Digital & Hybrid IP Systems
SERVING PORTLAND OR | VANCOUVER WA
Private Branch Exchange (PBX) phone technology has been around for decades and refers to the in-house network your office uses to make calls within your company: this is the system you use to dial a specific extension, without dialing an entire phone number.
A hybrid phone system can be a pathway from a more traditional phone system to the new world of VoIP technology. It is also a way to use VoIP phone lines, called SIP trunks, to save money on your phone service while using the newest technology and not investing in all new telephony equipment.
Across the country, phone service carriers are abandoning the old telephone lines and converting to VoIP lines. Then they use converters to change the signals back to something useable by your phone system for those that aren’t VoIP capable yet. A hybrid digital & IP phone system can be a good option for future-proofing your telecommunications.
Integrating Digital & Hybrid IP Systems
VoIP was introduced in 1998 and has quickly overtaken traditional PBX systems. A hybrid phone system uses both digital PBX technology and VoIP to create a blended system, one that uses a digital phone system in-house, and VoIP solutions to connect to the external phone numbers. It’s truly the best of both worlds, and a great way to gain the benefits of a VoIP without the hassle!
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Benefits of Hybrid PBX Phones
For businesses with older wiring, unsecured phone lines, or unreliable internet connections, a digital PBX phone system is a popular choice. A hybrid phone system would utilize existing technological infrastructure while establishing new VoIP phone connections. Here are just a few of the benefits of a Hybrid phone system:
Is a Hybrid Phone System Right for your Business?
Hybrid phone systems are perfectly suited for businesses that meet one or more of the criteria below:
- Your facility has dated wiring.
- You don’t want to or can’t rely on the Internet for your phone service.
- You have more than 10-20 people who will use the phones at a time.
- You prefer your phone system to be on site.
- You are stuck in an extended contract for regular phone lines and need to replace your existing system now.
- You want to try out or use some VoIP technology, with the option for full integration in the future
Professional Hybrid PBX Systems
If you have any questions regarding the optimal choice for your business phone network, America’s Phone Guys would be happy to talk with you about your options. Contact us today, and we can help you determine the best telecom solutions for you and your company!
FAQS About Hybrid Phone Systems
Businesses that don’t have reliable Internet, have dated wiring or unsecured phone lines should use digital phones. Businesses whose staff is primarily stationary also benefit from hybrid IP phone systems.
A hybrid IP phone system uses digital PBX technology and VoIP. It uses a digital phone on-site and VoIP to connect to the external phone numbers.
Digital telephone systems can use POTS lines (Plain Old Telephone Service), PRI’s, T1’s, and VoIP lines. While hybrid IP phone systems can use POTS lines, PRI’s, T1’s, VoIP phone lines, and SIP trunks. Hybrid phone systems can also connect multiple sites without the use of expensive point-to-point VPN connections.
Digital systems are more stable, have fewer potential failure points, they consume less power, and they are usually low maintenance. Additionally, digital phones don’t use any bandwidth on your network.
Hybrid IP phone systems provide excellent voice quality, they support SIP trunking, and they provide an easy transition to VoIP.
Digital and IP phone systems allow conferences to be built up to the number of phone lines in the system. Each party in the call utilizes a phone line, so if there are four phone lines and four parties on the call, all lines will be in use.
Digital & Hybrid IP Systems in Portland OR and Vancouver WA
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