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SIP Trunking on Legacy Phone Systems

Posted by Randy Kremlacek

Aug 28, 2014 3:30:00 PM

This is our 8th of 12 blogs on the subject of SIP trunks. Subscribe in the box to the right to receive an email notification for each one in the series.

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SIP Trunking on Legacy Phone Systems

If you interested in the cost saving benefits of SIP Trunking but aren't ready to give up your old PBX just yet, you're in luck. Here's how you can do it.

SIP Trunking on Legacy PBX

To utilize SIP trunking on a PBX connected to analog lines or a PRI, a gateway is needed to convert the SIP signal coming in from the Internet back into the old school PRI or analog connection. From the diagram, you can see a voice gateway placed in-between your Internet service provider and your PBX. What's nice about the gateway is that when you're not using the phones, it manages your available bandwidth to increase the speed for your regular data applications when employees aren't using the phones.

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Topics: SIP Trunking, sip provider

SIP Trunking: Codecs & Call Quality

Posted by Randy Kremlacek

Aug 26, 2014 10:23:00 AM

This is our 7th of 12 blogs on the subject of SIP trunks. Subscribe in the box to the right to receive an email notification for each one in the series.

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SIP Trunking:  How to Measure Call Quality

So, now that we have a good Internet circuit (or two), it’s time to talk about the components that make up VoiP call quality.

“So clear, you can hear a pin drop!”

Are you old enough to remember the very successful tag line for Sprint Communications' long distance service back in the ancient 1990’s?

“Can you hear me now?”

Or…. Did you grow up remembering the equally (if not more) successful, phrase that Verizon Wireless made part of our cultural reality in the new millennium?

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Topics: SIP Trunking, Call Quality

Redundant Internet Connections

Posted by Randy Kremlacek

Aug 21, 2014 10:00:00 AM

This is our 6th of 12 blogs on the subject of SIP trunks. Subscribe in the box to the right to receive an email notification for each one in the series.

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Redundant Internet Connections: Dramatically Increase Voice & Data Reliability

The old paradigm was to have a dedicated voice circuit and a dedicated data circuit. With the advent of VoiP, the dedicated voice circuit can be eliminated. While that saves money, it also makes a business more vulnerable in the case of a data circuit failure. And that vulnerability grows even greater with the shift to cloud-based applications.

So, this sounds like a bad situation, but there is a happy story in here. Due to the savings of SIP trunking, many customers have been able to install a second data circuit to increase reliability and Internet speed without additional cost. We consider this a triple win:

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Topics: SIP Trunking, Internet Connections

Types of Circuits Suitable for SIP Trunking

Posted by Randy Kremlacek

Aug 19, 2014 10:00:00 AM

This is our 5th of 12 blogs on the subject of SIP trunks. Subscribe in the box to the right to receive an email notification for each one in the series.

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Fiber 

Fiber has been around for a while, but what’s new is that it is now being widely installed in business offices. AT&T alone is spending $6B by 2015 on fiber. Fiber circuits can handle vast amounts of bandwidth. However, fiber is not everywhere and it’s expensive to lay new fiber cable. If you are lucky, your building is already “lit”. 

Bandwidth: 10MB to over 1GB

Type: Synchronous, bandwidth guaranteed

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Topics: SIP Trunking, Data Circuits

Over the Top vs. Single Solution SIP Trunk Providers

Posted by Randy Kremlacek

Aug 14, 2014 1:00:00 PM

This is our 4th of 12 blogs on the subject of SIP trunks. Subscribe in the box to the right to receive an email notification for each one in the series.

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SIP Trunking: Single Solution or Over The Top (OTT) Provider

Today's discussion about the two different types of SIP trunk vendors and why it’s important that you know the facts. This is an area where some sales people put a heavy spin on their superior advantages, but the educated buyer (you, after reading this document!) will be able to “cut through the crap.” First a bit in the way of definitions:

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Topics: SIP Trunking, Data Circuits, Internet Connections

SIP Trunking Data Circuit Considerations

Posted by Randy Kremlacek

Aug 12, 2014 1:00:00 PM

This is our 3rd of 12 blogs on the subject of SIP trunks. Subscribe in the box to the right to receive an email notification for each one in the series.

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Here we tackle the question of the type of circuits that are suitable for SIP trunking.  Although speed is certainly a consideration and will be given full attention here, there are many other elements that go into determining the suitability of a given Internet connection for SIP trunking.

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Topics: SIP Trunking, Teledynamic, Data Circuits

SIP Trunking Features: What Are My Needs?

Posted by Randy Kremlacek

Aug 7, 2014 10:00:00 AM

This is our 2nd of 12 blogs on the subject of SIP trunks. Subscribe in the box to the right to receive an email notification for each one in the series.

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Cost Efficiency

SIP Trunks are far more cost effective than traditional circuits. A typical business could save 50% or much more on their monthly communications bill.

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Topics: SIP Trunking, Teledynamic

What is SIP Trunking?

Posted by Randy Kremlacek

Aug 5, 2014 2:00:00 PM

This is our 1st of 12 blogs on the subject of SIP trunks. Subscribe in the box to the right to receive an email notification for each one in the series.

Introduction to SIP Trunking

The phrase "SIP trunking" or "SIP trunks," is increasingly common in the world of telecom and they are rapidly replacing traditional telephone lines.  However if you are reading this, you are probably not in the telecom business and would like to know more. 

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Topics: SIP Trunking, Teledynamic

RingCentral vs TeleDynamic: Summary

Posted by Randy Kremlacek

Jun 6, 2014 1:47:00 PM

Overview: This is the last in a series of seven blogs where we summarize our review of national hosted PBX provider RingCentral, and local hosted PBX provider TeleDynamic Communications. While this particular hosted PBX provider comparison is between RingCentral and TeleDynamic, many if not most of the differences would be the same in comparing any national hosted PBX provider against any local hosted PBX provider.

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Topics: Teledynamic, RingCentral

RingCentral vs TeleDynamic: References & History

Posted by Randy Kremlacek

May 16, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Overview:  Trusting your business communications to a cloud provider takes a leap of faith as the technology and the companies providing it do not have a long history. The names of the providers are not typically recognized brand names. And there have been some early hosted PBX company failures. So, it’s vitally important to select an organization that is stable, has a solid history and an excellent reputation.

Years in Business:

RingCentral: RingCentral was founded in 1998.

TeleDynamic: TeleDynamic was founded in 1979.

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Topics: Teledynamic, history, RingCentral

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