Setting up a new phone system for any business is often quite complex. The individual who is responsible for having everything set up has to have a good understanding of the business needs as well as the technologies behind the new phone system. The vast majority of companies are quickly moving to a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) system because it comes with many different benefits. It is important to keep in mind that in addition to the normal phone hardware and PBX you’ll also need SIP trunking to enable calls to be made to lines outside of the company network.
IP based phones and PBX systems make it easy and free to talk with people anywhere on the network which is one of the many advantages. Without SIP trunking, however, these phone lines won’t connect with the traditional phone line systems which is where a great many phone calls are still routed through. The SIP trunking technology will eliminate the need for a local PSTN gateway and other options which makes this a very cost effective option.
SIP Trunking | How it Works
A SIP trunk works by taking any calls which need to travel over the traditional phone network and ensures they are routed that way. In many cases they will be converted from a digital signal to an analog as well at this time so they can be transmitted through the regular phone lines. The SIP trunking hardware normally consists of a firewall or switch which is placed at the PBX. This will allow all the traffic to flow through normally keeping all calls organized properly.
When done properly people within the company won’t know the difference between calls which are handled entirely within the VoIP network and which ones are transmitted over the other phone systems. SIP trunking is a very reliable and efficient way to allow your company the convenience and cost savings of an IP based phone system without giving up and of the ability to speak with people on older phones.
SIP Trunking | Easy Set Up
When working with Improcom we can handle the entire setup procedure for you. With hosted PBX service we will perform all SIP trunking within our data center and have it go out through dedicated phone lines to ensure the best possible performance. If you have the PBX in yoru facility we can help you get the SIP trunking set up so it will properly route all your calls from the moment you turn it on. SIP trunking has been around for several years and it has proven to be an extremely reliable technology that works with all types of networks.
While there are other options available for connecting your phone systems to traditional phone networks, this is the standard that most companies are using today. One of the great things about SIP trunking is that it is so scalable. Whether you have two employees or 2000 the hardware can handle routing the calls properly so there is no difference for anyone who is actually using the phones.