Unified Communications food for thought – Legacy phone system integration:

We oftentimes have larger, multi-site customers who have the following challenges:

Can I use SIP if my PBX is behind a NAT firewall?

Yes, using SIP registration, this is possible.

Two Types of SIP Providers

In my experience, I've come across two types of organizations who sell SIP service.

SIP Trunks Without an IP PBX

Can this be done? We're doing it. By using third party equipment, we can terminate SIP trunks and convert back to traditional PRI signaling. This extends the benefits of SIP trunking to those that don't want to upgrade their PBX yet.

Do I need a specific type of VOIP phone system?

Different SIP providers are certified to work with various IP phone system manufactures. Some IP phone system manufactures require additional equipment to operate. Check with an Access Technologies representative to determine if your phone system is certified.

A VoIP Cost analysis: Compare your current telecomm costs with SIP, Part 2

These are the steps that I use to prepare a VoIP cost analysis for prospective customers. The numbers it generates are very rough but do make a great starting point for further discussion.

A VoIP Cost analysis: Compare your current telecomm costs with SIP, Part 1

We’ve talked quite a bit about the cost savings associated with SIP and IP Telephony. It’s understood that the integration of a VOIP business phone systems and the right VOIP provider is a powerful combination that leads to substantial savings, better communication tools, and increased organizational efficiencies.

SIP – A great disaster recovery solution!

Beyond simply saving large sums of money, SIP is also a great disaster recovery / business continuity solution. Up until now, we have just had to accept the fact that we can’t build any sort of reasonable amount of redundancy into our phone services. The proper deployment of an IP phone system and SIP trunking providers has changed that and Inflow has been leading that charge for over three years now!

What fail-over options do I have with SIP?

The answer depends on the SIP provider. We’ll answer this question with Broadvox capabilities:

General intro to SIP, VoIP, and internet phone systems (Part 2)

This post is part 2 of a 2-part series. Part 1 was posted on Tuesday.
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I’ve been on the technical side of telephony for more than 15 years now – beginning in tactical military communications and phone systems. As you can imagine, I’ve seen incredible changes occur with IP telephony, business phone systems, and VOIP in general. This blog post will give our readers a high-level introduction to VOIP technology and how it has evolved to where it is today. I figure the best way to do this is to give you a glimpse of my own journey down the business telephone systems and VOIP technology road. Note that this might not be an accurate depiction of the history of the telephone system; this is simply my own experience.

Inflow continues to assist local hospitals migrate to Unified Communications

Inflow has just designed and implemented the network infrastructure for Klickitat Valley Health in Goldendale. The impetus behind the project was to prepare their network for the ShoreTel VOIP phone system we’re installing this month. The current network was comprised of disparate, antiquated, non-POE switches. Our engineering team designed and deployed a fully-managed, fully-survivable, VOIP-ready network architecture with Adtran switches and routers.