Whether your a small, medium or SOHO business, information and communication is the life blood of an organization. This is why INL Communications provides advanced office technology that integrates voice and data solutions for businesses of any size. And this is why we recommend VOIP.
Advanced features such as automated call distribution, auto attendant, and sophisticated voice messaging systems are available in compact "office-in-a-box" solutions that seamlessly support your voice and PCs providing a total voice and data solution. Additional features include your gateway to the Internet and firewall protection as well as support for remote sites and employees
What is VoIP and How It Works
VoIP stands for "Voice over Internet Protocol." You can use this technology to send voice data generated by telephone calls over a broadband Internet connection instead of over a standard phone network. Thanks to the adoption of new standards, VoIP is now a realistic solution for businesses looking for an alternative to traditional telephone networks because it's available using standard telephone equipment. VoIP has many advantages, including:
Lower cost. VoIP providers can offer more competitive pricing for a couple of reasons. VoIP is not regulated by the FCC and is not subject to the same taxes as standard phone companies. Also, VoIP providers don't have to pay costly interconnection charges to another company's network.
Data and Voice integration. VoIP phones come with useful features such as e-mail-based voice mail, where your messages are sent to you as audio files in your e-mail. You no longer have to call the office to retrieve your voice mail messages.
Mobility. You can take your VoIP phone number with you anywhere in the world. Imagine visiting Japan and having your phone ring in the hotel room whenever someone dials your New York phone number. This is especially handy for geographically dispersed teams, who can now avoid international phone rates by using VoIP phones with phone numbers in the same area code
Here's how it works:
VoIP sends your phone call across the Internet.
Your calls go through your model.
Your VoIP phone adaptor splits your high-speed broadband Internet connection.
Your Internet connection should work as it did before you installed the VoIP phone adaptor � sending emails and other web data to your personal computer.
Your phone calls are sent through your VoIP phone adaptor to your regular or cordless phone.
For Small to Medium size Businesses, the diagram below will illustrate VoIP.
With this setup, you can literally pick up your things and move to another location of your office building ? or even across office buildings inter- or intra-state ? without having to forward your calls to a new telephone. What?s more, you can access the Web from your IP phone, enabling you to get important announcements and e-mail on the go. If you are considering a converged network, you are probably anxious to gain a simple-to-manage, business-driven architecture at a cost that is competitive with your current expenditures.
The added flexibility and quicker response times translate into greater customer satisfaction and increased productivity throughout your organization.
For SOHO Business, the diagram below will illustrate VoIP.
For the telecommuter or home-user, the hands-down favorite is broadband. You can access your account on the VoIP network by a desktop telephone, a wireless IP phone (similar to a cell phone), or the soft screen dial pad of your laptop or desktop computer.