Recent News and Announcements
DataMine Holiday Hours
December 10, 2013
The DataMine office will be closed for Christmas starting at noon on December 24th. Normal office hours will resume on Thursday, December 26th. We sincerely hope you all have a wonderful and blessed Christmas!
When the Unexpected Happens...
November 20, 2013
This past Sunday, November 17th, a series of tornados devastated several areas of Illinois and other states. Hitting closest to home for us was the damage done in nearby Coal City and a little further away in Washington, IL, - DataMine has several customers located in those towns. Even more, I have close family living in Washington. Many disasters are just pictures and videos on the news, but this one felt personal.
Thankfully, our family and our business customers were kept safe and suffered no property damage, but many weren't so lucky. Even those not directly affected, however, still had to deal with the impact of extended power outages and the inability in some cases to even get to their homes or places of business.
At risk of sounding like I'm using this tragedy as a marketing tool, I feel that it is worthwhile for any family and any business owner to spend a bit of time considering what would happen if your home or your place of business was directly impacted by a disaster such as a fire, flood or tornado. If you need assistance with business continuity or disaster recovery planning from a technology perspective, DataMine is happy to help.
Brian Sampson, Owner
NEC SL1100 Main CPU Software Release 3.50 Now Available June 10, 2013
NEC has released a major CPU software update for their popular
NEC SL1100 business telephone system. This software
includes enhancements for remote VoIP phone connectivity, support for a 4th system chassis (allowing the system to grow to an even larger size), the addition of the uMobility softphone (for iPhone, Android or Blackberry), as well as several other minor enhancements. If you're interested in learning more about this upgrade
or would like to take advantage of some of these new capabilities, please contact
us and we'll be happy to assist.
Allworx System Software Version 7.5 Released
April 23, 2013
Users of Allworx 6x and Allworx 48x business phone systems now have access to system software version 7.5. This software version provides several new features and enhancements, including shared call appearances, improved park functionality, different levels of administrator programming and stronger user passwords. In addition, with the implementation of this software Allworx users have access to the Allworx Reach SIP mobility client (softphone). For more information or for assistance with upgrading your Allworx system please give us a call.
WebLink 4.0 for FreedomIQ Launched
March 28, 2013
FreedomIQ has launched the latest upgrade to their hosted VoIP web management portal, WebLink 4.0. This is a major revision, providing an updated look and field as well as additional features and enhancements. When you access your web portal you'll be automatically taken to the new WebLink. We think that you'll find the new look and organization fairly intuitive, but if you need assistance please let us know
ESI Enters SIP Trunking and Hosted PBX Market
January 17, 2013
Estech Systems (ESI) has announced the acquisition of Vintalk's retail division. This includes both the infrastructure and customer base of Vintalk's SIP trunking and hosted PBX solutions. With this acquisition, ESI is now able to offer these cloud-based services along with their well-established line of premise-based business telecommunications systems.