Software applications form the basis of all VOIP (Voice/Video Over Internet Protocol) based business phone systems. The hardware is peripheral to this. Handsets and other devices are often used to integrate traditional phone systems with a business VOIP phone system. ‘Softphone’ is the term used to describe other devices that access a VOIP telephone system.
We can use a laptop, tablet or smartphone to access the application, whether it is installed on that device, or accessed through a vendor’s server. The iPhone 4s has been released, and this is going to be another boost for VOIP based calling. Here is a look at some of the advantages you can expect.
iPhone’s operating system has been groundbreaking since it was released. The smooth running system has been easy for users, and developers alike. There are just so many consumer-based applications available for the iPhone.
Any decent vendor of business VOIP have applications to make using their services easy. With iOS5, the iPhone, and therefore, all applications, run smoother and faster than before.
There are two elements that really make up a VOIP call’s quality. The Internet connection, and the speed that data is being managed. Business systems use dedicated servers to supply that data at super-high speeds.
The new A5 processor (dual core) is much faster than before, and that will result in better quality calls – the processor is stated to be twice as fast as the previous processor.
The iPhone 4s is the first smartphone with two antennas. The phone can intelligently switch between these antennas to send and receive data. This makes global roaming truly possible. The iPhone 4s is considered a ‘World Phone’. This is very important for business customers who are traveling between CDMA regions and GSM/EDGE networks. If you travel, and you lose access to global roaming because you have changed countries, your VOIP system is dead.
Video calls have become the essence of VOIP calling. Facetime is Apple’s inbuilt VOIP application that takes advantage of high-definition video calling. With improved camera features, the iPhone 4s delivers improved video calling features – improved on what was already a very well packaged product.
Using your smartphone with a business system means you can have a range of additional features. For example, you can keep the one central number, and smartphone users can actually be extension choices. A caller does not even need to know you are out of the office or where you are. That and other features will depend on the application and services supplied by your vendor. With so many options available it is worth shopping around.