Internet Telephony Devices
Our Company works with industry standard SIP protocol IP phones. There are
three types: hard, soft and
firm. Below is a brief description of each as well as
example of phones that Our Company has tested and found to work with our
system. Since our company does not dictate what type of IP phones that you
can use with our system, there are quite a few variations in configuration
and setup procedures. If the phone you wish to use is not listed here, let
us know as we would like to include it.
are simply a piece of software that is loaded onto your computer and
uses the computer's soundcard as a user interface. Most people start
with a soft phone because of their low price (typically free) and
availability (easily downloadable). The down side is that you do need
a computer and it is often more difficult to use a microphone/headset
than a traditional handset.
Labs - SJPhone
are a combination of a soft and hard phone. They are handsets that
plug into your computer which utilize intelligent drivers running on
the computer to communicate with the network. They are a good
compromise, both inexpensive and the ease of use with a handset. Most
of these phones use a simple USB connection to interface to the
computer. The down side is that they do need software drivers and a
computer to work.