In This Issue: Cisco 7962G Six Line Unified VoIP Phone | SFP-10G-SR FAQ | News to Start Your Day
Happy Thursday! Today is the perfect day to go old school and throw on your favorite vinyl record to celebrate National Vinyl Record Day! Spin music lovers all around the world have disagreements on a number of things, but one thing everyone can agree on is that vinyl records are here to stay. Do you have a record you love to throw on and enjoy? We’d love to know your favorites!
The CK Daily – Another Trip Around the Sun
This has been a crazy week. This past Tuesday I turned 45…which still blows my mind that I am that “old.” I actually had several discussions this week about how living on a rock that is floating in space around a huge ball of fire dictating how old we are or how old we might feel. That is a crazy thought when you really think about it.
I will say that I am grateful and very thankful for the amazing 45 years that I have been alive. Many, many ups and downs, but it has all made me the man that I am today. I know for sure that this is not 100% where I saw myself in life at 45 when I was younger, BUT I honestly wouldn’t trade the life I have now compared to the life I “thought” I should have had when I arrived at 45. I think it helps that I don’t look or feel 45. (In my mind, I am still in my mid-30’s…haha!)
I had a great time this past weekend and this week celebrating with family and friends. I have definitely eaten WAY too much and I am not sure that is done yet. The celebration continues into this upcoming weekend. A few buddies and I are heading down to Savannah, on the Georgia coast, for a few days in celebration. This will be the 7th year in a row (last year doesn’t count) I have gone down to Savannah to celebrate my birthday. It really is one of my favorite places to visit and explore. I love the history down there, the entertainment, the people, as well as all the food. It should be an absolute blast and a great way to kick off the next 45 years!
Do you have places that you like to travel to or certain ways you like to celebrate your birthday every year or as often as you can
Have a great Thursday and weekend! I am out of here!
Hot Topic of the Day
The United States Space Agency (NASA) is seeking to recruit volunteers to participate in the conquest of Mars. They are seeking to simulate what life would be like on the red planet! To apply, you must be in good health, have a master’s degree in science and / or technology , and accept the possibility of dying in the process.
The first of these missions will start in the fall of 2022 and will be made up of four people who will remain isolated for 365 days. We want to know, would you be up for the quest? Do you think you would enjoy simulating life on the red planet? We’d love to hear your thoughts over on the CK Facebook Page.
Want to learn more about the conquest to Mars? Read more about it here.
Product Spotlights & Updates
Hope you are having a great Thursday! Today we will be spotlighting a VoIP Phone, the Cisco 7962G.
The Cisco 7962G is a IP phone with speakerphone and handset that’s designed for wideband audio. It has a full-feature set that includes six programmable backlit line/feature buttons, and four interactive soft keys. This phone includes a 4-bit grayscale LCD that will display features such as date and time, caller name, caller number, digits dialed, and presence info.
The phone also comes with a dedicated headset port, volume control, adjustable foot-stand and optional expansion module support. There are 24 defined selectable ring tones and the handset is hearing aid-compatible and meets the FCC loudness requirements for the ADA. You can either power the phone up with a standard CP-PWR-CUBE-3 or 802.3af PoE power.
This is a great phone for managers, administrative assistance, or even front line customer service employees.
SFP-10G-SR FAQ – CK Learning Center
What is the SFP-10G-SR?
The SFP-10G-SR is a 10G Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) transceiver which plugs into a network switch and provides 10 Gigabits of uplink capability. The “SR” in the model number stands for “short range”. These optics use multimode fiber over shorter distances, up to 300m.
Does the SFP-10G-SR include Digital Optical Monitoring (DOM)?
Yes. These do support DOM allowing you to have better visibility by monitoring signal strength, temperature, and transceiver supply voltage.
Which Cisco switches is the SFP-10G-SR compatible with?
This is compatible with approximately 1,500 Cisco devices. Some of the most popular switches that this is compatible with are:
What’s the difference between SFP-10G-SR and SFP-10G-LR?
The SFP-10G-SR was designed for short range transmissions, up to 300m. It uses an 850nm wavelength and multimode fiber. The SFP-10G-LR on the other hand was designed for long-range transmissions, up to 10km. It uses a 1310nm wavelength and singlemode fiber.
SFP Transceiver Module Comparison Chart
Today’s News to Start Your Day:
- Facebook is buying the popular GIF-making and sharing website Giphy for a reported price of $400 million, with plans to integrate the massive GIF library into Instagram and other Facebook apps.
- Verizon is offering free AMC+ for 12 months to new and existing customers who buy a new 5G phone with a payment plan or sign up for Fios home internet.
- Spotify’s updated Wear OS app will be realized soon. It will support offline playback on smartwatches running Wear OS 2.0 and up.
- Amazon is no longer trying to stay completely out of the process when people are injured by faulty products sold on its website by third parties. In a change to the company’s return and complaints policy, Amazon said that people who are injured or have their property damaged by defective third-party products should contact Amazon customer service, which will attempt to connect the customer with the seller.
- Customers are buying Wendy’s breakfast. And the chain wants to keep it that way. The company announced that it will spend an additional $10 million to advertise breakfast this year, bringing its overall spending on breakfast ads to $25 million in 2021.