Android has a built-in softphone that can be used instead of third-party applications like 3CX Phone and others. The built-in softphone is very simple and convenient to use. It supports multiple accounts (SIP accounts), works well with many SIP operators. It can be configured only for outgoing calls or register with a SIP server and receive incoming calls. Continue reading “Setting up SIP Internet Telephony on Android (built-in Android Soft-phone)”
What does the slogan “Communicate from anywhere in the world at competitive prices from any gadget” mean?
Let’s figure out what is Multi-Channel Number and in the other articles, we’ll be able to answer the question how many sip trunks do i need. This phone number has several channels, through which you can simultaneously make and receive calls.
Traditionally, if you call from a phone number, you can not receive an incoming call. The multichannel number gives more opportunities because your employees can simultaneously serve more calls. Continue reading “What is a Multi-Channel Number?”
The book on IP communications, which is created especially to help network administrator in the development of voice and IP telephony technologies, plan and develop solutions for converged networks. The book provides guidance on planning, evaluating and implementing solutions based on SIP. Most large enterprises have switched or switched to IP telephony, the networks of the vast majority of operators and service providers have implemented IP telephony. But still, there are operators and enterprises that still use connections based on old and poorly scalable TDM trunks. Continue reading “A Good Book to Read About SIP Trunking – “SIP Trunking“ Book Review”
Today, the switching of telephony to VOIP (Voice over IP) is in full swing. As a basic protocol, SIP (Session Initial Protocol) is the one most often used. The versatility of the protocol can cause confusion – it can be connected to both ordinary subscriber terminals (SIP phones, SIP adapters, soft phones, etc.), and VoIP nodes (from IP PBX to Softswitch and Gateways with E1 etc.). The following are important connection characteristics for SIP. Continue reading “Ways to Connect via SIP: Trunk, SIP Accounts. What is The Difference?”
Internet technology is a very big thing. Sometimes it happens that one develop different software, for different OS, using different programming languages for fifteen years and it seems to him that he knows a lot. Then a step to the side – and there Narnia – SIP, RTP, SDP and PBX. The last few months, we are pretty busy with voice telephony, and several times I caught myself thinking that the documented area for beginners is not that very good. Well, if for some reason ten articles “IP telephony from scratch” is not written yet, then this is a good opportunity to write a post for a wide range of readers. Long posts I do not really like, so I’ll tell you a small, but the interesting part of the theory: how the cloud telephony systems interact with each other and with telecommunication companies. Continue reading “SIP Registration, Brunch, Softphone and Other Scary Words of Cloud Exchange Systems”
This type of telephony is so convenient and practical that it actively replaces traditional telephony. First of all, among the SIP trunking benefits especially for business – and it is not surprising because it allows you to economically and quickly provide the company with a connection for communicating internally and externally. Continue reading “Main Advantages of SIP-telephony”
Almost everyone has heard abbreviation SIP. But not everyone understands what it is and how SIP-telephony differs from regular telephone communication. We continue the cycle of introductory articles about analytics and virtual automatic telephone exchanges. Moreover, today’s topic of our article is SIP-telephony for dummies. Continue reading “What is SIP-Telephony in Simple Words”
Two diagrams from Panasonic are valuable for understanding the basic architecture of SIP. They are offered as an example of space saving, the prospects of structures with open codes and cloud. They show where SIP can be used and how it works. Continue reading “What are the General Components of SIP?”
SIP for beginners: What is SIP? Components of SIP? What are the advantages of SIP?
So, let’s figure out and the SIP trunking benefits
SIP is the way organizations can connect to VoIP, Unified Communications, and collaboration. No business can be competitive today if it does not use the power and capabilities of the public Internet and private IP networks. In fact, SIP solutions, clouded or on a particular SIP platform, deployed with backbone SIP connections for typical small or medium business (SMB), can save up to 70 percent on monthly telecommunications bills.
SIP for beginners: What is SIP? Components of SIP? What are the advantages of SIP? If you are in charge of managing or deciding on the communication capabilities of your organization, you are no doubt aware of the term SIP, the abbreviated name of the Session Initiation Protocol.
SIP, as the name implies, performs a critical and important function of IP-based initiation and session management for any person, and virtually any device that must communicate through peer-to-peer media types. Please note that SIP is an implementation mechanism, not a vehicle that is being discussed with your SIP providers.
We can say that SIP, in fact, does the same in the communication sphere as HTTP, through which we connect to content and people on the Internet. SIP is the way organizations can connect to VoIP, Unified Communications, and collaboration that is required to make our personal and professional lives easier, more productive and more enjoyable.
However, if you have not implemented SIP in some way to allow your company to start using voice over IP (VoIP) for phone calls and enjoy the benefits of multimedia communication over the Internet or a private Internet Protocol (IP) network, you probably have questions.
Why do I need SIP and why should I implement it?
The answer is most likely on your desk. The fact is that standard telephone systems and devices are now hopelessly outdated. Telephone sets were created for the analog world, where the voice was transmitted through so-called time division multiplexing (TDM). The telephone systems constructed in this way can not work effectively at all, and even more so in the era of the Internet. They can not provide any multimedia communications in real time.
No business can be competitive today if it does not use the power and capabilities of the public Internet and private IP networks. Especially on the background of such global trends as the general migration to the clouds, which are currently transforming the business.
Panasonic, the world leader in the field of ultimate SIP solutions, best confirms this:
“SIP communications combine the technological innovation of hardware and the power of the network to include additional features that improve efficiency and reduce cost. Intelligence is contained in all server platforms, both WAN (cloud) and LAN (in open source / IP). ”
Another advantage of the SIP-based solution is that it can be implemented:
- Based on IP PBX
- As an open source solution
- As a cloud solution
The thing is how to find the solution that will be best for you. It depends on what you have, what your business goals are and how your equipment is suitable for aligning with your business goals. SIP devices connected to a variety of SIP infrastructures are the real way to achieve the maximum communication capabilities of your company.
The most relevant SIP softphones are:
- Linphone (GPL, * nix / windows)
- SFLphone (GPL, * nix)
- X-Lite (proprietary, windows / mac)
- MicroSIP (GPL, windows)
- Telephone (BSD license, mac)
- Jitsi (LGPL, java, cross-platform)
- CSipSimple (GPL, android)
- Codec Pack for CSipSimple – Additional codecs for CSipSimple, including the newest and most advanced codec “Opus”
- siphon (GPL, iOS)
- 3CXPhone (???, windows / android / iOS)