There are various types of telephone systems that are available. The one that’s right for you depends on your usage requirements, company size and budget. Here are some of the most popular options to choose from.
- KSU - A KSU (key system unit) is made up of a central control device that allows for more lines compared with a traditional telephone system. KSU's are ideal for smaller businesses only as there is an upper limit of the number of phone lines that can be added to it.
- PBX - A PBX (private branch exchange) is a phone system that is situated on the premises rather than being cloud based. It allows for the automatic routing of incoming calls which is one of its main advantages. A PBX is a more advanced system than a KSU and is ideal for larger businesses.
- VoIP - VoIP (voice over internet protocol) is the latest and most advanced form of telephone systems. It allows your employees to connect to customers based in any country, and works using the internet and computer. VoIP is the most expensive option but is ideal for those who require that added level of sophistication.
- VoIP Hybrid System - Some telephone systems providers also have an option where you can link VoIP to an on-premises system. This is an option for businesses who are reluctant to switch to the cloud, and who also want to be able to make calls over the internet at a reduced cost than standard means.