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CiscoThanks to affordable IP endpoints in the Cisco 6900 Unified IP phone series more organizations can now take advantage of IP communications. Telephone Magic Inc. is an online leader in providing replacement and spare Cisco IP phones at wholesale prices.

Jeff Jackson, president of Telephone Magic indicates “When our clients call for Cisco IP endpoints we offer a wide spectrum of phones to suite a variety of budgets and Voice over IP network needs. Unlike anonymous shopping cart websites that can have out of date prices, we offer clients a personal relationship with a representative they get to know. We consult them to narrow their requirements and provide current wholesale pricing.”

Mr. Jackson continues, “Most of the Cisco 6900 IP phone models support full-duplex speakerphones for a more productive, more flexible, and easier-to-use IP phone experience. Some models also introduce support for single-call per-line appearance, which offers a traditional telephone interaction for business clients who seek this type of call experience for their staff. Fixed keys for hold, transfer, and conference along with tri-color LED line and feature keys also make the phone easier and simpler to use.”

There are six models available in the Cisco 6900 IP phone series. The Cisco 6901 IP phone is a trimline telephone; the Cisco 6911 IP phone is a one-line VoIP telephone; the Cisco 6921 Unified IP phone is a two-line terminal; the Cisco 6941 IP phone 6941 is a four-line VoIP telephone; the Cisco 6945 IP phone is also a four-line desk phone; and the Cisco 6961 IP phone is a robust twelve-line VoIP telephone set.


What to do about it

The Global Seed Vault in Svalbard (a small island in the Arctic) is a secure bank for the future of the world. It holds duplicate samples — that is, spare copies — of seeds held in gene banks worldwide. The seed vault provides insurance in the event of large-scale regional or global crises.
If a nuclear winter, say, were to wipe out all the crops on the planet, future generations could reboot the agricultural system by hoofing it out to Svalbard.

I propose that we need to have a similar backup security plan for the human knowledge that underlies the Internet.
I’m not suggesting something like the Way Back Machine, which takes snapshots of websites through time. I’m instead talking about simple instructions, burned onto physical media, for how to generate electricity, how to build a computer, how to build a router and how to reconstitute the Internet from basic principles.
The Web appears to be the single most important technology that has ever been invented. We have been the generation lucky enough to witness its inception, and we are now the ones responsible for its protection.