An IP PBX Phone – The Heart of an Eco-Friendly Business Enterprise
By John Samual
Transitioning to PBX phone system may not be the ideal strategy to foster an environment-friendly business ecosystem but office phone systems as well as that of the residence, which install a VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) telephone system would save on expenditure and more.
The following points are an elucidation on ways that an IP PBX Phone system that can be environment-friendly:
1. Ability to hold video conferences over the internet reduces air pollution
An IP PBX system enables organizations to save on vehicular operating costs by enabling video conferencing. Therefore, let alone road trips, long distant flights could be avoided too.
2. IP PBX system equals less utilization of copper:
In case of traditional phone systems, more wires a required if the distance between the caller and receiver is considerably huge. This undeniably would require a lot of copper wire. The requirement is further increased due to the inevitable wear and tear of copper wire lines. Both home and office become eco-friendly by the transition to VoIP phone system. Since the broadband internet is used to connect calls it is implied that an office phone system of this sort can work without depending on the PSTN (Public Switch Telephone Network), which requires telephone wires to be installed all over the countries stretching over to continents.
3. Less e-waste
Traditional phone lines would invariably require hardware to function. However, An IP PBX system would only require computers and the only other pieces of hardware are the phones and the PBX system. The latter too becomes unnecessary if the VoIP office phone system provider hosts the entire PBX system on the behalf of the entity availing the services. Therefore, less amount of hardware amounts to less wear and tear and less obsolescence. This way an IP PBX Phone creates comparatively less amount of e-waste.
4. Less number of phone lines would require fewer number phone poles
Even though transnational lines are sometimes installed under the ocean, at the end user point they are made accessible to homes and offices via phone poles. Poles are normally made out of wood. Transition to an IP PBX phone system consumption of wood will be reduced. Thus reducing the number of trees, which are cut down.
5. No Fax only Email – Saving paper and ink
An office phone system that uses the broadband internet will invariably make use of emails instead of FAX machines. Even though fax over IP services are available for organizations, which requires a large volume of printed data, organizations that do not require such voluminous paper-based information exchange can settle for emails instead and not only end up saving trees but also would save on operating cost.
6. Telecommuting: A new way to do business without affecting the environment
When employees work from home or telecommute, the power consumption of a business is considerably reduced. Further, office resources are not required to be used for monitoring the inefficient use of appliances and other devices such as computers, light fixtures and so on. Working from home also limits the utilization of paper and stationaries as the expenditure is borne by the employee himself. An office phone system which utilizes broadband internet allows telecommuting via video conferences and use of emails for deliverables.