“Our Crashnet Ring down Firebar Conference Server product is a robust Linux based platform that is designed to fulfill the emergency conferencing needs of first responders." Sudhir Gupta, CEO, XOP Networks.
XOP Networks, Inc., a manufacturer of Value Added Service platforms that provide Voice Mail, Mass Notification (emergency notification), Audio Conferencing, Web Conferencing, Video Conferencing, Enhanced Firebar (emergency conferencing) and other applications, announced today that it has added Ringdown Firebar Conference Server (RFCS) to its product lineup.
Ringdown Firebar systems are typically deployed as “Crash Nets” at Air Force bases and also on campus locations that are prone to emergency situations, such as Airports, Chemical plants, Oil and gas installations etc. A person close to the emergency can simply lift the handset on a designated Crash Net phone and trigger dial out calls to other crashnet Red phones. As first responders answer these calls they are automatically placed into an audio conference with the initiator.
“Our Ring down Firebar Conference Server product is a robust Linux based platform that is designed to fulfill the emergency conferencing needs of first responders. It’s distributed FXS to VoIP gateway based architecture not only allows the use of typical analog emergency ‘Red Phones’ but also allows our customers to use VoIP/SIP phones as they plan their migration towards packet based networks” said Sudhir Gupta, CEO of XOP Networks. “The scheduled recurring dial out capability is particularly useful for routine testing of the emergency conferencing network,” added Gupta.
“Having support for both legacy FXS ports and next generation VoIP ports allows the product to be deployed standalone or be integrated with PBX or IP PBX that may be deployed on site. This allows emergency conferences to be triggered from or received by telephones that are connected to the PSTN or DSN” added Doug Jacobs, VP Sales and Marketing, XOP Networks.
About XOP Networks Beginning in 2003, XOP Networks embarked on developing a next generation IP based service and application platform. Realizing this vision, we shipped our first product, a Digital Collaboration Bridge (DCB) in 2004. A DCB combines rich Audio Conferencing with Desktop sharing, Application sharing and White boarding, 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, while it brings an organization's brain trust into a quick audio conference. 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 2008, we added support for Hoot and Holler conferencing over TDM and VoIP networks on our USN platform. In 2009 we introduced Ring down Firebar Conference(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 conferencing, SMS driven instant-conferencing, Group SMS and Voice SMS capabilities. The product line was also hardened for use in defense networks. Flexibility of our product’s architecture allows us to quickly customize our solutions to fit the needs of our customers.
Headquartered in Plano, Texas, XOP Networks was founded in 2002 and is backed by a seasoned management team. Deployed at multiple Fortune 100 companies, CLEC/IOC customers, Government organizations, DoD networks (Air Force, Army and Navy) XOP Networks' products allow customers to improve employee productivity, increase business efficiency and enhance emergency communications. 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. For more information about XOP Networks, visit its website at http://www.xopnetworks.com.