What is an IP Telephone System?
Although telephone systems of today still do their basic functions, today’s systems interconnect with other systems and technologies. These automated telephone systems have contributed a lot o the productivity of business work force and they have lowered their operational costs.
Then voice traffic took a big turn in terms of transmission method. The traditional circuit switching where callers used a point to point path to make a voice call, was replaced by VoIP and packet switching became the new standard to follow.
Now it is very easy to make calls to other countries that are connected to the internet at a very fast pace because of developments in data networking, wide area networking and the internet quality.
+++++++++++++++++++ Telephone service providers now offer IP enabled or pure IP solutions. And IP enabled system is a traditional digital telephone system that have adapt to support VOIP technology. Pure IP systems are based on pure IP switching methods with better scalability and more integration with 3rd party systems and software.
One can make free calls over the internet for broadband users which is the most basic VoIP. But to be able to do this, like in Skype or messenger, the other person should also be subscribed to the same service so that it will work.
Free services requires that each part is signed up with the same service in order for it to work. It is necessary to break out of the VoIP network if you want to call somebody using a landline or a mobile. This type of call is then charged.
Today, there is better VoIP services provided by service providers because of the improvement of internet speed.
Today, VoIP providers are becoming more commonplace and will continue to drive IP trunk services to small the medium businesses.
Here are some of the advantages of an IP telephone system.
If each office location is enable with VoIP based phone systems, you can easily link each location together using the internet. Then calling any office in the VoIP telephone system is possible free of charge and seamless.
You no longer have to pay for telephone services if you are making inter branch calls. The extention numbering plan is unified. There is centralized management and there is sharing of applications. You can to call inter offices for free and you simply need to dial the extension number to reach remote staff. Those who work remotely, in small offices or from home are integrated as part of the VoIP network.
VoIP telephone system features include use in any location viewing extension status, using voice mail, call recording, and vowing call history from anywhere.
VoIP telephone system is great for your business.