port-capacity of VoIP network elements.
  • Secure Provisioning and Management via the OBiTALK cloud or via TFTP, HTTP/S or via integral web page.
  • Globally Localizable: Allows for country-specific dialing, ringing, in-call tones and PSTN (FXO) interoperability.

OBi5vs Series Model Line-Up and List Pricing (USD):
The OBi5vs Series will be comprised of three models, initially. The OBi504vs, OBi508vs and OBi544vs.
-  OBi504vs  $299
-  OBi508vs  $399
-  OBi544vs  $499

OBi5vs Series Availability:

Beginning immediately, for ITSPs and qualified partners, the OBi508vs may be purchased directly from Obihai Technology. In the fourth quarter of 2013, the OBi508vs, OBi504vs and OBi544vs models will be generally available to end-users, IT and communications technology resellers and ITSPs via Obihai’s regular direct, distribution and reseller channels. For more information, please contact Obihai Technology via email to: sales@obihai.com or phone: 408-890-6000.

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Title: Re: OBi5vs Series Announcment
Post by: Mango on August 30, 2013, 07:27:34 pm
Good stuff :D  The audio ports sound particularly useful.

How many OBiLINE devices can be attached to one of these?


Title: Re: OBi5vs Series Announcment
Post by: drgeoff on August 31, 2013, 11:01:25 am
Somewhat above my domestic requirements but I noted the "1 FXO Phone Line Port with Relay" feature.


Title: Re: OBi5vs Series Announcment
Post by: QBZappy on August 31, 2013, 12:00:25 pm
Somewhat above my domestic requirements but I noted the "1 FXO Phone Line Port with Relay" feature.

I didn't comment on that before, however I did notice it. Let's assume that they listened to the many lamentations on this forum about it being dropped from the OBi110. At the price point that they are expecting to sell it at, I'm sure that the cost of the relay is covered in their profit margin. Obihai may be extending the life of traditional the PSTN network by introducing these POTS/SIP/XMPP gateways. If I could find a billing (accounting) system for this I could start a micro telecom business.


Title: Re: OBi5vs Series Announcment
Post by: carl on August 31, 2013, 05:27:09 pm
Let's assume that they listened to the many lamentations on this forum about it being dropped from the OBi110.
I doubt that. :D


Title: Re: OBi5vs Series Announcment
Post by: CoalMinerRetired on August 31, 2013, 06:01:10 pm
If I could find a billing (accounting) system for this I could start a micro telecom business.
That's an interesting thought. I was briefly thinking the same thing, but then I flashed back to the the recent experience I've had using four lines on an Obi202, the intermittent reboots, dropped calls and unexplained silence.  I'm going to wait and see if these devices are a step up in the robustness category.


Title: Re: OBi5vs Series Announcment
Post by: Lavarock7 on August 31, 2013, 09:55:16 pm
Somewhat above my domestic requirements but I noted the "1 FXO Phone Line Port with Relay" feature.

So that is where all the relays went...


Title: Re: OBi5vs Series Announcment
Post by: drgeoff on September 01, 2013, 12:22:42 am
Do we speculate that Obihai intend to release product(s) in the '4x.' series?


Title: Re: OBi5vs Series Announcment
Post by: Mango on September 01, 2013, 05:45:15 am
So that is where all the relays went...

No one would spend $499 on the OBi544vs if 4xOBi110 did the same thing at $200.


Title: Re: OBi5vs Series Announcment
Post by: Ostracus on September 03, 2013, 06:15:56 am
If I could find a billing (accounting) system for this I could start a micro telecom business.
That's an interesting thought. I was briefly thinking the same thing, but then I flashed back to the the recent experience I've had using four lines on an Obi202, the intermittent reboots, dropped calls and unexplained silence.  I'm going to wait and see if these devices are a step up in the robustness category.

At $200 a pop, they better be.


Title: Re: OBi5vs Series Announcment
Post by: CoalMinerRetired on September 03, 2013, 12:10:08 pm
At $200 a pop, they better be.
Agree, ... strongly.  My approach is, let someone else report back in after some usage.


Title: Re: OBi5vs Series Announcment
Post by: Usetheforceobiwan on December 23, 2013, 04:56:57 am
WOW, one of them is finally here - just in time for Christmas:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00H5D8MRS/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00H5D8MRS&linkCode=as2&tag=obihatechn-20

$300 (after coupon) is not bad. 

When are the other two going to be available?


Title: Re: OBi5vs Series Announcment
Post by: Ostracus on December 24, 2013, 07:27:31 am
$300 will get you a nice cell phone. Anyway the USB ports should have been in the back.

Edit: also noticed the case design is different that the original.


Title: Re: OBi5vs Series Announcment
Post by: gderf on December 24, 2013, 09:43:27 am
The case is as advertised. They showed only the back of the unit in the original ad. The amazon ad shows the front too.


Title: Re: OBi5vs Series Announcment
Post by: loumarjr on January 04, 2014, 03:08:03 pm
Just received my OBi508vs today (Saturday) no instructions were included with the unit.  It doesn't appear that the OBiWiFi works with this unit.  The firmware is up to date and no WiFi is mentioned in the configuration screens.  OBi Tech support is closed until Monday and I cant find an answer yet.  I am hopeful WiFi will be added soon.

UPDATE: 1/6/14  I just spoke with Obi today and they confirmed the OBi508vs is not OBiWiFi compatible.  So if your planning to use this with WiFi, it wont work!!


Title: Re: OBi5vs Series Announcment
Post by: KAura on March 31, 2014, 02:10:22 pm
Just received my OBi508vs today... I am hopeful WiFi will be added soon.

UPDATE: 1/6/14  So if your planning to use this with WiFi, it wont work!!

Well, a wired ethernet cable is way more dependable anyway...

but you could use a router in repeater mode and you would have
instant wifi capability after you flash an old router...

http://dd-wrt.com/ (http://dd-wrt.com/)


Note: Did you know that the maximum length of a single Ethernet
cable run is 328 feet (about 100 meters).