Well….. we’ve come to the point in time where we need to embrace new tech or keep living in the past. Yup that’s right today were tackling VoIP vs ISDN.
Let’s get started. What is it?
Integrated Services for Digital Network (ISDN) is a Communication standard for simultaneous digital transmission of voice, video, data, and other network services over the traditional circuits of the public switched telephone network. It was first defined in 1988 in the CCITT red book. And has stuck around ever since. Boasting it’s the Digital Public switched telephone network (PSTN) its expensive outdated and takes a long time to provision new lines into the system.
(Voice over IP) is an IP telephony term for a set of facilities used to manage the delivery of voice information over the Internet. VoIP involves sending voice information in digital form in discrete packets rather than by using the traditional circuit-committed protocols of the public switched telephone network. Becoming popular in the 2000’s this technology is purely digital. It hits the telephone network at the other end if the users on an analogue line. This is the new cutting edge technology that’s provisioned in minutes and scalable in seconds.
How does it work?
Well your ISDN runs over the horrible copper network to the exchange and then out to the telephone network voila! You have a phone call. (Not overly different to an analogue line)
VoIP on the other hand works via your Modem so you dial a number it opens a session with a server that’s connected to the PSTN and communicates information back in the session. Voila you have a phone call (much different to analogue)
So the advantages of VoIP are that it’s flexible scale-able and you can do so much more with VoIP and your able to make multiple calls per one phone number.
Maximizing your Connections?
So the best way to maximize the way you connect is by implementing a PABX now most businesses will find that they’re expensive. But we say no. you can pick up a good IP PABX for about $2000 (with about 4 phones) I know what your thinking . whats the quality of this phone system . well it rivals most proprietary phone systems like Cisco CUCM, and Avaya IPPBX.
How can I get one?
Its easy just press the contact us button at the top of the page we will give you a free no obligation free quote !