What are the requirements for VoIP?

VoIP does require a high speed (broadband) Internet access connection in order to be possible.

DSL or cable services will work for VoIP service. Specific equipment will vary on the VoIP service provider. Some don’t require anything more than a adapter or converter which connect to your high speed modem and enable you to use your regular telephone. Other services will require a digital telephone system.

Does my computer need to be on to make or receive calls?

No, all you need is a high-speed Internet connection, which you can still use even if your computer is off.

Can I keep my existing number?

Yes, In most cases your existing number can be transferred over to a VOIP service.

Can my company use VoIP with our alarm system?

Yes, but we don’t recommend it. Your alarm system won’t be able to make an emergency call if you lose your Internet connection for any reason, so Ideal Solutions Provider suggests that you dedicate a basic landline to your company’s alarm system. Ideal Solutions Provider can assist you with the setup and basic package savings for a single business line for your alarm system.


What is Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)?

Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) is an Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) initiative designed to improve the speed, efficiency and manageability of traffic flow across IP-based networks. MPLS combines the traffic engineering capabilities of Layer 3 routing with the speed benefits of Layer 2 switching. MPLS is used in the creation of any-to-any Virtual Private Networks which need to be able to prioritize certain classes of traffic (e.g. delay-sensitive over non-delay-sensitive), differentiate levels of performance for that traffic, and deliver SLA-assured levels of bandwidth.

Why do I need Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)?

MPLS is rapidly emerging as the VPN solution of choice for medium to large multi-site enterprises for the simple reason it offers so may inherent benefits over other comparable technologies.

  • High Reliability 
    MPLS VPNs are extremely resilient due to the fully meshed virtual cloud over which information is carried. If, for example, one link in this cloud fails, traffic is automatically redirected over another path.
  • Access Independence
    MPLS can be integrated seamlessly over any existing infrastructure, such as IP, Frame Relay, ATM, or Ethernet. Subscribers with differing access links can be aggregated on an MPLS edge without changing their current environments, as MPLS is independent of access technologies.
  • High Bandwidth
    MPLS makes high bandwidth available cost effectively. Moreover, this bandwidth can easily be turned on and off, as requirements dictate ensuring that any investment in your network is future-proof.
  • Manageability
    MPLS supports traffic engineering (ability to differentiate levels of service and prioritize delay-sensitive traffic), and Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities which makes it the perfect transport technology for converged (voice and video) networks.

What is Private IP?

Private IP (PIP) service provides customers with the ability to connect two or more locations using IP connectivity. Verizon’s Network-based Private IP service offering uses MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) technology; the nature of which allows “any-to-any” connectivity and enables the customer to select a quality-of service as well as a class-of service based on their specific applications. The customer connects via a circuit to the MPLS network at the Provider Edge Router (PE). The PE represents the edge of the Verizon network.


Why Ethernet?

Compared to other protocols, Ethernet has significant advantages, including the following:

  •  Low cost
    Because Ethernet is everywhere and the volume is high, the cost is low.
  • Compatibility
    Ethernet is compatible with most customer LANs.
  • Support
    A wide range of applications can run over Ethernet.
  • Flexibility
    Ethernet provides both Layer 1 and Layer 2 functions; it can be used with or without SONET encapsulation; it can support both point-to-point and multi-point applications.
  • Scalability
    Bandwidth Ethernet can accommodate data rates all the way from 10 Mb/s to 10 Gbps.
  • Familiarity
    Customers are familiar with Ethernet and feel comfortable with Ethernet interfaces to the wide area network.


Why DSL?

DSL brings the best value in broadband to go beyond surfing the web; for faster, better communications with employees, and provides one source for all Internet and data needs.

  • It’s Dynamic
  • Static
  • Offers Email and Security
  • Online Backup Storage
  • Point of Sale Capabilities
  • Web Hosting Capabilities

What comes with Dynamic or Basic IP Service?

Dynamic IP is best suit for customers who operate a single PC that is used for email and occasional web surfing, some online purchases or software downloads. The basic dynamic service includes a Dynamic IP address and 10 verizon.net email boxes.

Why Dynamic with DNE (Standard – w/ Domain Name Email)?

Best for multiple computers in a shared office that need the ability to email, web surf, make online purchases, download software, etc. This standard service includes a dynamic IP address and email client on user’s PC that interact with the email server to send and receive emails at “companyname.com” address.

Why Static DSL?

Static IP provides for remote access to the intranet file server. The Static IP address is assigned to the Gateway Router and the Gateway lets the file server “hide” behind a private IP address. The Gateway Firewall capability insures security by only allowing authorized users to access the server.

  •  Static offers low cost solutions to SELF HOST Web email and FTP servers.
  • Static IP addressing also enables the customer to remotely monitor security.