Right from 1876, when Alexander Graham Bell invented the first telephone to the present day when smart phones are reining the market, the world of communication has been constantly evolving. We all know about the evolution of mobile phones. It can be roughly outlined as being transformed from a bulky cordless to a relatively smaller device and then finally into a technological wonder gadget that amalgamates voice as well as data driven features.
The inception of this sequence of developments can be traced back to landlines or more sophisticatedly called desktop phones. In spite of the growing popularity of smartphones, desktop phones continue to be an essential part of the business as well as personal communication networks. Mostly because they incorporate almost all the trailblazing attributes like those of modern cell phones like huge LCD displays, QWERTY keyboards, caller idâ€™s and other features like intercom, call waiting, call forwarding, call transfer and conference calls.
Over the course of time there have been significant advancements in the structure as well as characteristics of desktop phones as well. Firstly there are GSM desktop phones in which the user can insert a sim card like that in a mobile, eliminating the hassles of the wired connectivity through a landline. Moreover they are ambulant and save landline costs.
Next in line are the VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) or simply ip desktop phones. They dispatch voice calls over a Local Area Network or internet instead of conventional PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network). This allows the computers and the desktop phones to operate simultaneously. All you need to do is plug your IP phone into any of the available LAN ports and the phone will catalogue itself into the VoIP phone system instinctively.
The most significant feature of these phones is that they save a great amount of capital on equipment, labor and up keeping. The need for individual PBX lines is eliminated as all the voice and data traffic is concentrated over a single physical network. Also, separate network management for data and voice is not required. Charges on international and long distance calls are remarkably lessened. As already suggestive from its configuration, these phones are portable and can be set up anywhere as long as there is dependable ip connectivity around. In addition they have the integrated features of voice mails, faxes, email, and web conferences as well as sms service.
The latest of what ip desktop phones have to offer are the gigasetip desktop phones. It incorporates an answering machine that enhances the convenience of the users by allowing recording time up to 50 minutes. Thus all your calls can be received and recorded in your absence. Besides, 3 parallel calls can be made at a time and the calls can be routed over landline or internet permitting greater flexibility in use. Furthermore, the operator is entitled to superior quality HD sound either via base station or the headset and an exceptionally well designed user interface with customized ringtones and coloured backlights for particular contact.
Most of the ip phones are competitive in todayâ€™s market and the choice lies in how far technologically sound we are to be able to choose the one that suits our needs