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VoIP Equipment Blog Series Details Designing and Implementing IP Paging System
By Erin Harrison, Executive Editor, Strategic Initiatives
With technology continually evolving, having a one-stop shop resource center for all your VoIP needs is not only beneficial, but necessary in today’s ever-changing IP environment. Using IP technology is becoming increasingly imperative to technological and financial success; what matters just as much is gaining insight into which VoIP equipment can help your company achieve that success, or how to improve the VoIP equipment you may already have in place.
This is why the launch of VoIP Supply’s blog – VoIP Insider – gives those eager insiders looking to brush up on the 411 in the VoIP space, a convenient and accessible one-stop-shop to everything and anything a user may need.
A recent four-part series article on VoIP Insider, titled “Designing and Implementing an IP Paging System,” is helping VoIP users out there comprehend the design and implementation of an IP paging – otherwise known as paging over VoIP – system.
Detailing the different methods of IP Paging installation – namely, Unicast IP Paging and Multicast IP Paging – the blog series focuses on the “how” of implementation initially, and then goes into more detailed network infrastructure techniques, such as IP PBX (News - Alert) switches and SIP-enabled solutions for larger scale VoIP phone systems.
In addition to the step-by-step processes of both IP Paging systems, the blog series focuses on the differences between Unicast and Multicast IP Paging and which system would be best suited for every unique business situation.
In part four, blogger Chris Heinrich explains the benefits of intercom calling using VoIP equipment.
“In today’s VoIP world, most IP PBX’s have the ability to setup intercom between two endpoints,” explains Heinrich. “…The first method is to configure an intercom prefix. Most solutions that are Asterisk-based already have this prefix setup, but you can change it if need be. After an administrator determines the prefix users can simply dial that intercom prefix, then dial the SIP extension they wish intercom and press send from their IP Phone (News - Alert).”
Erin Harrison is Executive Editor, Strategic Initiatives, for TMC, where she oversees the company's strategic editorial initiatives, including the launch of several new print and online initiatives. She plays an active role in the print publications and TMCnet, covering IP communications, information technology and other related topics. To read more of Erin's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Carrie Schmelkin