Some of our smaller clients may still be utilizing analog telecom systems due to many factors, the two most common being need and cost.  When you only need a couple of voice lines, a fax line, and DSL Internet speeds, analog service from your local carrier is a good choice.  Additionally, analog phone systems are inexpensive – you can usually pick up a complete system with voice mail and enough handsets for a small office for less than $2,000.  This is where most of our clients started at some point.  They just started their business, called Verizon or AT&T/SBC, ordered 3 voice lines and a fax line with DSL.  For some, this may be all they need.  Empire Systems is fully qualified to support most analog telecom systems, and has extensive experience with the Panasonic KX-TA series – the most common analog system we see in the small business market.  While close to 95% of our new installs are digital or Voice over IP, we’ll still hunt down an analog system if it’s the right thing to do for the client.  Next time you’re in the market for a new phone system, or phone service, contact ESI – let us find the right solution for your office, and we’ll handle everything from specifying and locating the hardware, to installation and configuration, as well as dealing with the phone company.