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Internet Phone Services Simplified by Neil Anderson, Jim Doherty

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Chapter 8. Selecting VoIP Equipment

Now that you have a plan (or two) in mind, we take a look at the equipment required for each type of service. Cable VoIP and Internet VoIP services are similar, while VoIP chat service is quite different.

Cable VoIP Service Equipment

Cable VoIP services require a terminal adapter to convert the phone handsets in your home to VoIP. The terminal adapter function is often incorporated directly into the cable modem that’s given to you by your broadband cable provider. Figure 8-1 shows examples of commonly used cable modems with integrated VoIP terminal adapters.

Integrated Cable Modem/VoIP Terminal Adapters

Figure 8-1. Integrated Cable Modem/VoIP Terminal Adapters ...

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