What is VoIP?

VoIP, or Voice over Internet Protocol, is the technology standard that enables telephone services to be transmitted over the internet. Below are some of the main reason why VoIP is changing the way we communicate:

VoIP is not just about Mobility!

VoIP isn’t just about mobility. Its business benefits extend far beyond that, and it can upgrade your workday in more ways than one

Reduce communication costs

Manage your communication budget better with a solution that includes automatic updates, upgrades, and maintenance.

Future-proof your communication

Invest in a communication standard that embraces the future. Remain modern, up-to-date, and competitive.

Modernize your conversations

Discover new ways to collaborate with others and engage with your clients, partners, and staff on multiple levels.

Improve business scalability

This communication platform is designed to scale — and easily, too. Add or remove lines in less time, for less money, and, with fewer hassles.

Choose Between an On-Premise VOIP System or Cloud Hosted VOIP System

ATLA VOIP solutions are available either as an on-premise system (you buy it) or as a Hosted service (you rent it). It is the same system either way with the difference being where the server is and who owns it.

On-Premise VOIP System

On-Premise VOIP PBX is less expensive than the hosted service in the long run but, of course, has a larger up-front cost.  The crossover where it becomes less expensive to have the on-premise system is sometime in the second year of ownership. Companies with more than 20 users will probably find the on-premise system the best way to go.

Note that “on-premise” does not necessarily mean that the server has to be in your office.  We have customers who put their server in a hosting center so that they have the same power and connectivity redundancy that the hosted service has while owning their own system.

The On-Premise system can connect to any type of existing or future phone service you might have including analog lines, PRI and SIP trunks.  SIP trunks provide extremely competitive rates and the phone service comes in over your Internet connection so there is no hardware needed to connect to them.

Cloud Hosted VOIP System

Cloud Hosted VOIP PBX has a lower up-front costs and removes the need for the customer to have to think about the server at all.  The phones are the only equipment at the customer’s location. The hosted system has:

  • All the functionality of the On-Premise system included in a cloud service with a low monthly fee.  There are no add-on packages.
  • No contract.  Keep it month to month for as long as you like, quit anytime you want.
  • No big charge for “unlimited” minutes.  Pay only for your actual usage at very reasonable rates.
  • Fax needs handled with an e-fax solution.

The Cloud Hosted VOIP Solution requires an adequate Internet connection at your location.  If this is not available at your location, then you need the on-premise system instead.  If you grow to a size that you want to switch to an on-premise system, we can easily move your system to your own server.