IP PBX Removes Export / Import Barriers
As you make plans to upgrade your hotel’s phone system, the idea of where the actual hardware or software is coming from and how it will be integrated into your communications network is probably one of the last things on your mind. Although most people don’t give a lot of thought to these concerns, though, they can make a big difference in terms of convenience and expenses. In order for a phone system’s hardware to be introduced into your PBX, for example, certain exporting and importing regulations must be complied with, which can complicate matters.
An IP PBX is a system that connects telephone extensions to the public switched telephone network and provides internal communication for a business. An IP PBX is a PBX system with IP connectivity and may provide additional audio, video, or instant messaging communication utilizing the TCP/IP. A hosted IP PBX still allows companies to utilize and take complete advantage of their phone system’s features such as voicemail, faxing, automated greetings, conferences, and so on. Companies that offer hosted PBX as a service to their customers handle the call routing or switching as well as all maintenance involved in the hosted PBX service.
An example of the way it works is by plugging your phone directly into your VoIP-enabled modem. The VoIP-enabled modem uses the internet to send and transfer data. Information travels over the IP network and is bounced to the cloud, where it gets shuffled to your voice provider’s data center, a.k.a your server. The call is then pushed back out into the cloud and delivered to the end caller or the network they use.
An IP PBX is a system that connects telephone extensions to the public switched telephone network and provides internal communication for a business. An IP PBX is a PBX system with IP connectivity and may provide additional audio, video, or instant messaging communication utilizing the TCP/IP protocol stack.
Also known as a PBX, Unified Communications System, or business phone system, a PBX acts as the central switching system for phone calls within a business. IP PBX systems handle internal traffic between stations and act as gatekeepers to the outside world.
There can be fewer things that are more frustrating than finding a phone system that seems perfect for your hotel, only to learn that you cannot acquire it, as the hardware does not adhere to import laws for telecom equipment. And even if the phone system can legally be imported into the country where your hotel is situated, certain tariffs may actually increase your out-of-pocket expenses.
Realizing the dilemmas that export and import regulations can cause, PhoneSuite has made the decision to provide hoteliers with a workable solution: an IP PBX phone system. When your communications network is managed through the Internet, the need for physical hardware is eliminated. Instead, you can access fast, reliable software programming through the cloud. Because of this, you can expect to enjoy a few key benefits:
Be Up and Running Faster – and Without the Hassle
One of the most frustrating things about upgrading a hotel phone system has to do with ensuring that your facility has adequate coms during the transition. The faster you are able to make the switch from an old system to a new one, the more seamless the process will be, and the fewer problems you will experience. With PBX phone systems that require hardware, though, this can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. First, there’s the need to manually install the hardware in order to get your network up and running. In addition to this, complications with import and export laws can create a great deal of stress and a time lag. It’s in your best interest to avoid these issues altogether by going with an IP PBX phone system that isn’t subject to the same requirements. The virtual software can quickly and easily be introduced to your new phone system right away so that you don’t have to deal with any unnecessary delays or problems.
Cut Down on Costs
As mentioned previously, some countries may impose tariffs on imported telecom equipment. Ultimately, this could mean that the cost to receive the hardware for your phone system would be increased. With an IP PBX that relies on software, this is never a threat.
Simplify the Process of Updates and Modifications
As technology continues to advance or as your needs evolve, you may find that your phone system requires certain updates or modifications. With a traditional PBX system that relies on hardware, you would need to worry about having new hardware imported to your country and shipped to your hotel. An IP PBX, on the other hand, can be updated through the Internet so this is not a problem.
In order to ensure that your hotel’s new phone system is the best match for your needs, it’s important to consider all aspects of the purchase – including any potential hiccups as a result of import and export regulations. By choosing to go with an advanced and feature-rich PhoneSuite phone system, you can rest assured that these problems will be eliminated so that you and your business can enjoy smooth sailing in the many years ahead.