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Take a look at telephone systems available today, from PBX options to residential. Overview for non-technical people.

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  1. 1. POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service)
  2. 2. How a POTS phone call works <ul><li>Plain Old Telephone Service is a circuit-switched telephony, because it sets up a dedicated connection between two points for the duration of the call. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Residential POTS Lines
  4. 4. POTS line Costs Explained <ul><li>Access charges are for the use of its local network, per line </li></ul><ul><li>Federal Excise Tax applied to local services </li></ul><ul><li>State & Local Taxes imposed by governments on services </li></ul><ul><li>Universal Service Charges imposed contribute to telecomm services for rural, low-income. </li></ul><ul><li>911 - Charge imposed by local governments to pay for emergency services </li></ul>
  5. 5. Enter Internet over Phone Lines
  6. 6. Enter BROADBAND
  7. 7. Broadband? <ul><li>high data rate Internet access </li></ul><ul><li>Download data transfer rate 256kbit/s + </li></ul><ul><li>much slower maximum upload data rate </li></ul>
  8. 8. Enter FREE Internet Phone Providers
  9. 9. FREE Phone Service <ul><li>Uses internet instead of PSTN (pub switched tele net) </li></ul><ul><li>No phone line access charges </li></ul><ul><li>Use from any internet connection </li></ul><ul><li>Connects only to other Internet phones </li></ul><ul><li>NO PHONE NUMBER </li></ul><ul><li>Person to person video, up to 4 people </li></ul><ul><li>Audio conferencing of what to 9 people </li></ul>
  10. 10. Voice and Video Quality <ul><li>Voice and Video quality is mostly due to UPLOAD SPEED on your digital line. </li></ul><ul><li>Image size, compression, other traffic </li></ul><ul><li>Conditioned lines </li></ul>
  11. 11. Skype Demo
  12. 12. Voice Over Internet Protocol Phone Service (VOIP)
  14. 14. Paid Broadband Phone Service <ul><li>Uses internet instead of PSTN (pub switched tele net) </li></ul><ul><li>No phone line access charges </li></ul><ul><li>Full phone services </li></ul><ul><li>Phone number is associated with the adapter, not the line! You can take it with you. </li></ul><ul><li>Looks and operates like a regular phone </li></ul><ul><li>Some offer video phones </li></ul>
  15. 15. Why Switch to Paid VOIP? <ul><li>Low, fixed, monthly fee </li></ul><ul><li>Unlimited calling plans </li></ul><ul><li>Bundled features such as Voicemail, Caller ID, Call Waiting, Call Transfer, and 3 Way Calling </li></ul><ul><li>Can call any other type of phone (land, voip, cellular) </li></ul>
  16. 16. How a VOIP Call Works <ul><li>VoIP is packet-switched, because the voice information travels to its destination in countless individual network packets across the Internet. </li></ul><ul><li>Individual packets may — and almost always do — take different paths to the same place. They must arrive a fairly narrow time window and be assembled in the correct order to be intelligible to the recipient. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Fax over IP (FOIP) <ul><li>When VOIP technologies digitize and compress analog voice communication it is optimized for VOICE and not for FAX. Three options: </li></ul><ul><li>Use your old fax machine over a VoIP phone system via a VoIP Gateway and an ATA that supports T38. T38 is a protocol designed to allow fax to 'travel' over a VoIP network. </li></ul><ul><li>Convert to computer based fax and choose a VoIP phone system that supports fax. </li></ul><ul><li>Connect the fax machine directly to a phone line and bypass your VOIP system. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Broadband Residential Providers <ul><li>Comcast </li></ul><ul><li>AT&T </li></ul><ul><li>Vonage </li></ul>
  19. 19. Take your VoIP phone on the road <ul><li>place or receive calls as if you were sitting at your desk from almost anywhere. </li></ul><ul><li>make &quot;local&quot; calls back home or call around the globe without worrying about cell phone roaming or hotel surcharges. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Wi-Fi versus Cellular <ul><li>Wi-Fi is a wireless broadband connection of less than 300 feet, via a transmitting antenna connected to a DSL or cable Internet connection. </li></ul><ul><li>A cellular network is a radio network </li></ul><ul><li>A Radio cell covers an area from a fixed transmitter and transceiver </li></ul><ul><li>The cells of transmitters and transceivers form a network </li></ul>
  21. 21. In what year was the first mobile phone call made? <ul><li>September 7, 1966 </li></ul><ul><li>April 3, 1973 </li></ul><ul><li>February 20, 1981 </li></ul>
  22. 22. first portable cellular telephone, 1973
  23. 23. Receiving Signals from Cellular Network
  24. 24. Your telephone system?
  25. 25. What’s a PBX? <ul><li>Short for private branch exchange, a private telephone network within a business. </li></ul><ul><li>Users of PBX share a certain number of outside lines for making external calls </li></ul><ul><li>PBXs make connections among the internal telephones of a private organization and connect them to the public switched telephone network (PSTN) via trunk lines </li></ul>
  26. 26. Why have a PBX? <ul><li>Businesses move to PBXes to avoid a direct line to the public telephone system for each employee, each of which incurs a connection and line charge, and to benefit from special features. </li></ul>
  27. 27. POTS PBX
  28. 28. PBX Features <ul><li>Automated Attendant </li></ul><ul><li>Call Menus </li></ul><ul><li>Add/Change/Delete Extensions </li></ul><ul><li>Call Forwarding </li></ul><ul><li>Call Transfer </li></ul><ul><li>Call Parking </li></ul>
  29. 29. More Features <ul><li>Mailboxes </li></ul><ul><li>Voice mail </li></ul><ul><li>Call Hold </li></ul><ul><li>Conference Calling </li></ul>
  30. 30. More Features <ul><li>Call Routing based on flexible criteria </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic Ring Back Features </li></ul><ul><li>Call Screening </li></ul><ul><li>Call Monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Barge in </li></ul>
  31. 31. VOIP PBX
  32. 32. VOIP PBX ALSO OFFERS <ul><li>Support Remote Users as if Local </li></ul><ul><li>Users make any physical phone in the system act like any other number </li></ul><ul><li>Full Outlook/Email Integration </li></ul><ul><li>Voice mail to Email </li></ul><ul><li>Data Network Integration </li></ul><ul><li>Click-to-Dial </li></ul><ul><li>Web-Based Management </li></ul><ul><li>User Directory </li></ul>
  33. 33. POTS and VOIP Mixed
  34. 34. Administering a VOIP PBX
  35. 35. Hosted VOIP Service
  36. 36. PBX Bandwidth <ul><li>A good rule of thumb: enough capacity for roughly one third of your employees to be on the phone at any one time. </li></ul>
  37. 37. Typical issues that change costs in a business phone system involve: <ul><li>Do you need an incoming 800 number? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have a receptionist/phone operator or do you want an auto-attendant? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you need to be able to make conference calls? How large, how many and across how many locations? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you need a call center? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you need integrated voice response (voice menus)? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have someone available to manage the system for your employees or are they going to have to do it themselves? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you need to integrate with other office systems? </li></ul><ul><li>How quickly are you going to need to grow the system and how frequently? </li></ul><ul><li>What level of service and SLAs (service level agreements) do you need? </li></ul>
  38. 38. Thank you! <ul><li>If you would like to explore what product(s) might make the most sense for your business, we can help! 248-404-0393 or [email_address] . </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Leveraging Cooperative </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>