- What is VOIP ... ? What is SIP... ?
- What does IP mean ... ?
- What is POTS ... ?
- What does it mean to have a “cloud-based telephone system” ... ?
- What is UC ... ?
Often times, the business telephone industry seems like a confusing world of acronyms. We remove the “huh?!?” out of the acronyms to help you better understand how VoIP or SIP may be beneficial to your business!
VoIP simply means this: mobility… hands-free freedom in your office…or even networking multiple locations with remote workers….all through your internet connection!
SIP is a new and improved way to get your business telephone calls delivered. SIP also supports the initiation of instant messaging, video games and many other multimedia services.
Simple and Convenient? Who knew!?
Let us help you discover which telephone system best fits your needs and why we continue to be successful!
Session Initiation Protocol or SIP Explained
- An Internet Protocol address (IP address) is a numerical label assigned to each device (e.g., computer, printer) participating in a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication. An IP address serves two principal functions: host or network interface identification and location addressing. Its role has been characterized as follows: "A name indicates what we seek. An address indicates where it is. A route indicates how to get there."
- Plain old telephone service [originally "Post Office Telephone Service/System" (POTS)] is the voice-grade telephone service that remains the most basic form of residential and small business service connection to a telephone network.
- It’s designed for organizations needing robust communication features without having to own and maintain an on-site telephone system. The central intelligence of the telephone system resides in a service provider’s secure data center. All you have to buy or lease are the end-user devices—such as phones and routers—and the local area network (LAN) to connect those devices to the provider’s IP network. You simply pay a monthly service fee based on the number of users and the selected calling plan then all you have to do is answer your phone calls utilizing the unified communication applications your business needs.
- Office phones, cell phones, voice mail, email, videoconferencing, instant messaging and more… your organization has many ways to connect with employees, customers and business partners. But if all those channels work independently, the communication system isn’t delivering all the value that it could. Unified Communications bring it all together for more natural, productive and effective collaboration and customer care.