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Vodavi. VoIP equipment allows you to make telephone calls using a LAN or a
data network like the Internet. VoIP equipment converts analog voice signals
to data and vice-versa so you can speak to anyone with a regular phone
number using a VoIP phone. When placing a call using a Vodavi VoIP phone,
you'll hear a dial tone and dial just as you always have. When you use a
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with traditional phone service. Vodavi is a leading manufacturer of VoIP
equipment, and best of all, our VoIP phone integrates with your existing
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- VoIP Equipment Buying Tips
Before you commit to VoIP, evaluate the potential savings of toll-free calling between all locations. If it is only $200/month, think twice before making such serious investment. Do not buy VoIP equipment just for the sake of having the latest technology.
The cost difference between including extra capacity at the beginning of a project and adding more VoIP equipment later is significant - build in room for growth.
VoIP technology is so new that even last year's hardware is extremely dated. Plus, the installation cost does not change whether a system is used or new, which is a significant portion of the price. You also set yourself up for shorter lifespans, higher upgrade costs, and more maintenance - in short, the deferred costs will almost certainly wipe out any upfront savings.
- VoIP Equipment Now Trumps Traditional Lines
IP-based (define) telephone line shipments are expected to surpass those of traditional lines this year, signaling the continued growth of voice traffic on data networks.
According to a report by market research firm In-Stat, network administrators are increasingly moving their telephone networks, the PBX (define), onto the data network as their traditional phone networks reach the end of their equipment lifecycle.
In-Stat expects to see a rapid decline in the traditional PBX as companies replace them with IP-based and less-expensive hybrid PBX equipment, which is server-based but uses traditional phones.
The reason for the switch to IP-based telephony networks, said Keith Nissen, a senior analyst at In-Stat, is that companies are comfortable with VoIP (define) and are now looking at ways to integrate their data and voice networks.
Fonality is your source for an affordable telephone system that was built with the needs of the small business owner in mind. We specialize in full-featured telephone systems for small and medium-sized businesses and we pride ourselves on outstanding customer service. Our knowledgeable sales team can quickly assess your business telephone system needs and recommend one of two Fonality products from which to choose. We can also recommend the appropriate VoIP PBX equipment. Our PBXtra™ Standard and Call Center telephone systems are built upon a stable and a reliable software platform and offer the highest-quality PBX phone system available in today’s market.
- VoIP Equipment for Satellite
The project addresses the difficulties of carrying VoIP (Voice over IP) traffic over shared satellite services (especially DVB-RCS) and will result in a commercially saleable device which allows telecom operators to deploy a range of satellite-based commercial services.
The platform for the development will be WTL's existing IPNx switch which is now successfully used by terrestrial telecoms operators. It will be made more suitable for satcom operators. This will involve adapting WTL's patented NOP (Network Optimisation Protocol) which is currently used to improve the bandwidth utilisation of VoIP traffic within a telephone network. The resultant product will then be suitable for use with VSAT or other low cost satellite services. Particular attention will be given to the applicability of DVB-RCS service for VoIP.
- IP PBX and Carrier VoIP Equipment Sales
The numbers speak for themselves when it comes to the impact VoIP related technologies are having.
IP PBX sales are up and Carrier VoIP Equipment sales have broken yet another record, according to stats from research firm
Infonetics. According to Infonetics, worldwide next-generation voice products revenue was up by 55 percent in the second quarter of 2005 over the previous year. The $614 million recorded in second quarter revenue was an 18 percent gain over the first quarter and a record quarterly increase, according to Infonetics.
TDM technology still represents the largest percentage of units shipped, however it does not account for the greatest percentage of revenue.
- Circuit protection device prevents damage to VoIP equipment
Raychem Circuit Protection, a business unit of Tyco Electronics, has released its 2Pro device series that features integrated
over current over voltage circuit protection technology designed to help prevent damage to telephony communications equipment.
According to the press release, the device's small footprint, reset table functionality and coordinated protection capabilities allow for use in a wide range of telephony and VoIP equipment applications such as cordless phones, VoIP gateways, data modems, STBs, security systems, main distribution frame modules, analog
line cards and ISDN line cards. The RoHS-compliant 2Pro device incorporates PolySwitch polymeric positive temperature coefficient resistor
over current technology with an metal oxide varistor component into one thermally protected device to help provide current limiting during
over current events and voltage clamping during over voltage events. Raychem said this single-device approach to coordinated circuit protection helps reduce component count and improve equipment reliability.
VoIP firm Vonage has joined with Cisco Systems subsidiary Linksys and Netgear in an alliance to boost use of the Internet for voice phone calls. The partnership with Netgear includes the launch of a voice-enabled 802.11g (Wi-Fi) wireless router and a wired two-port telephone
adapter router. Internet phone service provider Vonage has hooked up with Cisco Systems and Netgear to sell equipment that supports the company's Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), with an eye on increasing its subscriber numbers in a competitive market.
Cisco subsidiary Linksys initially is providing a dual-port phone adapter and a dual-port broadband for use with Vonage's VoIP service.
Linksys also plans to deliver a Wireless-G local area network router with two phone ports in the coming weeks.
- Quintum Is Fastest-Growing VoIP Equipment Company
Quintum Technologies, a leading innovator in VoIP technology, today announced that
a new study by leading market analysis firm In-Stat MDR has revealed Quintum to be the industry’s fastest-growing VoIP hardware solutions provider with a growth rate of over 170% in 2002. The study, entitled “2002 Packet Telephony Gateway Market Analysis,” also indicates that Quintum is now the second-ranking provider of VoIP gateways for the low-density market, which is defined as VoIP gateways with fewer than 1000 ports.
Quintum’s rapid growth is coming at a time when many market leaders are experiencing sales declines and loss of
marketshare. Quintum’s Tenor switching platform for VoIP is clearly offering customers something that our competitors are not,” said Chuck Rutledge, Quintum’s VP of Marketing. “By providing a VoIP platform that eliminates risk, installs easily into existing environments, and provides the industry’s richest feature set
- all at an extremely attractive price-points - we will continue to out-perform those competitors and the market as a
- VoIP Carrier Equipment Sales
Voice over IP (VoIP) is on a sharp growth curve, with revenues from carrier VoIP equipment sales reaching record heights in the second quarter of this year, according to a new report from Infonetics Research.
Revenues were up an unprecedented 18% last quarter over the first quarter of 2005, reaching $614 million. Revenues were up 55% over the same period last year, and Infonetics expects them to reach $5.7 billion annually by 2008. While virtually all enterprise VoIP product classes showed similar revenue improvements, the
soft switch class 4 and media servers markets were sluggish, showing no improvement in the second quarter. Nevertheless,
soft switch class 5 applications experienced robust growth and overall soft switch
revenues reached $247.9 million, up 15% over the first quarter.
- Worldwide Carrier Grade VoIP Equipment
For the first time, next-generation (NGN) VoIP port shipments exceeded that of digital switching in 2005, according to
Dittberner Associates' year-end analysis of the 2005 worldwide NGN and Digital Switching markets. While the digital switching market experienced a drop of almost 30 percent in terms of ports shipped in 2005, the NGN VoIP market saw a strong growth of over 151 percent, say the
telecommunications industry analysts. Justifying the investment shift, Lilian Tau, CEO and Executive Vice President at Dittberner Associates said,
There are three major countries in the world where fixed line telephony has enormous potential - China, India and Russia. Two of them, China and Russia have decided to dramatically cut investments in digital switching and start NGN