Analogue Telephone Adapters
These adapters (ATAs) allow you to use any standard analogue telephone as an IP phone. Simply plug your telephone (cordless phone if you like) into the RJ-11 port on the ATA, connect your ATA to the Internet by plugging it into a spare Ethernet socket on your router, and your old telephone is transformed into an Internet telephone. Once set up, they are independent from your computer, meaning you do not have to have your computer on to make and receive calls.
Many analogue telephone adapters also have a built in router, providing some advantages over the standard ATAs. These are listed in the router category.
Asterisk is an open source IP PABX that runs on the Linux operating system. It is an extremely powerful product capable of the most advanced PABX functions including voice-mail, conference calls, trunking, hunt groups, and much more. Being IP based, users connecting to Asterisk can be geographically distributed, yet still connected to the same business grade PABX. In order to connect telephones directly to an Asterisk box, or to connect Asterisk to the PSTN, interconnect cards are required.
Business Grade Media Gateways
Media gateways with FXS are suitable for businesses requiring a number of voice over IP lines – either as an independent option or hooked up to an existing PABX. These gateways do the job of multiple ATAs in the one unit as well as additional routing functions. FXO based gateways are used to connect standard telephone lines to a voice over IP system by converting between the analogue line signal and SIP.
IP Phone Systems
The Switchvox PBX System is an Asterisk based system. This means it can support an almost unlimited number of Phones. It can support up to 60 concurrent VoIP calls and has complex Auto Attendant scripts. It also works with OnRamp(10-20-30) connections and up to 12 PSTN lines.
The advances made in VOIP technology, and the ever dwindling price of hardware have enabled the Switchvox PBX to be more flexible, less expensive, and easier to manage than has ever been possible before. In the past, a PBX system might have been prohibitively expensive for smaller companies and start ups.
With Switchvox, your business can start saving right away by doing away with high long distance bills and hassle. Your business could run a PBX in-house and present a professional image to your customers and vendors, without the traditional headaches and high cost associated with the PBX technology of the past. Of course, the Switchvox PBX includes many other features besides just connecting calls. These include Digital Receptionist, Music on Hold, Time-based Behavior, Voicemail to your email inbox, Support for analog phones (including cordless phones), Support for VOIP Phones, Message Waiting Indicator, One Touch Voice-Mail Retrieval, Unlimited Nested IVR Menus, Call Transfer, and powerful on-line tool suites for both administrators and users, and much more!
IP Telephones look and feel like standard desk-phones, but connect to the Internet (either via an Ethernet connection or WiFi) rather than the phone line socket in wall. They are independent from your computer, meaning you do not have to have your computer on to make and receive calls.
We have a range of IP phones from the ultra-basic phones, to advanced phones with multi-line support, high quality speaker-phone, power over Ethernet, and more!
These products are not specifically voice over IP devices, but are used by our customers due to their natural integration with VoIP environments. In other words, these are not specifically VoIP products – but all do work well in voice over IP environments.
We present here: VoIP friendly routers, fixed cellular terminals (FCTs) for mobile telephony integration, and other products used by voice over IP enthusiasts.
“All-in-one” combo units are becoming very popular amongst home and small business users. They combine an ADSL modem (some are ADSL2 and ADSL2+ compatible), router, and built in voice over IP telephone adapter in the one unit. Some units also have multi-port Ethernet switches, 802.11g wirless access points, and advanced firewall and VPN functions. A single unit covering multiple needs means less hardware collecting dust, and fewer used power points! Additionally, a combination unit ensures that you will not have any NAT or firewall issues as the router inherently ‘knows’ about the VoIP traffic. These units automatically prioritise traffic to ensure call quality is never compromised by other Internet activity.
Plain routers (without the ADSL modem component) are also available.
PC & Phone Headsets
These headsets can be used with any voice over IP application on your computer. In fact, they can be used for any application that requires a microphone and/or speakers! We have sourced only the most comfortable headsets that are suitable for use with Internet telephony. Some of our headsets plug into a spare USB port and act as a separate audio device for your computer, whilst others simply plug into your sound card, allowing them to be used on any operating system without requiring drivers to be installed. We have a selection of both stereo and mono headsets (which some people find more natural for telephone conversations) and also stock headsets suitable for most IP phones.
PC Handsets, Speakerphones & Telephone Adapters
Telephone-like’ handsets connect to your computer via the sound card or a USB port and work together with a softphone to provide you with a complete VoIP experience. We also have USB based hands-free speaker-phones, and telephone adapters which are similar to ATAs, but connect to your computer rather than your router .All of these devices either work without any special software or come with free software. Many work on MacOS and Linux systems as well as Windows.
PoE (Power over Ethernet) allows powering of IP Devices from a 8,12,16,24 or 48 Port rack-mountable switch. Advantages are:
1. Switch may be powered from a central point by UPS (in case of power failure)
2. Eliminates bulky AC power supplies and cables
3. Remote locations with no AC power may be powered by Ethernet
4. Maintain power to your phone system with UPS during power disruptions
Routers with VoIP
These products are ‘all-in-one’ devices that combine a router and a voice over IP adapter in one. By using a single device for your router and VoIP hardware, not only do you have one less piece of hardware to deal with (and one less powerpoint that is occupied), you are guaranteed that you will not have any NAT or firewall issues as the router inherently ‘knows’ about the VoIP traffic. Additionally, these units automatically prioritise traffic to ensure call quality is never compromised by other Internet activity.
Routers with built in ADSL modems are also available.
VoIP Service Providers
Kiwi VoIP can get you up and running with a complete voice over IP solutions – whether you are a residential users, a home business, or looking for a solution for your company. We have prepaid and post-paid plans selected from the best Australian VoIP providers. Our plans cover most people’s needs, whether you want an incoming phone number (potentially on the other side of the country), cheap untimed calls, or ultra-low per-minute rates – we cover them all. Kiwi VoIP is a broker for the best VoIP providers around, giving you the ability to choose what’s best for you out of a range of reliable services.
On this page you will find a selection of the services we can set up with you. There is no charge to consult us and have us set up one of these services for you. We act as a reseller for the providers, and charge exactly the same rates as if you were to go to the providers directly. We do however ensure you get the best service for your needs as we resell for a number of providers and can find a service to match your needs. This service is provided at no charge. To let us know what your needs are, email us with your questions. Tell us where you are located, whether you are a home user or business user, and what you think you may be looking for. If you are able to, give us a summary of your current calling patterns. Alternatively, have a look at the comparison table showing the various plans on offer.
You will also find here a collection of other telephony and Internet related services (such as broadband DSL), both for business and home use.
All prices are in NZ Dollars and include GST.
VoIP Services for Business
Whether you are looking to replace an aging PABX in your office, wanting to add voice over IP to an existing PABX, or create a solution to link branch offices – we have a solution to suit you.
We create voice over IP and other related solutions for businesses customised to your needs. We will build a solution around your requirements, rather than mould an existing system into your business. Whether you are looking for a complete IP PABX based on Asterisk or other software, a hosted PABX, or other business telephony products we can design a solution for you.
Contact us to discuss your business needs and how we can help.