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 SystemsBusinesses 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.

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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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Choose your own phone numbers and represent your business nationally from outside your office location.

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Send and receive faxes using our integrated FAXStation solution for high latency business critical environments.

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Share your voice services across multiple locations, reducing monthly costs.

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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.

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Create High Volume SIP trunks that are fax and SMS compatible.

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Port your own phone numbers to us.

Benefits


SIPStation SIP trunks allow your business to obtain telephony services from a provider by using a simple internet connection instead of a traditional telecom link.

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Cost Savings

Guaranteed cost savings when switching from your traditional telephony provider to SIPStation.

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International Calling, T.38 Faxing & SMS

SIPStation phone lines come ready with enhanced features, all managed through your SIPStation Store account.

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Free Trials

Enjoy a full 21-day free trial of SIPStation with a phone number of your choice – no obligation and no credit card required. Sign up directly from the module built directly into the PBX GUI.
True “no-strings attached”. Sign-Up directly from your FreePBX/PBXact WebGUI

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Integrated with FreePBX and PBXact

Sign-up process is tightly integrated with FreePBX and PBXact. Automatically configuring your PBX routing.

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Integrated Fax Services

IP based faxing that allows you to send and receive faxes from a web interface or from your local fax machine with incredible reliability.

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Inbound Numbers and Porting

Add as many Inbound Numbers as you need (U.S and Canada only). You can also port your existing telephone numbers to Sangoma’s service for a simple $10 port charge and then $1 / month per DID.



Built-in Services


Bring us your phone number or choose your own

SIPStation allows you to select new numbers or bring your existing phone numbers with you – a service called porting. For more details on porting please see the following page:http://wiki.freepbx.org/display/ST/Number+Porting

SIPStation gives you the freedom to select as few or as many numbers as you need. If you need one inbound number, also known as a DID, you can have all your customers call that number and then use an IVR (Interactive Voice Response) to allow callers to dial an extension or a business function like sales or support. If your business requires you to use a public number to advertise, no problem, it’s easy to associate an inbound number directly with an extension. The caller will be routed directly to the extension.

Of course, it’s no problem to mix the two and have some users with DIDs and others accessible through an IVR




The Most Reliable Faxing on the Market

Guaranteed T.38 Faxing

For the medical, legal and real-estate markets who need guaranteed faxing, our outbound T.38 fax will guarantee your fax is always received. When sending an outbound fax, our infrastructure will handle that fax and send it out over T1 (PRI) lines which guarantees the delivery

Guaranteed Analog Faxing for Any Network Type

For high latency environments, such as offshore communications our built-in FAXStation fax service provides guaranteed error-free faxing while enjoying the true analog fax experience without the high cost of an extra PSTN line. The services comes with a small appliance delivered to your door. Simply plug your analog fax machines in and start sending faxes! Our appliance communicates with Sangoma’s infrastructure over secure https to handle that business critical fax for you. Discover More


 



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 rexible control & offers
significant cost savings!

 - Failover Options

With Trunk Groups, if a PBX at one of your locations fails, your inbound calls can automatically failover to a different PBX(s) in your trunk group on a per phone number basis,
so you never miss a call!

Why SIPStation?

Read more about SIPStation Key Advantages.

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Lower Costs

Lower month call charges and phone number rentals than your traditional phone company, which saves you money.

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Choose Your Own Plan

Pay monthly for the channels you need, with no contract required. Or lock in an even lower price with plans tailored to fit your business. Your choice!

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Flexible Phone Numbers

Represent your business nationally and choose phone numbers from outside your office location. Don’t be limited by your phone company anymore!

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Sharing Voice Services

SIPStation allows you to share your voice services across all your office Locations, reducing monthly charges and offering more robust failover capabilities.



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.

 

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.