Ever wonder how you’re able to stream music, videos and games, all while chatting online with your BFF? The answer is Session Internet Protocol, also known as SIP. SIP is the signaling protocol that controls the exchange of data through the internet, and allows users to effectively stream content using very little bandwidth. In a nutshell, it allows people to communicate with each other on their computers, tablets, and cell phones. And, communication between SIP users is basically free! There are no long distance charges, communication charges, line charges, or those other mystery charges you see on your phone bill each month.
SIP not only allows every day individuals to stream the latest episode of Game of Thrones on the subway, but it also allows busy entrepreneurs to video chat with potential business partners and clients seamlessly, with little to no lag. To make SIP much easier to understand, we’ve created the infographic below.
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Session Internet Protocol (SIP) is the signaling protocol that controls the exchange of data. Through the sending of signals, sessions for video chats, conferences, and interactive gaming are established. SIP is the preferred protocol for video sessions because it provides the technology to initiate, modify and terminate sessions between one or multiple users. Initially, the only information that could be transmitted over different computer networks was text based.
SIP’s main purposes are to:
How does SIP work to provide you with video chats and voice exchanges?
SIP requires a server and needs to connect to a through server to complete data exchanges. The 3 servers required by SIP are:
A User Agent can be used in place of a server by: