Deploying T1 or E1 PRI and SIP trunk based audio conference bridges in the field with high availability had been challenging, but our implementation of high availability features changes all that
XOP Networks, Inc., a manufacturer of Value Added Service platforms that provide Audio Conferencing, Web Conferencing, Desktop Video Conferencing, Enhanced Firebar (emergency conferencing), Mass Notification (emergency notification), Visual Voice Mail and other applications, announced today that it is now shipping a 'Service Provider Package' with its Universal Service Node and Digital Collaboration Bridge products.
Service Provider Package is specifically designed to meet the needs of conferencing service providers and other carriers that wish to offer hosted services. The Service Provider Package adds several important capabilities to these products including ability to offer 'virtual conference bridges', provision subscriber accounts via an XML based API, upload Call Detail Records to external FTP sites, support 'high availability' based on active/standby or active/active server configurations and finally provide multiple enhanced security features that prevent any unauthorized access to the product or misuse of an end customers data.
"Service Provider Package is a very important milestone in our quest to build the very best Value Added Services platform. This package will allow Conferencing Service Providers (CSP) and other carrier customers to sell Audio Conferencing, Web Conferencing, Emergency Firebar Conferencing, Hoot-n-Holler conferencing,Mass Notification and Visual Voicemail services - all out of one Universal Services Node platform" said Sudhir Gupta, CEO of XOP Networks.
"Deploying T1 or E1 PRI and SIP trunk based audio conference bridges in the field with high availability had been challenging, but our implementation of high availability features changes all that" said, Doug Jacobs, VP of Marketing at XOP Networks. "With bi-directional real time database replication our audio conference bridges can now be deployed in active/standby or load shared mode", added Mr. Jacobs.
About XOP Networks
Beginning in 2003, XOP Networks embarked on developing a next generation IP centric value added services application platform. Realizing this vision, it shipped its first product, a Digital Collaboration Bridge (DCB) in 2004. A DCB combines rich Audio Conferencing and Web Conferencing, thus creating a collaborative experience for the end users.
Leveraging the success of the DCB, the product portfolio was expanded in 2005 to include the Group Alerting and Conferencing Server (GACS). The GACS allows mass notification messages to be dispatched over a variety of communications networks. Year 2006 saw the addition of the enhanced Voice Mail Server (VMS) to the product line. In 2007 XOP Networks launched its Universal Service Node (USN) which offers multiple value added services on one platform. In year 2008 IP based Hoot and Holler conferencing capability was added to the platform. In 2009 XOP Networks introduced Ring down Firebar Conference Server (RFCS) that allows a conference to be set up simply by lifting a handset on an analog or IP phone. Several other enhancements were introduced including support for Secure voice conferencing, SMS driven conferencing, Group SMS and Voice SMS capabilities. The product line was also hardened for use in defense networks. Flexibility of the product's architecture allows XOP Networks to quickly customize its solutions to fit the needs of its customers.
Headquartered in Plano, Texas at 5508 West Plano Parkway XOP Networks was founded in 2002 and is backed by a seasoned management team. Deployed at multiple Fortune 100 companies, US defense organizations, Mobile operators and CLEC/IOC customers, XOP Networks' products allow customers to improve employee productivity, promote business continuity and generate new revenue streams. Having both legacy 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.