Press Release Summary:
Suitable for pure IP environments as well as hybrid PSTN + VoIP systems, TwinStar™ II supports plug-and-play functionality, in which DAHDI devices, such as Xorcom Astribank telephony interfaces, can be added or removed from live Asterisk-based IP-PBX while it remains fully operational. Automatic replication and detection mechanism detects server failure and switches all telephony to backup server, keeping downtime to minimum.
Original Press Release:
TwinStar II High Availability Solution Announced
Xorcom’s award-winning TwinStar full redundancy for IP-PBX now supports “Plug-and-Play”, and functions with or without an Astribank
Xorcom, a privately-held manufacturer of IP-PBX business telephony solutions,today announced the release of a new version of its award-winning high availability solution – TwinStar™. The new version supports plug-and-play functionality, in which DAHDI (Digium Asterisk Hardware Device Interface) devices, such as the Xorcom Astribank telephony interfaces, can be added or removed from a live Asterisk-based IP-PBX while it remains fully operational. In addition, the new version is especially suited to pure IP environments since, unlike the previous version, it does not require an Astribank to function.
TwinStar II provides full redundancy for a complete PBX system, including telephony interfaces (if present). A sophisticated automatic replication and detection mechanism detects server failure and switches all telephony to the backup server, keeping downtime to an absolute minimum.
According to Eran Gal, CEO and Co-founder of Xorcom, “Our TwinStar high availability solution has been a leader in our market, due in large part to the unique nature of our system architecture. With this new version we have moved forward with the technology, addressing the needs of pure IP environments and supporting configurations with greater distances between the telephony systems. At the same time we kept and even improved our support in hybrid (PSTN + VoIP) systems using Astribank units in TwinStar configurations.”
Key Features of TwinStar II
Reduced single point of failure
Suits pure IP environments, as well as hybrid (PSTN + VoIP)
Supports Plug & Play
Works with or without Astribank channel banks
Ethernet cable connects primary & backup (supports greater distance between servers)
Faster switchover to backup system
For mixed systems (PRI + IP), the VoIP renews quickly after server switchover
The TwinStar II will be available in March 2015 from Xorcom’s worldwide channel of distribution partners.