Getting Ready to Install
Before you deploy voice-over-IP from RingByName in your office there are a few considerations you must first address. Switching from traditional telephone service to voice-over-IP (VoIP) requires sufficient bandwidth, a proper switch and router, and a good battery backup solution to protect you from power failures.
The key voice-over-IP requirements discussed in this article are:
- Bandwidth - Determining how much bandwidth you will need for voice-over-IP in your office is your first step.
- The Router - Choosing a low quality or under performing router is a costly mistake which will degrade your call quality.
- Quality of Service - You must decide whether voice traffic will be separated from regular internet users or if it will share the same network.
- Power Failures - Voice over IP does not work when the power goes out so you should install a battery backup system and possibly a Power-over-Ethernet switch if your budget permits it.