Equipment Required To Use VoIP Services

Equipment Required To Use VoIP Services

A wide range of hosted VoIP services and products are available to both businesses and residential customers. A client should have a data network which supports IP (internet protocol). 

This IP protocol provides digital connectivity to other IP phones you are planning to talk. If calls to standard phones are to be supported via a PBX and the PSTN, one or more gateways to one or more PBXs is required.

Because other IP phones are typically on the Internet, then what you need is an Internet connection that also interconnects to the other IP phones. And the IP phones require a VoIP service/server.

The VoIP phone can be a softphone. Whereas a end user can also use Skype software, which runs on your personal machine and uses a headset to handle IP phone calls. The campus may offer a softphone at some point to work with the VoIP service OIT provides for the campus.

The VoIP phone are like self-contained phones, and all these phones just require only knowledge of where to find the VoIP server so that when it “boots up” on power-up it can pick-up its pre-programmed features. This is stored in flash memory when the phone is delivered to the end-user. It also requires a network connection which has power as well as Ethernet connectivity, or it can have a local power “brick.”

Lastly, the VoIP phone will consist of a standard phone-set which is plugged into the VoIP  adapter. The adapter converts the analog signaling to digital signaling. It encapsulates that in TCP/IP packeting, and interfaces them to the network.

For both Skype and Vonage (and other similar services) there is a monthly service fee for using the VoIP servers and PBX gateways they maintain and operate on behalf of the end-user. This is certainly the easiest way to use VoIP. You don’t even have to pay heavily for long-distance calls.

Benefits to Phone Customers :-

If  a client has international business exposure and he needs to make long-distance calls, he can easily opt for VoIP services. A user can opt for remote VoIP server  or Skype. These phones can easily forward those packets of digitized voice over the Internet or other Internet Protocol networks with no cost as compared to normal calling.

The nearest to the call destination connects it into the PSTN using a distant PBX via a gateway. This reduces the toll fees or eliminates them. It benefits anyone who makes frequent long-distance calls.

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