You read about it. In fact, in all likelihood customers and family have spoken with you on it without your knowing. The “it” is Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) calling, aka “IP Telephony.” VoIP is not the future of voice and multimedia communications. It is the present. With the right VoIP equipment attached to a Session Initiation Protocol (News - Alert) (SIP) service, businesses of all sizes can achieve 50 percent and more savings on their telephone bills if they are heavy out-bound callers. They also enjoy a host of other valuable business process optimization features.
If you have been thinking about if and when to move to VoIP, but have been afraid to do so because of what you believe is the time, expense and hassle of doing so, fear no more. Buffalo-based Voice Supply, one of North America’s leading suppliers of VoIP equipment and integrated communication systems for businesses of all sizes, service providers and resellers, has teamed with VoIP solutions provider Patton and SIP service provider Vitelity to offer the aptly named, SIP Enable by Patton (News - Alert) and Vitelity.
Why should you be interested?
Simple, in roughly six minutes, using a Patton Smartnode VoIP Gateway and SIP Service from Vitelity, your company can be up and calling on VoIP—saving time and money. But that is only the beginning.
The really good news is that you do not have to throw the baby out with the bath water. Your still perfectly functional legacy PBX (News - Alert) can stay for as long as it makes sense. Indeed, the goal of SIP Enable is to allow you to take advantage of lower toll costs using VoIP, realize the additional benefits of SIP, and literally enable you, as fast as you want or need , move to an all IP infrastructure.
SIP Enable also provides these powerful features:
- Send and receive SMS (text) messages with a desktop and a mobile client
- Send and receive faxes with 99.3 percent reliability using vFax, Vitelity's faxing service (Also compatible with Audiocodes MP202 HTTPS/Fax gateway)
- Give every employee their own phone number with DID origination, including SMS text to DID
The SIP Enable bundle includes a Patton Smartnode gateway and a $100 voucher for Vitelity VoIP Service. All that's required is to connect the Smartnode gateway to an existing PBX, then connect the Smartnode gateway to the WAN. Once done, visit the SIP Enable Configurator and enter the new Vitelity SIP credentials. Within minutes a legacy PBX will be VoIP enabled.
"SIP enabling your old PBX has never been more simple than it is now," said Garrett Smith (News - Alert), chief marketing officer at VoIP Supply…"VoIP Supply is excited to offer SIP Enable because it can immediately help any business still on the fence about upgrading to VoIP, save money and gain new telephony features."
Plus, along with the speed at which you can become VoIP-capable, that other fear about cost is another one where perception is not reality. Check out the SIP Enable section of VoIP Supply to see just how inexpensively your organization, possibly all of it sooner than you could have imagined, can start enjoying the benefits of VoIP.
If you still have questions, a free SIP Enable webinar is being conducted on December 12, 2012 at 1:00-2:00 pm EST. Titled, “Pimp my PBX,” it will go into detail about how to use VoIP with a legacy PBX and give you an opportunity to have all of your questions answered.
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Edited by Brooke Neuman