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1 R 5.3 February 2005 FreelineUSA 800 Series Designing Survivable Communications Networks Robert Simkavitz W (303) x101 President and CEO, FreelineUSA, Inc. Tomorrow's VoIP Network Today

2 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. Today’s Objective Design Objectives- Create a Survivable VoIP Network.  No Single Point of Network Failure.  Fully distributed signaling and calling databases.  Network should be imune to misconfiguration of any node.  Ubiquitous Access using readily available phone equipment.  Support for data traffic, as well as voice, with QOS for voice.  Maximize use of bandwidth while providing high quality.  Support secure encryption of voice traffic when required.  Universal Power for worldwide deployment. (110/220 VAC 43 to 63 Hz)  Lightweight, rugged and self contained, no fans, no noise.

3 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. Today’s Objective Worldwide Communications NOW using the FLUSA 800.

4 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. The challenge… complexity.

5 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. The Answer… Distributed Simplicity. Poland Korea London Tinker Air Force Base

6 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. What do we need? Location A Location A ¤ One FLUSA 800. ¤ One Regular Phone. ¤ IP Access, with an IP Address Assignment, so we can communicate to and from this location. ¤ Setup of the Location B in the Phone book, so when the user dials their phone number, the remote phone starts to ring. ¤ 90 to 250 V AC Power. Location B Location B ¤ One FLUSA 800. ¤ One Regular Phone. ¤ IP Access, with an IP Address Assignment, so we can communicate to and from this location. ¤ Setup of the Location A in the Phone book, so when the user dials their phone number, the remote phone starts to ring. ¤ 90 to 250 V AC Power.

7 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. FLUSA 800 uses IP packets Voice traffic travels as packets in the IP network IP Address IP Address Voice Packets to Voice Packets to

8 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. Freeline uses “Phone Books” This is how we identify remote locations IP Voice Packets to Voice Packets to Phone Book 1 (Max of 200) Remote IP Address Dial Number  Port 1 ➚ 302 Port 2 User at Dials # 301 on their telephone to reach Port 1 at the Location…. 301 is found in Phone Book # 1… the VoIP call is initiated to IP Address , remote PORT 1 IP USER Dials # 301 Port 1 Rings !

9 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. Communications is now on line. No Service providers, no Telco's, any IP media, coax, microwave, fiber optics, satellite, copper, free space optics… Dial # 301 for Poland Dial # 7882 for Korea Dial # 6777 for London Dial # 6777 for London Dial # 101 Tinker Air Force Base Dial # 101 for Tinker Air Force Base

10 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. 5 Minute Web Set up 5 Minute Web Set up Toll-Quality DSP based Codec Toll-Quality DSP based Codec 200+ Locations without a gatekeeper 200+ Locations without a gatekeeper Self Contained, User Defined Dialing Self Contained, User Defined Dialing Facsimile support on every Port Facsimile support on every Port FXO or FXS Port Interfaces as required FXO or FXS Port Interfaces as required FL800 supports One IP for two systems FL800 supports One IP for two systems FL800 one-to-one PSTN failover option FL800 one-to-one PSTN failover option 1-RU 19'' Rack Mount, 90/250 AC Power 1-RU 19'' Rack Mount, 90/250 AC Power Eight Ports per cascadable system Eight Ports per cascadable system Designed for 24 x 7 x 365 Operation Designed for 24 x 7 x 365 Operation Firewall Friendly NAT support Firewall Friendly NAT support Deploys over virtually any IP based DSL, Wireless, Optical or Free Space Optical network. Deploys over virtually any IP based DSL, Wireless, Optical or Free Space Optical network. Static IP, DHCP, & PPPoE Support for easy operations Static IP, DHCP, & PPPoE Support for easy operations Reliable Flash ROM OS Reliable Flash ROM OS “Hot-Line” Ring-down, with rapid call set-up (<100ms) “Hot-Line” Ring-down, with rapid call set-up (<100ms) No Fans, No Hard Drives to fail No Fans, No Hard Drives to fail Date/Time Stamp call records Date/Time Stamp call records Static IP, DHCP, & PPPoE Support for easy operations Static IP, DHCP, & PPPoE Support for easy operations SAVES MONEY in Toll Charges. SAVES MONEY in Toll Charges. Introducing the FreelineUSA 800. Survivable VoIP System Features…

11 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. FXS/ FXO option for each voice port for analog connection to standard 1FB telephones, Key systems, PBX trunks, extensions or traditional PSTN lines. FXS/ FXO option for each voice port for analog connection to standard 1FB telephones, Key systems, PBX trunks, extensions or traditional PSTN lines. Supporting voice and fax services on all analog ports, one or all. Supporting voice and fax services on all analog ports, one or all. Supports peer-to-peer calling with no outside gatekeeper required. Supports peer-to-peer calling with no outside gatekeeper required. FreelineUSA supports multiple calling features on same system including Private Calling and Public Gatekeeper. FreelineUSA supports multiple calling features on same system including Private Calling and Public Gatekeeper. Two systems on only one IP Two systems on only one IP FL800 Guarantees Voice Priority FL800 Guarantees Voice Priority FL800R model features an imbedded router, to provide DHCP IP addressing to attached user PC’s from a single WAN IP address. FL800R model features an imbedded router, to provide DHCP IP addressing to attached user PC’s from a single WAN IP address. Supporting reverse polarity, and support for dial-pulse dialing, for accurate Call Detail Records on every call. Supporting reverse polarity, and support for dial-pulse dialing, for accurate Call Detail Records on every call. PSTN fail-over can automatically route calls over the PSTN network if the IP network fails or AC power fails. 1:1 PSTN fallback if required. PSTN fail-over can automatically route calls over the PSTN network if the IP network fails or AC power fails. 1:1 PSTN fallback if required. FL800 is Rack Mountable and supports Web based GUI management and provisioning. FL800 is Rack Mountable and supports Web based GUI management and provisioning. Designed for 24 x 7 x 365 Operation Designed for 24 x 7 x 365 Operation Features of the FreelineUSA 800

12 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. Communications is now on line. This drawing showing wireless connectivity… Local Office Dial Tone from 5E/PBX Main Office hosts BASE IP Radio Local Caller dials any Remote Office Voice Traffic Travels as IP Packets Up to 200 Remote Offices can dial all users Up to 200 Remote Offices can dial all users Remote Offices can access DT from the 5E Remote Offices can access DT from the 5E Fax transmission occurs between all sites Fax transmission occurs between all sites Any type of IP Transmission is supported Any type of IP Transmission is supported Up to 200 Remote Offices can dial all users Remote Offices can access DT from the 5E Fax transmission occurs between all sites Any type of IP Transmission is supported

13 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. Complement your Existing Systems…. FreelineUSA VoIP Equipment complements your current investment in PBX and Infrastructure while providing state of the art reliability through a fully distributed VoIP architecture:  Full support for Off premise Extension Applications.  Fax support for remote offices, as many as 200 w/o a Gatekeeper.  DHCP/Static and PPPoE to ensure easy support within your private or public IP network.  Full Support for two way access between two+ remote PBX Systems (local or worldwide)  Local in Country or International High Quality Voice Connections  Universal Power supply works on any AC Voltage between 100 and 250 VAC (place on existing UPS) CLEAR BENEFITS Keep the investment you have made in your current voice systems Keep the investment you have made in your current voice systems Obtain Toll Savings instantly Obtain Toll Savings instantly Provision your users with their own dialing plans without a service provider Provision your users with their own dialing plans without a service provider Use built in QOS Features to prioritize your VoIP Voice Traffic Use built in QOS Features to prioritize your VoIP Voice Traffic Built in capability (FL800) to support one-to-one fall back to traditional PSTN Built in capability (FL800) to support one-to-one fall back to traditional PSTN Designed with no hard drives, or fans to fail, for true 24 x 7 x 365 operation Designed with no hard drives, or fans to fail, for true 24 x 7 x 365 operation Self contained VoIP system, expensive Gatekeeper and server not required Self contained VoIP system, expensive Gatekeeper and server not required

14 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. Lets set up the FLUSA 800 FIRST we need to talk to the FLUSA 800 system, by using standard RS232 management (MGMT) port, to set our initial IP Address for communication. The Assigned WAN IP Address, when combined with the physical telephone PORT # allows us route VoIP calls through our new dial network. As many as 200 Phone Books x 16 Phone Numbers can be added to your new network!

15 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. Access the Serial MGMT Port 1. Connect the Serial Management cable between your PC and the MGMT port. 2. Launch HyperTerminal 3. Connect at 38.4, N Parity/Flow Ctl, 8 bits, 1 stop bit. On the correct com port. 4. Power on the FLUSA 800 system 5. Wait to see the “freeline>” user prompt.

16 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. Using HyperTerminal Launching HyperTerminal… Click- Programs>Accessories>Communication>HyperTerminal Launching HyperTerminal… Click- Programs>Accessories>Communication>HyperTerminal

17 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. Using HyperTerminal Select the correct COM port Select the correct COM port

18 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. Using HyperTerminal Select the correct bit rate and flow control. Select the correct bit rate and flow control.

19 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. You are now Using HyperTerminal After FLUSA Power up the following Prompt “>” will appear After FLUSA Power up the following Prompt “>” will appear The “freeline >” prompt indicates you are in “USER” mode. The “freeline >” prompt indicates you are in “USER” mode. To see the IP Address we must enter the “MANAGER” mode. To see the IP Address we must enter the “MANAGER” mode.

20 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. Entering Manager Mode Type “manager [Enter]” Type “manager [Enter]” Enter the default password “ flusa [Enter]” Enter the default password “ flusa [Enter]” “ freeline #” prompt indicates you are in “ MANAGER ” mode. “ freeline #” prompt indicates you are in “ MANAGER ” mode.

21 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. Checking our Current IP Settings FLUSA800 has two IP ports, the WAN side, toward the outside network, and the LAN side for local PC Users. FLUSA800 has two IP ports, the WAN side, toward the outside network, and the LAN side for local PC Users.  Enter “stat ip [Enter]” Current WAN address appears- in this case the WAN address is Current WAN address appears- in this case the WAN address is The current LAN address is the first address given out in the range of auto. DHCP addresses given to attached user PCs. The current LAN address is the first address given out in the range of auto. DHCP addresses given to attached user PCs.

22 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. Changing the WAN IP Address  Type at # “wan set [Enter]” … you can now change the system WAN IP address, Gateway Router and Net Mask. Manual (static), DHCP and PPPoE are available. Type “ config save ”

23 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. Changing the LAN IP Address  Type at # “lan set [Enter]” … you can now change the system LAN DHCP IP address and Net Mask. This is the DHCP address given to PC’s on the LAN Port. Type “ config save ”

24 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. Now Log into your System via the WEB You can now configure the FLUSA 800 via the WEB! Open your Pc’s Web Browser. Open your Pc’s Web Browser. Enter “http:// ” (your FLUSA 800 System’s IP Address) Enter “http:// ” (your FLUSA 800 System’s IP Address)http:// Login as: User: manager Default Password: flusa Login as: User: manager Default Password: flusa

25 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. Complete setting up the system USING THE WEB BROWSER We now have Web Access to our system. We now have Web Access to our system. We now need to enter a new Phone Book for a remote system, lets review some of the menus available. We now need to enter a new Phone Book for a remote system, lets review some of the menus available. THE Assigned WAN IP Address, when combined with the physical telephone PORT number, allows us make VoIP calls through our new network.

26 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. WEB Configuration Main Menu Note: Home Menu will appear after you successfully log into the system using the WEB interface. This screen shows the user signed in as “manager” with full capability to configure the system. You could also log in as “user”

27 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. WEB Configuration Network (Screen 1 of 2) Note: Permits setting the type of IP Addressing used by the system. Manual (static) DHCP PPPoE Also permits setting of the LAN side DHCP. Supports the NAT settings when used be- hind a GW on a private LAN

28 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. WEB Configuration Network (Screen 2 of 2) KEY Note: Network QOS permits setting the maximum upstream and downstream limits on PC users connected via the LAN port of the FLUSA 800. This reserves the balance of the WAN trans- mission capacity for your VoIP Voice services.

29 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. WEB Configuration Voice Permits changing of the default CODEC and Rate. The default Set the Delay Jitter buffers Adjusts the volume of transmission levels for the FXO and FXS phone ports. Designates which ports, if any, are set to support FAX transmission and at what Baud Rate.

30 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. WEB Configuration Voice Port Permits setting the TX and RX functions by Port. HOT-LINE is supported on this menu, simply check the Hot-line box and enter the remote station # you wish to be automatically connected to. Ports can make or receive GK (gatekeeper), Group (from group code entered in Phone Book), PP- Port to Port (NORMAL CALLS) as required by your unique application. Un-checking an option eliminates this capability.

31 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. WEB Configuration Signaling (Screen 1 of 2) This menu allows you to control the input inter- digit time interval in seconds. The Hunting Group type determines how Group calls will be handled. It also supports configuration of the system to interoperate with a commercial H.323 gatekeeper. The VoIP Svc provider will give you these entries when required.

32 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. WEB Configuration Signaling (Screen 2 of 2) THE RTP Port setting determines the port range (starting at this number 30,000 up to 30099) for transfer of voice UDP Packets. The DTMF relay function determines if the system regenerates the user TT signals at the remote side for reliable remote signaling. It is recommended you use H.245 Alpha Setting.

33 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. WEB Configuration Tone This menu permits modification of the type of dial tone, if any, presented to the user. For Example: In the case of a Hot-Line configuration no dial tone would be provided. The option for “RING RELAY” is used when OPX circuits need to automatically ring the remote station FXS, when it sees an incoming ring from the PBX on an FXO port.

34 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. WEB Configuration Dial Number This menu permits the active addition or substitution of digits when interworking with an external gatekeeper. As example of use would be to eliminate the need to dial the local area code when making a local call. Another use may be to automatically add/dial digit “9” to get outside dial tone from the local PBX system.

35 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. WEB Configuration Phone Book! (1 of 3) The phone book in each system can contain a maximum of 199 Entries. Your OWN phone book sets the number you will use to dial locally form one port to another. Click on to Open the Menu to Enable/ Edit and use that unique phone book. TO Create a NEW Phone Book: Obtain the IP Address of the Remote Freeline. IP ##.##.##.## Determine what port the remote phone is connected to that you wish to connect to. (1  8/16) Enter a unique telephone number on that port/line in the new phone book. FOR EXAMPLE: 4001 Remember to save your settings!

36 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. WEB Configuration Phone Book! (2 of 3) In this example: We are updating Phone Book: INDEX 1 Enter the REMOTE IP ADDRESS then 1 st - ENABLE this phone book number. 2 nd - Enter a name for the remote site. FRSID 3 rd -Enter a GROUP code to dial to reach anyone port at the remote site. 4 th - Enter the Phone Numbers YOU will dial to reach this location. (note: by remote port #)

37 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. WEB Configuration Phone Book! (3 of 3) In this example: We are updating Phone Book: INDEX own This determines the phone numbers you will use to dial within your own system, the default is , if the units at your site are stacked. Note: you do not enter an IP Address for your own location, a site name may be useful.

38 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. WEB Configuration PSTN Backup THIS permits setting of the IP address to be monitored by the FLUSA 800 to decide if there is an IP Network failure. If a network failure is sensed the option to take is set here. If remote dial back- up (with CO Lines) is used, the dial access sequence can be modified here.

39 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. WEB Configuration FRS / NAT (NETWORK ADDRESS TRANSLATION) IF the System is used on a Private IP Address behind a Router that then has a Public IP Address: The NAT address of the Gateway Router is set on this menu. This entry contains the PUBLIC NETWORK IP Address for the GW Router. FRS Server is not currently used.

40 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. WEB Configuration Stacking TWO FLUSA 800 systems can be stacked together to permit 16 voice ports to be served behind a single IP Address. The PRIMARY system controls both units. All other functions and menus remain the same. This Option is either ENABLED or DISABLED and the two systems are interconnected using a 10/100BT Ethernet Cable.

41 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. WEB Configuration Log Stat This feature permits detail tracking of call setup and breakdown. Used in the event that wrong numbers are being reached. Note: this is done on a per port basis.

42 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. WEB Configuration Management This menu permit changing the default passwords to access the System. Please be aware the system will need to be defaulted to original factory settings if the password is LOST. The option also exists to DISABLE WEB and Telnet access- to enhance the System Security.

43 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. WEB Configuration Misc. - Date and Time Settings The system updates its clock from a remote time server to ensure the system timestamps call detail records correctly. If on a network with a NTP Server update is automatic You may change the IP address of the NTP Time Server. Note: Mountain Time is -6 Hours.

44 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. WEB Configuration Gatekeeper If you are using a public H.323 Gate- keeper the Status of registration is shown on this menu. The Option to Un- register is exercised on this screen. GK Registration is automatic if the Correct IP Address of the remote GK is placed in the H.323 config menu.

45 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. WEB Configuration Download This Menu permits the backup and download of : 1.New Software for the FLUSA System Configuration 3.Phonebook Backup and restore

46 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. WEB Configuration Configuration This IMPORTANT menu allows the working copy of the system configuration, running in RAM memory, to be copied to FLASH memory. This records all user changes, and ensures on power loss the system will remember all settings. Save your work often, this is the single largest source of unexplained errors!

47 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. WEB Configuration Reboot If the FLUSA 800 system becomes unstable for any reason, this permits the user to remotely reboot the FLUSA 800 system. NOTE: Any changes not recorded to Flash Memory will be lost.

48 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. WEB Configuration Status - Network This Menu permits quick status of the system interfaces. The WAN interface and IP Address is displayed here. The LAN DHCP Starting IP Address is displayed here. Network statistics including total traffic from the LAN and WAN ports is recorded here.

49 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. WEB Configuration Status - Line A Useful Menu permitting active display of the state of every telephone port in the FLUSA system. Also displays the last number dialed from a given port. Indicates if the line is idle, talking or providing dial tone. Auto refreshes every few seconds.

50 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. WEB Configuration Status – H.323 Simply indicates the status of the H.323 registration for the FLUSA 800.

51 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. WEB Configuration Status – Call Statistics Provides very detailed reports by port on type of call, success rate, and direction of call setup. Useful when intermittent issues trouble a user. Provides a high level check for types of calls originating and terminating at a given port. GK, Group, PP (Port to Port) and Web calls.

52 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. WEB Configuration Status – Charges This menu permit viewing of detailed call records: Including time, duration and source and destination port numbers. The remote IP Address is also recorded with each call.

53 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. WEB Configuration Status – Logs Detailed call traces recording the actual protocol commands exchanged help techs troubleshoot the most difficult issues. Not often used but valuable when needed.

54 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. WEB Configuration Status – Miscellaneous - UP-TIME Simply tells the system operator how long the system has been operating with no disruption in service. UP Time.

55 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. Questions? FLUSA 800 series What's Next in Resilient VoIP Communications. 1. Support for 200 Worldwide Systems 2. 8 Ports per System, Regular Phones or CO 16 Ports if Stacked, TT or Dial Pulse Kbps Voice, Hardware Based DSPs 4. Flash ROM Based- No Hard Drives to Fail 5. Universal AC Power (110/220) and NO Fans. 6. No Centralized Voice Gatekeeper to Fail. 7. Traffic Shaper Built in for TOP QOS. 8. No Long Distance charges ever.

56 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. Summary- Why the FreelineUSA 800 series? Improved User WEB Interface Easy Management Traffic Shaping to ensure best Voice QOS Goal of 100% Uptime & NO Central Network Failure Improved User WEB Interface Saves Team’s Valuable Time Moves and changes in minutes. Communications Costs: 50%+ reduction in annual costs “ Survivable VoIP ” NO Centralized Calling Database NO Centralized single point of Failure Improved IT Staff productivity: Easy Web Management Universal AC Power No Fans Flash ROM based Regular Phones NO Service Providers ! FLUSA 800 VoIP

57 © 2005 FreelineUSA, Inc. © 2005 FreelineUSA Corporation All rights reserved. This presentation is for informational purposes only. Specific Product Features subject to update and change This presentation based on Release 5.3 of the FLUSA 800 Series Product FreelineUSA 800 Survivable VoIP Contact: Robert Simkavitz Phone: (303) x101


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