What to Consider Before Switching to VoIP

 

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When you plan to develop in-house communication system, the aim must be to add systems and techniques into an existing system. You cannot implement a totally alien technology in real time basis as it requires study and time to learn the features. The process of implementation and bringing in changes in continuous and it applies to the procedure when you decide to switch the communication system to the latest VoIP technology. It is cheap. It is highly compatible. It is easy to manage. Moreover, the system is nothing but an evolved version of the traditional phone communication technology with extra features and a wide range of call management functionalities. VoIP phones are fast, easy operation, easy call management feature and economical. Let’s take a look on the things like what you require to implement this technology and what are the limitations.

 

Requirements

VoIP requires least maintenance and infrastructure. You just need a high bandwidth data connection to set up VoIP system properly. That’s it, install the device and start calling! Since disasters and tragedies occur during the most unanticipated period, it is very much expected that your friends and families may not be there when these emergencies happen. But, the best thing is that, there are emergency communication procedures that do not involve electricity like the radios that has the ability to operate on fixed rechargeable batteries. One more good news is about the availability of communication equipment as well as radios which has the power of solar charging capabilities.
There are situations where the offices and workers can be very far apart. Hence, assembling everyone in a single room for seminars and conferences has become absolutely difficult for many companies. Hence, teleconferencing,which is defined asthe actual interchange of information between people who are not together physically, has turned out to be a big industry. With the help of this method, the big companies can now easily conduct conferences, training, seminar and meetings via telephone or online. The conference calls also join people with the assistance of a conference bridge, which is a server and can behave like a telephone.

Availability

With the development of telephone devices, the world has now become a small place. Now-a -days, it is also possible to look at the person with whom you are talking, with the help of phones which support 3G or even 4GLTE. Voice calls through data network is highly secured due to 256bit encryption feature. This makes your conversation private and confidential. In the business sector, the use of cellular and landline phones becomes very significant. This is where the use of a conference phone becomes essential. These devices simplify the communications both locally as well as globally. Now, a person can join a conference call despite the fact that he or she is very far away. The quality of sound is too good, and it also minimizes the travel costs.

Service Limitations

Limitations in coverage area still lies with the VoIP technology. If the area you live in is not covered by a high speed data network, then you will not able to call using a VoIP phone. VoIP technology requires a high bandwidth network like 3G network. If your area only has 2G network, you will face performance issues in the voice calls. The calls will lag and you will get unclear sound. You can fix this issue by going for a higher bandwidth connection. It requires a little higher cost but it is worth paying for. You can also setup a wireless VoIP network in your office by using your existing WiFi network. You must use the network barring feature in order to secure your in-house communication system.

Bio:

Michelle Patterson has been learning and writing about the new IP based communication technologies on Tri-Tel Blog. She loves sharing information about VoIP. Read her post to keep yourself updated.

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  1. Reblogged this on Technologypiler and commented:
    Things you have to take under consideration

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