What Type of Phone System is Best for your Business?

The decision on what type of phone system to implement in your business is an important one.  With technology evolving on a daily basis, it’s important to have a phone and communication system in place that keeps you on the leading edge of technology.

The 2 most commonly used phone services are 1) standard landline service (also called Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) lines), and 2) Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service.   While landline phones may have been the go to service in the past, VoIP is rapidly taking over the marketplace due to its innovative technology.  Developed in the 1990’s by computer hobbyists, VoIP offers a lower-cost solution by utilizing a broadband internet connection, and offers many benefits that will help to increase all around communication productivity.

You may be thinking “We have landline service and it works fine”  — If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right?  Wrong!!  Most businesses can save 20% – 30% monthly on service, and provide staff members with a better communication platform, including desktop and mobile apps, and 24/7 cloud phone management.

Want more information and/or pricing on VoIP?  Contact us to learn more.  We work with the top VoIP providers including Vonage Business and Nextiva.

If you are building a new dental or medical practice, or any other type of business office — we can help you design your phone system, including running the necessary network cable (such as CAT6) for your office.

High-Tech multi-media systems for your dental, medical, and all other types of businesses!

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DCI Track Light – Year End Special

Impact Media is now offering a year end special on DCI track lights.  DCI, which is made by Marus, offers quality dental track lights that can be added to new and existing dental operatories.  From now through the end of 2014, DCI track lights can be purchased for a special year end price.  Contact us to learn more.

Also — need installation help?  Impact Media can install the DCI track lights.

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DCI Track Light

What Are Your Patients Watching?

On average, patients spend 10 – 15 minutes waiting in lobby, and 1+ hour plus in the dental chair. This can add up to the patient watching 1 – 2 hours of whatever you have available for them. How are you capturing their attention during that time?

Instead of having patients watch the news or some soap opera, offer them something to watch that will entertain them, but at the same time market and promote your practice! We offer Choice Media, which can be tailor made to offer a blend of educational and entertaining content, and shown on HDTVs throughout the office. Think of it as Digital Signage that is your own internal TV station. Not only will this be fun for patients to watch, but it will also help your bottom line by promoting your practice.

Contact us to find out more and see demo videos of Choice Media!

And for a Bonus, enhance the patient’s TV viewing experience in your dental or medical practice by having flexible patient viewing monitor systems such as the Flexview System in your operatories.

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Video Surveillance in the Dental Office

Setting up a video surveillance system can be a very important feature to include in your practice.  Video cameras add an important security measure, with the ability to monitor and record what goes on in and around your practice.  In addition to security, they can help with other purposes such as simply seeing if anyone is in the waiting room during a lunch break.

An internet protocol camera, or IP camera, provides additional viewing options as it can be connected to your network and viewed on individual computer monitors.  In addition, it can be designed to show on portable devices such as an Andriod smartphone or iPhone.

It’s also more affordable than you think!  Contact us to learn more!

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VoIP Technology in the Dental Industry

Building a new office and looking to implement VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) technology?

Or are you interested in switching from your current standard phone system to VoIP?

VoIP technology has caught on in recent years, including in dental and medical practices, as it has many advantages and features over that of a standard phone system.  In addition, it can be a more cost effective solution (who doesn’t want to save money?).

How to get started?  The first step in implementing Voice over IP technology is to set up a backbone of data/network cabling, such as CAT5e or CAT6.  Impact Media specializes in AV and low voltage cabling, and we can help run the network and phone cable, terminate it, and set up patch panels and switches — all in a central location such as on an IT equipment rack.

Interested?  Contact us to learn more!

A helpful news article about VoIP can be found at  http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/4903-voip-tips-smbs.html
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