CENTRA IP Phone System Solutions
Communications are essential to the success of all companies. Do your current business phones suit your business? Business phones don’t need to be complicated to be effective. Your business phone system should be easy to use, simple to manage, and feature rich. Centra IP Networks provides a wide array of small business phone system solutions in Dallas, Ft. Worth, and the Plano area. With one central point of contact for sales and service, choosing a system from Centra IP Networks is easy! We focus on the small to medium-sized business market offering business owners an array of the most popular brands of business phones and services to keep your business connected.
ON PREMISE PHONE SYSTEMS
On-premise phone systems are sometimes referred to as PBX phone systems and have been the traditional best choice for business phone systems for several decades. These systems can be VoIP (voice over IP) or digital. PBX stands for Private Branch Exchange, a private telephone network with unique extensions for staff members and/or departments. These systems use a purchased or leased physical device within a company or organization to make both internal and external phone calls.
With an on-premise VoIP system, there is a dial tone from a traditional telephone company, cable provider, or Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunk provider. SIP is the standard communications internet protocol for voice and video communications for internet telephony, in private Internet Protocol (IP) telephone systems, and in instant messaging over IP networks. If your company purchases an on-premise phone system, your own in-house IT professionals provide ongoing support, or you can partner with an outside provider. With these systems, the end user has a server on site or in a data center and is responsible for the maintenance of the system as well as any upgrades and/or expansion.
A PBX phone system is ideal for a small or rapidly growing business. This type of system can help control overhead costs since there’s no need to hire a receptionist to answer calls or purchase hardware or a complex system requiring an IT team. PBX systems allow users to add multiple departments, which helps a company appear larger. As the company grows, the main greeting and number of departments can be updated.
Cloud Based Phones (PBX)
Cloud-based phone systems are also known as cloud-based solutions or hosted PBX systems. Hosted systems offer the flexibility and reliability of a phone system without the associated maintenance and support costs of maintaining servers and phone equipment on your business premises.
Cloud-based phone systems are deployed by a hosted provider in an off-site data center. Businesses are required to pay a monthly fee for these systems, which are connected via a public or private internet connection. Using cloud-based systems requires the purchase of desk phones, but this should be the only equipment users will need to buy. Users have limited control over moves, additions, and changes, with the host provider handling any updates and taking care of system maintenance.