phone-networkIP phone systems are a modern form of telephony, which use TCP/IP protocol popularized by the Internet to transmit digitized voice data. Modern IP networking represents a synthesis of several developments that began to evolve from the 1960s, namely the Internet and local area networks, which emerged during the 1980s, together with the advent of the World Wide Web in the early 1990s. IP phone systems are a complete voice and data communication solution for small business and medium size business.

IP phone systems use voice over IP technologies allowing telephone calls to be made over an IP network, such as the Internet instead of the ordinary PSTN system. Calls can traverse the Internet or a private IP Network, such as that of a company. The phones use control protocols including Session Initiation Protocol, Skinny Client Control Protocol or one of the various proprietary protocols, such as that used by Skype. IP phones can be simple software-based Softphones or purpose-built hardware devices that appear much like an ordinary telephone or cordless phone. Phone systems Brisbane can advise you as to which IP phone systems your organization or company needs.

Every business uses telephone systems and as technology has advanced in recent years the way in which business phone system options work has changed. Calls were traditionally made over the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN), but now with the advent of the Internet IP phone systems have become more popular. IP phone systems, also known as a voice over IP phone system, use a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service. Small business IP phone systems can typically be set up for a small business although they can also be used by individuals in their home.

There are a number of advantages that can be gained by using IP phone systems. The cost tends to be the major advantage, and this can be much less than using standard office phone systems, with some service providers offering savings of up to 50% over more traditional business phone systems. Most service providers of IP phone systems tend to charge a monthly fee for the service with a flat rate for all local, long distance and even international calls. This can make it much easier to budget for monthly phone bills with an IP based phone system. With IP phone systems, businesses have only one network to manage, which is less expensive and more efficient than managing separate networks. You will save time, and therefore money.