The truth is that VoIP technology is really as simple as putting another IP-based application - voice and voice-related services in this case - onto the network. And it does provide cost savings as it enables a method of doing away with the legacy voice network by digitising voice into data so that it can ride on the existing data network. Grant Howe, country manager, ANZ for 3Com, poses the question: so what’s not to love about VoIP? He explains that VoIP’s cost and complexity is really in the licensing.
Instead of succumbing to all the gloom and doom emanating from the global financial crisis, which by some rather alarmist reports will see 100,000 Australian small and medium businesses (SMBs) go down the gurgler, why not look for the opportunities, suggests D-Link’s Maurice Famularo.
If your business relies at all on the internet, then you'd better get up to speed on IPv6 - if you don't, your customers won’t be able to reach you. Andrew Collins takes a look at what IPv6 means for business, how much time is left before the transition and what businesses need to do to prepare.
Researchers at one of Australia’s leading health research facilities are sharing important findings with colleagues around the world faster, following the installation of a new Cisco IP telephony system by Comscentre.
Point to Point Technology (PTP) was established in Melbourne and is a distributor for a wide range of mobile communications accessories and after-market products. Within a relatively short time, the company established a Sydney sales office and expanded into New Zealand. Furthermore, PTP was moving into the lucrative US market, with further international representation planned in the medium term.
The SIP-T20P by YeaLink is an easy-to-install, entry-level IP phone designed for extensions on corporate telephone systems that generate low to medium call levels.
Enterprises and equipment vendors are learning the value of a complete readiness assessment before deploying voice over internet protocol (VoIP) across an organisation. The assessments are a critical step to a successful VoIP deployment, but many enterprises do not perform an assessment because of cost or because, after performing a baseline on network utilisation, they assume that their network has enough bandwidth to accommodate the voice traffic. Fluke Networks’ Wayne Allen* reports on the importance of assessment and the consequences of not assessing the network correctly.
The Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH) is Melbourne’s oldest hospital, treating hundreds of thousands of patients each year. It was recognised as Australia’s busiest public hospital in the Commonwealth Government’s The State of Our Public Hospitals Report 2008 and, during that year alone, fielded a massive two million telephone calls. Given the reliance on its phone system, it needed to replace its ageing PABX, which was becoming ineffective and increasingly expensive to support.
Axis Communications’ product range now includes several features that make the installation and use of IP cameras in outdoor environments more cost efficient and reliable.
Arrow Energy, an Australian integrated energy company with access to more than 80,000 square kilometres of coal seam gas acreage close to Queensland’s three key markets - Brisbane, Townsville and Gladstone - has aggressive plans to achieve year-on-year growth of 100% for the next few years.
The Matrix Eternity GE PABX is a modular design that enables users to integrate VoIP, GSM, BRI and a PRI interface while at the same time reducing communication costs by 50%, it is claimed.
The NWD-455 FlexiDome IP is a 1/3-inch CCD network camera, designed to ensure the highest possible image quality at all times.
The Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute (POWMRI) has selected a new IP communications system that will result in significant cost savings and offer a host of unified communications (UC) features for the rapidly expanding Institute.
The internet industry is preparing for the wider deployment of the new IP version 6 (IPv6) addressing protocol.
The E20 video VoIP phone is intended to replace the standard office phone in enterprises.