February 23, 2009
Xorcom Publishes Load Test Results for Open Source IP-PBX Telephony Systems
By Michael Dinan, TMCnet Editor
Touting the quality of Asterisk-based IP-PBX (News - Alert) telephony systems that serve an increasingly popular market segment, an Israel-based company with U.S. offices in Phoenix announced that it’s published load test results for a pair of its flagship solutions.
Officials at Xorcom say the results – for the XR1000 system for small/home offices, pictured below right, and XR2000 for small and medium enterprises – show that each IP-PBX can handle telephony traffic with various codecs and echo cancellation tail sizes.
“For both systems, detailed information is provided about the testing environment and the call capacity,” company officials say. “In the published results, the criterion for the number of maximum simultaneous calls is the number of calls when the CPU consumption is less than 60 percent, with some fluctuations that may reach up to 70 to 80 percent.”
The results can be found in PDF form on this page.
Here’s a look at the results for the XR2000:
Officials at Xorcom (News - Alert) say they’ve developed a revolutionary concept in telephony interfaces for Asterisk systems, called “XPP technology.”
Using USB 2.0 ports to connect to any Asterisk (News - Alert) server, XPP technology eliminates the requirement for a PCI card, and even for PCI slots.
“The USB architecture embodied in XPP technology affords many advantages, including the ability to build large systems that support hundreds of analog extensions, rapid set-up and easy maintenance,” company officials say. “The new TwinStar dual server failover solution is yet another product of this unique technology. The new TwinStar dual server failover solution is yet another product of this unique technology.”
The company’s flagship product that’s based on the XPP technology is its Astribank, a USB-connected channel bank designed for Asterisk Open Source PBX systems.
Xorcom showcased the Astribank this month during 2009 Digium Asterisk World at the Internet Telephony Conference and Expo. Go here to watch a video of Ruth Bridger, the company’s vice president of marketing, discussing the product with TMC (News - Alert) Group Managing Editor Erik Linask.
Here is a look at the Astribank's architecture:
In targeting smaller businesses, Xorcom is eyeing a market segment that VoIP insiders say is fertile for IP communications solutions.
As one insider – a Doug Johnson, chief executive officer of Telanetix, a Bellevue, Washington-based company provides telepresence and VoIP services to all business market segments – told TMCnet in an interview here, SMBs form the largest business market in the United States – and they “put a premium on ease of installation and ease-of-use as they don’t have an IT manager or team to assist with complex installations, unlike larger companies.”
Xorcom officials say their IP-PBX is a stand-alone appliance that runs Asterisk and Astribank VoIP telephony interfaces on a standard 19-inch 1U or 2U rack-mountable chassis.
“Three Astribank IP-PBX models are available to address various capacity requirements, from small systems up to 1,000 users,” company officials say. “All Xorcom Asterisk appliances feature easy-to-use, 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.”
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Michael Dinan is a contributing editor for TMCnet, covering news in the IP communications, call center and customer relationship management industries. To read more of Michael's articles, please visit his columnist page.
Edited by Michael Dinan