VOIP / SIP
VOIP VS INTERNET TELECOMS – WHO SAID THEY WERE THE SAME?
Since 1999 people have talked about VoIP as the next telecoms technology and now it is here and the businesses are adopting VoIP faster than ever.
What is VoIP?
VoIP has been with us for more than 10 years, and is becoming increasingly popular due to the flexibility offered. VoIP allows the phones to share the same cabling and network infrastructure as the office computers, making them easier and cheaper to install and manage.
Connecting telephones to computer networks enables software applications and multi-media communications to be delivered to the desk handset, and most of the advanced telephone handsets available enable you to see who’s at the front door, hold a video conference and check Facebook.
When buying a VoIP phone system for many it is not about the advanced features of the handset as these can generally be accessed via your computer. For most it is the advantages of VoIP technology, the cost savings and flexibility it offered and the ease of a single network for voice and computer networks, your common option would be to install “standard” handsets; identical in look, feel and operation to traditional digital business phones. So what’s the advantage of VoIP then? See above. It’s just plumbing.