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Re: PoE switches?

On Sun, 18 Apr 2010 19:03:01 GMT, Joseph Marton
<jmarton@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:

> May be cheaper to just add PoE capability
>later on if it's necessary.


That's what I'm thinking.
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Re: PoE switches?


> Over the Internet, like with Vonage, is a completely different beast.
> You can't guarantee quality with Internet traffic.

Right.

However, for an
> internal phone system you can't even tell the difference in quality.
> Actually, I take that back. When our ShoreTel phones use the high quality
> CODEC it actually has *better* sound quality than our old TDM system.



I think it probably depends on the brand.


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Re: PoE switches?

On Mon, 19 Apr 2010 17:00:10 +0000, Craig wrote:

> I think it probably depends on the brand.


As long as the network is setup properly I don't think the brand of the
VoIP system should matter much. Call quality should be there.



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Re: PoE switches?

On 4/19/2010 12:00 PM, Craig wrote:
>> Over the Internet, like with Vonage, is a completely different beast.
>> You can't guarantee quality with Internet traffic.

> Right.
>
> However, for an
>> internal phone system you can't even tell the difference in quality.
>> Actually, I take that back. When our ShoreTel phones use the high quality
>> CODEC it actually has *better* sound quality than our old TDM system.

>
>
> I think it probably depends on the brand.
>


Internal IP phones have a higher sample rate than the old fashioned
phones which is why polycom ip speaker phones sound better than their
standard analog phones. And as a benefit they are even more
ridiculously priced.


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Re: PoE switches?

Brands DO matter!


"Scott Campbell" <potato@potato.potato> wrote in message
news:nd7yn.20923$yE3.3518@kovat.provo.novell.com...
> Patrick Farrell wrote:
>
>> Phone bandwidth is trivial however compared to gigabit ethernet, and
>> with QOS it shouldn't really matter. Now without QOS that's an
>> entirely different issue.

>
> And also keep in mind that voice traffic is latency sensitive. Not all
> switch manufacturers QoS are (is?) equal.
>
> Swapping out AT switches with QoS with Ciscos with QoS improved our
> VoIP experience onsite.
>



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