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SIP Trunking: What About My Other Analog Devices?

Posted by Randy Kremlacek on Sep 3, 2014 1:30:00 PM

This is our 9th 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.

SIP Trunking cannot be used to replace analog lines that are being used for your fax machine, alarm company connection and credit card machine. Fortunately, the Internet provides alternative solutions for these devices also

Fax

You have two options:

  1. You can replace your fax by using your computers to make and receive faxes. This is called eFax.
  2. You can install an Ethernet adaptor which converts your faxes into Internet transmissions. You would retain your existing fax machine.
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A Review: What Do People Really Know About VoIP?

Posted by Randy Kremlacek on Sep 2, 2014 3:00:00 PM

For more than 20 years, I’ve watched the evolution of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). I remember when it came to market and was first used commercially by a company called VocalTec – the makers of Magic Jack. At the beginning, the service was a bit unstable, and those who tried it early on may have left the idea behind, but the ability to connect lines of communication using the Internet was as good an idea as the invention of the telephone itself.

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Save Money Through SIP Trunking Your Old Phone System

Posted by Randy Kremlacek on 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're 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. We can help you save money with your legacy phone system.

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. 

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SIP Trunking: Codecs & Call Quality

Posted by Randy Kremlacek on 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?

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SIP Trunking & Redundant Internet Connections

Posted by Randy Kremlacek on 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.

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7 Types of Circuits Suitable for SIP Trunking

Posted by Randy Kremlacek on 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.

Looking for circuit options for SIP Trunking in the San Francisco Bay area? See what options await you, as we break down the 6 options that are at your disposal in our area.

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.

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Over the Top vs. Single Solution SIP Trunk Providers

Posted by Randy Kremlacek on 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.

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.”

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What Type of Circuits Are Suitable for SIP Trunking?

Posted by Randy Kremlacek on 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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SIP Trunking Benefits: What Features Does My Business Need

Posted by Randy Kremlacek on 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.

Considering SIP Trunking for your business? Take a peek at some of the top benefits of SIP Trunking that Bay Area businesses enjoy and see if it matches up with your needs!

Cost Efficiency of SIP Trunking

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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What is SIP Trunking and Who Offers It in the Bay Area?

Posted by Randy Kremlacek on 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. Let's take a look at what, exactly, SIP trunking is and who provides this service in the Bay Area.

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