Articles Covering "VoIP"

What is E911?

What is E911?
[Watch a video]  For nearly fifty years, the three digits “9-1-1” have been synonymous with emergency calling in the United States. Enhanced 911, (also called E-911, E911, etc.) takes information about the caller and sends it to the emergency operators. 911 continues to keep up with the times in the Internet age.Enhanced 911 works by sending your location and phone number to a PSAP, or Public Safety Answering... Read More

What is Asterisk?

Asterisk is an open source telephony engine. In 1999, Computer Engineer Mark Spencer was running a tech support business and he wanted a way to distribute calls to his employees, but didn’t want to purchase an expensive PBX. Instead, he began work on a program that would do it for him. This became Asterisk. Asterisk variations are now available on Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems, and it is the basis for many open source and... Read More

How VoIP Works

How VoIP Works
In a short period of time, VoIP has forever revolutionized the way we communicate. Applications to residential, business, and beyond allow for a wide range of capabilities and options that simply weren't available with old systems. In a short explanation, Voice over Internet Protocol, is a method for taking analog audio signals, like the kind you hear when you talk on the phone, and turning them into digital data that can be... Read More

What is VoIP?

VoIP (pronounced “voy-p”) is shorthand for Voice over Internet Protocol. It’s a new way to communicate by having your voice sent digitally over the internet rather than over a copper phone wire. Once, it was only possible to make a call using VoIP through a computer, but advances in computing hardware and increases in the availability of bandwidth make it now possible to make a call and even send video through a number of... Read More