Friday 19 th December 2014

Speedflow has just launched a new version of CallMax, a Class 5 Softswitch for VoIP retail.

The new release offers a host of new features that increase efficiency, reduce hassle and makes the software more competitive. Among the upgrades in the new release are:

  • A responsive web interface that supports all kinds of devices, such as smartphones and tablets, meaning you can keep in touch with your business when you are out of the office.
  • Updated billing and invoicing features that make the operation more secure and convenient.

We always aim to keep our solutions up-to-date and version 3.4 comes just in time for the busy holiday season as a present to our loyal customers.

CallMax version 3.4 is free for Speedflow’s CallMax partners and can be updated quickly at any time.

Learn more about CallMax.

Monday 15 th December 2014

Speedflow announced that it now supports and develops businesses in Africa.

To contribute to VoIP development in the region, Speedflow is offering  its hosted IP PBX, Calling Card and Call Shop solutions at an “unprecedented low price” especially for African companies.

The company invites African VoIP providers looking to optimize their business and migrate to a more reliable software platform, to join Speedflow’s program.

Get maximum benefit from minimum input by choosing the most convenient SaaS solution for your business, and get a high-quality hosted IP PBX, Call Shop or Calling Card Platform for only $200 per month.

The CallMax is a reliable Linux-based platform for VoIP retail. The flexible turn key solution comes with integrated VoIP billing, supports an unlimited number of subscribers, has a user-friendly interface, convenient report generation tools, and a whole host of other effective features.

Besides our high-class software platform, the low price also includes hosting at our data-centre, 24/7 technical support, free installation and trainings.

You can learn more details by contacting Speedflow here.

Friday 28 th November 2014

Black Friday is here and it comes with awesome deals. If you’ve been looking for a way to cut right through the mess and to the best deals then you’ve come to the right place. You need to keep in mind that Black Friday deals won’t be up for long and some of them are actually limited to Friday. This means that you have to be quick and aggressive so as to bag the best deals. That said, here are our top 10 Black Friday electronics deals this year.


Enhance your TV watching experience with the Sony XBR55X850B 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV. This new TV features 120Hz refresh rate, LED backlight, smart functions such as Internet browser, Twitter, Skype, 3 USB, 4 HDMI and MHL. The TV also comes with various accessories including two 3D glasses, IR blaster, a remote, and touchpad remote control.

It retails at $1,498.00 and you get to save 50% off the original price.


The Jabra FREEWAY Bluetooth Speakerphone is a revolutionary car speakerphone with crisp and rich sound from 3 speakers and a virtual surround sound. You can use it to take and make calls completely hands-free, and it will even announce the name of the caller. It also features A2DP streaming for music playback and GPS directions. The FM transmitter sends calls and music from your mobile phone to the car radio. It also comes with noise reduction technology and advanced multiuse for Bluetooth connections.

Get 62% off and buy it for only $49.99.


Get 64% off the Optoma HD25-LV Projector with HDMI, which delivers high-quality and high-resolution home theatre experience. It features sharp and visually stunning image quality thanks to its use of the 1080p resolution. It also comes with full 3D compatibility and in-built SRS WOW HD Surround Sound for exceptional sound quality and rich deep bass.

This projector retails at $899.00.


The Samsung UN55H6350 55-Inch 1080p 120Hz is one of a kind smart LED TV. It features a minimalist design and offers top-of-the-class smart TV suite with more content than most TVs. This TV also comes with out-of-this-world picture quality with excellent processing, accurate color, and nice-bright-room.

This TV was previously selling at $1,399.99, but with the 43% discount you can now own it for $797.99.


This Black Friday you can save up to 42% off this beautifully crafted and high-quality Bose CineMate GS Series II Digital Home Theater Speaker System. This 2.1-channel speaker has been specifically designed to enhance audio from video sources, including your TV. The home theater features a simplified setup that makes connections a breeze. It also features improved digital acoustic and gemstone speakers.

This home theater system retails at $349.95.


You get to save 58% when you purchase this 39-inch Seiki SE39HE02 720p LED TV. This TV comes with 60Hz refresh rate, Edge-Lit LED backlight, 1 VGA, 3 HDMI, and 1 USB. The TV dimensions without the stand are 34.78” x 21.52” x 9.78” while with stand it is 34.78” x 20.21″ x 2.87”.

This is a great TV to own and it retails at $209.99.


Get up to 70% off on the Infinity Primus Three-way dual 6-1/2-Inch Speaker. This high-quality speaker allows you to experience home entertainment at a new level of realism and clarity, featuring 5-way binding posts, MMD hi-frequency, mid-range, and low-frequency drivers. With the low resonance enclosures and Primus P363BK’s Metal Matrix Diaphragm technology you can now hear the music exactly the way it was recorded without any alterations.

This speaker is retailing at $179.40.


Multiply your entertainment with the Samsung BD-H5100 Blu-Ray Disc Player. This new player comes with HD Upconversion and improved picture quality. You can also use it to stream shows and movies with instant access to entertainment thanks to its myriad of in-built apps.

This disc player retails at $47.99 and thus saves you 52% off the original price.


Save up to 48% off with the VIZIO M602i-B3 60-inch 1080p Smart LED TV. This is not your normal TV as if features Full-Array LED backlight that helps with the distribution of LED light behind the entire screen, which helps in delivering superior picture performance and light uniformity. The TV also comes with VIZIO Internet Apps Plus that allows you to instantly enjoy the latest TV shows, hit movies, and music. Other functions that you will absolutely love include active pixel tuning, clear 720 action, and 32 active LED zones.

It retails at $998.00.


Save 58% off the original price with the Panasonic DMP-BDT225 Smart Wi-Fi 3D Blu-ray Player. This is a true smart device with web browsing capability, miracast that allows you to share and see smartphone content, fast loading of Blu-ray discs and in-built Wi-Fi.

This device retails at $54.99.

Wednesday 19 th November 2014

Speedflow released “the biggest update ever” to its MediaCore Class 4 switching and billing solution. MediaCore version 4.3 is packed with various new features and it’s available right now from Speedflow.

The new release introduces numerous new features and improvements:

- Additional security tools.
- Upgraded Spam Calls filtering.
- A handy new Event Trace option in the Guardian module.
- Updated Dialpeer settings.

The new version of MediaCore also includes the newly optimized Diagrams, Call Charts, Financial Summary and other reports, in addition to the Trouble Ticket generation tool.

MediaCore 4.3 also offers a long list of alterations to Codecs settings, DTMF Methods Support, SIP protocol (Info, RFC 2833) and H.323 protocol (RFC 2833, H.245 Alphanumeric, H.245 Signal).

The update is free for current MediaCore customers. 

You can find more details on the new version of MediaCore on the Speedflow website.

Tuesday 18 th November 2014

Amplicomms, a mobile phone company, has introduced a new phone specifically tailored for senior citizens. PowerTel M9000, nicknamed ‘Grandoid’, has a loud ringtone that makes it great for people with hearing impairment. The easy-to-read-screen also makes it ideal for people with impaired sight.

There is also an easy to access SOS button at the rear. The phone uses Android that has been really simplified so as not to confuse the older people.

On top of having louder than normal handset volume, this phone is also compatible with many hearing aids. Seniors also have the opportunity to download their favorite music onto the phone. 

The Amplicomms Power Tel M9000 also features Bluetooth and therefore it connects to a range of devices, including induction loops, other phones, computers, tablets and in-car audio system.

To add to its abilities, the phone uses a clever caller ID system that reads out the phone number.

The ‘Grandoid’ also comes with a 2-year warranty, so seniors can have considerable peace of mind.

Wednesday 12 th November 2014

“I think MediaCore and AccuCore mean peace of mind” – said Varun Anand, CEO of Progressive Telecom. Watch the full interview in which Anand talks about his company and how it benefits from using Speedflow‘s solutions. 

Monday 3 rd November 2014

Cloud storage provider Bitcasa has recently announced the introduction of Bitcasa CloudFS. The new platform enables developers to have control over user data, making it possible to create applications that make use of Bitcasa’s secure and scalable cloud infrastructure.

The platform also features the Bitcasa CloudFS API that enables developers to seamlessly incorporate the Bitcasa platform with other third party applications.

In November last year, the Programmable Web reported the launching of a unique developer program by Bitcasa and that it had introduced the Bitcasa API. Later on in May this year, the company then announced that there was limited availability of Bitcasa CloudFS platform and just last month the company announced the open Beta launch of the new Bitcasa CloudFS APIs.

Bitcasa CloudFS platform is different from other cloud storage platforms in that everything that is uploaded to Bitcasa is first encrypted on the user’s machine before it is transferred to Bitcasa’s servers.

In addition, anything uploaded and stored in it cannot be identified as it does not retain the names of the files and neither can the content of the files uploaded be seen.

Bitcasa CEO Brian Taptich told Programmable Web that by August this year, over 7,000 Bitcasa CloudFS accounts had been opened. He also said that a wide range of apps have been incorporated in the revamped platform.

Taptich also confirmed that that the company is regionalizing the data storage to make it possible for uploaded files to be stored in the same region or country as the device used to upload them. For instance, if a Bitcasa user uploads a file while in the US; it would be stored in a server situated in the US.

Bitcasa is also planning on coming up with more specific enterprise features like LDAP Integration and Active Directory.

Tuesday 21 st October 2014

Conversant seems focused on getting their hands on ISP, as they recently launched a broadband service that helps its customers to get the most of VoIP.

The broadband service, dubbed C-Net, is specifically designed to fit businesses and it is available to all PABX Conversant hosted customers.

Conversant’s managing director, Cameron Beattie, said during the launch that the introduction of C-Net is just a move by the company to ensure cloud communications like hosted PBX and VoIP are “as seamless as possible for users.”

According to the company, having a single provider for both broadband services and cloud communications will reduce the complexity of the services for users since they will only have a single organization providing these “essential” services.

This new service is now available on VDSL, ADSL, and fiber connections, including UFB connections provided by Ultrafast Fiber, Enable Networks, and Chorus.

The ADSL plans together with 30GB of data costs as low as $60 a month.


Friday 17 th October 2014

Apple has released what it says is the thinnest tablet in the market – the iPad Air 2. The new iPad is expected to retail at about $499 while the newly released iPad mini 3 will cost about $399. Preorders start today, both iPads will be available in 29 countries starting later next week

The iPad Air 2 comes with a Touch ID fingerprint sensor and it is just 0.24 inches thick. The device also comes with a faster A8X processor. The new iPad also features an anti-reflective coating.

The iPad mini 3 also got Touch ID fingerprint sensor, so users can make purchases within apps using Apple Pay.

To top it all, Apple also announced the introduction of a new iMac with 5K Retina display. As a matter of fact, Apple says that the new iMac has the highest resolution display in the market at the moment.

The new iMac features a 27-inch display and a 5k resolution (5210×2880 pixels). This is almost 5x more detailed than the 1080p full HD TV.

The new iMac is now available for sale and the basic model retails at $2,499. 

During the event, Apple also announced an upgraded version of the Mac Mini.

Closing it up, Apple also added that iOS 8.1, which supports Apple Pay, would be available starting Monday.

Tuesday 14 th October 2014

Google launched $105 smartphone in an event that took place in India. This device is the first Android One’s initiative that aims at promoting sales in the emerging major markets through improved software quality and cheaper prices.

Google bonded with handset makers from India Micromax, Spoice Mobiles, and Karbonn to introduce the 6,399 Rupees phone. It targets the fast-thriving low-cost part of the world where the smartphone market is growing the fastest.

After the launch in India, Google announced that it plans to take Android One to Philippines, Indonesia, and several other South Asian states by the beginning of 2015.

Google is partnering with other companies including HTC, Panasonic and Acer to develop many more devices under Android One.

Google is aiming at using Android One to come up with higher quality software and hardware by offering the handset developers a frame of reference. A greater sale on Android One smartphones translates to more access to Internet and more usage of Google’s wide variety of products.

The availability of cheaper smartphones in the Indian Market has made it possible for many people to own smartphones for the first time. In a recent research, it was found out that 10 percent of the Indian population that owns smartphones currently is expected to double within the next four years.

India has over 80 smartphone brands and the research pointed out that if Android One is to compete with Motorola, China Xiaomi, and Samsung, it has to offer its customers more than just affordability.

Together with creating web content for its Indian customers, Google is also working towards making YouTube videos accessible to its users. It has also made new Android phones accessible in seven different Asian languages, Hindu included.


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