IP Phone Warehouse - About VoIP Phones
IP phones provide businesses with VoIP. VoIP (or "voice over Internet protocol") is replacing analog phone systems in businesses across the globe. The advantages of VoIP are difficult to overlook, especially as more providers and phone manufacturers enter the market. Businesses will enjoy reduced monthly phone bills, greater scalability and features, and more.
Video phones and wireless phones provide employees with a modern telephony solution. Face-to-face interactions via video conferencing is ideal for leveraging trust with partners and customers; and WiFi and DECT phones are ideal for a mobile workforce. Available accessories, peripherals, connectivity types and more phone features allow employees to further customize their VoIP experience.
As a leading distributer of VoIP telephony, IP Phone Warehouse is committed to supplying the best VoIP solutions for any type of deployment. We've become partnered and certified with many manufacturers, ensuring we have the best selection available. Browse our online catalog or contact us to learn more.
IP Phone Warehouse - Buyers Guide
Print out and keep this buyer's guide as your resource to our full selection of VoIP phones. We also include helpful tips for what specifications to look for in a VoIP phone, links to various pages, and more.
VoIP Phone Buyer's Guide
IP Phone Warehouse - Tech Tips
Protocol support determines whether your phone can connect your PBX.
SIP and Asterisk are popular open source platforms, widely used because of their scalability and easy of use.
SCCP and other proprietary protocols are popular because of unique features and network integration.
PoE is a means of supplying power to the VoIP phone.
PoE supplies power to the VoIP phone through the Ethernet cable, which is connected to the network switch.
Both the phone and the connected network switch need to be PoE-enabled; meaning, that the phone has to support PoE and the switch needs to have a port that supplies PoE.
Some VoIP phones support AC adapters as well, but they may not be supplied with the device.
Line appearances and other features operate differently on a VoIP system.
For example, analog phones need a physical connection to each line in order to access it. Line appearances through VoIP are virtual, meaning the phone can only have one physical connection but still provide many line appearances.