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10-30-2009, 01:30 PM
I was sitting at my computer and this thought came to my head. What are different types of VoIP programs that are great for clan use, and researched using Wiki. Found this:

VoIP software is used to conduct telephone-like voice conversations across Internet Protocol (IP) based networks. VoIP stands for "Voice over IP". For residential markets, VoIP phone service is often cheaper than traditional public switched telephone network (PSTN) service and can remove geographic restrictions to telephone numbers (i.e. have a "New York" PSTN phone number in Tokyo).

For enterprise or business markets, VoIP enables the enterprise to manage a single network (the IP network) instead of separate voice and data networks, while enabling advanced and flexible capabilities to the end user.

Softphones are end-user–based clients for initiating and receiving voice and video communications over the IP network with the standard functionality of most "original" telephones and usually allow integration with IP phones and USB phones instead of utilizing a computer's microphone and speakers (or headset). Most softphone clients run on the open Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) supporting various codecs. Skype runs on a closed proprietary network. Online "Chat" programs now also incorporate voice and video communications.

Other VoIP software applications include conferencing servers, intercom systems, virtual FXOs and adapted telephony software which concurrently support VoIP and PSTN like IVR systems, dial in dictation, on hold and call recording servers.

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10-31-2009, 02:36 PM
(I have edited your topic title) -

Very interesting post indeed, surely makes it more efficient to pick voip software that best suits your needs :) .

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10-31-2009, 03:10 PM
Awesome, that is sure handy to know also.