VoIP stands for Voice of Internet Protocol. You are probably familiar with VoIP from solutions such as Skype and Vonage. However, VoIP goes beyond voice and even Skype can do video conferencing if you have a camera attached to your computer. While Skype and Vonage may be effective solutions for personal or home use, business grade communications can now be found through advanced Open Source VoIP solutions based on Asterisk. Asterisk has been maturing since 2001 and has grown into a feature rich and reliable communications tool.
Top 10 Reasons to go VoIP
- Enterprise features at an affordable price!
- Direct inward Dialing to all your extensions
- Fax over Internet delivered to your email
- Conference calls under your control
- Remote offices just another extension!
- Cell phone integration!
- Time-based call routing
- Detailed call reports
- Call recording
- Integration with your other business software
The power of VoIP comes in its flexibility. VoIP simply offers more options and tighter integration with your other basic business communication and information systems. Sollos offers the Asterisk-based Druid Unified Communication Server as well as the Digium Switchvox System both of which combines voice, fax and messaging and delivers your voicemail and incoming faxes. This convergence can be taken further by providing a click-to-be-called option on your website as well as click-to-call and call records within your CRM system such as SugarCRM. Advanced telephony options such as Direct Inward Dialing, call routing, hunt groups, and Auto Attendants are readily available with Druid and Switchvox solutions. Online meetings using the Conferencing feature of both Druid and Switchvox products and the Open Source webinar solution dimdim further enhance the professional functionalities available to businesses of all sizes.