Hardphones and Softphones – Whats’s the Difference?
VoIP phones are as versatile as they are advanced. This means that over the years many different types of VoIP phones have been created. Whilst many different advancements have been made, VoIP phones can be put into two distinct categories. Hardphones and Softphones. A hardphone is a VoIP phone that is based around a physical piece of phone hardware. This often takes the shape of an office phone. They may look like regular office phones but underneath the surface there is a lot more going on. A softphone is based around software installed on a PC or mobile device that utilises it to create a virtual phone.