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IP telephony

IP Phone - Over View


IP-based telephone systems consist of a control unit and IP desk phones. The entire phone system runs over the Local Area Network (LAN). Each IP desk phone has two ethernet ports, one for the network connection and a second port that can be used to connect a desktop computer, printer or switch. This allows the desk phone and desktop computer to share one ethernet cable back to the ethernet switch. Since the phones are plugged into the LAN, it is easy to move phones from room to room without having to reprogram the system.  IP-based desk phones can be line powered just like their legacy PBX counterparts by using power-over-ethernet (POE) capable network switches.


Unlike legacy PBXs that require their own wiring to connect proprietary desk phones to the control unit, IP-based telephone systems run over the same LAN infrastructure that your PC's and servers use. By consolidating your wiring infrastructure, you reduce complexity. Additionally, running one cable network inside your business instead of two (voice and data) means you can cut those implementation and maintenance costs in half.


Work from where you want when you want with ease. You can take desk phones off-site and by connecting them to any broadband connection, they function from home or a remote location exactly like they would from the office. Cut the cord and work anywhere that you have a broadband Internet connection!  Remote workers love the fact that they can call back customers and vendors and their caller-ID shows as coming from the office.  No more giving out your personal cell or home line when you have to make those critical calls!