VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol)VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol)
April 20, 2005April 20, 2005
Robin AbelloRobin Abello
PERCWORKS - Personal Computerworks, Inc.PERCWORKS - Personal Computerworks, Inc.
Have you heard about VOIP?Have you heard about VOIP?
Do you know someone who isDo you know someone who is
using it?using it?
Are you considering it?Are you considering it?
Do you make a lot of longDo you make a lot of long
distance phone calls?distance phone calls?
Presentation OutlinePresentation Outline
What is VOIP?What is VOIP?
Flavors of VOIP available todayFlavors of VOIP available today
What is VOIP?What is VOIP?
What is Voice over IP?What is Voice over IP?
Sending voice (data) over the internetSending voice (data) over the internet
Making phone calls over your ISP connectionMaking phone calls over your ISP connection
instead of your phone companyinstead of your phone company
How is it different than making a regularHow is it different than making a regular
phone call?phone call?
Voice broken into packetsVoice broken into packets
Shared line vs. dedicated line (circuitShared line vs. dedicated line (circuit
VOIP in the past 10 yearsVOIP in the past 10 years
Commercial InternetCommercial Internet
PC based apps (CuSeeMe)PC based apps (CuSeeMe)
Net2Phone (phone to phone and PC to phone)Net2Phone (phone to phone and PC to phone)
Yahoo MessengerYahoo Messenger
Vonage is launched in March ‘02Vonage is launched in March ‘02
as of March ‘05, Vonage has activated 500,000as of March ‘05, Vonage has activated 500,000
What is involved in VOIPWhat is involved in VOIP
Broadband connection is best for VOIPBroadband connection is best for VOIP
Headphones (or speakers)Headphones (or speakers)
Phone AdaptorPhone Adaptor
UPS (?)UPS (?)
Essentially the same cost as home phone lineEssentially the same cost as home phone line
Free unlimited long distanceFree unlimited long distance
All the premium features includedAll the premium features included
Multiple phone numbersMultiple phone numbers
even various area codeseven various area codes
Voicemail email attachmentsVoicemail email attachments
Checking your voicemail via the webChecking your voicemail via the web
Bring anywhereBring anywhere
VOIP Flavors TodayVOIP Flavors Today
Phone to phone (Vonage, Lingo, AT&T,Phone to phone (Vonage, Lingo, AT&T,
BroadVoice, etc.)BroadVoice, etc.)
PC to phone (Vonage, Net2Phone, Teleo,PC to phone (Vonage, Net2Phone, Teleo,
PC to PC (Skype, Yahoo Messenger,PC to PC (Skype, Yahoo Messenger,
Microsoft Messenger, etc.)Microsoft Messenger, etc.)
Phone to PC (Skype, Teleo, Vonage, etc.)Phone to PC (Skype, Teleo, Vonage, etc.)
Future --- What lies ahead?Future --- What lies ahead?
WiFi phonesWiFi phones
Cellphone/WiFi comboCellphone/WiFi combo
Just another data fileJust another data file
Forward, Save to file, copy to fileForward, Save to file, copy to file
Scan, EditScan, Edit
Read, TranscribeRead, Transcribe
Will it replace regular voice?Will it replace regular voice?
Voicemail AttachmentsVoicemail Attachments
Sample from EmailSample from Email
Copy of this presentationCopy of this presentation