Business VoIP is cooking. From
business VoIP service providers like Megapath
to business VoIP networking and systems manufacturers,
the VoIP field is hotter than its ever been before.
Business organizations have discover the huge cost savings
that VoIP can provide. Whether its adding to or upgrading
from a current PBX system, integrating a relatively
low cost business VoIP system just makes sense.
The traditional analog PBX systems
operate on a cost per minute model set up by the telephone
companies, whereas business VoIP systems may combine
a low cost version of the per minute model for international
calls along with a usage model that may shave 50 to
75 percent off the traditional phone bills.
VoIP systems make sense for the office place
and also for business travelers. In the office
a VoIP system can be used to completely replace
or compliment a current PBX system. A business
VoIP system will have a gateway that converts
analog voice into digital packets that are then
sent through the Internet or company intranet.
These digital data packets go directly to a
VoIP server, which routes the calls to the correct
A VoIP call system can also be
set up similar to a PBX one, where calls are received
and managed by an operator at a VoIP console. An automated
VoIP call system may also be set up with menu items
so that the caller can select the correct destination.
Another business VoIP system that may be set up will
allow calls to be routed and distributed to a customer
service call center where incoming calls are divided
among available representatives.
VoIP web conferencing is another
business VoIP system that is rapidly replacing many
traditional web conferencing systems due to the low
cost and additional features of the VoIP system. Digital
voice, sound, video and animations can be presented
to many business users at one time in conference rooms
or at their PC's. Macromedia even has an advanced web
conferencing system based on Flash technology to deliver
real-time dynamic graphics and other media.
Business travelers can carry
a VoIP hard-phone that only needs a high-speed Internet
connection such as those found at airports, hotels and
cafes to operate. A business traveler may also use a
VoIP softphone on their PC or carry a telephone / adapter
combination to also plug into a high-speed Internet
connection. The only requirement for all of these choices
is the high-speed connection.
matter what your business uses are, business VoIP
will not only save your company money but will
also deliver added power and features not included
in current systems.
There are some firms that offer not only Voice Over
IP but other analog and digital telecommunications services
as well. This is because some companies are still very
invested in legacy systems. A straight transition to
VoIP would be very disruptive. So, some telecom companies
will help other businesses make this transition in a
rational and economical manner.
So, to recap, businessmen have become wise that saving
money is as important as earning it. With business-class
VoIP maturing on the market, the giant telecoms have
been scrambling to make their landlines relevant in
an increasingly losing battle.