Part 2 :- Traditional Telephony Vs Next Generation IP Telephony

A large shift is underway in the telecommunications industry; many customers are transitioning from traditional telephone systems to IP Telephony.

Technologies such as IP telephony are with no single doubt the next generation of communications providers. IP telephony meets the challenges of voice networks and End users can easily benefit from end-to-end connectivity to every data networking device available, benefiting from both good voice quality and reasonable rates.

Telephony industry is moving over to VOIP / IP Telephony so fast in-spite of the high reliability of Analog/ Digital PBX, and the high costs of IP Phones? Lets find out some more advantages of IP PBX over Traditional Telephony :

  • Ease of Use: The Traditional PBX is difficult to manage. Some of them can only be managed using complex Command Line Interface (CLI) Commands that are proprietary to each vendor. But an IP PBX generally has a web based GUI (Graphical User Interface) console to manage/ configure/ make changes to many of its functions. This makes it easier for administrators to manage an IP PBX. Users may even be given custom a webpage which they could use to login and set their own preferences.
  • Wi-Fi Phones: Wireless Networks (Wi-Fi) are very popular, and can be found almost in every organization. It is possible to use special Wi-Fi based Phones to attend to land line calls from where ever you are, within the organization (Wi-Fi Zone). The DECT standard followed by Digital PBX also allows doing something similar, but a separate and a dedicated digital wireless network is required to enable the same. There are a lot of advantages of VoWLAN (Voice Over Wireless LAN) technology when compared to DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Technology).
  • Cell Phone/ Land Line Integration: You can download a SIP Client (like Sipdroid for Android Phones) on your Cell Phone to receive landline calls on your cell phone itself, through a Wi-Fi Network. So, your cell phone can become your mobile landline extension!
  • Video Calls: With an IP PBX, it is possible to make video calls along with audio calls over the IP network. There are Video enabled Multimedia IP Phones that can be used for this purpose.
  • Analog Trunks/ Analog Phones: Analog/ Digital Trunks like ISDN/PRI Lines/ FXO Lines etc. from the Telephony Service provider can be directly terminated on an IP PBX. Similarly, Analog Fax Machines and Analog Phones can also be connected to an IP PBX. Both use devices called Analog Telephony Adapters (ATA). The main advantage with ATA is the fact that it can be present anywhere on the network. For example, if an Optical Fiber Cable connects to an individual department, the ATA can be placed in that department to connect the FXO/FXS trunk and subscriber terminals directly, while communicating back to the IP PBX over the IP Network (Using the Optical Fiber Cable).
  • Remote Maintenance: Both IP PBX and IP Phones can be accessed remotely (with sufficient authorization, perhaps over VPN Networks) for making configuration changes and monitoring purposes from anywhere over the Internet. The analog PBX might support remote access in a limited way, but analog/digital phones cannot be accessed from a remote location.

This is a great time to purchase a new business phone system, with more options and features than ever before. Nexbro is the right combination of features and capabilities to meet your business needs.

Posted on August 28, 2015 at 5:15 pm

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