What is VoIP

VoIP technology enables telephony services to operate over Data networks

VoIP stands for voice over internet protocol and is the technology that converts your voice into a digital signal (Internet Protocol), allowing you to make a call directly from a computer, a VoIP phone, or other data-driven devices. Simply put, it VoIP is a phone service delivered over the internet or data networks. You may also hear it referred to as IP telephony, internet telephony, broadband telephony, or broadband phone service

The way it works

VoIP technology enables traditional telephony services to operate over computer networks using packet-switched protocols. Packet-switched VoIP puts voice signals into packets, similar to an electronic envelope (and is how data networks work). VoIP packets can be transmitted over any VoIP-compatible network, such as a local area network (LAN).

VoIP is not a usual telephone service

Because VoIP uses packets, much more information can be carried over the network to support and enhance your communication needs.

In addition to traditional voice services, VoIP gives you access to advanced applications that can potentially help your staff be more agile and productive. VoIP solutions aimed at businesses have evolved into unified communications services that treat all communications—phone calls, faxes, voice mail, email, web conferences, and more—as discrete units that can all be delivered via any means and to any handset, including cell phones.

Conclusion

Switching to VoIP might also help you save money on communications services. Long-distance and international calls are generally free with VoIP service. The only charge is for your internet access.

Utilizing VoIP doesn’t mean that all your employees have to use IP-enabled phones. The best VoIP providers implement IP telephony in a manner that protects your investment in existing telephone equipment, even if you have analog telephone stations.

To learn more about VoIP and how it will help you, contact LaserDestiny.