As with many emerging technologies, Voice over the Internet (VoIP) has
been surrounded by hype and a new vocabulary of buzzwords that serve
only to confuse customers and make them wary. However, the basic proposition
for VoIP is simple, and VegaStream gateways provide a simple, low risk
way for companies to benefit from it.
- Using one network instead of two - reducing line rental,
servicing and inconvenience
- Lower call costs. Long distance call costs are reduced as calls
bypass the PSTN
- Inter and intra-site call costs are reduced or eliminated by using
the existing corporate network.
VoIP essentially removes the cost of using the public switched telephone
network (PSTN) to make telephone calls. Furthermore, because the internet
is designed for data and is not dependent on fixed locations, VoIP provides
the enterprise with new opportunities for improving productivity and
Many companies still have separate voice and data networks but would
like to take advantage of the benefits of using Internet Telephony.
A gateway therefore converts a telephone conversation into the correct
format as data packets to enable it to travel across a data network
as Internet Telephony. Gateways are required at both ends of a telephone
conversation so that voice can be converted then reconverted back into
intelligible language at the other end. VegaStream VoIP gateways are
available to cater for different sized companies according to the number
of simultaneous conversations that would typically take place. For example,
the Vega 50 6x4 supports up to 24 analog ports, up to 16 basic rate
ISDN channels on 8 interfaces or a mixture of port types and capacities.
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VegaStream range of award winning VoIP gateways.