What is VoIP Phones?
A VoIP Phone is a hardware device system or software based telephone system designed to use voice over IP(VoIP) technology to send and receive phone calls over an IP Network.
The Phone converts analog telephony audio into a digital format that can be transmitted over the internet and converts incoming digital phone signals from the internet too standard telephone audio.
How VoIP works for your business?
In VoIP phone services By adding voice to a data network, you’ll reduce costs, improve productivity, and enhance collaboration.
Your network will be reduced from two to one so that You’ll save money by having one network to manage instead of two.
The management of phone calls and the location becomes very easy. You can easily add, move, or change phone extensions and locations, which saves money and gives you more flexibility.
This communication system can be accessed from home or road.
Difference between Regular Telephone and VoIP Phone
Normally voice calls travel through copper lines over the PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network). The PSTN utilizes circuit switching technology to accomplish this task. VoIP on the other hand routes voice calls over data networks such as the Internet or internal enterprise LANs. To do this, VoIP uses packet switching technology – the same principle underlying all forms of communication on the Internet.
Features of VoIP Telephone
Most common features of VoIP telephones are: caller ID, call park, call transfer, call hold, phonebook access and multiple account configuration. Some VoIP phones also allow the transmission of video along with audio during calls.
VoIP Phones Type
- Software Based SIP Phone
A software-based SIP phone is an application which makes use of your computer’s microphone and speakers or an attached headset to allow you to make or receive calls
2.Hardware SIP Phone
A hardware-based SIP phone looks and behaves just like a normal phone. However, it is connected directly to the data network, rather than to standard PSTN line(s).