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November 05, 2012
Benefits of VoIP Vary by Provider: How to Determine The Right One
By Susan J. Campbell, TMCnet Contributing Editor
Following the consumer trends in VoIP technology use including VoIP gateways and VoIP routers is not that different from the normal everyday activity of the average consumer. Users want to pay the lowest possible amount necessary to acquire the product, but still the product must come highly rated.
When VoIP technology first came to the market, there was some skepticism regarding its value, according to this IT Online report. But as users increasingly began adopting the various features available in VoIP, any skepticism faded as its inevitable productivity and cost savings were revealed.
Today, roughly half of all global long-distance is conducted over VoIP connections, and if it weren’t highly rated or a quality solution, it wouldn’t get such broad use. A majority of modern PBX (News - Alert) systems today are Internet ready, which gives suppliers the redundancy they need to overcome failures - whether they are a result of copper theft or bad planning on the part of the infrastructure development.
Companies that resist VoIP technology are putting themselves behind their competitors who are using it, and not just because of the low call costs inherent to the technology. Most companies make their VoIP decisions based on the cost of implementing the technology, while support and maintenance costs also factor in to the decision. Gaining in popularity are cloud-based VoIP solutions, which bypass the physical infrastructure – and not to mention can be cost prohibitive to smaller companies.
A VoIP provider is selected above other competitors due to the cost savings and value they bring to the table. Patton (News - Alert) Electronic’s VoIP gateways and VoIP routers are engineered in such a way that has the industry holding their products to a high regard. Patton is a long-standing and award-winning VoIP equipment and solutions provider who takes pride in its ability to remain family-owned and-operated.
The SmartNode 4960 PRI VoIP gateway, for instance, is built to offer seamless transition for companies with their sights set on SIP-based unified communications. Patton turned heads when it built VoIP gateways and VoIP routers that could support circuit-switched access to SIP and more traditional telecommunications platforms. Patton’s SmartNode VoIP solution is particularly renowned, boasting eleven major industry awards won over the last seven years.
Patton’s VoIP gateways and VoIP routers give users the scalability they need to grow (or shrink in some cases). Its PRI-class SmartNode solutions are what consumers are looking for – they are low-cost, yet include the features that bolster the reputation of the brand. There are three product lines from which to choose, all which are priced to entice while keeping the wants and needs of enterprises in plain view. Patton’s PRI-class SmartNode technology is built to award-winning standards.
At the same time, awards mean very little if a solution can’t perform in real-world environments. Patton understands the importance of optimization within the corporate or small business office, ensuring the delivery of quality communications tools that match expectations.
To learn more about Patton’s award-winning VoIP solutions, visit www.patton.com.
Edited by Allison Boccamazzo
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