Premise and Cloud Telephone Systems
There have been more real advancements in VoIP phone systems in the last year months than in the previous fifteen years and that is no exaggeration.
Finally there are real valid reasons to look at VoIP systems that don’t tie you down to a bloated, every year license-fee manufacturer or proprietary, restrictive products. The box on the wall branded phone system is becoming the technological dinosaur.
Notebook-sized VoIP phone systems that can control 500 phones with features, flexibility and options that leave the previous refrigerator-sized IP systems in the dust are now widely available. There are still applications where a premise based system make sense, but in many places, a cloud-based communications platform can be very appealing.
Proprietary phone systems are dying. Cisco, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Toshiba, 3com, Comdial, Iwatsu, Vodavi, and Nortel Networks have all completely or partially abandoned small to mid-size market telecom all together. With time there will be many brand name systems added to that list. It is time to reverse the ‘Brand Name is better’ thinking process. Open systems based on Asterisk and other emerging platforms are the future of telecom.
When you go to a communications trade show like IT EXPO the above names are mainly absent. There is a reason for that – no one cares about branded boxes anymore.
Five years ago, an Android desk phone with a large color touchscreen display, HD audio, Bluetooth, transfer of mobile phone contacts, Microsoft Lync, EverNote, Pandora, and HD video calling did not even exist. Now it not only exists but it probably costs less than the phone on your desk right now.
Our competitors are tied into yesterday’s technologies via commitments to their manufacturers with their dated platforms. We are not. We are evolving and changing.
At VOIP Portland we do not oversell. Although we surround ourselves with the latest VOIP phone toys and gadgets, they may not be right for you. The systems we sell can ‘talk to’ dozens if not hundreds of manufacturers’ evolving offerings. A quality IP phone can be $50 or $500. Sometimes the $50 phone is all you need.
We sell what is best for you, not what is best for us. Putting the customer’s best interests first is why we have lasted 34 years in this hyper-competitive business. We have quoted many communication systems in recent months where we are substantial less than any competitor, while offering much, much more.
Whether it is a small digital system or a full blown VOIP communications platform, hosted or premise, we have what you need.