Voice over IP (VoIP) is a scalable alternative to analog telephone lines that just by switching to, saves businesses anywhere from 40% to 80% in monthly communication fees. Because the internet is not considered a telecommunication service, VoIP systems help businesses bypass costly long-distance costs typically associated with traditional phone lines.
VoIP translates both voice and video signals into digital packets and delivers them via the internet. Some of the lesser known VoIP benefits include the ability to transcribe phone conversations and voice mail into text so that they can be forwarded to a recipient’s email.
Ease of Installation
Though VoIP configuration requires basic networking proficiency, deployment simply requires connecting a VoIP phone to the appropriate equipment via an Ethernet cable and configuring the phone to a VoIP server. One additional advantage of Power over Ethernet (PoE) networking gear is the flexibility of installing equipment at any location, regardless if power outlets are absent or difficult to access.
VoIP helps enterprises save money on long-distance calls. For example, employees can dial in through a Unified VoIP Communication System to place a call anywhere in the world without incurring a long distance charge. Phones such as the VIP-5060PT, enable enterprises to streamline business processes by allowing calls to be transferred to anyone at any location within the voice system, at no extra cost.
For a crisper audio quality, many phones like the VIP-6040PT are capable of delivering HD voice with hardware and software support for HD functions such as an HD speaker and the G.722. HD protocol.
Flexible VoIP Deployment
For further flexibility, Planetechusa.com offers analog telephone adapters that allows users to convert their traditional analog telephones or fax machines into VoIP-compatible equipment. With an Internet Protocol Private Branch Exchange (IP PBX) connected to a LAN server, businesses have the opportunity of deploying scalable IP Telephony networks at a fraction of the cost when compared to traditional phone lines.