Installing the Sonus "SWe Lite"

Sonus announced the SWe Lite at Ignite in the US late last year and we’ve been anxiously awaiting its arrival. Well, IT’S HERE! The SWe Lite is the “Software Edition” of Sonus’ well-established Enterprise-grade Session Border Controllers, the SBC 1000 and SBC 2000. I’m particularly impressed with the look and feel. At a quick glance …

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Your fax is probably failing because it’s too LOUD

Getting faxes to work over IP usually takes a disproportionate amount of time and effort in any UC / VoIP deployment. Actually, that applies to any legacy analog data: modems, dial-up EFTPOS, franking machines – they’re all doing the same thing, taking streams of 0s and 1s and turning them into a convoluted sing-song for …

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Sonus Updates Tenor Config Manager

As outlined in my previous post, the old “Quintum” Config Manager app has just scored an update to match some of the new/changed values in the firmware. It’s significant if you’ve been around the traps for a while because Sonus has used this as an opportunity to finally replace the old NET and Quintum branding. …

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Sonus Tenor Firmware P108-09-32 – January 2016

The old Tenor doesn’t see a lot of attention these days, but they’re still out there providing reliable analog and BRI port interfaces across the planet. We’ve recently seen an update to the Tenor firmware to P108-09-32, up from this time 2 years ago when we saw P108-09-26. The ReleaseNotes readme is no longer in …

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Sonus SBC 1k/2k stuck as T1 after changing DS1 type

I was bitten by this one recently and thought I’d share it. tl;dr After importing a known working “E1” config file into an SBC 1k/2k I found the ISDN will remain running in T1 mode – even though all of the running config says it’s E1. The fix is to reboot the box. Not even …

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Sonus Partial Import Work-Around

New to the Sonus SBC 1000 and SBC 2000 is the ability to perform a Partial Import of another gateway’s configuration. As it says on-screen “Existing Logical Interfaces, Ethernet Ports, VLANs, MST Instances, ACLs, Static Routes, ASM Networking, Link Monitor, NAT, IPsec Tunnels, Node-Level Settings and Certificate configurations won’t be modified. All other configurations will …

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