The buzz surrounding the benefits of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) has permeated the confines of the business world, spurring many a decision maker to integrate the voice and data lines to simplify communications while also reducing costs. So popular are the benefits associated with VoIP in fact that it’s even spilling into the consumer market.
While the typical consumer still tries to determine the best route to VoIP, business users are examining the pros and cons associated with different vendors and bundled offerings. For those companies turning to business VoIP that need several phone lines on the converged network, this KTAR report suggests that the primary rate interface (PRI) may be considered in the mix of viable options.
For all intents and purposes, the PRI line has the capability of sending and/or receiving up to 30 calls at the same time. It’s an end to end digital circuit that operates as part of the integrated services digital network (ISDN) line. The common application in the U.S. is a T1, which carries 23/24 channels in two pairs of copper lines... Read More