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July 31, 2012

XOP Networks' Micro DCB Provides Small Audio Conference Bridge

By Mandira Srivastava
TMCnet Contributor

 Small and medium- sized businesses typically rely on third party managed audio and web conference services for their collaboration requirements.  

To address the needs of this segment, XOP Networks, Inc., a developer of software based Value Added Service (VAS) platforms and Audio Conference Bridges has come up with its SIP based Micro Digital Collaboration Bridge (DCB), a new Audio Conferencing platform that allows small and medium-sized businesses bring their conferencing applications in-house in a cost- effective  manner.

Built on a rugged, compact, wall mountable Linux server, the XOP Networks’ Micro DCB conference bridge provides the feature rich, robust and widely deployed XOP Audio Conference Application. The micro DCB can be integrated with an IP PBX (News - Alert) as a number of SIP extensions or can be directly connected to a VoIP Carrier SIP trunk.

According to a press release, XOP Networks’ Micro DCB supports audio, web and desktop video conferencing applications and  is available in two configurations - 8 x 8 x 8 – 8 Audio Conference Ports, 8 Web Conference Ports and 8 Video Conference Ports and 16 x 8 x 8 -16 Audio Conference Ports, 8 Web Conference Ports and 8 Video Conference Ports.

The Micro DCB supports multiple features customized for SMB customers. Some of the key features included are, no moving parts, solid state hard drive, brand-able Web Portal, self install and an on-line training to get going quickly.

As medium and small-sized businesses deploy IP PBXs in their networks, micro DCB gives them a cost effective alternative to managed services. By deploying their own in-house conference bridge, these businesses can be rest assured about the security of their conferences and can have predictable monthly expense associated with them.

“We believe this is world’s smallest, most powerful and most economical Audio, Web and Video conferencing bridge in the industry,” said Sudhir Gupta, XOP Networks’ CEO.

 In other company news, TMCnet reported that XOP Networks enables prepaid audio conferencing in cellular networks.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman

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