The Internet Voice Campaign reports the VoIP’s contribution on the enhancement of security and safety of the country and its government and citizens. With the advancement of technology, wireless broadband technology is slowly replacing traditional telephony, patching up the deficiency and inadequacy such as when telephone lines and system signals crashes into traffic jams and complications or traditional telephone devices are unavailable. This makes mobile technology the best solution for such urgent emergencies. Some government implementations of this technology are described below:
- VoIP was adapted by the Commerce Department as chief communication scheme after the 9/11 attack. This innovation consents broadcasting of warnings by various sectors which permits a kind of reverse 9-1-1 pass that could even warn and notify the deaf through text messages and discontinuous shining of light.
- The Department of Defense (DOD) in Iraq and Afghanistan is gradually switching to VoIP, currently on over 8,000 phones. With this conversion, voice traffic may be managed and monitored, giving the Defense Information Systems Agency the control for the communication circulation to protect against terrorism.
- The US Military, after Saddam’s downfall, established a VoIP network-based satellite for the Iraqi security workforce that offers a completely functioning command set-up including call encryption applicable for protected conversations.
- VoIP technology was crowned by the Environmental Protection Agency to be the most cost-efficient mode of communicating with remote areas and reassigning of phones instantly especially for emergency purposes. The Disaster Recovery Center would then have an easier way of transmitting voice and data and equipment are taken to needed locations instead of installing networks in isolated buildings.
- Hemdon VA’s government groups uses VoIP to immediately spread tragic news to phones such as missing children or kidnapping incidents, receiving a fast reply.
- Twelve of the Navy’s active aircraft transporters are furnished with VoIP while the US Naval Network Operations Center has a complete implementation of this technology.
- A Next Generation 9-1-1 Initiative project has been allotted with $11 million budget by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), which foresees the whole nation to be connected by an IP-based 9-1-1 emergency network through VoIP.
- A law that obliges conventional telephony to be replaced with VoIP for development of 9-1-1 services, decrease in cost and more secured information is observed by Arizona’s 114 state agencies. Agency buildings may now create emergency calls that would make rescue personnel vigilant to go to the floor or any room number, and advice of the capitol defense.
The country – or the world – will be safer habitat for children, citizens and soldiers after VoIP implementations. The unified cost-efficient communication offered by VoIP is highly demanded by official institutions and is expected to stay, saving people from danger and unwanted complications. Not only is VoIP good for the government, but the same benefits can be given to business companies in hosted PBX telephone system. VoIP provides communication convenience and efficiency to aid the travel of information involved in businesses, government issues, and even simple emergency incidents.