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Xorcom Adds New Asterisk-based IP PBXs to its Product Line


April 23, 2009

Xorcom Adds New Asterisk-based IP PBXs to its Product Line

Xorcom, which makes telephony interfaces and appliances based on Asterisk (News - Alert) open-source software, has introduced three new models of the Xorcom (News - Alert) IP-PBX to give its customers and even wider range of options to meet their business telephony needs.

These new, stand-alone IP PBXs feature reliable, high-bandwidth and high-density USB 2 technology and support all the main analog and digital telephony interfaces, including FXS, FXO, E1/T1 PRI, E1 R2 and BRI ISDN.

The XR1000, geared for small or home-based businesses, is housed in a standard 19” 1U wall- or rack-mountable chassis and supports up to 16 analog and digital (BRI) phone ports, up to 50 users and up to five concurrent calls.

The XR2000, geared for small to medium sized business, is housed in a standard 19” 2U rack-mountable chassis and supports up to 160 PSTN/analog phones ports with external Astribank units, up to 300 users and up to 60 concurrent calls.

The XR3000 is an enterprise grade IP PBX (News - Alert). It comes in a standard 19” 2U rack-mountable chassis and supports up to 640 PSTN/analog phones ports with external Astribank units, up to 1000 users and up to 300 concurrent calls.

Xorcom has also introduced the Astribank channel bank, which enables rapid expansion of a company phone system at a fraction of the traditional cost of telephony equipment. The Astribank driver has been included as an official part of Zaptel (now DAHDI) since release 1.2.4, making Astribank interoperable with all current Asterisk PBXs.

The Astribank channel bank supports up to 32 analog ports and up to 144 PRI + FXS/FXO analog ports on a 19" 1U box (144 = quad E1 + 24 analog ports). Other features/functionality includes high speed USB 2 connectivity; full support for fax machines; hot swappable architecture; plus the unit is rack- or wall- mountable.

Xorcom claims it has developed a new concept in telephony interfaces for Asterisk systems called XPP technology. Using USB 2.0 ports to connect to any Asterisk server, XPP technology eliminates the requirement for a PCI (E1/T1) card, and even for PCI slots. Advantages of this new architecture include the ability to build large systems that support hundreds of analog extensions; rapid set-up; and easy maintenance.

Each Xorcom product is housed in a chassis supporting up to four different telephony modules. These modules can be mixed and matched to create the most cost-effective configuration that matches the customer’s requirements.

What’s more, a product configurator wizard featured on the Xorcom Website lets a customer design an IP PBX that best suits their needs. This helpful tool also provides a recommended configuration “on the spot.”

Xorcom made news on TMCnet in March when it was announced that EasyRun Inc.’s new EPICAcce contact center offering will be delivered via Xorcom’s XR3000 IP-PBX.

Patrick Barnard is a contributing writer for TMCnet. To read more of Patrick’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Patrick Barnard

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