Author: Leo D’Alessandro – Product Marketing Manager, Sangoma
Are you thinking about upgrading your business phone system and worried if the current wiring or cabling infrastructure is compatible? Or are you setting up a new office for your business and hassled with the thought of having to run cables everywhere to connect all your IP phones? Not to mention the cost involved in hiring contractors to do all the work. While setting up a phone system is something that has to be done, you now have more options that make deployment easier and can save you money in the process.
Easier Deployment & Maintenance
Phone systems have come a long way, and they are no longer archaic in their setup and connectivity. With hosted phone systems, you can now have a maintenance-free setup without having to physically install a server in-house and worry about cabling, backup hard drives, or power systems. And, you don’t worry about the phone system going down and having to physically go into the office to fix it. Basically, as long as your business has an existing internet connection, then that is all that is required of your infrastructure for a maintenance-free phone system!
With a hosted phone system, deployment is as easy as choosing your phone system provider, navigating to their website, and signing up. They take care of operation and maintenance, failover, backup, etc., for your entire communication platform. What is nice, too, is that you only pay a monthly fee for a hosted phone system, meaning you don’t have to dish out cash up front for hardware purchases and wire/cabling setup.
More IP Phone Options
So, that takes care of the wireless setup from your business to your communication platform, but what about your IP phones in the office? IP phones have come a long way too – they are now WiFi capable! Various IP phone vendors offer WiFi versions of their IP phones so that all you need to do is plug them into a power outlet and let the phone connect to the phone system wirelessly over a WiFi connection. You can set up your phones wherever you want them in the office without worrying about where the IP connection is, but of course, you need a power socket somewhere, which is going to be around since you have other equipment that needs power already.
Sangoma Technologies has a long, successful history with phone systems and offers solutions to make your business wire-free. PBXact Cloud is Sangoma’s hosted phone system for small to medium-sized businesses and offers maintenance-free service for a minimal monthly cost.
It includes a quick setup wizard and Unified Communications integration, such as a mobile and desktop softphone, making it a popular choice.
For more information on Sangoma’s PBXact Cloud solution and IP phones, visit our website.