VoIP Telephony or Voice over Internet Protocol is a revolutionary new technology that has the potential to dramatically change the way we make long-distance phone calls. This method takes analog audio signals from a standard phone and converts them into digital data that can be transmitted over the Internet. Since the call is not routed through the phone company, the long distance cost is minimal or even free. VoIP is likely to replace the traditional phone system entirely in the near future.

Minitronics provides all the options defined below, including equipment, software, and subscription services to established VoIP call processors in Canada and the US at very reasonable monthly charges.

In the busy and often confusing array of service options and suppliers available in the market place, Minitronics will help define and implement the best solution for individuals or small business owners.

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There are several ways to place a VoIP call:

•  ATA (analog telephone adaptor) - This is the most common way to connect your standard phone to your computer or internet connection for use with VoIP. The ATA is an analog-to-digital converter or gateway. You simply plug the cord from your regular phone to the ATA connected to your computer router and you are ready to make VoIP calls. Quite often the ATA box is already pre-configured or includes software that is loaded onto the host computer to configure it

•  IP PHONES - These are specialized phones that just look like standard phones, but instead of having the standard RJ11 phone jack connector that plugs into the wall, they have a standard Ethernet RJ45 connector that plugs directly into the computer router. All necessary hardware and software is already built onboard. Soon, Wi-Fi IP phones will be available, and most IP callers will be able to connect from any Wi-Fi enabled hot spot around the world.


•  PC to PC This is by far the easiest and cheapest way to use VoIP since all long distance calls will be free of charge. Several companies offer free or low-cost software that will allow your PC to make VoIP calls to another enabled PC. All you require is a headset, sound card and an internet connection. Except for the regular monthly ISP fee, there should not be other charges for PC to PC calls.