International Equips City of Irvine with Mobile Interoperability
on: February 27, 2008, 3:57 pm
Release Author: Sbrown/IP
Release Summary: Leading Commercial Satellite Provider Supports
Essential Mobile Satellite Communications
Release Body: San Juan Capistrano, CA - February 27, 2008 —IP
Access International (IPA), a global commercial satellite
service provider of voice, video and data connectivity solutions,
today announced the deployment of a fully automatic satellite, modem
and networking services on the new state of the art communications
vehicle designed for the City of Irvine, California.
services were selected for the City of Irvine's newly acquired Mobile
Comm vehicle. Equipped with satellite-based network services
and a Cisco Call Manager, offered through Global
CTI Group’s Epoch Universal division and IPA, the
vehicle features communications between the internal computer workstations,
VoIP phones, printing capabilities, wireless VoIP phones and laptops.
The city vehicle boasts satellite internet and networking services,
leveraging 3 Mbps of internet downlink and 1 Mbps uplink capabilities.
Cisco Voice over IP solution that
Cisco Gold partner Epoch Universal provided works
effectively when coupled with the satellite connectivity provided
the Cisco solutions are tremendous, especially
in mobile and first-responder environments, it also comes down to
the connectivity,” said Chris Goulding, Epoch’s
Vice President of Engineering. “With IPA’s
services, the City of Irvine can be confident that
when they fire up their Cisco Call Manager on board,
it’ll connect. In fact, we’re so impressed with the
services offered by IPA that we’ve now embarked
on a partnership with IPA.”
IPA is a leading service provider of fixed and
mobile satellite internet
services, first responder and emergency satellite communications
ideal for full time, back-up or occasional use solutions. Many municipalities
and organizations worldwide rely on the superior broadband
satellite internet technology and level of service for which
IPA is renowned. Servicing organizations with high
performance Internet, voice, video and data services, the company
offers reliable, multi-network services through a single source,
offering the mobile interoperability that is critical for first
responder and emergency personnel.
are pleased to offer our connectivity solutions to the City
of Irvine and contribute to the enhanced safety and responsiveness
that the city can provide as a result of our satellite services
deployed on this vehicle," said Bryan Hill, president
mobile communications vehicle builds upon the Freightliner M2 chassis
and is 45' in length. Fully equipped with (3) slide out rooms, (6)
workstations, (8) VoIP phones and multiple monitors as part of the
top of the line interoperability package, making this vehicle second
City of Irvine is known for its low crime and commitment to public
safety. Customized as a one of a kind specialty vehicle, the mobile
satellite and interoperability communications are what truly set
this vehicle apart," said Chief David L. Maggard.
"This vehicle and its mobile communications capabilities
greatly support both our crime fighting and emergency response efforts.
It is truly an awesome vehicle," Maggard concluded.
modular access router for the vehicle’s network and VoIP
phones work in conjunction with the satellite network.
A wireless access point mounted externally, provides access for
wireless VoIP phones and laptops, which also accounts
for the ability for future mesh network expansion.
About Epoch Universal
Epoch Universal, based out of Irvine, CA, is a
Cisco Gold Partner with Cisco Advanced Specializations
in Unified Communications, Wireless, Network Security and
Routing & Switching. Epoch has implemented
more than 50 Cisco IP Telephony solutions throughout
the United States. Epoch serves the Enterprise-size market with
comprehensive communications solutions based on the successful applications
from Cisco. Epoch employs a rigorous training and knowledge-sharing
process that keeps its engineers at the forefront of the industry.
For more information, visit www.epochuniversal.com.
About IP Access International
IP Access International is a global business satellite
internet, voice, video and data connectivity provider delivering
fixed and mobile satellite solutions to businesses around the world.
IP Access International offers high performance,
end-to-end networking for voice, video and data services around
the world. With advanced satellite communications on land and sea
via a sophisticated infrastructure of linked satellites and land
networks, IP Access International provides businesses
with multi-network communications all through a single source provider.
IP Access International's global headquarters are
located in San Juan Capistrano, California, U.S.A. For more information,
or call 866-510-7889.
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