Our company was founded in NYC by immigrant from Ukraine City of Odessa almost 25 years ago. It was nice time, 😊 In past three decades, the United States has seen staggering technological changes. Of course, so many new technologies have appeared in the past half century that it’s impossible to list them all.
BAB Communications Inc kept up with the times. Initially, our company installed PBX system which was so big and heavy that could be lifted by 2-3 people only and installation took almost 1 week. Now it is possible for one technician to lift PBX System and installation takes just 1-2 days. Traditional old PBXs would have a big, heavy, expensive phones and it’s took a lot of desk spaces.
Time and technology, however, have changed the consumer telephony landscape, with the flag-bearer being the Open-Standards-based IP PBX. The point of the “IP” in this new era is that the phone calls are delivered using the Internet Protocol as the underlying transport technology.
25 years ago the sizes of Telephones was different too. The first commercially available handheld cellular phone was the Motorola DynaTAC 8000x, which hit the market in 1983 and weighed in at 2 pounds. It was priced at $3,995 and offered a half-hour of talk per batter charge. It also had a catchy nickname: “the brick.” Now we install the newest telephones which have more features, options, are ideal for business and home using, different shapes, colors.
That time, when BAB Communications started a business, Voice Mail Systems as we know them now, was not installed. Answering Machines became more widely used after the restructuring of AT&T in 1984, which was when the machines became affordable and sales reached one million units per year in the US. They became popular in the early 1980s when they were made available on PC-based boards. The models of Answering Machine which we installed 25 years ago you can find just in Antique Stores. Today our company installs the Voice Mails which are essentially digital recordings of outgoing and incoming voice messages that are managed either by an on-site or off-site system. Some of our customers purchase systems that are operated and managed either by its own employees or on a contract basis with another company. Home-based customers, such as home telephone and cell phone users, often use an off-site service, such as their phone service provider, for voice mail accounts. Others, however, purchase software that allows their PC to become an electronic message system.