VoIP hardware is essential to
VoIP. Without quality VoIP hardware, Voice Over IP would
only be a dream. There are three basic types of VoIP
hardware that include residential VoIP hardware, business
VoIP hardware and networking VoIP hardware.
Residential VoIP Hardware
Residential VoIP hardware may
be as simple as using your PC or laptop with a high-speed
Internet connection and some VoIP softphone software
to make and receive calls. While not technically VoIP
hardware, these two items are a requirement for VoIP.
If you're not content in using a softphone, then some
additional VoIP hardware will be required.
VoIP phone, telephone adapter and / or gateway
may all be necessary purchases in order to get
the connection you need. A VoIP hard-phone is
usually portable and lets you plug directly into
a high-speed Internet connection wherever you
may be. A VoIP telephone adapter lets you use
your standard telephone and either plug it into
a PC (with VoIP software) or directly into a high-speed
Internet connection in order to make a call. A
VoIP gateway or gateway / router combination may
also be needed inside the home if more than one
phone is required.
The same kind of residential
VoIP hardware can also be used for business as well,
though many businesses need additional VoIP hardware
that can be adapted to the needs of their operations.
A few large companies like Cisco offer medium to large
businesses VoIP PBX solutions that include VoIP hardware
on the front end as well as VoIP hardware networking
solutions on the back end. The front end VoIP hardware
may include the VoIP phones and / or attendant console.
Also VoIP web conferencing hardware can be used to deliver
voice, video and animated presentations.
Networking VoIP Hardware
The back end VoIP hardware system
will include a VoIP server, gateway / router and networking
cable and may include special hardware for distributing
calls to a customer service call center or for automated
call center services. WiFi networking systems may also
be incorporated into the overall business VoIP hardware
what your VoIP hardware needs are, there are many manufacturers
available from which you can choose the best solutions
to fit your or your company's needs. Call now as VoIP
operators are standing by.