POTS in a BOXTM Cellular appliance directly replaces wireline Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) lines including capability for transmission of voice, FAX, alarm, ring-down, emergency lines and full access to E-911.
The POTS in a BOXTMsolution enables legacy analog wireline in-band Voice, Machine to Machine (M2M) Data, DTMF tones, data modem tones (FSK and PSK) traffic currently connected to the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) to be carried over a Cellular Network. Since the advent of 3G and faster service, Cellular Networks have not been able to consistently and successfully transmit some of this traffic. This situation is the result of industry wide technology changes in cellular transmission formats. With the consumer and business community moving away from traditional wireline service, alternative pathways are required. The POTS in a BOXTMsolution uses a Cellular Data Network and a custom Access Point Name (APN) to provide high levels of security and reliable cellular connectivity. A firewalled Network Operating Center (NOC) routes Cellular data received via the Cellular Network to or from the PSTN to enable call origination or call completion to occur. POTS in a BOXTMreplaces existing wireline analog lines and permits uninterrupted, fast and reliable bi-directional call completion without the need for wireline “dial tone” to transport the call including traditional analog voice telephone service, E-911 traffic, FAX, and Burglar and Fire Alarm traffic. Any application functionality that requires a traditional wireline dial tone based circuit may utilize POTS in a BOXTMfor connectivity. Additional applications include “ring down” style private line circuit replacement, elevator emergency call phones, parking lot and garage emergency telephones, burglar and fire alarm reporting lines, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) command and control circuit replacement (when dial-up is required), Automatic Meter Reading (AMR), Automated Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and point of sale terminal applications (credit card machines). Included is the capability for voice access to E-911 Emergency Services lines.
POTS in a BOXTMrepresents a self-contained Cellular appliance that provides for connecting various communications devices including traditional telephone sets as well as other M2M equipment. Unlike other services, POTS in a BOXTMuses the Cellular Data Network for all voice and data communications by converting the entire analog audio stream to an Internet Protocol (IP) data stream. This IP data stream is highly secure and transmitted over a Cellular Network for delivery via a custom APN to the NOC. The data stream ultimately is converted back to an analog voice band stream for call completion over the traditional PSTN. The service provides for bi-directional traffic. That is, calls may be originated or terminated via the Cellular end of the circuit or from any telephone connected to the PSTN via a Local Exchange Carrier (LEC).
Features and Benefits
- POTS in a BOXTM is backward compatible with legacy equipment and telephones and protects existing or stranded assets by insuring connectivity into the future.
- POTS in a BOXTM has provisions to retain existing telephone numbers associated with legacy equipment.
- POTS in a BOXTM is pre-configured to begin operation by simply plugging in the power cord after attaching existing equipment via the included RJ-11C registered jack. Device will auto register and establish communications.
- POTS in a BOXTM is a Cellular Service that will permit transmission (both send and receive) of Facsimiles.
POTS in a BOXTM requires a monthly service fee for service management and access to the NOC, a monthly Cellular Data Plan and fees associated with Federal, State and Local taxes associated with E-911 and local telephone service.
POTS in a BOXTM devices are registered to specific street address (for E-911 purposes) and should not be moved to alternate locations without first notifying the customer service provisioning center as to the new physical street address. This is due to the E-911 aspects of the service. VIEW THE DATASHEET HERE!
POTS in a BOXTM configurations are available with backup battery power, rain-tight NEMA style enclosures, dual cellular carrier cellular appliance options (for redundancy or failover of critical communications), external antenna options, rack mounting options, solar power options, and alternate operating supply power voltages to meet unique customer requirements. Environmental packaging for extreme situations is also an option including industrial components. Full staging and kitting prior to delivery as well as pre-configurations needed for E-911 access are also available. Multi line devices are available to meet special requirements.
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POTS in a BOXTM Monthly Management Services
POTS in a BOXTM Monthly Management Services including Dynamic Traffic Management options are available. These services provide for enhanced number administration, Network monitoring to verify connectivity, notification services to report service interruptions, E-911 physical location tracking and management as well as access to on-line dashboard views of performance, usage, connectivity and logistics management. In-depth details are available upon request. This service is required for each active POTS in a BOXTM line that is currently active. This service also manages the E-911 taxes and fees associated with the all PSTN lines that can access E-911. See further discussion under heading: Logistics for taxes, billing, fees, operations.