Integrated Services Digital Network
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Linking Distributed Resources To Cut Costs, Improve Customer Service, and Boost Productivity ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) provides high performance, fully digital access to the worldwide telecommunications network ö through standard copper telephone lines. This fast, digital transmission is available virtually everywhere within the Verizon region. From offices, homes, and remote locations, ISDN lets your employees tap resources and use new business applications where video images and data flow simultaneously along with fax transmissions and phone conversations. 

ISDN Basic is an Verizon Solution that supports a wide range of applications and emerging trends by enabling a seamless exchange of information in any medium övoice, data, or video ö at high speeds. You'll have the support you need to use today's most innovative, fully integrated communications solutions to meet immediate challenges of doing more faster with fewer resources. Using ISDN enables you to 
benefit from new forces shaping the workplace – including a growing number of teleworkers, dispersed project teams, resource sharing, on-line connectivity, and the need to provide better customer service. 

Using ISDN equipment you are able to send clear digital signals at high speeds over regular phone lines. Without a major network investment, ISDN enables your existing phone line to carry voice, data, and video traffic at speeds over four times faster than a 28.8 Kbps analog line without compression. With compression, speeds can be even faster. Voice calls are setup and completed faster too. Combining ISDN with Centrex gives your voice system additional power and improves productivity. 

Centrex ISDN gives you control over allocating the bandwidth across desktops to take advantage of the classic benefit of centrex with the enhanced call handling features of ISDN. 

  • Increase productivity using ISDN's higher speeds – ISDN utilizes two 64 Kbps (Kilobits per second) channels which can be combined into one 128 Kbps “channel” that’s over four times faster than today's 28.8 Kbps modems.
  • Save money using higher rates of speed which can result in shorter connection times and potentially lower usage charges.
  • Avoid the costs and inflexibility of dedicated lines – the same ISDN line can be used to carry both voice and data so there's no need to wait for a fax to finish before making a call. 
  • Take advantage of productivity enhancing applications such as remote LAN (Local Area Network) access, videoconferencing, pre-press graphics, postproduction editing, and digital broadcasting that can reduce travel costs and product development time.
  • Enjoy clear, digital transmission which results in fewer errors and re-transmissions and greater network reliability  – all of which save you time and increase productivity.
  • ISDN can also be used to back-up for overflow dedicated services, such as Frame Relay, to ensure against outages or high volume congestion — cost effective insurance for mission critical information.