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You’re ready to buy a VoIP system.
You’ve picked out your VoIP service provider. You even know which VoIP phone system you’re going to buy.
But you’re worried.
What if the power goes out? What if my Internet connection goes down?
Or maybe you’re concerned about call quality since telecommunications is critical to your business’s success.
Don’t worry. You’re not alone.
Thousands of VoIP system owners have had the same fears. Many of whom have overcome these fears with a VoIP gateway.
In order to connect your VoIP system to the PSTN you will need an FXO gateway. There are a number of manufacturers who sell FXO gateways. You can get a complete list of them here.
An FXO VoIP gateway works as a bridge between your IP network and the PSTN. Depending on where the voice traffic originates from your FXO gateway will convert the voice traffic into the proper form for receipt by the destination network (IP or PSTN). For example:
The diagram below shows a basic FXO gateway set-up for a VoIP system.
Now before you go running out to buy an FXO gateway you are going to want to read about selecting the right VoIP gateway or you can give VoIP Supply a call at 800.398.8647. A VoIP gateway expert will be happy to help you.