My name is Jake Fitzgerald and I work as an ICT Manager in a large company in Louisville, Kentucky. I'm specialized in VoIP technologies, and I have a little over a decade of experience in the field. On this blog, you will be able to read more about VoIP technologies.
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The way in which VoIP works is simple and pretty much easily understandable to anyone, even those people who have no previous experience in ICT and VoIP. The whole process can be explained in the several following steps:
To put it in layman’s term, the entire process can be simplified and reduced to the following steps. First of all, you have to convey a message which will be transmitted, so the very first step using VoIP is to speak into a microphone.
Your computer might have an integrated microphone, this is especially true for laptops, and if need be, you can also use a microphone which you will connect or otherwise use to transfer your spoken message.
Once the data is received, the process of converting your message into a digital material starts in your computer. Your spoken message is then coded. Your message is converted by your sound card. T
his happens almost instantly, so it is very difficult to understand that something like this happens in nanoseconds, but it does, and it is how VoIP works.
The coded data is then transmitted via the Internet to the recipient’s computer. The process lasts very shortly, again, the data travels very quickly, and the message is received in a matter of seconds.
Once the message is received, it is received in the coded form, just like you have sent it. Now it is the time for the recipient’s computer to decode your message.
This again is a complex process which mainly happens in the sound card and the recipient’s computer decodes the message before it produces it to you.