Seminar to weight switch from landline to Internet calls

With land-line telephones in decline and Web sites like Skype that offer internet calling on the rise, the Cámara de Tecnologías de Información y Comunicación has planned to devote its latest biweekly lecture and forum on how this communication evolution can effect businesses and organizations.

The event, Conventional telephony vs. IP telephony: the benefits of migration,” will take place at the chamber’s offices in San Pedro Friday morning.

Speaking is Marianela Lemaitre, a teacher of telecommunications at Academy In Site, a co-sponsor of the event. The firm also specializes in training youth to use telephone technology.

“The phone is a valuable tool in our digitized world and many companies and institutions are wondering how to move from conventional telephony to Internet-based telephony,” said a press release from the chamber. “Reducing costs and the possibility of using voice, data and video represent extremely attractive elements to making the change.”

The lecture will from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., Friday, at on the first floor in the Edificio Colina Hermanos in San Pedro, six blocks south and one block west of the San Pedro de Montes de Oca church.

The event costs 5,000 colons per person, but included in the event is a digital participation certificate and refreshments.

Although only three people have registered so far, according to David Rivera, a service affiliate at the chamber, but he also said the event can only accommodate 30 people.

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