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VoIP Phone Systems Buyer's Guide

Once you have decided that VoIP is right for you, the next step is to determine what of your existing telecom equipment you can keep. Many PBXs can be IP-enabled with software upgrades and minor hardware additions, and you may be able to use digital phones you already own. The potential cost savings are significant, and you can also increase the overall reliability of your phone system.

When comparing phone systems, make sure you investigate the details carefully. Many systems say they include "everything" but may not include the specific features you require. Exactly what makes up a "complete" system varies from vendor to vendor, so be sure you are comparing equivalent systems.

Open standards and open source

You may also want to learn whether the phone systems are built on open standards. While all VoIP systems use the industry standard Internet Protocol (the "IP" in VoIP) to route calls, some use proprietary technology for administration or integration features. Having a system run entirely on open standards can allow for greater flexibility in integration and customisation.

Going one step further, open source VoIP programmes and applications offer a great way for many businesses to save hundreds or even thousands of pounds every year in telephony costs. Better yet, open source programmes are fully customisable to a business' specific needs, making them a popular choice in many IT departments.

On the other hand, you may not be as concerned about flexibility as long as the features and costs match your requirements. The technology used in a particular system may determine whether you can still run your existing equipment, so be sure to inquire about compatibility issues.

Lastly, remember that some common business devices require analogue phone lines - notably fax machines, but also credit card processors, some security systems, and other devices. Make sure your vendor knows and allows for these types of uses when planning your phone system.

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