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.
The main thing that you should pay attention to is the user agents (devices) and the SIP server. The latter is necessary to do things like: registration of users, provision of local capabilities, traffic redirection if you are away from home domains, serve as a proxy for SIP request processes and establish sessions between user agents in view of their availability for any of your sessions.
Most vendors integrate all server functions into a single one to make the solution easier and more cost-effective, while the cloud takes care of it for you.
The good news is that all this is not so difficult, especially when you work with reliable suppliers and regardless of the architecture chosen, SIP solutions have high reliability and security.
What are the features and benefits of SIP?
A list of possible solutions that enhance the functionality of the final SIP points to describe all SIP trunking benefits is too long to list, here are a few of the most important ones:
- Mobility – integration of mobile devices
- Wealth of applications (built-in)
- Modern DECT 6.0 options for wireless options
- Mobile office charging
- Unlimited network potential
- Full camera integration
- High Definition (HD) sound based on
- UC (Unified Communications) G.722 specification, which is currently the standard
It should also be noted that functionality is added in addition to the capabilities of legacy systems, because, at the endpoint level, it is software-oriented. This means that when you move your company to another location the ultimate SIP points do not need any additional equipment to work; no significant preliminary investment in needed, as you deploy in accordance with the needs of end users and you only need to buy what is necessary for certain people or work groups; Each endpoint can be updated immediately, in accordance with the policies and rules of the organization. This also means that adding, moving and changing is simple: literally turn on the SIP phone and start using it when moving offices.
In fact, in difficult and difficult modern economic conditions, capital investments in what is called an infrastructure – not only hardware but all software and applications that give enterprises new opportunities for communications and computer services, are necessary and justified.
They are necessary for:
Increase operating performance
* Business processes and methods
* Increase the speed of decision-making
* Accelerate the distribution of products and services
Creating sustainable and differentiated competitive advantages
* Expand and preserve the circle of your customers
* Give companies the opportunity of market presence and mobility in the marketplace
* Serves as a platform for generating new SIP capabilities with added cost, a technology platform using the endpoint SIP points and servers connected to SIP channels from the preferred service provider, in order to simplify all of the above.
In fact, SIP solutions – cloud-based or on a particular SIP platform – deployed with backbone SIP connections for typical SMBs can save up to 70 percent on monthly telecommunications bills.
There is currently a library of proven SIP solutions that convincingly demonstrate that, based on the IP PBX from the preferred vendor, open source codes, or on cloud structures, the endpoint SIP points provide for the enterprise:
- Reduced costs due to the “pay-as-you-grow / need” deployment flexibility
- Reducing costs as a result of built-in redundancy for cloud implementations – there is no need for local servers and storage systems and associated operating costs, and there is no need for additional specialist support
- Increased profits as a result of increased efficiency of employees through the use of UC, cooperation, presence and video conferencing, drastically reducing the need for travel and personal meetings.
SIP solutions that reduce customer acquisition time, internal meetings, decision making, support for business processes, etc., as well as transportation costs, capital and operating costs, yield a significant return on investment and total cost of ownership. They also create modern high-performance infrastructures, highly efficient today and ready for future expansion with minimal costs and risks.
Being better informed in this area, you sooner than later will be able to start evaluating and choosing the SIP solution that best suits your needs and interests in terms of priorities.
When it comes to finding a SIP solution that will work best for you to start using its benefits, consider the following information about SIP:
Without going deeply into technical terms, you should be aware that SIP is an internationally approved standard communication protocol that has been existing and improving for more than a decade. SIP was designed to create, manage and complete real-time communications over Internet Protocol (IP) -based data networks. SIP simplifies the interoperability of interactive communication sessions in data networks, as opposed to static viewing. This means an interactive connection between any SIP-enabled devices or applications, whether it be a wired phone, a softphone, a computer, a smartphone or an IP PHONE with VIDEO CONFERENCE capabilities.
Currently, SIP is used by developers to create their own applications that use the increased capacity, scalability and bandwidth of IP networks. SIP has evolved into a generally accepted and fundamental component of the deployment of mission-critical communications capabilities.
Unified Communications (UC), instant messaging, a functional of local and remote presence, multimedia collaboration in real time, and many other things that make companies more efficient and competitive.
Deployments not only in corporate networks but also in operator networks around the world to enhance the potential for interaction and cooperation
In short, SIP is digital oil, allowing organizations to optimally enhance the ways they interact. It allows companies to improve operations and processes, create and maintain promising opportunities that will enable your organization to be cost effective in the present and future.