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voice over IP (VoIP)

Technology that allows voice,videophone,cell phone,Internet,and office network traffic to all be usable with the same instrument—a telephone.

The following scenario describes use of VoIP in a real estate office:

A single phone instrument can awaken you in the mornings,read to you your most important voice mail and e-mail messages, respond to voice commands for handling those messages, and tell you your schedule for the day.As you make cellular calls before reaching the office,the phone downloads any new information from the office network, including appointments made by your assistant, who has constant real-time access to your calendar.Incoming calls will carry with them not only caller ID, but full contact information from the office computer, including histories and notes regarding prior calls with the same person.While speaking to the caller,you can e-mail to them photographs or any other information on file at the office.Once you reach the office,the phone will sense your proximity to the network and automatically switch from cellular service to office wireless service, enabling you to take full-size video calls with links to all branch offices or the main office,plus links to special video kiosks set up at shopping malls,new subdivisions,or college campuses.

If you are a real estate sales or leasing agent, people will be able to enter a kiosk, call you and take a virtual tour of all properties meeting their criteria, and then narrow the choices to the few that warrant a personal visit.

The uses of VoIP are limitless and will completely revolutionize how we think about interacting with other people and with information.Because of its growing importance,offices and residential areas unable to accommodate the bandwidth requirements will find themselves at an extreme disadvantage. Today, all real estate decisions must be made with one eye on the IRS and one eye on the telecommunications possibilities and limitations.

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We are very pleased to have MicroCorp representing One IP Voice products and services.
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The pressure to replace dwindling voice and access revenues with higher margin services is focusing all service providers' minds on delivering new managed services and applications, particularly managed IP voice services layered over data networks," said Enrico Deluchi, Managing Director, EMEA Business Development and Marketing, Service Provider Wireline, Cisco Systems.
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This requires a lot of education by vendors and service providers on the merits of their IP voice products and services, and how they can help address today's business challenges.
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GlobalTouch is a forward thinking service provider and we are very excited to partner with them to offer advanced IP voice and video telephony services to the residential market," said David Li, CEO of Grandstream Networks.
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Cisco has been an important business partner to Telovations in the design, construction and ongoing support of our managed IP voice network, and has given us the tools to deliver reliable, high quality managed voice services," said Telovations CEO Rick Schonbrun.
IP voice systems reduce voice signals to standard Internet Protocol data packets, so conversations can run over data networks.