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  • Telcom & Data Opens New Offices in Jacksonville FL for School Paging Systems and Emergency Notification Solutions

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    Milwaukee WI 1/11/2018,

    Telcom & Data is pleased to announce the opening of our new offices in Jacksonville FL. near St. John’s Town Center.

     Telcom & Data Providing Emergency Communication Solutions for Coastal Cities

    The new office will be headed up by Mr Izzy Bonilla and Mr. Bing Parkinson. The new office will handle sales and installation projects from the Mid Atlantic to Southern Florida areas. The new regional office will be focusing on Emergency Notification Systems, School Paging, Commercial Sound Systems  and Access Control solutions.

    Mid Atlantic and Florida area businesses, especially Theme Parks, Airports and Port Authorities, Distribution Facilities and Schools, all require unique Life/Safety Communication requirements especially during emergency events.  Since 1996 Telcom & Data has been focusing on Life Safety communication designs. Telcom & Data offers state of the art solutions from manufacturers including Bogen, Cooper Wheelock, Penton USA and ClearVoice.

    Being named the 5th fastest growing city in America by Forbes Magazine, Jacksonville has a great deal of talent, infrastructure and growth that Telcom & Data can succeed in. For more information please call (904) 990-5830. or reach us at sales@telcom-data.com.

    Founded in 1996, Telcom & Data Inc. is a single source provider of telecom products and solutions. We help companies boost their bottom line through telecommunications technology. While we’re based in Milwaukee, thousands of businesses worldwide have benefited from our services. And we can provide a tailor-made solution for you, too.
    What We Do?
    Telcom & Data Inc provides custom solutions that will measurably improve your business.  We ask questions that target your toughest business challenges. We provide complete telecommunications analysis based on your company’s vision, needs, growth, and budget.  Every product and service we offer has been tried and tested for reliability, ease of use, integration, and manufacturer’s support. Telcom & Data Inc. clients receive personalized attention from knowledgeable sales and technical staff. All products (except software) carry a 60-day money back guarantee.  Telcom & Data provides a service network of over 1600 technicians provide global service to keep our customers going without missing a beat. If a problem does arise, the service department answers our phones live. You will never be stuck talking to a machine at Telcom & Data Inc.

     

     

  • Telcom & Data Inc. Welcomes Ismael Bonilla as New Business Development Officer for Transportation, Energy and Security

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    MILWAUKEE (Oct. 31, 2017) -  Telcom & Data Inc. is ecstatic to announce Mr. Ismael Bonilla as the new Business Development Officer for Transportation/Energy Security and Safety Markets. Mr. Bonilla recently served as the Airport Director for General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee before working for Telcom & Data Inc.

    “I am delighted to welcome Mr. Izzy Bonilla into the Telcom & Data family. His wealth of experience in all areas of security, emergency notification and life safety will be instrumental in working with our customers to take Telcom & Data to the next level as well as driving additional shareholder value. We are looking forward to him expanding our rapidly growing airports and transportation markets,” said Ricardo Trinidad, Owner and CEO.

    Mr Bonilla has worked with Aerostar Airports holdings in San Juan, Puerto Rico as Chief Operating Officer from 2013 to 2015, and as Deputy Director at Ft. Lauderdale International Airport from 2010 to 2013. He has also worked extensively with the Jacksonville Aviation Authority.

    Bonilla is a United States Air Force veteran who served over twenty years of active duty, retiring with honors in 1997. He holds a Masters Degree in Aviation Safety from Central Missouri State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

    Bonilla is an active volunteer and serves as a Second Lieutenant with the Civil Air Patrol an Auxiliary Wing of the USAF. He is fluent in English, Spanish and Italian.

    About Telcom & Data

    Telcom & Data Inc. was founded in 1996 and is a leader in Emergency Notification Systems and Communications. Telcom & Data helps companies worldwide protect their employees through custom integrations of Emergency Notification, Access Control and Security technology. For more information about Telcom & Data, call 1-800-335-0229 ext 838

  • Clear Voice™ Planar Speakers for Emergency Paging Now Available

    Clear Voice Planar SpeakersTelecom & Data introduces Clear Voice™ planar speakers for emergency and general paging in manufacturing, sports stadiums and entertainment venues, and police and fire operations use. Originally developed for military applications, planar speakers deliver an unprecedented level of clear voice communication over distances greater than a mile, even in very noisy environments.

    Clear Voice planar speakers can save lives by delivering loud and extremely intelligible messages via a compact speaker. They are ideal any time there’s a need for voice communication in a loud environment, a large coverage area, or a long distance. Telecom & Data offers Clear Voice planar speakers that throw sound for distances of 100 yards, 140 yards, 250 yards, and 650 yards.

    The power and exciting ingenuity of this disruptive technology is hard to convey in words. Magnetic planar technology disperses sound waves differently – more like a beam of light, so sound waves do not scatter as the sound moves away from the speaker. As a result, the speaker transmits sound much farther without losing clarity. In fact, the acoustics become more powerful as the listening distance is extended, up to a mile.

    Clear Voice has integrated magnetic planar technology in mountable speakers designed for demanding environments such as manufacturing plants, distribution centers, sports stadiums, college campuses and concert and festival venues. Small, portable and durable hand-held speakers are available for police, fire and search-and-rescue operations – anywhere long-distance clarity and intelligibility are key.

    Clear Voice speakers can be installed separately or as an addition to existing paging systems, with three options for connectivity: Wireless, IP paging and analog. Fewer planar speakers are needed than conventional speakers, which reduces installation time and costs. Manufactured in the United States, Clear Voice speakers are weather-proof and built to deliver consistent, superior performance even with heavy-duty outdoor use.

  • Telcom & Data Integrates NOAA Weather Radio Tornado Early Warning System

    Great news for businesses located in tornado effected areas.  Telcom & Data has been working with Thunder Eagle, Inc., a leading manufacturer of Tornado Early Warning industrial grade NOAA weather radios for the past 25 years, to deliver early warning solutions to large commercial sound systems.  The Weather Eagle 100 receiver and the

    Tornado Early Warning NOAA Radio

    Alert Eagle 120 (SAME) Specific Area Message Decoder provide real time, reliable, and automatic source of weather alerts, filtered by specific weather events and geographical location into public address systems.

    The Thunder Eagle system was engineered for, and has been in active service in, weather mission critical locations such as PSAPS, business headquarters, factories, schools, security offices, sports venues, and command centers for decades. For example, Thunder Eagle systems are in active use automatically opening FEMA tornado shelter doors and setting off municipal tornado sirens throughout the country when the National Weather Service (NWS) issues tornado warnings.

    Thunder Eagle is happy to pre-program the receivers for specific weather threats such as tornados, flash floods, hurricanes, and blizzards and county locations to make installation as plug and play as possible.

    When asked about why Telcom & Data was recommending and installing the Thunder Eagle radios the President of Telcom & Data said, “ Thunder Eagle radios are able to provide severe weather detection faster and better than other sources. Giving people the ability to evacuate even 1 minute sooner can make the difference between life and death.”

    Thunder Eagle radios have many sophisticated diagnostic features that help to verify that the NWS alerts are actually being received and properly decoded, including recording the last weather alert into the receiver, both in analog audio format and decoded SAME for later playback and analysis. The NWS has often used these features to troubleshoot and maintain the national NOAA weather radio system. Consumer grade NOAA radios do not provide this level of sophistication and reliability. Special radio filters limit locally generated RF from interfering with the reception of weather alerts.

    For facilities that need full time weather forecasts, information and radar, in addition to warnings, Thunder Eagle integrates the Weather Eagle into a full web site with local professional weather station that is accessible through web browsers.

    The Thunder Eagle radio and encoder can be connected to Supervised Paging System to automatically broadcast a weather alert throughout a building notifying employees to take shelter.  For more information please call 800-335-0229 ext 834

  • Telcom & Data Introduces Penton IP School Paging Systems

    Good News for Schools wanting to Upgrade their school paging intercom systems.

    Most schools have invested in upgrading IT networking infrastructure through out. New cabling, servers, smart boards, IP Phones, increased bandwidth have all played a part in keeping with current technology.

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    Telcom & Data introduces PENTON IP School Paging Solutions. Penton IP School Paging solutions are easy to implement on to any existing IP Network. The TERRA-SERVER is an audio distribution system for Public Address and evacuation purposes which rest on an Ethernet/IP networking architecture. It is capable of making microphone calls, starting prerecorded messages or routing music through the network from a central based server and/or operator unit. The Terra Server is easy web based and easy to manage from anywhere. School districts can set up several schedules to accommodate Grade school , middle school and high school schedules.

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    The Terra Server software can also be installed on multiple computers at the same time, associate with microphone paging desks, IP matrix, and IP terminals. In the network, at least one computer must act as TERRA-SERVER and carrier the content of prerecorded messages and the music libraries. This server-PC is also used for system configuration settings and logging. Because this server plays a vital role in the system it can be linked to a back-up server system.

    The system offers features such as single button access to individual classrooms, page all rooms, inputs for background music or recordings, and tone signals for class start and stop times. Add features including Centalized Wireless School Clocks, and Emergency Notification for Severe Weather, Code Red/Lock Down / Fire Emergency and more.

    The IP Speakers provide two way functionality and includes speaker, microphone and call button. Wall mount and ceiling mount IP speakers are available for any room, cafeteria or gym area.

    For more information or to get a FREE IP Paging Design Quote and demonstration please call 800-335-0229 or visit https://www.bogen-paging.com/school-intercoms.aspx

     

  • School Intercom and Paging System Sales Installation

    Our school intercom systems are designed to meet intercom requirements of both small and large sized schools. They provide educators with two way communication and improve safety in classrooms. Bogen school intercom solutions are affordable and easy to

    PI35 School Paging Intercom School Paging System

    implement for any size schools or school district. If you currently have an outdated system from manufacturers like DuKane, Simplex or Rauland we can help. Bogen classroom intercom systems offer features such as single button access to individual classrooms, page all rooms, inputs for background music or recordings, and tone signals for class start and stop times. Add features including Centalized Wireless School Clocks, and Emergency Notification for Severe Weather, Intruder/Lock Down / Fire Emergency and more.

    We offer Analog, IP and Wireless School paging options for any budget or facility. Whether you are a small 10 classroom school or a large district we can help.

     

    Call us at 800-335-0229 for free design support.

  • Sonexis Conference System Adds New Video Features

    Sonexis Conference Manager 12.0 is full of great new features including WebCam Video and Synchronized Call Recording to make your conference calls more productive.

  • 10 Ways to Reducing Exposure to Telephone Hacking

    Telephone system hacking is as old as the telephone it’s self. From climbing telephone poles like our favorite Eddie Albert’s character Oliver Wendell Douglas on the 60s TV show Green Acres to the latest high profile FEMA phone system hacking, making free phone calls has not lost it’s appeal. Most hacker calls being made are going to the Middle East to countries like Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, India, Turkey and Yemen, Once a system has been hacked the code is often sold on the street. From small businesses to the phone companies, hacking is big business. How big can a hacking problem get? Consider Edwin Pena. He set up two companies Fortes Telecom Inc. and Miami Tech & Consulting Inc. and through sophisticated hacking and VoIP call routing, profited over one million dollars back in 2006. With today’s sophisticated VoIP phone systems hackers have more opportunities then ever before. Below is a list of 10 ways you can help protect your company from hackers. 1. Hire a company to do a thorough security analysis of your phone system security. If you can’t afford a $ 12,000.00 phone bill from hackers your company may need this more then a large company. 2. Hackers that left FEMA holding the bag for $ 12,000.00 recently used the Voice Mail system to get in to the system. Make sure your voice mail system does not have the default passwords and that out bound calling features are turned off or addressed. Many voice mail systems can make out bound calls to notify you of messages. This can be used to make calls through your phone system. 3. Old voice mail boxes need to be deleted. If your business is like most, people come and go but voice mail boxes remain active and do not get removed. Delete all old voice mail boxes. 4. DISA is a phone system feature designed to allow companies to use their phone systems to place out going calls remotely. DISA or Direct Inward System Access allows just that. Access to your phone systems telephone lines through the phone system. It was developed long before Cell Phones as a way to reduce old expensive telephone calling cards. Really a favorite among hackers. 5. Auto Attendant used for routing calls can also transfer calls to off site locations make sure if you aren’t doing this that this feature is turned off. If you are using it this feature change your passwords frequently. 6. Call forwarding to outside numbers is another feature while wonderful for working remotely leaves open a window of opportunity. Make sure who ever needs this feature really needs it and make sure this feature is turned off for everyone else. 7. Operator transfers are another way hackers can use your phone lines to make calls. A caller posing as a telephone company repairman will call and say he is testing the phone lines and if the operator would please transfer them to 910333 or 910XXX— these are access numbers to Sprint or any other phone company to make calls direct through your lines through the phone companies network. The phone company will then bill back the call to you at the most expensive calling rate. For more on this check out Sprint’s Corporate security guide. 8. Old Direct Dial Numbers that are no longer being used should be removed for your phone systems numbering scheme until needed again. Hackers are looking for anyway in to your systems. 9. Conference Call Systems and Conference Bridges should be password protected. Hackers can get in to conference bridges to listen to sensitive corporate information. Use in house bridge as opposed to an out side conference call service for maximum protection. An in house conference bridge can be placed behind your company’s firewall and passwords can be changed for every conference. 10. Call Accounting Software such as Tapit Call Accounting can help reduce un authorized phone calls. The Tapit Fraud alert module alarms you when set calling parameters are being breached by sounding an alarm and a text message. For more information on how you can protect your phone system call Telcom & Data at 800-335-0229 or visit www.telcom-data.com

  • XOP Networks deploys its IP based Hoot and Holler Conference Bridge at a Large Airline

    XOP Networks, Inc., a manufacturer of advanced conference bridges, now offers IP based Hoot and Holler conferencing capability.

    Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) May 06, 2015

    XOP Networks, Inc., a manufacturer of advanced conference bridges now offers IP based Hoot and Holler conference bridges. These bridges have proven interoperability with a number of Push to Talk (PTT) four wire FXS to SIP gateways, Turrets, Squawk boxes and a variety of SIP based Hoot and Holler end devices.

    Hoot and holler networks provide “always on” multiuser conferences without requiring users to dial into a conference. Such conferences are routinely used by brokerages, news agencies, publishers, weather bureaus, Satellite Launch operators, transportation providers, power plant operators and nationwide salvage yard organizations.

    Hoot and holler networks are traditionally deployed using point-to-point leased lines that terminate into a TDM based hoot and holler conference bridge that is hosted either by the customer or by the PSTN carrier.

    Large corporations have been implementing their own private data networks. These networks typically touch all physical locations that are involved in hoot-n-holler conferencing as well. Hence, a more cost effective approach for implementing the hoot network is to convert the traditional 4 wire devices (PTT Radios, Phones, Squawk boxes etc.) into SIP end points with the help of media gateways and then connect the resulting voice paths to an IP based Hoot-n-Holler conference bridge over the data network.

    Our IP based Hoot-n-Holler conference bridge is a robust Linux based platform that is designed to fulfill the ‘always on’ audio conferencing needs of large mission critical networks

    The benefits of using the IP based Hoot and Holler network approach are:

    • Eliminate the need for expensive leased lines
    • Improve hoot and holler network manageability
    • PSTN connectivity to H-n-H network
    • Reduce the time to troubleshoot a problem from hours to minutes
    • Pave way for adding native SIP based Hoot-n-Holler end devices going forward

    One of the largest airlines in the world recently deployed XOP Networks’ IP based Hoot-n-Holler conference bridges. Two conference bridges are deployed in Hot/Standby high availability configuration at two separate geographical locations thereby ensuring 99.999% availability.

    “Our IP based Hoot-n-Holler conference bridge is a robust Linux based platform that is designed to fulfill the ‘always on’ audio conferencing needs of large mission critical networks. It supports both legacy TDM and VoIP/SIP interfaces thus allowing our customers to migrate their hoot-n-holler networks towards packet based networking at their own pace,” said Sudhir Gupta, CEO of XOP Networks.

    “Our recent success in deploying IP based Hoot and Holler network at the large airline customer proves the validity of the business case. Our customer now has a modern, robust SIP based conference bridge that paid for itself in less than 4 months,” added Doug Jacobs, VP of Sales, XOP Networks.

    About XOP Networks

    Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, XOP Networks was founded in January 2003 and is backed by a seasoned management team. Deployed at multiple Cellular Operators, Fortune 100 companies, CLEC/IOC customers, Government organizations, DOD networks (Air Force, Army and Navy) XOP Networks' products allow customers to boost employee productivity, increase business efficiency and enhance emergency communications. Having both TDM and VoIP interfaces, XOP products allow customers to seamlessly transition their value added services from legacy circuit switched networks to VoIP based packet switched networks.

    For more information about XOP Networks, visit our website at http://www.telcom-data.com/

    About Telcom & Data Inc.
    Since 1996 Telcom & Data has been providing thousands of telecommunications solutions to organizations around the world to measurably improve communications. The company is a leader in business phone systems, intercom systems, and mass notification products. Telcom & Data maintains a network of over 1600 technicians with locations in Chicago, Milwaukee, and Miami.

  • Telcom & Data Introduces The Safepath Emergency Evacuation System by Cooper Wheelock, a Great Weather Warning System for Employers with Large Facilities

    The Safepath Emergency Evacuation System is a mass notification communication system customized to meet your specifications and budgetary needs.

    It is the season of change and transition now that finally the weather is getting warmer after a long winter. The snow is melted and it is being exchanged with sunshine on a good day or rain on maybe not such a good day.

    SafePath Emergency Evacuation System SafePath Emergency Evacuation System

    In any event, it is obvious to most that the calendar is at mid-season. This can be great news; however, with transition there are always challenges.

    Tornadoes are one of the most deadly weather systems that mankind has to endure. They are still very unpredictable and unstable forms of weather. Through technology and science meteorologists have made great advances in determining where a tornado may hit next, but it still remains difficult to calculate how much time a community has to take cover once one touches down.

    Employers of large industrial and manufacturing facilities have a lot of space and need to make sure that employees are notified in time to take cover during an emergency weather episode like this.

    This is especially difficult as some of these companies have large amounts of employees spread out amongst equipment and offices. They cannot depend upon just a word of mouth approach as every employee may not be accounted for in such an event and they cannot be sure everyone has been informed in time.

    Telcom & Data introduces The SafePath Emergency Evacuation System by Cooper Wheelock. This system provides detailed instructions to safely guide people to building exits during emergency times.The emergency evacuation system can also be used for general paging needs and background music.

    During a tornado, employers need a tool to use to announce to their employees to take time to take cover and evacuate.

    The Safepath Emergency Evacuation System is now available at Telcom & Data. For more information about The Safepath Emergency Evacuation System, visit Telcom & Data’s website or call 1-800-335-0229.

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