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Cordless and DECT phones applications & products

by Crucible Multimedia

Cordless and DECT phones are fixed wireless devices. This is not a contradiction in terms, but highlights the key advantage of such devices - they combine some of the functionality of both fixed and mobile telephony by using radio technology to access the standard (fixed) telephone network. Fixed... >>

Improving Internet connectivity with ISDN, ADSL, cable, broadband and mobile broadband

by Crucible Multimedia

Once you have been using a dial-up Internet connection for a while you may find that it is useful but the connection and download speeds are frustrating and decide it is time to upgrade.
The initial connection to your Internet Service Provider (ISP) could be faster. Once you're connected... >>

Internet business applications

by Crucible Multimedia

The Internet is an international network of computer systems that talk to each other using a defined communications protocol - Internet Protocol (IP), allowing users to access facilities such as e-mail and the World Wide Web (WWW).
E-mail, or electronic mail, is a facility th... >>

Introduction to telecoms terms and technologies

by Crucible Multimedia

The telecoms world seems to be crowded with a confusing set of acronyms and technical jargon, which may mean nothing to you and can be difficult to differentiate.
In this information sheet we give a brief overview of some of the technologies and terms you are most likely to come across u... >>

local loop unbundling (LLU)

by Oftel

The local loop is the part of the telecom network closest to a consumer's premises. It consists of a pair of copper wires that run from the customer's site to the local telephone exchange.
What is unbundling?
With 6500 local exchanges and millions of consumers, BT operates the majo... >>

networking an Internet connection with a router

by Crucible Multimedia

If you want to network your Internet connection, that is share it with several computers in an office, there are several things you should be aware of.
You can use Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing to network your dial-up ISDN connection over a LAN, but it has limitations in terms of... >>

Overview of Mobile Data Technology

by Orange

WAP, or Wireless Application Protocol, has been developed to bring Internet content to mobile phones and other wireless devices. This means that users can easily access Web-based interactive information services and applications from their mobile phones or PDAs (Personal Digital Assis... >>

small business office network

by Crucible Multimedia

In this information sheet we look at the basics of setting up a local area network (LAN) with two or more PCs.
Connecting computers with a peer-to-peer network
To connect two PCs all you need is a length of cable (cost: around GBP10-GBP20) and a little technical aptitude. Connect t... >>

SME small business LAN local area network

by Telerise

The term network is used to describe any kind of interconnection between a number of computers (PCs, MACs, UNIX workstations etc), from a pair of PCs to a complex web of interconnected computers around the world. The Internet is perhaps the ultimate network!
Networks are classified accor... >>

Storing and transferring data

by Crucible Multimedia

This information sheet looks at the basics of data storage and file transfer.  
Storing files on disk
A standard floppy disk holds 1.44 MB of data, but there are higher capacity solutions that hold around 100-200MB of data, such as Iomega Zip disks, the LS-120 and the "A Drive... >>

Telephone, data and videoconferencing over the Internet

by Crucible Multimedia

There is an on-going debate around the advantages of e-mail over telephone calls, but clearly each has its role to play in a business communications strategy. One of the advantages of the telephone is the ability to get an instant response - it is a synchronous form of communication - and to ga... >>

VoIP, Voice over Internet Protocol and Internet telephone calls

by Crucible Multimedia

The increased availability and use of broadband Internet connections has created increased interest in VoIP and Internet telephony - after all, if you have an always-on connection to the Internet for a fixed cost then telephone calls over it would be free wouldn't they? Well yes - but.... there ... >>

What is Centrex virtual exchange service?

by John Tyreman, Mason Communications

Centrex, or CENTRalised EXchange, is a service offered by some telecoms operators that allocates a section of a public telephone switch to dedicated use by a single organisation. It gives you the functionality of a private telephone switch without the need for in-house telecoms equipment or exp... >>

What is computer telephony integration (CTI)?

by Crucible Multimedia

How much does your business spend in the routine administration of its telephone system, in terms of staff time and payments to external services? By integrating your telephone and computer systems you could save operating costs and improve your company's efficiency, and even potentially open u... >>

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