Ranch Networks Unveils Unique Clustering Technology for Asterisk; VoIP Matrix, A Clustering Technique which Increases Scalability, Reliability, and Security Across Asterisk Server Farms.MORGANVILLE, N.J. -- Ranch ranch, large farm devoted chiefly to raising and breeding cattle, horses, sheep, and goats. The cattle ranch was introduced from Latin America to Texas and the plains of the W United States and Canada. Networks, provider of networking appliances designed to facilitate carrier and enterprise grade VoIP deployments, today announced the availability of its VoIP Matrix Technology(TM), the company's patent-pending clustering technique developed to increase scalability, reliability and security across Asterisk (1) See Asterisk PBX.
(2) In programming, the asterisk or "star" symbol (*) means multiplication. For example, 10 * 7 means 10 multiplied by 7. The * is also a key on computer keypads for entering expressions using multiplication. server farms.
The VoIP Matrix Technology enables enterprises and service providers to combine one or more Asterisk servers with a Ranch Networks' (RN) appliance - forming a virtual IP PBX (Internet Protocol Private Branch eXchange) A telephone switch that supports voice over IP (VoIP). IP PBXs convert IP phone calls into traditional circuit-switched TDM connections for the PSTN. that supports large number of simultaneous calls. Like a web server farm, theoretically the VoIP Matrix Technology could support tens of thousands of simultaneous calls using an Asterisk server farm. The VoIP Matrix Technology, bridged with the RN appliance ensures zero dropped calls Dropped call is the common term for a wireless mobile phone call that is terminated unexpectedly as a result of technical reasons. Areas where users experience a large number of dropped calls are commonly referred to as dead zones. on a VoIP network, prioritizing calls over data. The RN appliance bridges the RTP (1) (Rapid Transport Protocol) The protocol used in IBM's High Performance Routing (HPR) system.
(2) (Realtime Transport Protocol) An IP protocol that supports real time transmission of voice and video. media between the SIP end points, allowing for media to continually flow without interruption INTERRUPTION. The effect of some act or circumstance which stops the course of a prescription or act of limitation's.
2. Interruption of the use of a thing is natural or civil. , even if an Asterisk server is unplugged. All new calls then become distributed among the remaining PBXs in the cluster. This technique is a seamlessly scalable solution which enables customers to add more PBXs as their needs grow.
"Ranch Networks understands the needs of VoIP customers," said Alex Pavlovsky, president of Ranch Networks. "When using the VoIP Matrix Technology solution, customers do not have to worry about the security, quality, and scalability of their VoIP systems. Through the clustering technique, call centers, enterprises and service providers can easily increase network capabilities as their businesses grow."
Users can access the virtual IP PBX, including any one of the servers involved, using a single IP address and MAC. Each Asterisk server used to form the virtual IP PBX within the cluster is monitored using SIP health messages. When a PBX (Private Branch eXchange) An inhouse telephone switching system that interconnects telephone extensions to each other as well as to the outside telephone network (PSTN). stops responding to the SIP health monitoring messages, it will be taken out of the cluster in real-time. As soon as it starts responding to the SIP health monitoring messages, it will be added back to the cluster. The VoIP Matrix Technology allows for users to also add a new IP PBX in real-time, as well as remove an existing IP PBX can for maintenance purposes.
The VoIP Matrix Technology is available with the RN 20, 40, and 41. The RN series of appliances can be purchased through leading Asterisk distributors and resellers worldwide. For a list of resellers or additional information, please visit www.ranchnetworks.com.
About Ranch Networks
Ranch Networks was founded in 2000 by former ex-Bell Labs engineers and offer internet protocol See Internet and TCP/IP.
(networking) Internet Protocol - (IP) The network layer for the TCP/IP protocol suite widely used on Ethernet networks, defined in STD 5, RFC 791. IP is a connectionless, best-effort packet switching protocol. telephony network appliances (1) A specialized device for use on a network. For example, Web servers, cache servers and file servers can be implemented as general-purpose computers with the appropriate software or as network appliances, which are computers dedicated to a single function and cannot do anything that secure, manage and scale VoIP traffic beyond existing firewall technologies. Ranch Network's products integrate security and bandwidth control and guarantee delivery of reliable and secure communications between office employees, remote office locations or service providers and enterprise customers.
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