VoIP and Unified Communications

VoIP and Unified Communications

Internet Telephony and the Future Voice Network

eBook - 2012
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Translates technical jargon into practical businesscommunications solutions

This book takes readers from traditional voice, fax, video, anddata services delivered via separate platforms to a single, unifiedplatform delivering all of these services seamlessly via theInternet. With its clear, jargon-free explanations, the authorenables all readers to better understand and assess the growingnumber of voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) and unifiedcommunications (UC) products and services that are available forbusinesses.

VoIP and Unified Communications is based on the author's carefulreview and synthesis of more than 7,000 pages of publishedstandards as well as a broad range of datasheets, websites, whitepapers, and webinars. It begins with an introduction to IPtechnology and then covers such topics as:

Packet transmission and switching

VoIP signaling and call processing

How VoIP and UC are defining the future

Interconnections with global services

Network management for VoIP and UC

This book features a complete chapter dedicated to cost analysesand payback calculations, enabling readers to accurately determinethe short- and long-term financial impact of migrating to variousVoIP and UC products and services. There's also a chapter detailingmajor IP systems hardware and software. Throughout the book,diagrams illustrate how various VoIP and UC components and systemswork. In addition, the author highlights potential problems andthreats to UC services, steering readers away from commonpitfalls.

Concise and to the point, this text enables readers--fromnovices to experienced engineers and technical managers--tounderstand how VoIP and UC really work so that everyone canconfidently deal with network engineers, data center gurus, and topmanagement.

Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781118019214
9781118166017
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xv, 298 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: ebrary, Inc

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