Exploring the application and potential of VoIP technology
People who have never heard of VoIP will be surprised to know how this new technology paves the way to a new era of telecommunications and jumps in the way we will use the telephone in the future. The more businesses, from small companies to large conglomerates, slowly move towards this technology, which are fast or later will be a form of mainstream long-range communication – even from all over the world.
VoIP system popularity is caused by cost-effective and high-quality features offered by the system, which they will not get from PSTN standards or public telephone networks. When experts show, VoIP is a very innovative reinvention of the telephone wheels that will revolutionize the way people will communicate in the near future.
What is VoIP and what is the principle behind it?
To fully understand the VoIP or sound system through the internet protocol network, one must have an understanding of the principles behind this technology. People communicate with analog audio signals and when standard phones are used for communication, the same analog signal set is transmitted through a closed circuit that composes this network. However, this system is limited in terms of bandwidth to cover various frequencies that compose human voices.
The VoIP system in the other hand converts analog audio signals, human voices, to digital signals and converted data comes in a form that can be transmitted through high-speed internet connections. Instead of the lid circuit connection, the same technology that has been used for more than 100 years through the telephone network, VoIP sends a signal in a digital information package that contains more data per second from the standard PSTN line.
Ways to Make VoIP Calls
Basically there are three ways to make VoIP calls. Each of these methods is adapted by users based on the application needed for personal, commercial or business use. The VoIP service method currently used in general today includes:
Analog telephone adapter (ATA)
A ATA is basically an analog-to-digital conversion device that allows standard telephone interconnections and computers to facilitate phone calls through the VoIP network. The standard phone is plugged into the ATA socket in the same way as plugged into the wall outlet. The software application is then activated to facilitate VoIP networks and phone calls can now be made.
This phone is pretty much in appearance as an ordinary cellphone except for more specialized internal structures and different connectors. Standard cellphone Use the RJ-11 connector while IP phone uses the RJ-45 connector, the same type is used for an Ethernet connection. This software is built-in, allowing VoIP calls made every time there is a hot spot Wi-Fi or an ethernet jack available for use.
PC call to PC
Using a headset with default headphones and microphones, PC users can communicate through VoIP networks on their personal computers and communicate with other VoIP users – even if it is on the other side of the world. All you need is only VoIP software and broadband internet connection and you can start making free calls from anywhere.