VoIP | Voice over Internet Protocol
On-Site vs. Hosted IP PBX Systems
In the same way that traditional telephone lines require PBX Systems to switch telephone calls, VoIP systems require an IP PBX system to connect IP Phones to the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) and complete phone calls. Unlike traditional PBX systems, IP PBX systems utilize the TCP/IP protocol to deliver audio, video, and instant messaging.
When setting up a VoIP system, network administrators need to consider the benefits and limitations associated with IP PBX Systems and hosted PBX Systems. Businesses need to take into consideration their company size, familiarity level with IP PBX systems, and the time and resources they’re willing to invest in maintaining the equipment to determine which option is the best fit for their company.
SIPStation – SIP Trunking Phone Service
SIPStation is Sangoma’s SIP Trunking service providing Canadian and USA Small-to-Medium businesses (SMBs) and large enterprises with feature-rich telephony services using a standard internet connection.
Aside from guaranteed cost savings over traditional telecom providers, SIPStation SIP trunks also allows you to:
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Send and receive faxes using our integrated FAXStation solution for high latency business critical environments.
Share your voice services across multiple locations, reducing monthly costs.
Add lines at any time – no contracts required! Choose between monthly service or lock even lower costs with a plan tailored to fit your needs.
Create High Volume SIP trunks that are fax and SMS compatible.
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Share Your Voice Services Across Multiple Locations with Trunk Groups from SIPStation
- Cost Savings
With Trunk Groups, you no longer need to purchase dedicated voice lines for each and every one of your locations. Sharing between locations gives you flexible control & offers significant cost savings!
- Fail-over Options
With Trunk Groups, if a PBX at one of your locations fails, your inbound calls can automatically fail-over to a different PBX(s) in your trunk group on a per phone number basis, so you never miss a call!
On-Site IP PBX Systems VS Hosted IP PBX Systems
On-Site IP PBX Systems
On-site IP PBX systems remain on the premises of a Local Area Network (LAN) of an end-user. Typically, medium-sized to larger enterprises find investing in an on-site system appealing because it gives them direct access and control over their Voice over IP (VoIP) system, including how many extensions to add to a network.
Though on-site IP PBX systems are customizable, they do not come without their limitations. Network administrators are responsible for updating and maintaining their hardware. Should the hardware fail, businesses will absorb the costs.Start with the customer – find out what they want and give it to them.
Hosted IP PBX Systems
Hosted IP PBX systems offer a maintenance-free solution that will bring the VoIP benefits to a workplace without the hassle of maintaining and updating the equipment. The off-site solution eliminates the need to purchase or upgrade hardware. Hosted IP PBX systems are ideal for small to medium-sized businesses. Hosted systems are ideal for telecommuters in different locations and that require access to a business phone.
With a myriad of vendors, it’s important to take into consideration the history and performance of a company before choosing them as your host.Oftentimes, the quality of your communication will depend on the service provider.