ADTRAN to make exciting announcement at ITEXPO 2014 in Miami. Stay tuned…

Up until next week we’re highlighting our partners who are exhibiting at ITEXPO Miami 2014 to learn what’s new at this year’s show.

ITEXPO, running from January 28th through January 31st, is a business technology event and tradeshow for VoIP, Unified Communications, Cloud services, phone apps, and more.

3 Questions with ADTRAN About ITEXPO

We spoke with Andy Walston, Inside Channel Account Manager for ADTRAN, about what to expect at this year’s ITEXPO.

VoIP Supply:  For those who aren’t familiar with your company, can you tell us a little bit about ADTRAN?

ADTRAN:  ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of networking and communications equipment, with a portfolio of intelligent solutions deployed by some of the world’s largest service providers, distributed enterprises and small and medium-sized businesses. ADTRAN solutions enable voice, data, video and Internet communications across copper, fiber and wireless network infrastructures.

VS:  What products will you be featuring at this year’s IT EXPO and will you be unveiling anything new?

ADTRAN:  We will be making an exciting announcement at IT Expo, but we really are trying to keep it under wraps until next Wednesday.

Products showcased at IT Expo will include:

  • Virtual Wireless LAN,
  • Unified Communications,
  • IP PBX and Converged IP Telephony systems,
  • Business-class SIP phones,
  • IP business gateways,
  • Managed PoE and Gigabit switches,
  • Access routers,
  • and Wireless Access Points.

VS:  Where can people find you at ITEXPO?

ADTRAN:  Our booth is #300, located at the front of the show hall.

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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.

Adtran TA 900e Series

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.

For more information on the new ADTRAN Total Access 900e Gen 3 Series, see VoIP Supply’s ADTRAN Total Access page and take a look at these new products. Download the datasheet for full details of functions and features, and of course call us! (866) 582-8591.