Globalink Voice-Over-IP (VOIP) Support
Globalink works with industry standard SIP protocol IP phones. There are
three types: hard, soft and firm. Below is a brief description of each
as well as example of phones that Globalink has tested and found to work
with our system. Since Globalink does not dictate what type of IP phones
that you can use with our system, there are quite a few variations in
configuration and setup procedures.
are physical pieces of hardware that plug into your network
typically through an ethernet connection. They are the best type
to use as they have no dependency on a computer. This means that
they will work whether your computer is turned off or does not
exist at all. Also, it is very nice to use a regular handset
style phone instead of a microphone and computer speakers. One
potential disadvantage is that your home network needs to have
an unused ethernet port in which to plug the phone in.
LinkSys Hardware Pricing
The Linksys SPA9000 marries the rich feature set of legacy PBX
telephone systems with the convenience and cost advantages of
internet telephony. It has common key system features such as an
auto attendant, shared line appearances, three way call
conferencing, music on hold, "follow me" calling, and many more.
The SPA9000 opens up access to the benefits of Voice Over IP,
including low cost long distance service, phone number
portability, and one network for both voice and data.
Linksys SPA9000 PBX
|Soft phones are
simply a piece of software that is loaded onto your computer and
uses the computer's soundcard as a user interface. Most people
start with a soft phone because of their low price (typically
free) and availability (easily downloadable). The down side is
that you do need a computer and it is often more difficult to
use a microphone/headset than a traditional handset.
|Firm phones are
a combination of a soft and hard phone. They are handsets that
plug into your computer which utilize intelligent drivers
running on the computer to communicate with the network. They
are a good compromise, both inexpensive and the ease of use with
a handset. Most of these phones use a simple USB connection to
interface to the computer. The down side is that they do need
software drivers and a computer to work.
The Wi-Fi portable phone is a revolutionary device that expands
the reach of VoIP communications. It provides consumers a new
cost effective way to communicate, with great features such as
3-way Calling, Call Waiting, Call Transfer and many popular
SIP Video Over IP Phone
works as simple as
any other ordinary phone. You can view near TV quality while
using this phone. The 30 frames per second (30fps) video will
help you communicate better.
Key Features and Functions
Internet video phone using high speed Internet connection
list shows name, number and picture for easy identification.
telephone functions - redial, hold, mute, transfer, and
mode- Temporarily block the outgoing video images.
Access function - access the Internet using a built-in web
service - Send and receive e-mails using users' own email
- Can also
be used as your regular phone by pressing PRIVACY/TEL
- IP video
phone can be used as a sign language interface, remote
surveillance, remote medical examination, and more.
- Send and
receive SMS (Short Message Service).
wireless IR keyboard.
Information Management System (phonebook, Call log, etc)
dynamic IP (LAN, DSL, ADSL and Cable Modem)
international standards; H.323 and SIP protocols.
Hosted PBX is a phone service that utilizes a very secure location on
the internet. You don't need any special hardware or extra high-speed
internet to use the system. If you have questions or concerns about
exactly how it works, please don't hesitate to
contact us, and we'll be glad to answer your questions.