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The Need for Firewall Configuration in VoIP

The Need for Firewall Configuration in VoIP VoIP systems are a crucial investment for all organizations, regardless of their type or size. As these systems rely on the internet, they help streamline communication for organizations in a reliable and cost-effective manner. But, just like traditional telephony, VoIP networks are under threat of various impersonation-based identity and informatio...
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How to Troubleshoot and Resolve Echo in VoIP

VoIP echo illustration
VoIP echo is a common issue that causes disruption and delays in communication between individuals. If you have a far end-point, the loudness and delays during calls can get considerably worse. In this article, we will cover some of the main causes of VoIP echo and explain how to resolve an echo in VoIP. Causes of Echo There are two main reasons behind Echo in VoIP calls. The echo can be crea...
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How VoIP Makes Call Recording Easier – Use Cases of VoIP Call Recording

VoIP Call Recording
VoIP (voice over IP) systems have become a mainstream part of nearly every business. These phone systems are essential for making businesses profitable and efficient. However, as VoIP phone systems become more common, companies seek additional functionalities from their service providers. One of such additions is the feature of VoIP call recording. Call recording can help businesses improve the...
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Hybrid VoIP: Migration from conventional PBX to VoIP

Hybrid VoIP and SIP trunking
A hybrid VoIP system can bridge the gap between conventional PBX and VoIP telephony strategies in order to offer a more robust solution for organizations. These systems can facilitate the migration from PBX-based telephony to voice over IP. There are two reasons the transition from PBX to VoIP has been taking such a long time: The first issue is the trust earned by an analog and time-division m...
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Challenges of Faxing in VoIP

VoIP Fax
Voice-over-IP (VoIP) is a cost-effective and reliable replacement of the public switched telephone network (PSTN). However, companies that switch to VoIP systems often complain that their fax machines or fax software do not work reliably. This is a problem because many businesses still depend on fax communication to continue with their usual workflow. As a result, it remains a potential obs...
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Beginners Guide to VoIP Audio CODECs

VoIP Network codec symbols
A Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) network enables the transmission of voice calls through the Internet or other digital networks. These audio signals have to be encoded into digital data to be transferred over an IP network and vice versa. To make the transmission of audio signals faster, smoother, and improve the overall calling experience, VoIP systems have to compress digital data. T...
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TCP vs UDP in VoIP

Reliability of TCP vs the Speed of UDP in voice over IP applications
TCP vs UDP – Which Protocol Is the Best for VoIP? TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) and UDP (User Datagram Protocol) are among the most widely used protocols for data traversal across the Internet. These transport protocols govern how devices establish connections, how they exchange data, and how reliable the connection will be. Both of these protocols are important components of networking, an...
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VoIP Best Practices: STUN Implementation in VoIP Environment

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The STUN (Simple Traversal of UDP over NAT) protocol is a standardized set of methods designed to help UDP packets make it across NAT devices safe and sound. Naturally, one of its key applications is to resolve connection issues in a SIP-based VoIP environment. As we all know, the Network Addressing Protocol (NAT) is a technology that ensures secure communication over the internet and efficient u...
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How to Buy Business Phone System

Choosing VoIP provider for your business
Modern businesses and organizations stand or fall on their communications. Being reachable is essential.  Effective communication, however, can be an issue for older organizations with outdated phone systems. How do we make an intelligent buying decision when it comes to communication system? This article is intended as guidance on how to buy a business phone system. Step 1: Assessment Let's ...
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Is Video Calling Worthless?

Polycom VVX 500 video call
With the rise of new media communications, such as Skype, WhatsApp, and myriad other applications, it makes sense to wonder if video calling is worthwhile for your business. You can run a business using traditional phones. Most of the time, that’s the way it goes. In the 21st century, however, the way we communicate has evolved. Making video calls is an effective and efficient internal communic...
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