Linksys SPA8000-G1, A First Look

Linksys SPA8000 Front View

At a glance Product Name: Linksys SPA8000-G1 Data Sheet: Linksys SPA8000-G1 Datasheet Estimated Price: $299.95 Pros: Under $40 per FXS port. Cons: The unit we tested runs hot, like a Mac PowerBook. The release version has a cooling fan. … [Read more...]

Linksys SPA8000 Review and Configuration Wizard

Businesses and ITSPs have long-needed an inexpensive way to connect legacy analog devices to a VoIP network, and Linksys announcement of the SPA8000 -- an eight-port FXS Analog Terminal Adaptor device -- early this year had many eagerly anticipating its release. Finally, that time is here. The Linksys SPA8000 is now available in the United States. We've been testing a unit Linksys made avaialble to us for several months. Read our First Look at the Linksys SPA8000-G1 or if you have already … [Read more...]

Voice Gets Embedded

Since the dawn of VoIP, evangelists have been telling us that it's not the cheap phone calls that make VoIP so compelling, it's the opportunity to do so much more with voice communications.  But let's face it, beyond sending voicemail to email, VoIP still doesn't do much more than make phone calls. Voice communications are still pretty standalone for the vast majority of us. However, developers are starting to take note of voice as an IT "service."  This year's AjaxWorld West is … [Read more...]

Linksys retires the PAP2

Linksys officially retired the PAP2. This shouldn't be a big deal to most consumers as the PAP2 was more expensive than and not as functional as the PAP2T. The retirement of the PAP2 may be an issue for service providers wanting uniform customer equipment. … [Read more...]