Introduction to VOIP

AN OVERVIEW OF VOICE OVER IP SYSTEMS

VOIP IS BECOMING MORE AND MORE COMMONPLACE AS A RELIABLE METHOD FOR BOTH CONSUMER AND BUSINESS COMMUNICATION.

Your Account Manager at Lin Haw will be more than happy to assist you with finding the best VOIP solution for your application.

WHEN DECIDING TO MOVE IN THE VOIP DIRECTION, WE CAN LOOK AT A FEW ADVANTAGES OF A VOIP SYSTEM.

Some of them include:

  • Scalability: It is much easier to grow or downsize as your needs may change over time

  • The ability to take advantage of newer features: Like video conferencing, apps and widgets. 

  • Can be integrated with other business systems like placing calls through Outlook or other email clients.

  • Can use existing Ethernet cabling for connections.     

SOME THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE PROCEEDING WITH A VOIP DEPLOYMENT:

  • You will need specific VOIP hardware, your existing POTS (Plain Old Telephone System) may not be compatible. 

  • You will need sufficient bandwidth and infrastructure to support the additional requirements on your network. 

THE BASIC DEVICES NEEDED ARE THE IP PBX AND THE PHONE.

An IP PBX is a private branch exchange (telephone switching system within an enterprise) that switches calls between VoIP (voice over Internet Protocol or IP) users on local lines while allowing all users to share a certain number of external phone lines






























THERE ARE DIFFERENT, SCALABLE, IP PBX VOIP SOLUTIONS TO FIT THE NEEDS OF YOUR BUSINESS.

  • Please take the following factors into consideration: 

  • The number of Users you will need to provide for.

  • The number of concurrent calls

  • Will you need support for a DHCP server?

  • Will you need to power devices over Ethernet? 

NEXT YOU WILL NEED A VOIP PHONE. 

A VoIP phone or IP phone uses Voice over IP technologies for placing and transmitting telephone calls over an IP network, such as the Internet, instead of the traditional public switched telephone network (PSTN).

WHEN DECIDING ON THE BEST PHONES TO CHOOSE THERE ARE MANY THINGS THAT YOU SHOULD CONSIDER:

  • Location and user

  • Bluetooth/USB compatibility

  • Screen type and size

  • The operating system

  • Security 

THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT OPTIONS AVAILABLE

Be sure to compare to find the best VOIP solution for your application.In some situations it may be an option to retrofit existing equipment for a VOIP system. Network integration between PSTN and POTS has never been so easy. The HT503 is a hybrid analog telephone adapter and VoIP router that enables the user to create an easily integrated hybrid solution with backup lifeline support.