Business phone systems may seem complicated, but that’s mostly because too many companies use “telco-speak,” which is full of acronyms and confusing terms. It really doesn’t have to be that way. Here’s a plain English description of how voip works starting with .
Softswitch: Software that directs incoming calls to the right extension, automated attendant or voicemail box. It’s sort of the “brains” of the operation.
Server: Computer hardware where the softswitch resides.
Voice Service: The method by which calls are delivered to the softswitch. Examples of voice services are VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), PRI lines (traditional telephone lines), SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) trunking and T1 data.
Control Panel: The interface that lets users administer and manage their business phone systems. From here, you can add users as well as access reporting and information about system health.
Network Switch: A switch serves as a controller, enabling networked devices to talk to each other efficiently.
Value-added Services: These are all the whistles and bells, like our Heads Up Display, contact center features, voicemail transcription and paperless fax.
With a Maxinvest phone system, the components can be arranged differently depending on how each client would like their solution deployed. Next, we’ll cover the different options available for deployment.
For customers who choose a cloud based phone system, the softswitch, control panel and value-added services reside on servers that are located in our data centers and managed by us. This is also referred to as a Hosted PBX system. Most customers choose a multi-tenant deployment where multiple clients are securely supported by the same server, but others choose to have their softswitch on a dedicated server.
Usually, clients who choose a cloud phone system also get internet-based voice services from Maxinvest. However, clients who prefer it, can bring their own voice and utilize traditional phone lines or even VoIP service from another provider.
The only equipment you need onsite for our cloud phone system is the modem provided by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), a router, network switch(es) (if needed) and phones.
The on-premises deployment is very similar to the cloud deployment except that the server on which the softswitch is loaded is located at the client’s location. This is also referred to as a Hybrid PBX system. As with the cloud deployment, clients can still select their choice of voice service, including VoIP from Maxinvest. The Control Panel and value added services are delivered over the Internet even if the switching functionality is on site. This means that even premise clients can still administer their system and enjoy features, like Heads Up Display, from anywhere.
Maxinvest Cloud Exchange provides a safe and secure platform in which to buy and sell VoIP minutes for global routes 24/7 using highly sophisticated proprietary cloud based softswitch technology for rapid provisioning of routes within an hour. Maxinvest Cloud offers a new way of providing the liquidity the industry has been seeking, while raising industry standards.
Maxinvest Cloud provides a trading environments for VoIP via an Open Market (OM) and Private Exchange (PE). OM members trade anonymously meaning companies can sell excess capacity without discounting their pricing to existing customers or markets. PE members invite other members to join their private area so that commercial negotiations are carried out directly between the parties, allowing members to resolve contractual, technical or financial obstacles that inhibit trading. Maxinvest Cloud manages the technical, service delivery, billing and settlement components of the transaction.
Offload spare capacity through Maxinvest Cloud Exchange to reach buyers worldwide, choose whether to offer minutes at a discounted rate and sell spare capacity anonymously.
Generate new markets and wholesale revenue streams by reaching a global audience. Just having one account with Maxinvest Cloud Exchange could be the equivalent to multiple contracts.
Using the Maxinvest Cloud Exchange helps you reduce interconnects and overheads by dealing with just one provider, enabling you to eliminate multiple contracts.
Eliminate bad debts generated by overspend with Maxinvest Cloud Exchange’s proprietary monitoring technology which monitors by the minute, ceasing service when credit is spent.
Buy minutes in bulk across several routes from a global supplier base through the Maxinvest Cloud Exchange, increased buying power reduces cost per unit and gives better value.
Reduce working capital requirements by working through one Maxinvest Cloud Exchange trading contract, eliminating the need for multiple agreements with suppliers.
Benefit from improved supplier quality management and reliability with Maxinvest Cloud. Each supplier is vetted to ensure levels of service and consistent call quality.
Improve redundancy and product diversity through access to routes and minutes from across the world using the Maxinvest Cloud Exchange, available immediately once member completes the onboarding process.
Maxinvest Cloud Exchange provides the ability for clients to buy and sell VoIP minutes for routes spanning the world. Buyers can identify routes in real time, access multiple global suppliers with one interconnect, manage currency exchange rate fluctuations, reduce working capital requirements, improve cash flow management and improve supplier quality. Sellers can discount excess capacity, reduce time to market for new routes, reduce interconnects and overheads, eliminate bad debt and generate new markets and revenue streams through reaching geographically distant buyers, thus generating more wholesale revenues.
Start trading in under three hours by registering for an account with Maxinvest Cloud Exchange. Fill in the form below to apply and our team will call to discuss your application. Once approved, you will get access to your account and will be able to deposit money / set up your routes, at which point you can begin trading minutes.