VoIP Deployment

VoIP Deployment For topic is unlike any other topic on the market covering any aspect of VoIP. I designed the contents of it to continually answer the question “Why does this matter to me?” If the subject didn’t matter, it was removed. More importantly, I looked to find the things in VoIP that had a […]

Introduction (VoIP Deployment)

It was February 2003 when my boss told me that I was going to be turning up a new VoIP soft switch. This was the first time I had ever heard of a soft switch, and about the second time I had heard of the term VoIP. There was a loose association of companies, hardware […]

What You Don't Have to Read (VoIP Deployment)

As a standard rule, don’t read what you already know. This topic is designed to be read by topic as it interests you. It is not required that you read it straight through, and if additional clarification is required on a subject, I’ll direct you to the topic where it’s covered in depth.

Foolish Assumptions (VoIP Deployment)

I wrote this topic assuming that you’re interested in VoIP and had some experience with telephony or programming. I didn’t assume that you had any extensive training in VoIP or any VoIP-supported field (such as telecom, LAN design, or software development). It is reasonable that some readers will have extensive backgrounds in one or another […]

Icons Used in This Topic (VoIP Deployment)

The icons in this topic are meant to grab your attention. Here’s what they mean: This icon indicates that you need to be extra cautious, lest you become subject to a common pitfall or problem. Tips provide insight into configuring, developing, or understanding something better regarding PPS. This icon denotes a key point of understanding, […]

How This Topic Is Organized (VoIP Deployment)

The topic is structured as a progression from general to specific VoIP information. It is layed out in the same logical manner you’d go about researching VoIP during a deployment on your network. The initial topics cover the rudimentary structure of VoIP and provide an overview of the supporting structures of VoIP. More detailed information […]

Reviewing VoIP Basics

In This Topic ^ Seeing what makes up a call ^ Separating the fact from fiction ^ Gathering the hardware you need ^ Sending non-voice transmissions ^ Migrating phone numbers or getting new ones ^Voice over Internet Protocol (or VoIP, as it’s more commonly known) is truly a disruptive technology, bringing in new possibilities while […]

VoIP Essentials

In this part . . . provide the information necessary to grasp VoIP, its structure, its myth, and the supporting elements that make it great. VoIP transmissions are not built like a normal phone call, and the unique nature of their design lend themselves to possibilities, both good and bad, that aren’t available with traditional […]

Where to Go From Here (VoIP Deployment)

The Table of Contents is the best place to begin. Scan it and look for anything you aren’t confident you know. If you’ve had any exposure to VoIP at all, some of the topic may just be a refresher course for you, and some may not apply. If you’re just starting out and haven’t formally […]

Parts of a VoIP Call

VoIP isn’t one single protocol or software package that converts your analog or digital phone call into something that can run over the Internet. VoIP is a group of specialized software elements, each performing a specific task. Every phone call (whether VoIP or non-VoIP) has two basic components, each using an allotted amount of bandwidth […]