Airports Need Targeted Emergency Communication: Enhanced Firebar /Crash Net System Gets the Right People to the Right Place Quickly Time, speed and technology are all variables when an airport goes into crisis mode, be it crash and rescue, a police emergency, or man-made or natural disaster. Kirksville, Missouri Regional Airport General Manager Glenn Balliew says one thing is constant, “The first 30 minutes is absolute chaos! It takes trained leaders and accurate communication to effectively manage any crisis. He should know, the 27-year Army veteran retired after stints as an air traffic controller, Presidential Movement Coordinator and a military on-scene responder to the National Air Traffic Control Command Center and World Trade Center sites on 9/11. “We had a crash here a few years back where they were looking for a plane,” relates Balliew, who says the key issue is a selective callout. “Somebody on the radio called out ‘I need everybody now!’ –the problem is there were two survivors out of 13 passengers, and the roads and forests were so clogged with a mass notification it was hard for rescue personnel to get in and out,” says Balliew, who was hired at Kirksville just last year and is also trained as part of the regional airport’s Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting ( ARFF) squad. In calling for assistance an ARFF bark has to be more precise than its bite. “Putting the right responders, in the right place, at the right time is crucial to crisis management.” This is where Telcom & Data’s Crash Net System can aid airport managers, fixed based operators (FBO) of general aviation and their partnering fire, police and sheriff departments in getting just the right people and assets on scene. But a key issue faces most airport managers today: how to meet upcoming government standards with upgrades that don't conflict with proven or legacy systems. Enhanced Virtual Firebar Mission Critical Conferencing now deploying for the first time, adds critical new capabilities while still working with any remaining legacy systems. Most airports have used the Tellabs 291/292 Firebar system successfully since the 1980’s and 1990’s but Time is running out for old-style copper based TDM technology still in use today in multivendor environments. New standards mean a replacement is essential. Telcom & Data, Inc. provides Crash Net systems that work with traditional analog phone lines, as well as IP Networks for emergency administrators like Balliew in mind. “With its ability to selectively and concurrently reach landlines, cellphones, police fire and rescue stations or SUV’s, the CrashNet technology brings effective value to the scene,” says Telcom & Data Founder Ricardo Trinidad. Crash Net sends calls to any landline or cellular phone besides the dedicated emergency Ring Down Phone “Red Phones.” The message can be targeted for delivery through any communications medium be it voice, email, or in combination or alone as needed. Custom caller-ID goes directly to the right person or asset: Airport manager, fire chief, ARFF truck, rescue squad, airport police, paramedics or rural volunteers en route. An unlimited number of call out groups are supported, and a dial-out can be triggered via incoming phone call, a click on a web portal, or at a schedule time. In the follow-up, mopping up or evaluation phases, the Crash Net conference bridge provides a summary and detailed reports on call completions. The airport manager and partnering first responders know instantly and at glance which calls are In Process, Busy, or No Answer. Detailed reports and summaries of dial-outs that keeps both managers and manpower in the fight and in the know on status and call completions. “This is the simple to use but powerful technology that Telcom & Data Inc. has always offered our government, military and business customers,” said Founder Ricardo Trinidad, who started his telecommunications firm about the time Balliew was joining the Army in 1996 to begin his aviation career. “Through our partnerships with leading telecommunications manufacturers we give aviation facilities, military leaders, public safety agencies and many other industries the best future telecom can provide.” Since 1996 Telcom & Data has been providing thousands of telecommunications solutions to organizations around the world to measurably improve communications. Telcom & Data maintains a network of more than 1600 technicians The company is a leader in business phone systems, intercom systems, and mass notification products. http://www.telcom-data.com Call us at 800-335-02298 for more information.
Telcom & Data announces the new Audio and Web Conferencing system from Sonexis. ConferenceManager2 is an on-premise audio and web conferencing solution for medium to large enterprise customers. This new ConferenceManager 2 is the latest offering from Sonexis conferencing and features a smaller, lighter footprint, more powerful system software and is fully backwards compatible. The new conference bridge comes with the latest software version 11.0, the ConferenceManager2 offers an upgraded and refreshed web conferencing interface, an advanced operator console. The conference bridge can be configured as hybrid solution with both analog and IP telephone integration audio support, and comes with a new Microsoft Outlook add-on and flexible APIs for customization. Designed to work within any existing voice or data network, ConferenceManager2 scales from as little as 12 up to as many as 1,000-ports/seats, with redundant hot swappable power and RAID 1 hard drives.
The ConferenceManager2 is designed to provide the highest quality audio collaboration and is designed to integrate tightly with industry-leading Unified Communication solutions. The ConferenceManager2 and accompanying collaboration software enable greater productivity for mobile knowledge workers while simplifying meetings and driving decision making.
Unique Conferencing Solutions:
"The new ConferenceManager2 design is a true progression of our unique conferencing product line," explained Dan Watkins, Executive Vice President with Sonexis. "We’re monitoring the needs and wants of the customer and this smaller, faster, more powerful way of operating will provide ongoing return on investment to enterprises of all sizes."
Telcom & Data Offers Conference Equipment Leasing to make owning your own conference bridge even more affordable. To get a quote on a new conference bridge, please visit us here.
About Telcom & Data:
Founded in 1996, Telcom & Data, Inc. helps organizations improve business through Audio and Web Conferencing. We carry conferencing products from leading manufacturers including Sonexis, Polycom, Clear One, Konftel, Revolabs, and more. Thousands of businesses worldwide have benefited from our conferencing solutions and we can provide a tailor-made solution for you, too[contact-form subject='[Telcom %26amp; Data Inc. Blog'][contact-field label='Name' type='name' required='1'/][contact-field label='Email' type='email' required='1'/][contact-field label='Website' type='url'/][contact-field label='Comment' type='textarea' required='1'/][/contact-form]
Telcom & Data a Chicago/Milwaukee based telecommunications company has launched www.conference-bridge.com a site dedicated to collaboration technology. The site features products and solutions including Audio Conference Bridge, Conference Phones, Video Conference Room Systems, Multi Point Video Conference Bridges, Large Installed Audio Conference Room Systems, Video Conference Software for iPad and Android tables, Emergency Communication systems and video conference room furniture.
Telcom & Data has partnered with the some of the most cutting edge manufacturers of conferencing equipment including Polycom, Clear One, Avaya, Sonexis, Revolabs, and Forum Communications. Ricardo Trinidad the President of Telcom & Data was quoted as saying, " The reason we launched conference-bridge.com was to provide an easy to use site that would allow the average user to shop and compare technology in one location. Besides the online shopping its easy to call and get a collaboration expert on the line and even schedule a demonstration. It's also important to have all available options for our customers."
About Telcom & Data; Founded in 1996, Telcom & Data, Inc. helps organizations improve communications through Video, Audio and Web Conferencing technology.
Telcom & Data Inc. asks the questions that target your toughest communication challenges. We provide complete analysis based on your company’s vision, needs, growth, and budget. Our customized solutions will measurably improve communications.
Every conferencing product we sell including HD Conference Room Solutions, Teleconferencing Bridges, Conference Phones, and Multi Point Video Conference systems havebeen 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 Announces Opportunity to Become an Audio and Web Conference Service Provider with XOP Networks’ Audio Conference Bridge
Rising demand to use teleconferencing for client meetings, sales presentations, team meetings, quarterly reports, and webinars have driven businesses to seek lower cost conferencing solutions. Telcom & Data, a leader in business phone systems, is now offering XOP Networks’ Universal Service Node Conference Bridge as an affordable solution for conferencing service providers. The bridge allows service providers to deliver a comprehensive and economical platform to enterprise customers. Net 4 India recently began using the bridge to provide conferencing services to its broad customer base.
The Universal Service Node Conference Bridge is a Linux based, scalable platform that is specifically designed to meet the needs of conferencing service providers and other carriers that want to offer hosted conferencing services. The service provider package adds several important capabilities including the ability to a) sell ‘Virtual Conference Bridges’, b) Operator assisted conferencing, c) Automated Subscriber Provisioning, d) Uploading of Call Detail Records to external billing systems, and e) support for ‘High Availability’ based on Active/Standby or Active/Active server configurations.
“We selected XOP Networks Universal Service Node (USN) as our Conferencing Service platform because it is flexible and economical. The platform allows us to provision subscriber accounts using an XML based API, was easily integrated with our billing system, supports ‘high availability’ based on active/active server configuration and finally provides multiple enhanced security features that prevent any unauthorized access to an end customer’s data,” said Desi Valli, COO of Net 4 India. He further added “It is a great opportunity for us to make available, a rapidly growing service to our existing 400,000 SME customers and the market at large.”
For more information on how to become a teleconference service provider with XOP Networks, call 1-800-335-0229.