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

2 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. Build a Worldwide Private VoIP Network Design objectives- NO VoIP Service Provider required no public carrier, no dependencies on other organizations and their response times. No Centralized resource, no servers, no carrier, no single point of failure. As reliable as the internet was intended. Each node/system has its own copy of a dialing data base, known as phone books. They may or may not be the same. Each node looks out- It does not solicit updates to its own database from ANY outside sources. Dialing database is loaded manually. This means misconfiguration of any node will not impact any other node in the network, even in the same room. This is not like typical H.323 or SIP based systems. Ubiquitous access- using anything from a TT Phone to a 50 year old rotary dial pulse set, an army field phone is fine. QOS is built in- old fashioned QOS- if your facility is 1.5MBPS you can let the data users consume some portion, perhaps 1 MBPS, the rest is reserved for your voice services. Maximizing use of available bandwidth by transmission at 6.7 kbps is accomplished by dedicated hardware based DSPs. Not a shared central processor that provides declining performance as the load increases. Every port has dedicated DSPs, a feature normally found only in a CO environment. Dynamic echo cancellation provides excellent voice quality locally, or around the world, on a call by call basis. With Point to Point VPN support The FreelineUSA product is unique, each communication session is on a peer-to-peer basis. A single originating IP Address, a single receiving IP Address. This permits full compatibility with advanced VPN functionality and permits easy encryption of the voice payload. When deployment worldwide is expected- a universal power supply is a must- 110/220 no problem. Being quiet is an advantage in many situations- no fans, no hard drives provide an advantage to the FLUSA 800. If you were planning to design a network for high availability, and minimal down time, this is the system. We call it survivable VoIP. - No Centralized IP call server is required - Fully Distributed Flash Rom Databases - Dedicated DSP Hardware on every port - Automatic and Dynamic Echo Cancellation - Full support for Analog Fax via T.38 - Toll Quality Voice Service at only 6.7 kbps - Built in Traffic Shaping for QOS - Using your team’s numbering plan

3 Today’s Objective Worldwide Communications NOW using the FLUSA 800.

4 The challenge… complexity.
Today’s communication net may be a little complex. Too complex for rapid communications deployment.

5 The Answer… Distributed Simplicity.
Poland London Tinker Air Force Base Korea

6 What do we need? Location A Location B One FLUSA 800. 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 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 FLUSA 800 uses IP packets Voice traffic travels as packets in the IP network
IP Address Voice Packets to Voice Packets to IP Address

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

9 Dial # 101 for Tinker Air Force Base
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 # 6777 for London Dial # 101 for Tinker Air Force Base Dial # 7882 for Korea

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

11 Features of the FreelineUSA 800
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. Supports peer-to-peer calling with no outside gatekeeper required. FreelineUSA supports multiple calling features on same system including Private Calling and Public Gatekeeper. Two systems on only one IP 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. 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. FL800 is Rack Mountable and supports Web based GUI management and provisioning. Designed for 24 x 7 x 365 Operation

12 Communications is now on line
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 Remote Offices can access DT from the 5E Fax transmission occurs between all sites 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 Complement your Existing Systems…
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: CLEAR BENEFITS Keep the investment you have made in your current voice systems Obtain Toll Savings instantly Provision your users with their own dialing plans without a service provider 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 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 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)

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

16 Using HyperTerminal Launching HyperTerminal… Click- Programs>Accessories>Communication>HyperTerminal

17 Using HyperTerminal Select the correct COM port

18 Using HyperTerminal Select the correct bit rate and flow control.

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

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

21 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. Enter “stat ip [Enter]” 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.

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

25 Complete setting up the system USING THE WEB BROWSER
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. THE Assigned WAN IP Address, when combined with the physical telephone PORT number, allows us make VoIP calls through our new network.

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

37 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 WEB Configuration Download
This Menu permits the backup and download of : New Software for the FLUSA 800 System Configuration Phonebook Backup and restore

46 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 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 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 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 WEB Configuration Status – H.323
Simply indicates the status of the H.323 registration for the FLUSA 800.

51 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 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 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 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 Questions? FLUSA 800 series What's Next in Resilient VoIP Communications.
Support for 200 Worldwide Systems 8 Ports per System, Regular Phones or CO 16 Ports if Stacked, TT or Dial Pulse. 6.7 Kbps Voice, Hardware Based DSPs Flash ROM Based- No Hard Drives to Fail Universal AC Power (110/220) and NO Fans. No Centralized Voice Gatekeeper to Fail. Traffic Shaper Built in for TOP QOS. No Long Distance charges ever.

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

57 FreelineUSA 800 Survivable VoIP
Contact: Robert Simkavitz Phone: (303) x101 © 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


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