Tellabs 291/292 replaced by XOP Networks’ Virtual Firebar Conference Server
We recently replaced an aging Tellabs’ 291 Firebar equipment at a Nuclear Reservation Site with our Firebar application running on a VMware based Virtual Slice. The installation process from start to finish took less than 2 hours.
XOP Networks, Inc., a developer of advanced emergency communication equipment and Audio Conference Bridges, announced availability of its Dial-out Firebar Conference Application on a VMware based virtual server.
Server virtualization based on VMware and Xen Server is becoming common place. Large and small enterprises and government organizations are leveraging this technology to reduce the number of physical servers which in turn helps in reducing the carbon footprint.
With its Release 7.0, the XOP Networks’ SIP based Digital Collaboration Bridge and Universal Service Node products can now run on VMware and Xen Server based Virtual Machines. Several enhancements to the application software and platform software were made that make these products suitable for operating in a virtual environment.
“Several of our customers have deployed our conferencing products on their Virtual Machines. Typically the software is downloaded from our build FTP sites and installed on the target machines. Using this process we can now build and deploy our systems in hours as opposed to days and weeks that are needed otherwise to ship and install a physical server,” said David Trusty, Chief Technology Officer of XOP Networks.
“We recently replaced an aging Tellabs’ 291 Firebar equipment at a Nuclear Reservation Site with our Firebar application running on a VMware based Universal Service Node. The installation process from start to finish took less than 2 hours. This is an engineering feat unheard of in our space,” said Sudhir Gupta, XOP Networks’ CEO.
A white paper describing the Tellabs 291/292 Firebar replacement with XOP Networks' Firebar application is available here: Firebar Service White Paper
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, Call Centers and 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.