The Pros And Cons Of IP Phones

March 14, 2016 by Joel Brownlow | Filed under Technology Services.

In the past, there was no such thing as the internet. In fact, the World Wide Web and all of its associated features are an extremely recent development when compared to phones. The old phones were either analog or Digital in terms of how they communicated. Both of these had their own pros and cons of course, but were overall capable of performing the same functions and retaining the same speeds and ability to multitask. A newer development in the world of phone networks are IP phones. These are very different indeed to the traditional analog and digital phones, and have their own advantages too.

Cost
IP networks like a Telstra video conferencing system are usually pretty expensive. Compared to the older types of networked phone connections, IP phones are new and epic advancements in technology. This causes them to be far costlier, which has led to some companies choosing not to install these systems in their offices. After all, the cost of installation is rather high. The older phone models, however, are widely available for relatively low prices. However, the high cost of an IP phone system isn’t there for no reason. There are many features of these systems that the older versions simply don’t have.

Range
Systems like avaya ip telephones offer a wide range of options for you to choose from. The phones aren’t simply physical phones. Some of the phones are soft and can be installed on a computer so that calls can be answered via the PC, whilst others operate over a Wi-Fi connection, but are physical devices with a network adapter on the PCB. In addition to this, there are other soft phones that can be installed on a mobile phone in order to answer work calls without having to be at the office and many more. Analog phones are only available in physical form.

Power consumption
Analog phones are not big on power consumption. In fact, if you take a look at a home land phone from the old days with a dial pad and no display, you might notice that there aren’t any other power sources. The average analog phone simply draws the little power it needs to operate directly from the phone line, meaning that the power consumption is incredibly low. However, if you install an IP phone you are going to want an external source of power for each phone, which might raise the operating cost of your company by a fair amount.


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