The possibilities of VoIP services have grown exponentially since its inception some years ago. They are available in size from small desktop-based software to big iron on-site replacement for the PABX, VoIP systems and in location from hosted to onsite. In a similar manner, the VoIP services that are being offered by NJ Voip Support have grown in scope and applicability and have also matured. VoIP is very important for modern businesses of all sizes, and also there are many people who want to know what are the different types of VoIP services which are there. There are mainly 3 pivotal types of VoIP services. The first is in-house services, the next is hosted services and the third is hybrid services.
- Inhouse VoIP Systems Services –
This is one such type of services that can be found in large to small scale business. Large business uses them to change the older POTS PABX. In a small business, software-based VoIP PBX system is hosted on something as small as a dedicated desktop or computer and offers the similar features.
What is Required for an In-House VoIP System –
The first and the foremost thing, which is required is the PBX and the existing landline connection to your present service provider, most probably a telco, will be erased and replaced with an internet connection. It can be dedicated or routed through a present network connection to the internet. Keep in mind that some devices like the fax machines, or legacy dial-up modems and some alarm systems are not capable digitally and their present connection to the old PBX should be transferred as a non-digital connection to the new VoIP PBX. There is also other alternative option, like that of software upgrade, but that’s not feasible.
Handsets & Mobile Users –
You should change the present landline handsets with VoIP specific digital handsets. Some present-day handsets are capable of operating as VoIP handsets. In any case VoIP capable handsets are much better for the new system because they are capable of helping the extended skins (features) supported by the new VoIP.
With the assistance of technology of SIP, smart devices like tablets and smartphones can act as a telephone extension, good for larger site, in which the user wants to stay connected. Mobile use does require a Wi-Fi network to provide constant connection to the PBX. You will require SIP software on the new VoIP PBX, and a SIP app on your smart device.
- Hosted VoIP Systems Services –
If an organization doesn’t want to have capital cost of buying a full inhouse VoIP system, or perhaps the cost of signing the professional needed to support one, then using a hosted VoIP service can change the capital expenditure in an operating expense. Several hosting organizations have arrangements with fiscal houses to offer renting solutions, offering the comfort of a periodic fixed cost for the VoIP system. Another thing, that you should know is that, the hosting organization can be outside to the company, with the VoIP system installed at their premises which is connected to the company through a communication line.
The major risk lies is that if the connection is lost then all voice communications are lost, an interface can be installed in the company to ensure that internal calls can still be connected. The hosting firm will have the similar equipment at their premises as that which one would install for an in-house system. You will stull continue to have to install VoIP handsets to ensure your network can aid VoIP.
- Hybrid Systems Services –
Many companies and firms are happy with the present non-VoIP system but want to take the benefits of the cost and functional advantage of VoIP, and they will continue to use both. With the passage of time, hybrid system users will change to full VoIP system. For big companies this is more like an in-house system. The choice which you choose is reliant on the price and operational constraints but do it, as VoIP will definitely advantage your business.