Ringdown Firebar Conference Server

Safety You Can Count On


Ringdown Firebar Crash Net Conference Server saves lives by notifying first responders in a timely manner.

Efficient Operation

In an emergency an initiator can simply lift a handset to trigger the dial out process to bring first responders into a quick audio conference.

Integrated System

Ability to start with an analog based Firebar system and over time migrate it to an IP based Firebar system.

Product Overview

XOP Networks’ Ringdown Firebar Conference Server scales from 8 ports to 96 ports. It provides direct termination for analog (Red) phones and IP based SIP phones. These crash phone systems are typically deployed in campus locations that are prone to emergency situations, e.g., Airports, Air Force Bases, Chemical plants, Oil and gas installations etc. A person close to the emergency can simply lift the handset on any (or designated) RFCS connected phone and trigger a dial out to the other phones. As first responders answer these calls they are automatically placed into a conference with the initiator. A unique aspect of XOP Networks’ RFCS is its ability to also interface with on-site PBX or IP PBX. This allows people outside the immediate emergency area to be reached via the PSTN. The XOP Networks RFCS systems can be deployed in high availability (99.999%) configuration.


  • Scalable from 8 ports to 96 ports
  • Standalone Crash-net Ringdown Firebar equipment
  • Industrial Grade Server with hot swappable hard drives
  • Virtualized Server Support
  • Available in fully redundant High Availability configurations
  • FXS Interface for direct connectivity to Analog (RED emergency) Phones
  • PSTN and SIP/VoIP connectivity
  • Tellabs 291/292 or other similar Firebar equipment replacement
  • Web Portal for provisioning and administration
  • Web Portal for viewing line status (on-hook, off-hook, ringing etc.)
  • Web Portal for viewing and controlling on going Crashnet conferences
  • Built-in recording capability
  • Scheduled (Daily, Weekly etc.) recurring dial-outs for routine automated Crashnet testing
  • Multiple designated trigger phones
  • Connectivity to Public Telephone Network (optional) via onsite PBX or IP PBX
  • Support for Long Loop lengths (30,000 feet)
  • Hardened for outside plant deployment

Airport RFCS - XOP Networks White Paper

When an emergency occurs, an airport’s communication infrastructure plays a critical role in ensuring coordination with both the first responders and additional agencies that need to take supporting actions. Crash phone systems are an integral part of an airport’s communication infrastructure.