What about SIP Trunks and IP PBX?
You may be wondering, can I sell Sip Trunks and provide IP PBX systems with all the emphasis on Hosted PBX services? Yes, the Talking Platforms white label VoIP service includes the capability to sell SIP Trunks and connect any IP PBX or legacy telephone system. These features have been available since the start of Talking Platforms in 2005. This is an integral part of a company's progression to a fully Hosted PBX solution. Not every company is ready to give up a legacy telephone system whether SIP or Analog/Digital based. Many PBX Interconnects and IT providers have resources in place to provide and onsite telephone solution, but still, desire the flexibility and costs savings associated with SIP Trunks to provide incoming and outgoing voice traffic.
What is a SIP Trunk? This is an acronym for Session Internet Protocol Trunk. A SIP Trunk eliminates the old-style wired connections to the local telephone company and replaces it with a modern connection using the public Internet. The SIP trunk can directly connect to an IP PBX with standard Ethernet on an existing Internet connection. If the Telephone system is not SIP-based, you can connect to it with a media or VoIP gateway which converts the SIP Trunk to analog or digital T1/PRI connections. Since SIP Trunks are IP based, they have incredible flexibility in how they operate and where you locate them. Talking Platforms provides two distinct SIP Trunk products for you to resell under your own brand, standard registration and IP authenticated. The main differences between the two are the ease in which you can connect them to the Internet/IP PBX and connected device control of the Caller ID.
What is an IP PBX? In the past, the traditional PBX was a piece of hardware physically located within the company, business or organization. You run dedicated cabling from the PBX to the proprietary phones that only worked with that particular PBX. With an IP PBX, the PBX functionality was converted to software and runs locally at the customer's site or in a data center. The IP PBX works with most manufacturers SIP phones utilizing the standard SIP communications protocol. The modern IP PBX is feature-rich and rivals the previous hardware-based enterprise telephone systems that were prevalent in medium to large size companies. In some competitive applications, the IP PBX located at the customer's premises can be scaled more cost-effective than individual hosted PBX accounts, though the management and support complexity increases.