Kristen Keller writes "Network Assessment Tool Provides VoIP Readiness Evaluation in Minutes
TINLEY PARK, IL — (July 16, 2007) — NeoPhonetics®, a telephony provider that designs, implements and supports custom VoIP systems for enterprises, today announced the launch of its Network Assessment Tool. Now, any company considering a data VoIP solution can determine whether their cabling, switching and routers, and network bandwidth are VoIP-compatible in a matter of minutes.
"The need for this tool became apparent through numerous conversations with our customers," said Chad Agate, CEO of NeoPhonetics. "Instead of verbally administrating the Network Assessment Tool, both current and potential customers can now simply go to our Web site and answer the questions in just three minutes. Through this streamlined process, not only do customers save time, but we can ensure a high-quality NeoPhonetics VoIP solution for every customer."
The Network Assessment Tool is an educational tool developed with non-technical users in mind. It is a first step in helping businesses determine whether their networks are ready for data VoIP. By answering a few simple questions online, the tool assesses compatibility requirements such as having:
80 kilobits of available bandwidth for every concurrent phone call
Category 5 cabling or better to every VoIP telephone
Network switches that are Power Over Ethernet (PoE), Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) and Quality of Service (QoS) capable and configured
Should a business use the tool and determine it would like to pursue an enterprise-grade VoIP system, NeoPhonetics can then provide a full, tailored Network Readiness Assessment.
"In many ways, the Network Assessment Tool is a network readiness screening tool. In the way that doctors screen to determine if more tests are necessary, this tool can be used to determine if a business' network is clearly ready for VoIP already or if further evaluation is needed," added Agate.
NeoPhonetics' Network Assessment Tool is available at http://neophonetics.com/pages/voipresources/netwo