Any IT or tech industry professional will tell you that tech-speak (and acronyms!) are a way of life in the tech world. VoIP has its fair share of technical terms, so letís narrow them down to a few essential terms.
What you need to know about VoIP PBX.
Letís start with PBX. PBX stands for Private Branch Exchange. As the name suggests, it is a companyís private phone network.
VoIP PBX, also known as Hosted PBX, is a cloud-based phone network. Rather than a business having an on-premises PBX, a business VoIP service provider manages the PBX in the cloud. Companies then pay a monthly fee to use the service.
Ethernet vs. Wi-Fi
Itís handy to understand these terms, as they both play an important role in business VoIP.
Ethernet is the internet delivery system within a Local Area Network (LAN)óas in the network of computers and devices in a space, such as your office. Youíll connect your IP phone units to the internet with an ethernet cable.
Wi-Fi is a radio wave technology that connects devices to the internet without the need for cables. When setting up your small business VoIP system, youíll use a Wi-Fi signal to connect your analog and digital phones.