Faxing technology certainly isn’t new. You might be wondering why the fax machine is even a topic for discussion in today’s world. It’s not that alternatives to the fax have yet to be invented. We have email and we even have faxes that can be sent and received via your computer. However, plenty of businesses in NYC rely on faxes –for anything from accepting a take-out food, or catering, order –to being able to send medical documents in compliance with HIPAA regulations.
So you run a small business in New York, and are considering switching over to VoIP. You’ve heard that it’s a low-cost solution to traditional landline-based phone systems. Maybe you’ve even started to do a little research online about different providers. While the information can all seem a little overwhelming, it helps to focus on some of VoIP’s coolest features to keep everything in perspective. As you consider making the switch, check out these prominent elements of most VoIP systems.
So you’re interested in switching over to VoIP. Maybe your legacy phone system just isn’t cutting it any more, or perhaps you’re starting a new business in New York, and looking for enterprise phone features at a fraction of the cost and infrastructure. No matter your needs, VoIP is a great option for any company that wants a robust phone system without the traditional charges from the telephone company.
To explain PBX (Private Branch Exchange) technology, it might help to go back in time. You’ve probably seen the image of – or had first-hand experience with – the old-fashioned telephone operator answering phones in front of a large board, and manually plugging lines into different switches to connect the calls. This was the original PBX. Today’s systems essentially perform the same task without the need of manual switching.
(Scroll down to see the infographic) Many say that VoIP is set to eliminate traditional communications with better quality and lower costs. It is estimated that VoIP has already hit 288 million users and it is forecasted to reach the one billion mark in the next few years.
Voice over IP (VoIP) technology has rapidly been making its way into offices around the country and around the world! As older analog technology has continued to fall out of favor, replacement telephone system parts have become more and more difficult to obtain. This puts the non-Voice over IP user at a significant disadvantage –But what if your company recently purchased a newer analog system? If your system is only a few years old, or newer, I certainly won’t encourage you to throw it all away. However, I will encourage you to read on and find out how you can throw away your high phone bills and get the savings of voip.
“Net Neutrality”…What is it? It was all over the news a couple of months ago… But more recently, the mainstream news has pretty much swept the issue under the proverbial rug. However, the issue is far from resolved. This is an issue that affects the consumer greatly. If Net Neutrality disappears, the effects will be akin to censorship… oh, and the amount you pay for Internet and other services will almost certainly increase.
As of 2011, the number of VoIP subscribers was estimated to be 178 million, and that number was only expected to grow. While more and more businesses in Westchester (among other cities) are switching to VoIP, many people may not be familiar with some of the internet-based phone system’s top features. Clearly the big benefit is savings. But did you know that the best hosted PBX Westchester services can also augment your office security and provide detailed data reports?
Did you know that we offer our customers a free conference bridge with their VoIP system? This is a great perk for our customers and we want to get the word out. Customers who don’t yet know about our conference bridges sometimes resort to using a “free” conference call service. I can’t blame them –free would normally sound great, but in the case of these services, the sound quality and reliability are often terrible. Let’s take a look into the world of free conference bridges and why they’re not as “free” as you may have thought.
By this point, you’ve probably heard about VoIP. More and more businesses are integrating it into their telecommunications plans, but for those who’ve never used it, questions and misconceptions remain about what it is exactly. The truth is that VoIP technology has evolved since it hit the market years ago. For all the users who quickly adopted it, the service had its detractors as well.