In business and corporate networks, it makes better sense to rely on Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) networks rather than traditional telephone networks. While users can merely make phone calls in the traditional system, VoIP enables them to do a lot more, from call-conferencing, to call monitoring, forwarding and several other functionalities at a LOWER rate.
The cheaper rate is because of the low transmission bandwidth required to transmit phone calls as VoIP over internet connection. Thus, the existing internet connection can be made use of to create a business phone system, completely eliminating the need for Plain old telephone system (POST). When it comes to business telephone system over internet, Cisco phone system is one of the most popular service providers.
Once you install the Cisco phone system and configure the network, you are all set to go. Factory settings can be modified without any issues and the ease of change of configuration suits enterprise use where business phone systems have to be scaled and modified from time to time. Once you place the business phone system in place, the settings can be modified with ease. The business phone itself can be used to configure the network and enter various settings. Click on the Settings button and then scroll down to the Unlock configs option and select it. From the options inside the menu, you will be able to modify the various default factory settings.
The default password is set to “cisco” and typing this will give you access to the administrative settings. You can even change the password to any other password later. As you can see, even the network configuration can be set through the phone itself, by selecting the Network Configuration. You will see the MAC address of the device from inside this setting. Note down this address for later use. The IP phone configuration settings are stored inside the TFTP server. If you are required to manually enter the IP address of the server, you will have to select this option. The VoIP telephony server will provide the IP address once you hire a particular server.
As you may have guessed, the VoIP telephony server provides IP communication over the private branch exchange system. Do make sure you save individual settings once you make changes to them. As you can see, business phone systems over VoIP provide many more features in comparison with the plain old telephone system.