VoIP Voice over Internet Protocol – we can show you how to save money by using VoIP services in your office.

Voice over IP (also called VoIP) refers to technology that enables routing of voice conversations over the Internet or a computer network. To place calls via VoIP, a user will need a  software based sip phone program OR a hardware based VOIP phone or phone system.

VoIP Basics
For those of us who grew up with phones that had rotary dials, the world of Voice over Internet Protocol phone service is wholly new territory. But, just as we adapted to touch tone phones, then speed dial, cell phones, Bluetooth and text messaging, so can we easily incorporate VoIP into our daily business environment.

While VoIP may seem a bit futuristic, you probably don’t realize that currently close to 70% of your “land line” calls go through a digital phase at some point before arriving at their destination. So really, you’ve already been using VoIP to some extent

A technical definition of VoIP….
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is a general term for a family of transmission technologies for delivery of voice communications, generally over the Internet.
Other terms frequently encountered and synonymous with VoIP are IP telephony and Internet telephony, as well as voice over broadband, broadband telephony, and broadband phone, when the network connectivity is available over broadband Internet access.

VoIP systems usually interface with the traditional “Public Switched Telephone Network” (PSTN) to allow for transparent phone communications worldwide.

VoIP can be a benefit for reducing communication and infrastructure costs by routing phone calls over existing data networks and avoiding duplicate network systems.  Skype and Vonage are notable service provider examples that have achieved widespread user and customer acceptance and market penetration.  Karaman Communications has strategic partnerships with Vintalk, Clearfly and other providers of VoIP and SIP trunking services (dial tone over the internet).  Voice-over-IP systems carry telephony speech as digital audio, typically reduced in data rate using speech data compression techniques, packetized in small units of typically tens of milliseconds of speech, and encapsulated in a packet stream over IP.