Unified Communications Definitions

This glossary explains the meaning of key words and phrases that information technology (IT) and business professionals use when discussing unified communications and related software products. You can find additional definitions by visiting WhatIs.com or using the search box below.

  • W


    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)

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

  • Z


    Zenware refers to application programs that function with a minimum of superfluous user intervention... (Continued)

  • ZRTP (Zimmermann Real-Time Transport Protocol)

    ZRTP is an extension of the Real-Time Transport Protocol (RTP) that describes a method of generating cryptographic keys for enhanced communications security and privacy... (Continued)

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