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Acronyme : VoIP, ToIP, … and confusion in french

October 25, 2007 By: Yann Espanet Category: Office Communication Server

Be careful if you work with french peoples and using acronyms like ToIP, it could led to some confusion … 

ToIP :
Text over IP (or ToIP) is a means of providing a real-time text service that operates over IP-based networks. It complements Voice over IP (VoIP) and Video over IP.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ToIP

French peoples sometimes uses ToIP for “Telephonie over IP” which is the same that VoIP !!
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discuter:Voix_sur_r%C3%A9seau_IP

VoIP :
Voice over Internet Protocol, also called VoIP, IP Telephony, Internet telephony, Broadband telephony, Broadband Phone and Voice over Broadband is the routing of voice conversations over the Internet or through any other IP-based network.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VoIP

Instant messaging (IM) is a form of real-time communication between two or more people based on typed text. The text is conveyed via computers connected over a network such as the Internet.

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instant_Messaging

 Mobile Instant Messaging (MIM)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_instant_messaging

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