Branch Office Survivability

IP-based telephony systems have introduced great flexibility and broaden ways to communicate for businesses, but they can be adversely affected if IP network outages occur and systems cannot respond properly. When using a hosted IP-PBX or cloud-based UC suite, communication service interruptions may impact corporate productivity and, most times, translate into profit loss.

survivability_media5_mediatrix

Mediatrix Survivability Gateways provide Service Continuity even when access to the primary server is unavailable due to a WAN failure or other outages. Mediatrix ensures the internal call control while redirecting external calls to a secondary, geo-redundant server or to the PSTN.

Survivability Gateways – What We Offer

In case of WAN failure or poor connectivity to the softswitch, the Mediatrix Survivability feature establishes a fallback mode of operation to connect local endpoints (such as IP-Phones, ATAs, analog phones, and faxes) together while redirecting external calls to backup SIP trunks and gateways. It also offers immediate recovery of call control to the softswitch once connectivity is restored.

Mediatrix is able to respond to challenging network and traffic conditions, ensuring remote site survivability and service continuity without manual configuration.

For all business sizes and verticals, Mediatrix offers survivability at a cost-effective price point.

Mediatrix survivability platforms ensure:

  • Fallback to secondary server or PSTN lifeline
  • On-premise communications alive during downtimes
  • Automatically build a contact database for IP-Phones (SIP Registration snooping)
  • SIP server monitoring
  • Registration throttling
  • Dynamic call routing

Survivability Gateways Portfolio

Survivability is available on Sentinel SBCs as well as on the VoIP gateways and Mediatrix G7, C7, and S7 Series phone adapters, featuring any mix of E1/T1 PRI, ISND BRI S0/T0, and analog FXS and FXO ports.

Mediatrix G7 Series – Media Gateway with Analog Adaptor capabilities to connect TDM PBX to Cloud Telephony services and IP-PBX systems to PSTN landlines.

Mediatrix C7 Series – Flexible combination of BRI, FXS, and FXO interfaces in a platform designed to interconnect remote offices with the headquarters through SIP based networks.

Mediatrix S7 Series – Analog VoIP Adaptor with the ability to smoothly connect all IP and legacy equipment to a hosted or on-premise IP-PBX.

Mediatrix S7 LP Series – Industry leading resiliency ATA to deploy cloud telephony services for remote areas and cabling with over-voltage exposure.

M5 Technologies expands the Mediatrix portfolio with the introduction of the ISDN BRI interface

The global supplier of VoIP solutions, M5 Technologies, brings to the Telecom market new models of its renown Mediatrix VoIP CPE with the addition of ISDN BRI telephony ports.

M5 Technologies announces the expansion of its portfolio of Session Border Controllers and Media Gateways with the introduction of new product models. Starting January 2019, the Sentinel line of SBCs and the Mediatrix C7 and G7 gateways Series will be available with digital ISDN BRI S0/T0 telephony ports, as well as with their current E1/T1 PRI and analogue FXS/FXO interfaces.

Counting on a flexible architecture, the new Mediatrix configurations were created to address the most specific needs in SIP Trunking, ISDN/PSTN migration, and Hosted IP-PBX services. The ISDN BRI is able to provide SIP termination for Cloud Communications and to easily connect Hosted Services with TDM PBXes and legacy telephony equipment.

“Integrating digital BRI into our portfolio of best sellers shows our commitment to support the service providers and the enterprises for the migration of traditional telephony systems to IP networks. From end to end, operators, ITSP, distributors, VARs, and small offices will benefit from the increased flexibility of Mediatrix CPE to address complex deployment scenarios with the most reliable and proven interoperable gateways available on the market”, states Mr. Eric Beaudoin, product line manager at M5 Technologies.

High-Performance Gateways

Mediatrix platforms are officially certified in more than 50 countries, compatible with all SIP protocol variants, and highly interoperable with the major phones, PBX brands, and SIP softswitches worldwide. They ensure carrier-grade voice quality, robust security, easy configuration, and remote management for mass deployments.

TDM Migration

Present in Europe for over two decades, M5 Technologies understands the diversity and complexity of the European telecommunications infrastructure, in which the ISDN BRI is vastly used to deploy telephony services to small businesses. In countries as Germany, Italy, France, and Greece, the major operators have already started the migration from TDM to IP-based networks each with its own migration strategy and phase-out timing. It is therefore important for operators to be able to count on infrastructure products adapted to their needs.

The Mediatrix BRI gateways provide efficient solutions, designed for different applications even in very particular scenarios and contexts. “The configurations of the Mediatrix platforms are highly customisable. Our gateways are known for solving complex implementation challenges and allowing the phase-out of hard-to-maintain TDM switches as the migration advances without impacting the current customer base”, concludes Mr. Beaudoin.

About M5 Technologies

M5 Technologies is a global supplier of multimedia communication solutions, well-known for its reliable, carrier-grade Mediatrix gateways. With a focus on innovation and excellence in customer support, M5 Technologies delivers highly adaptive hardware and software components for business communications and collaboration. M5 Technologies is present worldwide with local representatives in North and Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East. Access media5corp.com to learn more.

Fax and Modem over IP

Mediatrix_fax_over-ipFor many enterprises in different industries, fax and modem transmissions remain one of the most important communication methods. In areas such as finance, government, law, health, real estate, offshore, etc., fax and modem over IP are one of the essential ways to transfer a large number of documents and data, on a daily basis.

Keeping the reliability and quality of those communications without risk while migrating from TDM-based PBXs to IP telephony networks can be a challenge. During the transition from traditional telephony lines to VoIP in the operator network, or the existing legacy telephony systems to the IP-PBX and IP-phones inside enterprises, some interoperability issues may occur between different fax protocols and standards used by the VoIP systems and the enterprise.

M5 Technologies Expertise – What We Offer

M5 Technologies VoIP Adaptors (ATAs), Media Gateways and Session Border Controllers (SBCs) overcome IP fax and modem interoperability challenge by normalising the transmission across the networks, ensuring great flexibility, cost savings and high quality of service.

When it comes to faxes and modems, reliability and security are pre-requirements for many businesses that cannot suffer from failure or loosing data. M5 Technologies solutions offer trustful connectivity and communications to the new IP telephony infrastructure in many scenarios and are adaptable to specific enterprise needs.

Key Benefits

  • Highly interoperable with hundreds of faxes and modem models.
  • Zero touch configuration and easy installation.
  • Portfolio with several ATAs, Media Gateways and SBC models to address operators’ needs of deployment.
  • Compatibility with all SIP protocols and all codecs for fax and modem, such as G.711 and T.38.
  • Survivability: No risk of failure and poor communication during the PSTN replacement.
  • Flexibility to deploy the equipment at the service provider or enterprise, on the edge or in the network, according to the requirements.
  • QoS control for data transmission quality.
  • Cost savings made possible when keeping the existing legacy investments.

diagramoperator_05_c7-g7-and-4100

 

A Partner for Reliable Deployments

Due to the high interoperability and quality of M5 Technologies products, the major telecom operators doing PSTN replacement in the world choose M5 Technologies for their deployments:

  • SIP Trunking: M5 Technologies gateways connect to legacy PBX (PRI/BRI);
  • IP Centrex: M5 Technologies ATAs connect multiple analog ports to phones, faxes, and modems;
  • PSTN Replacement.

Regardless of the use case or scenario, M5 Technologies has the best solutions with VoIP adaptors, media gateways, and SBCs to keep the communication through faxes and modems reliable and cost effective for operators and enterprises.

Fax and Modem over IP – Quality Assurance

For each new firmware release, M5 Technologies technologies go through a complete Quality Assurance Test Plan ensuring improved quality to the launch:

  • Software Stability tests
  • Behavior – We make sure that the user experience does not change
  • Features set – We make sure that all fax and modem features perform at their best
  • Audio quality
  • Image quality
  • Modem Connection Reliability
  • Regression tests – We make sure that new releases behave the same way, and better, than older ones

In-House Lab

M5 Technologies has a complete in-house lab where all the tests are made reproducing real life scenarios based on the most complex deployments and, more than this, going further and beyond customers real use cases.

This way we guarantee the durability and resilience of our products to offer the highest quality of service regardless of how M5 Technologies units are used.

Our stringent test procedures for Faxes and Modems include:

  • SIP over TLS, TCP and UDP
  • Secure audio: SRTP
  • Non-secure audio: RTP
  • FAX over PCMA, PCMU, and T.38
  • Modem over PCMA and PCMU
  • Speed tests range from 7200 BPS up to 57.600 BPS

Access media5corp.com/mediatrix-access-devices/ to learn more about our complete product set for connecting fax and modem over IP.

Relevant Facts

  • Fax and modem tests take more than 600 hours per each release and minimum of 10 pages per each fax sent/received.
  • Interoperability tests are performed with any fax devices against detailed profiles of 147 V.17 and 27 V.34 fax machines and modems.
  • Release criteria are 99% of success: no image errors are allowed in fax transmissions.
  • More than 3000 fax/modem calls for each release.
  • Less than 10 failures in 3000 calls: less than 0.3%.

Decades of Experience

M5 Technologies has a long history of technical innovation. Our expertise in analog and digital audio processing started in 1992 as a sound card manufacturer. This in-depth experience with voice digitalization, tone analyzing and firmware development was the definite basis for M5 Technologies to get into the VoIP market in the mid-90s.

M5 Technologies has cumulated 20 years of experience since it entered the IP Telephony industry. The company became one of the pioneers in SIP protocol development standards and has consequently been improving fax and modem transmissions throughout decades.

  • Formally certified in 50 countries with deployments in more than 75 countries
  • Carrier-grade quality software and hardware with very low RMA level – below 1%
  • In-house software development, M5 Technologies owns full IPR on its core software
  • Expertise with legacy equipment