Business Telephone Systems
Why IP/IP PBX?
The type of telephone system you choose for your business should support the type of organization that you are running. At VoiceSpin, we help you match the best solution to meet the exact needs of your business. To help you understand a bit more about the different systems, it’s beneficial to have a basic understanding of the technical and functional differences between analog and digital (IP) telephone systems.
Understanding The Basic Difference Between Analog (Legacy) and Digital Phone Systems
Analog systems, also called legacy systems, have supported businesses for decades. They’re built on standard copper wire and POTS (plain old telephone service) and have the basic features you’re likely to find in your phone at home (e.g., hold, mute, speakerphone, redial, etc.) These simple systems offer limited potential for expansion but are relatively inexpensive to buy and setup.
IP phones, as opposed to analog phones, offer a complete business telephone system with a wide range of options and features. In IP telephone system requires IP telephones, also called VoIP telephones, SIP phones or softphones. IP phones can be software or hardware based and traditional analog phones can be converted into IP phones via the use of an ATA adapter. These phones, unlike basic analog phones, are specifically designed to support voice transmission over the Internet, commonly known as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology.