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SOHO Networking: A Guide to Installing a Small-Office/Home-Office Network by Pete Moulton

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VoIP Network Components

VoIP network components are discussed here in more detail. Special focus is on the standards that VoIP components use to provide specific features and functions. These standards are often listed in the product sheets for these VoIP components.

VoIP Gatekeeper/Router/PBX

The central VoIP network component is the VoIP PBX. It may be called a gatekeeper, a router, or a PBX. We refer to it here as a VoIP PBX. Whatever the name, it performs the core inter-networking functions. These inter-networking functions are implemented in hardware and software that combines voice and data transmission over an IP network. The VoIP PBX supports analog telephones, emulates a telephony PBX by implementing signaling software functions, and ...

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