Voice over IP (VoIP) is a form of telephone service that works by taking the voice signals on your telephone an moving them over computer networks rather than traditional telephone lines. VoIP takes advantage of our large capacity network and fiber plant and delivers additional applications like video and our time entry system.
Berea College has been rolling out IP phones since 2007 as a pilot and will be enlarging and completing that project in 2012-2013.
Benefits of VoIP
The college receives several benefits from VoIP:
- VoIP uses a single communications network for both telephones and computers
- VoIP uses programmable sets that provide new features and applications
- Users can access the university phone directory, finding numbers for other users right from their phone sets
- Using VoIP positions the university for future technologies and makes us responsive to needs