VOIP Telephone Systems
Forward IT can offer an onsite or offsite hosted TrixBox VOIP solution for your business requirements. We use TrixBox VOIP internally and have drastically reduced our phone bill.
VOIP is simply the transmission of voice traffic over IP-based networks.
VoIP has become popular largely because of the cost advantages to consumers over traditional telephone networks. Most Australians pay a flat monthly fee for local telephone calls and a per-minute charge for long-distance calls.
VoIP calls can be placed across the Internet. Most Internet connections are charged using a flat monthly fee structure.
Using the Internet connection for both data traffic and voice calls can allow consumers to get rid of one monthly payment. In addition, VoIP plans do not charge a per-minute fee for long distance. For International calling, the monetary savings to the consumer from switching to VoIP technology can be enormous
Trixbox is a Linux based line of Asterisk based IP-PBX products designed to meet the VOIP needs of companies from 2 to 500 employees.
Asterisk is a software implementation of a telephone private branch exchange. Like any PBX, it allows attached telephones to make calls to one another, and to connect to other telephone services including the public switched telephone network (PSTN) and (VoIP) services.
The Asterisk software includes many features available in proprietary PBX systems: voice mail, conference calling, conversation recording, interactive voice response (phone menus and automatic call distrubtion among other features.