Cloud Communications Offers Flexibility
Business VoIP and PBX phone systems are still relatively new, but they’re something people are becoming more familiar with. As people look for more ways to break free from the chains that are their desk or office, they’re also looking for ways to stay connected. Cloud communications systems can help small and medium-sized businesses meet their communication needs without the worry of going over budget. Flexibility, affordability and improved employee communications are just a few of the benefits your business can experience with a cloud-based phone system.
We’re a hyper-connected society. With email, social media, smartphones and tablets, staying connected is easy. Cloud communications based systems can help simplify the communications of your business, especially if you have employees that work outside the office. Teleconferencing from miles away or getting voicemails transcribed are just two of the features that small businesses can benefit from.… Continue Reading
One of the frequent potential drawbacks to VoIP cited is that VoIP runs on electricity. But how much electricity do IP Phones and IP PBX boxes use? VoIP is surprisingly green and good for the environment, and frees you up to drive less as well.
The standard for energy measurement is a 100 watt light bulb, which uses 0.1 kilowatt hours (kWh). A laptop uses approx 45 kWh, a large window A/C unit uses 1440, and a modern fridge uses 72. A typical office florescent bulb is 15 or 20 Watts, which work in pairs of two or sets of four. Bearing all that in mind, let’s look at some of the IP phones and how much electricity they use.
Using the standby power as our measurement, the popular Polycom Soundpoint IP 550 uses 4.11 kWh, the Grandstream GXP2020, which runs Android, uses 3.02 kWh, the Cisco IP 7970 uses 5.79 kWh.… Continue Reading
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