Premise-based phone systems (or PBX systems) are simplified systems that give property owners more control over their communication configuration and options. The entire network is on the premises including all the equipment necessary to manage a switchboard.
Premise phone systems receive a dial tone from a traditional provider. The dial tone comes to the central location and connects to the phone lines. On-premise systems have their own server. The company (or IT manager) is responsible for upgrading, maintaining, and expanding the network.
Are Premise Based Phone Systems Relevant Today?
Although modern phone systems such as VoIP and cloud-based systems have raised the bar in communication technology, premise-based phone systems are still relevant and can be utilized in both small and large businesses.
There are also several benefits to owning premise-based phone systems
● No danger of fee increases.
● Ownership cost is lowered as the system grows.
● You maintain complete control with full flexibility.
● You can switch solutions as you need them.
● You have control over every facet of the system.
● You can utilize the equipment as needed.
● You know the capabilities of your system because you handle the development.
Minimal Space or Power Required
Premise PBX systems required little room space. You’ll also be amazed how little power they need. If you have an old analog system, you know how much wall space, modules, and cabinets you’ve had to take up to accommodate the equipment. A premise-based system can virtually be installed in a rack mount.
A Central Telephone technician will rarely have to maintain or reconfigure the system for the upgrades.
Protected Against Internet Outages
Internet outages can be frustrating. A PBX system can still operate even when there is an internet outage. If the local internet connection is down the phone system will reroute to backup analog lines. You’ll also still have access to cell phones and other facilities within your company.
Premise-based systems are built for real-time multimedia sessions between groups of participants (SIP trunking). This setup can lower operational costs by more than 50%. You have full control of the call paths that your company. That way you don’t have to pay for a minimum amount of lines. It’s a better value for your money compared to other telephone options.
Digital or Hybrid Integration and Upgrades
If you currently own a digital PBX system, you may need the wiring necessary for digital or hybrid telephone equipment. Refitting to a cloud-based hosted system may require rewiring your LAN, installation of PoE network switches and other expensive infrastructure. So if your current equipment features and functions are outdated, upgrading to a new digital or hybrid telephone system makes the most sense.
Analog phone systems can be connected to a digital or hybrid PBX. Routing of calls from a client's private branch exchange telephone system to the public switched telephone network is accomplished with few if any, issues.
Digital and hybrid PBX can be configured as a hosted communications network. IP phones can be quickly moved from one desk or office to another which has been an advantage. Digital telephone systems now support a station relocation feature which facilitates the same flexibility.
Communication Solutions From Central Telephone
Central Telephone offers a wide range of modern solutions for businesses looking to improve their communication systems. We offer digital, premise-based, VoIP, and cloud-based systems that can be customized for your company.
To schedule a consultation or phone service, call us today at 763-550-2000, or you can message us at firstname.lastname@example.org.