SIP Trunking is the latest technology in the field of Communications. Here is a small and easy explanation of SIP and SIP Trunking.
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Get to know what SIP is all about
We all have witnessed the time when just to hear our favourite song, we were forced to buy the entire album and play it in a CD player or a tape recorder. With the advancement of technology and the internet, it became possible to download a single song of our choice as and when desired, at extremely low price.
The above situation is a replica of the ways in which the entire scenario of hotel telephony has been revolutionized through the advent of VoIP (Voice over Internet protocol) and SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) Trunking.
Basics of SIP Trunks
SIP Trunk is the latest economic communication technology with following properties:
Virtual Connection – It was a common practice among hotel industries to deploy T1 lines or other phone lines (more commonly “trunks”). With the evolution of SIP Trunking, the concept of virtual lines and telephony via Internet came into being. Integration of SIP – SIP or Session Initiation Protocol, to understand in simple words is nothing but, a digital technology which can be utilized for the initiation, modification, and termination of calls.Simultaneous transmission of video and voice – Synchronous transmission of video and voice over a single channel in hotel phone system is very beneficial as it brings about an increased guest satisfaction and business functionality.
How does SIP Trunks work and how will it affect the Hotel industry?
SIP Trunks are Virtual lines which carry forward and manage calls, simultaneously, over the Cloud, with the help of an ITSP (Internet Telephony Service Provider). This feature of SIP Trunks enables it to surpass every other communication technology, and thus, lets you save money.
How will SIP Trunking allow Hotels to save money?
Following factors make SIP Trunking very economical:
SIP Trunks require low-priced infrastructure- As SIP Trunking eliminates the need for PRIs (Primary Rate Interfaces), which are transmission lines similar to T1 lines, and are used to handle calls; hotels can significantly cut down their investments in infrastructure and save money.Local Calling rendered totally free- SIP Trunks deploy WAN (Wide Area Network) for the transmission of local calls. This makes local calling absolutely free. Hotels can thus save money on local calls by eradicating their traditional telephony methodology by all new SIP Trunking.Long Distance Calls at very low Price- SIP Trunking depends on the Internet for the transmission of digital data. This helps in reducing the long distance call costs by considerable amount. Low call cost ultimately helps your hotel and customers to save money.Easy Scaling facility- Scaling up and down with SIP Trunking is very easy and economical. If your hotel is looking forward to expand its communications setup in near future, you can easily do it with SIP Trunks. Unlike PRIs, with SIP Trunks, you are not required to go for a quantized setup of 23 channels. You are at freedom to purchase one Trunk at a time.Decrement in the number of Phone Lines- Initially, you needed to install as many phone lines as the number of extensions you required at your workplace. With such a system, you needed to pay for each and every line individually. SIP Trunking helps you in eliminating this unnecessary expenditure by allowing you to maintain a single phone line instead of multiple lines for every simultaneous call.
Summarizing about SIP Trunking
SIP Trunking not only provides an economic edge in the field of communication technology but also enables highly sophisticated video calling as it is managed via the Internet and Cloud. SIP Trunking also enables highly advanced calling features, user-friendly calling, scalability, and more. SIP Trunking is a very successful technology and has a lot more in reserves for you, your guests, and of course, your Hotel.
Think wisely. Replace the costly traditional telephony with more economic and sophisticated technology of SIP Trunking.