ADTRAN is a unique company; instead of replacing models, they simply make their existing models better.
ADTRAN’s most recent release is the third generation of the Total Access 900e IP Business Gateways. If you’re not very familiar with ADTRAN, stay tuned; for the people who are familiar with ADTRAN, rest assured all the old Total Access 900e features are still included, and then some.
Total Access 900e IP Business Gateways are known as carrier-class gateways. A traditional service provider such as AT&T or Verizon use TDM switches for their services, and to transform those signals into IP service, you’ll need a gateway with a T1 interface. Here is where ADTRAN comes in. The Total Access line had previously offered a T1 interface, FXS ports, and a single Ethernet interface which gave users IP capability to their existing legacy equipment, along with data connectivity and VoIP functions such as Voice Quality Monitoring and Quality of Service. ADTRAN also integrated a full featured IP router which provided the gateways with this data routing and Internet connectivity. Users could expect the gateway to perform stateful inspection firewall for security and have dynamic bandwidth allocation.
Now take all those features and add-on these:
- 66% performance increase in router performance
- Better enabled bandwidth for faster services at 100 Mbps
- Multiple T1 interfaces: Quad T1/FT1 and RJ-48C and USB 2.0
- 3 Ethernet interfaces: 1 Gigabit and 2 Fast
- Hardware-based Network Address Translation (NAT) for IP address concealment and security
- Supports 802.1q Virtual LAN (VLan) Trunking
- Optional Enterprise Session Border Control (eSBC) with an additional upgrade
- Optional outbound FXO lifeline for improved flexibility with hardware configuration
These are just a few of the dozens upon dozens of features of the Total Access 900e Gen 3 IP Business Gateways. Chris Thompson, director of product management for ADTRAN, stated in their press release: “As carrier experts continue to choose ADTRAN for their network, we have raised the bar on the performance and features of the Total Access 900e to address new applications and capabilities needed to take high-performance networks to the next level.”
ADTRAN does it right by maintaining a good product and updating the line when it’s beneficial to the customer. In a world of changing technology, it’s key to have a device that can manage the transition from aged-out analog equipment to VoIP hardware. The Total Access 900e Series can keep your fax machine running while supporting VoIP phones smoothly. If you’re looking for flexibility and scalability, Adtran might be the perfect route for you.