As Asterisk has continued to grow in popularity, customers and integrators have asked for a product that allows them to create high-availability solutions that stand up even in the face of catastrophic hardware or software failures.
Huntsville, AL (PRWEB) December 06, 2011
Digium®, Inc., the Asterisk® Company, today released its family of Redundancy appliances (R-Series). Using these inexpensive, flexible products, administrators of Asterisk-based communications systems can build fully redundant solutions that allow continued communications in the event of a software or hardware failure. The R-Series products used in conjunction with Asterisk, the open source telephony platform used by millions of businesses worldwide, will ensure communications resiliency in the most demanding environments.
R-Series appliances allow physical-layer failover of digital (T1, E1, PRI or BRI) or analog telephone connections to Asterisk systems. If the primary server fails, the R-Series device will move all telecommunications services to the backup server. The product integrates with software that mirrors configuration data between the primary and backup systems, monitors system health and, in the event of an outage on the primary, transitions all operations to the backup system. Communication between the Asterisk servers and the R-Series product is accomplished via USB connections. The USB links also power the R-Series device, saving energy and eliminating a potential point of failure.
Steve Sokol, director of Asterisk marketing at Digium, commented: “Asterisk’s remarkable success as a platform for creating custom communications solutions stems from its power, flexibility and cost effectiveness. Businesses can design and implement the solutions they need without concern for cost. As Asterisk has continued to grow in popularity, customers and integrators have asked for a product that allows them to create high-availability solutions that stand up even in the face of catastrophic hardware or software failures. The R-Series family fills that need and does so at a price point that makes working with Asterisk even more appealing.”
Two R-Series models are available, the R800 and the R850. The R800 supports up to eight analog (POTS) circuits while the R850 handles up to eight digital (T1, E1, PRI or BRI) spans. Both are 1U rack mount devices. Pricing begins at $995 USD. For additional technical details, please visit http://www.digium.com. The R-Series appliances are available immediately from Digium and its worldwide network of partners.
Digium®, Inc., the Asterisk® Company, created, owns and is the innovative force behind Asterisk, the most widely used open source telephony software. Since its founding in 1999, Digium has become the open source alternative to proprietary communication providers, with offerings that cost as much as 80 percent less. Digium offers Asterisk software free to the open source community and offers Switchvox IP PBX software to power a broad family of products for small, medium and large businesses. The company's product line includes a wide range of hardware and software to enable resellers and customers to implement turnkey VoIP systems or to design their own custom telephony solutions. More information is available at http://www.digium.com.
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