VOIP telephony systems have emerged at a rapid pace and are being highly opted in business establishments but according to the experts it is very important to fully understand this new ‘avatar’ of ‘telephony’
It has been observed that many business establishments have opted for these systems without fully understanding the need for them. The features remain the most intriguing part of these systems to many businesses establishments. However, features must not be the only reason for upgrading, since, this system is capable of transforming your business.
So, how does it affect your business?? If you have a business with multiple branches business that are connected by LAN or WAN, then it is ideally suited for VOIP as this system will enable your branches to share all the features with one another and will allow you to make calls on your VOIP to other branches free of cost.
VOIP system Installation
If we talk about traditional telephony, circuit switch technology is used, which means a dedicated line is reserved for the entire duration of the conversation between the caller and the receiver. However, with these VOIP phone systems, your voice is encrypted and converted into digital data and transmitted over the network. Once the digital data reaches its destination, it gets reconverted back into its original mode.
VOIP installation requires different kinds of components. Most importantly, you require a central device that helps you to manage the calls. For this, you can use regular PBX that is IP enabled or has a dedicated server that works on specialized software. The second important thing that one requires is a data network and of course, telephones for setting up an effective VOIP system for your business. But you must be really sure about the services you are taking. For example, you hire qualified and professional vendors so that your VOIP system can be integrated smoothly with public telephone networks (PTNs).
How it Works
If it’s a normal business setup, the internal calls within your system are routed through regular telephone lines. The long distance calls are routed through the office computer network. How this can work is dependent upon the design of your VOIP system and also on how it is installed.
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