The huge world has shorten her distance tremendously traversing from ‘Rotary Dial’ analog phone to ‘Push button’ analog phones to ‘Digital Key’ phones followed by ‘IP-enabled’ phones. Eventually world move from first of Graham
Bell’s analog phone used for communicating over analog lines to Alon Cohen founded Vocaltec Inc.’s first of IP technology enabled IP phone (named Internet Phone) communicating over Internet(data network).
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), is a technology that allows one to make voice calls using a broadband Internet connection instead of a regular (analog) phone line.
Why use VoIP?
-Lower Cost .
-Long distance calling.
-Voicemail feature and many advanced features and functionalities.
What it needs to access VoIP technology?
An Internet connection with a calling application on one’s computer or Special VoIP phone or a traditional phone connected to a special adapter which leads to communication over VoIP.
How Internet Voice/VoIP works?
VoIP services convert voice into a digital signal that commutes over the Internet. If one is calling a regular phone number, the signal is converted to a regular telephone signal before it reaches the destination.
Few VoIP Softwares:
Skype , Viber, Google Hangouts, Jitsi, Micro SIP, TeamSpeak, TeamTalk, Line,iTel switch, iTel IM dialer, SyncSwitch , CoolDialer and many more…
Few VoIP Software solution providers:
3CX, SBO, Bicom Systems, REVE systems, Matrix telecom, AVA Communications, SoftSwitch, ALTO Telecom, Zaplee LLC, VoIP Supply and many more..
No matter which way you look at it, VoIP has had a dramatic impact on the way we communicate today. As to other way out when mobile communications may always be dominated by Cell towers and Data plans; Home and mainly Business phone systems are becoming reliant on IP phone technology to its best.
Eyeing to current scenario ,It’s safe to say that VoIP represents the future of Home and Business phone service with lot more advancement to come , and it’s a testament to AlonCohen’s brilliance that he saw the direction of wind that was about to blow…almost 25 years ago !!!
Here comes an end to penning down important details of VOIP Technology. I know being an VoIP developer you come across the dilemma to choose VoIP as a technology.