VoIP is the means by which voice data, such as a phone conversation, can be transmitted over packet based networks, such as the Internet, a corporate intranet, local area network, or a Wide area network. VoIP is also known as Internet telephony. By sending voice information in digital form, VoIP enables you to integrate VoIP enabled voice signals with faxes and data into one unified message. With VoIP, you can have telephone conversations over the Internet.
Voice over IP (VoIP) technology has gained in momentum in recent years as organizations discover its unique ability to improve productivity, increase network efficiency and generate cost savings.
VoIP involves converting voice signals into data packets, and transmitting them over a data network using the Internet Protocol (IP). It’s technology that enables you to consolidate your communications infrastructure – converging your voice, video and data applications – so users can communicate and collaborate from anywhere, at anytime, using a variety of devices.
Accelerating the adoption of VoIP is the advent of new voice-compression techniques that make it possible to transport near toll-quality voice traffic over packet networks. This has spawned a new generation of applications that provide high-quality, low-bandwidth voice and fax transmission over IP networks.
IP telephony also provides the network infrastructure needed for low-cost, multimedia collaborative applications such as:
- Audio and video conferencing
- White-board applications
- Document sharing
- Distance learning
- Desktop video broadcasts
Internet telephony services can be integrated into an existing network using a gateway server that is transparently positioned between existing voice solutions such as a PBX or key system and the data network running the Internet protocol.
Benefits of VoIP
Cost savings on long-distance voice service by integrating voice and fax communications over an IP data network, including reduced intra-company charges because of cost-effective data rates.
Improved productivity and innovation by providing a framework for the introduction of true multimedia networking — a network capable of managing delay-sensitive voice traffic can easily be adapted to support video traffic.
As one of the market’s leading providers of integrated communications solutions, Harmonix Technologies is uniquely positioned to be a leader in the delivery of IP telephony to enterprise customers. We’re working closely with our technology partners to develop Internet telephony solutions that meet our exacting quality and reliability standards