Unified Communications Definitions

  • V

    voice activation detection (VAD)

    In Voice over IP (VOiP), voice activation detection (VAD) is a software application that allows a data network carrying voice traffic over the Internet to detect the absence of audio and conserve bandwidth by preventing the transmission of "silent packets" over the network.

  • voice-to-text

    Voice-to-text is a type of speech recognition program that converts spoken to written language... (Continued)

  • VoiceXML

    VoiceXML is an application of the Extensible Markup Language (XML) which, when combined with voice recognition technology, enables interactive access to the Web through the telephone or a voice-driven browser.

  • VoIP (voice over IP)

    VoIP enables voice and multimedia communications, such as phone calls, over the internet and other IP-based networks, and allows enterprises to operate a single voice and data network.

  • VoIP caller ID (Voice over Internet Protocol caller identification)

    VoIP caller ID (Voice over Internet Protocol caller identification) is a caller ID application for VoIP phones that works in much the same way as caller ID on a conventional telephone line but with enhanced features and flexibility... (Continued)

  • VoIP phone

    A VoIP phone is a telephone set designed specifically for use in a voice over IP (VoIP) system by converting standard telephone audio into a digital format that can be transmitted over the Internet, and by converting incoming digital phone signals from the Internet to standard telephone audio.

  • VoIP trunk gateway

    A VoIP trunk gateway is an interface that facilitates the use of plain old telephone service (POTS) equipment, such as conventional phone sets and fax machines, with a voice over IP (VoIP) network.

  • VoIP: Glossary

    This handy glossary will assist you with terminology related specifically to voice over IP.

  • vomit

    Vomit (spelled all lower-case) is a Unix software utility that takes IP telephony packets captured by another Unix tool, tcpdump, and reassembles them into a Wave file that can be listened to over a computer's speakers.

  • Vonage

    Vonage is a communication platform as a service (CPaaS) provider for consumers and businesses that makes it possible for customers to connect and communicate on any device through cloud-hosted voice, video, chat and short message service (SMS).

  • W

    web conferencing

    Web conferencing is a form of communication that enables real-time sharing of computer screens, applications or web-based content among two or more devices.

  • WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communications)

    Web Real-Time Communications (WebRTC) is an open source project that is expected to make video communication more user-friendly by embedding voice, text and video communications capabilities in Web browsers.

  • webtone

    Webtone is immediate and continuous access to the Internet in the same way that we think of dialtone when we pick up a phone receiver.

  • Wi-Fi cell phone (cellular-Internet phone or cell-Internet phone)

    A Wi-Fi cell phone (also called a cellular-Internet phone or cell-Internet phone) is a wireless telephone set that can automatically switch between conventional cellular and Wi-Fi VoIP modes, even during the course of a conversation... (Continued)

  • Words-to-Go: Voice over IP

    Internet Protocol (IP) - method or protocol by which data is sent from one computer to another on the Internet.

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