Communication is vital to the success of all schools. While the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) was great in its day, times—and technology—have advanced. These days, IP telephony has begun to get phased into businesses, schools, etc. This is because it is both more modern and flexible. One of the best examples of IP telephony is SIP Trunking.
What is SIP Trunking?
SIP Trunking stands for Session Initiation Protocol. It is one of the best ways to replace traditional telephone lines with a more contemporary solution. SIP allows schools and businesses to take advantage of unified communication capabilities by utilizing your high-speed internet. As mentioned above, SIP Trunks are flexible.
How Will it Benefit my School?
What you should know going in is that SIP is both scalable and adaptable. This means that it is easy to mold to your precise needs. For example, you only have to pay for the amount of channels you require. If you need to add or remove any of them, you can do so on-demand. Not only does this make it convenient and scalable, but it also simplifies your bill.
As long as your internet is reliable, call quality is also higher with SIP Trunking when compared to a traditional line.
Are There Other Benefits?
SIP has other benefits that you will notice immediately upon switching. For example:
- Savings—SIP Trunking can save you as much as 40-50% off of your monthly business phone bills.
- ROI—Not only does SIP save you money each month, but there is only a small upfront investment.
- Mobility—SIP makes it easy for your staff to connect to your phone system via their mobile device. This makes it easier for them to communicate with parents, students, and other staff members.