SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) Provider, Philadelphia, PA

What is SIP?
SIP
is a signaling protocol for Internet telephony. It is used to set up, manage and end a VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) call. Using a SIP phone provider allows two IP phones to communicate using a standardized methodology.

What is SIP Trunking?
SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) Trunking
allows businesses to send voice and data communications, both internally and externally, over the Internet instead of the regular telephone network.  This is a departure from traditional Voice over IP (VoIP) applications, which have to translate internal IP communications before they can travel - as voice communications - over phone lines.

This "direct connection" to the Internet can deliver several key cost-saving benefits, including:

  • Substantially lower toll charges for long distance, International, and local access calls.
  • Reduces or eliminates many hardware-related costs associated with traditional Voice over IP solutions, such as managed gateway devices and T1 circuit cards.
  • Reduces recurring monthly costs for separate voice and data circuits, since SIP carries voice and data over one connection.
  • Eliminates over-subscribing for voice - Traditional VoIP connections are often sold in standard packages that contain large numbers of "channels"  that provide more bandwidth than a small business needs. SIP architecture allows companies to pay only for the bandwidth they use.
  • Simplified, cost-effective access to Unified Communications (UC) - SIP Trunking's streamlined architecture provides more efficient and affordable access to powerful collaboration tools such as chat services, audio/video conferencing, application sharing, "find me follow me" technology and more.

However, like all communications technology solutions, one size doesn't fit all.  To truly maximize the potential for cost savings with SIP Trunking, it's critical to work with a partner who can thoroughly analyze your existing communications infrastructure, understand your business' workflow and goals, and design a customized SIP Trunking plan using the technology and service providers that fit the best. 

What is VoIP?
VoIP, sends communication data over the internet bypassing the traditional phone line or Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN). VoIP converts voice information into data and sends it over an Internet connection. This alternative method of making phone calls is a cost efficient way for businesses to fulfill their telecom needs.

SIP enhances VoIP by supporting any form of real time communication, including voice, video, instant messaging and collaboration applications. SIP also enables users to inform others of their presence information, including their availability and the best way to contact them.

What can a SIP/VoIP Phone Provider do for your business?

  • A SIP phone provider can offer you increased flexibility and robust features to improve customer service.
  • The marriage of VoIP and SIP translates to reduced costs for long distance.
  • Using SIP trunking can lead to reduced hardware costs.
  • An experienced SIP phone provider can help you set up virtual local calling in cities where you do not currently have a physical office.
  • A SIP phone provider gives your business the unique ability to integrate hardware from different manufacturers.
  • A SIP service provider can integrate basic VoIP with web email and chat services.

While the increasingly popular benefits of VoIP are being realized by many businesses in Philadelphia, PA and nationwide, the full benefits of SIP enhanced VoIP have yet to be realized. SIP offers a future where we will be able to reach a person simply by “dialing” their email address.

Expert Technology Associates located in Philadelphia, PA is a leading SIP phone provider. Our knowledge of VoIP enhanced by SIP is second to none. Let us show you how these technologies can save you money. Call us toll-free in Pennsylvania today for a free evaluation of your communication needs or, click here.