How the Internet of Things (IoT) for Voice over IP (VoIP)

IoT (The Internet of Things) , a remarkable surge of Internet-based devices, is fundamentally going to change how businesses and consumers treats Voice over IP (VoIP) technology. Although VoIP telephony technology is growing in huge amount as an substitute to corporate phone systems and serving for some cable companies telephone offerings as a new technology foundation, the Internet of Things (IoT) providing a space for advanced platform opportunities.

What is IoT?

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the consistently growing network of physical objects—devices, vehicles, buildings, jumbled computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people resulting in raised efficiency, accuracy and economic strength.

The communication:

    • That is provided with particularly matched identifiers and the potentiality to transfer data over a network without requiring human-computer-human interaction.
    • That feature an IP address for connectivity with the internet.
    • That exists between these objects and other Internet compatible devices and systems.

According to Cisco:

 In a 1999 article for the RFID Journal Ashton wrote:

“If we had computers that knew everything there was to know about things—using data they gathered without any help from us — we would be able to track and count everything, and greatly reduce waste, loss and cost. We would know when things needed replacing, repairing or recalling, and whether they were fresh or past their best. We need to empower computers with their own means of gathering information, so they can see, hear and smell the world for themselves, in all its random glory. RFID and sensor technology enable computers to observe, identify and understand the world—without the limitations of human-entered data.”

According to the following factors IoT will fundamentally change VoIP:

Fundamental to the Smart Home:

Surely, among the first technology stage where the IoT will transform VoIP fundamentally is in the smart home.

Example: Cable broadband providers will be the leaders in rolling out the techno platform that enables consumers to benefit from this fundamental innovation, as cable bundles expand to include smarter VoIP phone offers that can manages home security, smart thermostats, and lighting.

Some other few examples:

    • Fitness trackers motivates your constantly increased movement by providing step counts, reminding you that it’s time to awake and move forward, alike sharing your fitness status with social media.
    • To set building temperatures, smart thermostat uses weather reports and activity tracking , and can be controlled and optimized through mobile apps and other devices.
    • Equipment peripherals share diagnostic information as or alike before they fail to respond, alerting you to potential obstacles, and even calling for service.

Foundation of the Smart Office:

Employees of an organization will be able to work at any time from any place with any gadget – then VoIP is the cornerstone or foundation in this architectonics. With VoIP, features like mobile soft- switches and simultaneous dialers grants employees to be in contact whether at their desk, in another office, or on the road. This whole intercommunication is going to work all through one phone number.

See some example:

  • When an employee goes on a business trip to another city and visits his own company’s local office. The employee can repeat the same setup process used in his hometown office for a persistent working experience at any location within the employer’s facilities.
  • Customer relationship management data can be valve inside by the sales people. It can be processed even via a smartphone or tablet app, the customer relationship management data which they directly have in the cloud from their VoIP phone network rather than becoming tapped into the data. The seamless communication experience can be provided to the customers, regardless of their physical location.

VoIP’s IoT Potential:

In current stage, you’re still either using your traditional telephony system or have just switched to VoIP. In first case, there is so much more that lies ahead. With the Internet, now we no longer stuck at individual entities as email, faxes, texting, videos or apps -they are all now interconnected.

With the IoT, value proposition of VoIP actually broadens so with IoT, VoIP as well should not be looked at as a stand-alone. Now, VoIP can be embedded and merged with other “things” and that’s the beginning of the rolling upside for VoIP users.

Enclosing VoIP into IoT solutions isn’t any illusion anymore as it’s rapidly turning as a milestone.

Moving Upside:

Integration of both, VoIP and the IoT recommends some planning for businesses because of privacy issues and security reasons. Similarly, customers or consumers should put their concerned queries about the security and safety conclusions of the IoT and VoIP in their home or organization and apply the essential security precautions.

While mostly we were leaned on our PCs and desktop computers formerly, the conversion to mobile devices and smartphones is primed for the teamwork between IoT and VoIP to continue to grow up. According to Cisco, which coined the term, the “Internet of Everything (IoT)”, they decided a few years back to expand the definition of the “Internet of Things.”

So, it doesn’t take a genius to recognize that VoIP has a crystal-clear competitive lead over traditional telephony system of being interconnected to all those things as well.


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