XOP Networks’ License Manager Allows Dynamic Alteration of Port Capacity of Its Audio Conference Bridges
We recently deployed a License Manager at a large Virtual Call Center that has deployed multiple XOP Audio Conference Bridges. As a result, the company is now able to alter the conferencing capacity of its bridges on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.
XOP Networks, Inc., a developer of advanced Audio Conference Bridges, announced today the availability of a License Manager for its Digital Collaboration Bridge and Universal Services Node products. A License Manager allows an end user to ‘check-out’ and ‘check-in’ a number of Audio Conference ports dynamically.
Traditionally, companies purchase additional conferencing ports to accommodate capacity surges. Yet, this additional capacity often leads to non-optimum use of CapEx and OpEx dollars, especially when the ports are not in use during normal operations. The XOP Networks’ License Manager effectively addresses the capacity challenge by serving as a central repository of pooled conference ports.
XOP Networks’ customers are now able to deploy a License Manager in a network with multiple XOP Networks conference bridges. All audio conferencing ports are initially loaded on the License Manager. Subtending conference bridges can then dynamically ‘check-out’ the number of ports as needed. At a later time, the bridges can then return or ‘check-in’ the ports that are not needed. This flexibility allows the bridges to expand or contract depending on usage needs and leads to the efficient use of available conference ports.
“Several of our customers deploy our equipment in load shared, high availability mode. With access to a License Manager, they now have an additional level of flexibility,” said David Trusty, chief technology officer for XOP Networks. “Ports can now be easily and quickly moved from a failed primary server to the backup secondary server while maintaining 100 percent of the installed capacity.”
“We recently deployed a License Manager at a large Virtual Call Center that has deployed multiple XOP Audio Conference Bridges. As a result, the company is now able to alter the conferencing capacity of its bridges on a daily, weekly or monthly basis,” added Sudhir Gupta, CEO for XOP Networks.”This flexibility in port allocation goes hand-in-hand with the business needs of the Virtual Call Center operation.”
About XOP Networks
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas and founded in 2003, XOP Networks is a telecommunications value-added-services equipment manufacturer backed by a seasoned management team. XOP Networks products allow customers to boost employee productivity, increase business efficiency and enhance emergency communications. With global deployments, our customers include multiple cellular operators, Fortune 100 companies, CLEC/IOC customers, government organizations, call centers and DoD networks, including the U.S. Air Force, Army and Navy. With 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.