Voice over Internet Protocol (Voice over IP, VoIP and IP telephony) is a methodology and group of technologies for the delivery of voice communications and multimedia sessions over Internet Protocol (IP) networks, such as the Internet. Early providers of voice-over-IP services offered business models and technical solutions that mirrored the architecture of the legacy telephone network. Second-generation providers, such as Skype, have built closed networks for private user bases, offering the benefit of free calls and convenience while potentially charging for access to other communication networks, such as the PSTN. This has limited the freedom of users to mix-and-match third-party hardware and software. Third-generation providers, such as Google Talk, have adopted the concept of federated VoIP—which is a departure from the architecture of the legacy networks. These solutions typically allow dynamic interconnection between users on any two domains on the Internet when a user wishes to place a call. With all these new services being offered older hardware may be becoming obsolete or no longer needed in a organization. With this being said, many companies try and find ways to dispose of unneeded inventory without a solution. E-recyclers and IT asset management companies are viable sources to help drive the value of these products by buying used equipment, and can help offset some of these upgrade cost by doing so. With all these new technologies many of these older brands are continuously coming onto the market. Business and office phones such as AAstra, Avaya, Partner, Lucent, Meridian, Nortel, ESI, NEC, Toshiba, Shortel, Polycom, Cisco, Digium, Allworx, Grandstream, Intertel, Iwatsu, Mitel, Panasonic, Samsung, Vodavi, Definity Audix, and Adtran are coming out left and right on the market day by day. Whether recycling the products for the precious metals and plastics, or reselling for reuse, these are good ways to help get rid of old gear taking up space and collecting dust. A good bit of companies still need the parts used in these systems for when items go out and the parts are discontinued. IT and Telecom Asset Management companies can help find buyers and sellers when these items are in need. Most good Asset Management companies will even help you with the logistics of getting the gear packed and out the door to help you clear up some space. If you’re interested in selling or recycling used office equipment, please contact us today!