XOP Networks

  • 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.

  • Airport Managers Need Targeted Emergency Communication in a Crisis

    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.

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  • Telcom & Data Announces Opportunity to Become an Audio and Web Conference Service Provider with XOP Networks’ Audio Conference Bridge

    xopRising 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.

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