This article introduces the best way to connect remote call center agents
to a call center over the Internet when you use Ozeki VoIP SIP SDK.
After reading through this page you
will be fully familiar with all the essential terms concerning call center connections
and what you will need for creating your own solution using Ozeki VoIP SIP SDK.
The call center agents are people who receive the incoming calls in a call center. These
agents use call center client applications or a simple telephone set for answering the calls.
The incoming calls are usually routed to the agents according to some rules from the call center server
that is the program that actually receives the call from the outside world.
Figure 1 - Remote VoIP call center agent
The call center agents are usually working in the same office, but in a VoIP solution there is no need to be at the same location
to be able to provide customer help service. In this case there is a possibility for the call center agent to run
a call center client program that connect to the call center server
through the Internet from any place that has an Internet connection and
the server can transfer the call to the remote client as simply as it was in the same room.
The support for a remote call center agent is usually not the question of communication protocols but
security. The easiest way is to use simple VoIP connection like in case of a standard softphone, for example,
but the call centers needs to be connected to some database tables where they can browse
for customer data etc. that needs some additional security settings.
Ozeki VoIP SIP SDK provides great support for call center development along with
other VoIP solution, you only need to decide what solution you build and you can call the provided methods
that do the hardest part for you.
For secure connections, you can use SRTP or SIP line encryption methods as in a simple softphone application.
You can read more about these topics in the following articles:
This article introduced you the best way to connect remote call center agents
to a call center over the Internet
and showed how Ozeki VoIP SIP SDK can help you to fulfill your goals. If you have read through this page carefully, you
already have all the knowledge you need to start on your own solution.
As you are now familiar with all the terms concerning this topic, now it
is time to take a step further and explore what other extraordinary solution Ozeki VoIP SIP SDK can provide to you.