Voice Over IP (VOIP) Telephony in Akron & Canton Ohio
The last decade of the twentieth century saw the Internet evolve from a resource sharing and file transfer medium for a few universities and government agencies into a communications phenomenon of unimaginable proportion and power. The Internet Protocol has accordingly become the de facto standard for moving bits of data from one place to another, whether across the Internet or through private networks. The first decade of the twenty-first century maywitness the transformation and incorporation of all types of human communications systems — not just data but voice, video, imaging and even forms as yet undreamed of — into a converged global communications network based on the Internet Protocol (IP).
The first step in this process of IP globalization is called IP Telephony, and it is already well under way. IP Telephony is not just a matter of converting voice signals to data bits, although that is part of the process. Also involved are the call set-up messages and the networking information — transparent to the end user — that make possible the convenience and ease-of-use offered by networked telephony systems. Thus students at a remote campus or office workers at a branch office can enjoy and benefit from the features and functions of the PBX at the central site — voice mail, music-on-hold, telephone set displays, message lights, to name a few — as though they were directly connected to the central site.
IP Telephony is growing throughout the world as communications decision makers begin to take advantage of the potential cost savings afforded by converged infrastructures. One of the essential aspects is honoring our commitment to investment protection for our customers. The power of this solution not only protects customer investments (both past and future) , but delivers all the benefits without the geographic boundaries of the past.