Embracing the switch to All IP
Businesses and individuals across the UK use the analogue Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) to make phone calls, receive emails, and browse the web. For many generations it has been the backbone of communications in Great Britain, but it is now increasingly unable to deal with the demands of modern technology and unprecedented signal traffic.
As more people switch to mobile or internet communications and our use of these technologies broadens, our world gets faster. Expectations of performance are much greater than the traditional technologies were designed to deliver, and therefore PSTN can no longer sustain the amount of data being shared. To meet the demands now and in the future, we need to change.
Communications will now be managed digitally using IP technology (otherwise known as Voice Over Internet Protocol, or VoIP) which is faster and boasts far more features than businesses and individuals may be used to. When used with latest generation security products, they can easily integrate with mobile devices and apps, provide detailed reporting, and help gather insights about customer and employee behaviour.
Many security systems such as CCTV, access control solutions, and intruder alarms which communicate to ARCs will have higher levels of protection as several channels are used to transfer encrypted data which IP can provide. The new IP system will present new digital ways of working and opportunities to change how we communicate.