Archive for April, 2009

Convergence

Occasionally, you’ll see the word “convergence” come up in regards to phone systems.  But what does it mean?  In a word, flexibility.

Traditional, “old school” phone systems have always had two different types of ports: one type to support phone lines (dialtone), and another type to support the phones.  Since all phones used to be analog phones, this second port type would also handle fax machines, credit card machines, and cordless phones, all of which have analog interfaces.

Over time, phone system ...

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