What VoIP configuration is best for you?
18:49 06 July 2017
VoIP is a networking implementation that requires digital communication set up tailored to your specific business needs, resources and preferences.
VoIP business phone systems commonly mix a range of different software and hardware products such as routers, VoIP wireless phone units, adapters and other components depending on individual business needs. There is also an option to install prebuilt systems that already tick all of the boxes so you can just pick the specific software that would work best for you.
Commonly used configurations include:
· Dedicated router or adapter-based systems that you plug your phone into
· Dedicated VoIP phones that connect directly to your Ethernet network
· USB adapters with analog phone jack connections that are compatible with traditional hardware
· VoIP software solutions (softphones) that can be used to make calls from standard computers
When identifying the best VoIP system for your business, it is important that you fully understand all the features and limitations of individual options. It is also critical to know what each variant requires. Unlike Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS), you will require a robust architecture and specific hardware. There is also a possibility that you’ll encounter service interruptions from hazards that don’t impact POTS such as insufficient bandwidth and power outages.