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What is a VoIP Gateway and why do I need one?

Simply put a VoIP Gateway converts traditional telephone traffic (analog) to a digital format (IP) that can be sent across the internet and visa versa. In sort it is a bridge between the IP and analog equipment.

If you are happy with your current phone system and do not want to invest in any new IP and sets, but want to take advantage of the lower call costs associated with the Voice over IP, you would install a VoIP gateway.

As shown in the diagram above, once installed a VoIP Gateway would intercept calls from your phone system, and convert them to digital packets so that it can be transported over an IP based network. Likewise any incoming calls received across the IP network will be converted back into analog format for the phone system to understand.

There is a lot more complexity behind the VoIP Gateway, such as protocols and codesc. These deal with how the data is transported and how it is compressed and uncompressed.

Rest assured Kloudphone engineers understand all of this, after all we do run our own network and can ensure that the VoIP gateway matches our settings perfectly.

Kloudphone works with the following VoIP Gateway Manufacturers

patton header_logo_new  Patton Electronics, a USA based company , have developed a comprehensive range of VoIP gateways to address the specific requirements of a wide variety of packet-voice applications. Designed to interface with virtually any telephone system including ISDN PRI & BRI, T1, E1, FXS and FXO to name a few, the SmartNode series supports multiple VoIP standards including H.323, MGCP and the rapidly growing SIP protocol.

epygi-logo50 Epygi Technologies, a USA based company, deliver your small to medium to enterprise-sized business one integrated communication solution to meet your specific needs. Epygi’s QX and Quadro IP PBX and Gateway products are the result of years of careful planning, expert design and exhaustive laboratory testing by R&D engineers. Our goal is to provide you with affordable products, features specific to your company’s unique needs with ease of installation, maintenance and use.

logo-grandstream-low-web  Grandstream Networks has been manufacturing award-winning IP voice and video telephony, video conferencing and video surveillance products since 2002. The Grandstream brand means quality, reliability and innovation. Our award-winning products allow business to be more productive than ever before.


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