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How Does SIP Impact Real Time Communications?

August 21, 2014

The communications necessary to keep an enterprise running at expected levels can vary based on the business. While one company may rely heavily on messaging services, another may find audio and video conferencing to be their most valued channel. In most cases, a blend of multiple services available as real time communications, are setting the stage for keeping processes on track.

Communications technologies are nothing if not diverse and constantly evolving. One technology playing an important role is Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). This technology enables person-to-person connections through the initiation of the call setup, routing, authentication and other feature messages to endpoints that exist within the IP domain.

SIP protocol ensures that users relying on different service providers can still communicate with each other. It allows users to leverage their IP telephony as easily as they would any other web application, while also allowing it to easily integrate into other Internet services. This kind of capability not only ensures integrated communications, it also provides the baseline for real time communications.

Unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions provider, Tadiran Telecom, recently announced that it selected the Ingate SIParator to support its software-based UC&C platform known as Aeonix. When announcing the agreement, Tadiran Telecom’s Eldad Barak stated that Aeonix customers will greatly benefit from the provide technology with advanced integration.

Ingate Systems has built a reputation for providing solutions to support SIP trunking and real time communications. The Ingate SIParator E-SBC is designed to be delivered as a hardware solution platform or a software system. Combined with the Aeonix platform, companies can leverage the solution to streamline communications and facilitate faster response times. As a result, such options are considered to be at the forefront in real time communications.

One area of consistent development is mobility. Companies need a way to support mobility both in and out of the corporate office, leveraging the cloud as necessary to make that happen. SIP trunking allows them to take cloud-based VoIP and make it accessible from remote locations. Plus, SIP allows for varied deployments to support the enterprise that has a variety of communications needs.

For both the business and the casual user, demands are very different today than they were just a few short years ago. We want immediate access wherever we are, we want to be able to get into the corporate server remotely and we need to stay connected without quality issues. SIP trunking supports this capability while also integrating the technologies we have come to depend on for real time communications.

As WebRTC continues to gain momentum in this space, the need to leverage IP and SIP trunking will intensify. While mainstream adoption has not yet arrived, the rapid uptick in attention and development assures that it’s just around the corner.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

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