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May 02, 2012
Phybridge VoIP Enabler Brings Pharmaceutical Company into the 21st Century
By Deborah Hirsch, TMCnet Contributor
A pharmaceutical company recently made the switch to VoIP- which allows packets of voice, fax and other data to travel over the Internet rather than over traditional telephone networks.
According to officials with Phybridge (News - Alert), it has designed “the only data network switches in the world to deliver Ethernet and power over Ethernet on a single pair of telephony grade wire with four times the reach of traditional data switches.”
VoIP systems in the healthcare make it possible for clinics to serve patients faster by enabling quick and easy call transfers among buildings or departments while at the same time providing robust information about callers, according to this best practices story. The report also notes that when healthcare organizations look to make technology upgrades, the phone system is often the star of the show.
Phybridge’s VoIP Enabler allows customers to use their existing voice infrastructure and lets data and voice communications travel on separate paths before converging at a single point, optimizing a customer's IT infrastructure for voice and data convergence and reducing costs.
IT convergence can reduce network complexity and lower administration time and costs as well as consolidate multiple systems and applications on a centrally controlled communications infrastructure – so information from disparate systems are integrated to provide for swift information flow, critical for healthcare facilities. This means organizations no longer have to maintain separate pathways which only caused higher costs and compromised data exchange.
Edited by Stefania Viscusi