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Aug. 4th, 2006

10:58 am - Things that make you say "hmm"...

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I'm trying to get my head around VOIP at the moment, since I've got a grand plan to set up a Cisco system in our new annex (linked to our existing PBX) as a test run for our new building in a couple of years. While I was digging around on the web, I came across the details of the CCIE voice exams.
Step One: 2 hour written exam. Ok, that's not too bad.
Step Two: 8 hour lab exam. Yeesh! I hope they allow loo breaks in the middle.
Anyway, I can see why Cisco qualifications are quite well respected, but I think it will be a while (if ever) before I'm ready to take any of their exams.

Meanwhile, I was reviewing my Amazon wishlist. I added The Tripods Trilogy a while back, since I wouldn't mind reading that again, but it's now out of print. Take a look at the prices on that page:
RRP: £17.95
Amazon marketplace: £1,963.06 "low price"
Egad! I think I may just borrow it from the local library instead.


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Date:August 4th, 2006 11:38 am (UTC)
If you search for the author, it looks like all the "three-in-one" books are out of print, but you can but the individual books for under a fiver each.
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Date:August 4th, 2006 11:17 pm (UTC)


We've got Cisco VoIP throughout our offices and all our bases and ships. It's great, but it's reliant on having an all-Cisco infrastructure, and having switches that can provide power-on-ethernet to power up the phones. But it works really well... Mail me if you want to know a bit more.
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Date:August 4th, 2006 11:39 pm (UTC)

Re: VoIP

Thanks - I've got a couple of books arriving from Amazon in the morning, so I'll have a dig through them over the weekend, but I may pick your brains later on. I don't mind going all-Cisco, and ditto for POE - one of our switches already supports that, and I can introduce more as needed. My only real concern is that I need to link this to our existing system, but I think I'll start by getting it set up in isolation, then take it from there.
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