New expanded capacity module delivers more options to developers
PIKA Technologies Inc., a developer of media-processing hardware and software, continues to respond to customers’ needs and expand the capabilities of its WARP Appliance product portfolio with the release of its 4 port BRI expansion module. BRI, or basic rate interface, is a digital connectivity option used internationally that’s ideal for residential and small-to-medium business use.
PIKA’s WARP Appliance is designed for companies that build open source custom IP-PBXs, as well as other telecommunications solutions such as IVRs, dialers and logging systems, using both proprietary and open-source software. Because of its compact size and cost-effective pricing, the WARP Appliance is ideal for small and medium enterprises.
PIKA’s BRI 4 port expansion module, in addition to the 2 port BRI module, makes the WARP appliance the ideal embedded solution for the growing number of small-to-medium phone system developers that require BRI connectivity to their phone-service provider or any existing PBX installation.
PIKA’s BRI modules support two ports/four channels or four ports/8 channels, allowing the WARP Appliance to reach a total port density of eight ports/sixteen channels when two BRI modules are installed. One BRI module can also be used in combination with an analog station (FXS), analog trunk (FXO) or GSM module.
“PIKA continues to expand the capabilities of WARP in response to the demands of the market,” said Terry Atwood, PIKA’s vice president of sales, marketing and customer care. “Our expanded support for BRI connectivity for small-medium phone systems developers provides a greater range of options for custom application deployment.”
PIKA’s customers who build custom voice systems for small and medium-sized business have embraced the addition of the increased capacity BRI expansion module to the features and capabilities they already enjoy with the WARP Appliance For Asterisk developer and Open Source contributor WillVoice, London, UK, the increased capacity BRI module expands market size by allowing them to target larger sized customers with up to 16 BRI channel requirements, using two eight-channel modules. “WillVoice was the primary contributor to AsteriskWin32” says Patrick Deruel, Managing Director, “and we have seen an increased demand in small-medium business (SMB) PBX systems now that Asterisk is no longer strictly Linux based. Our typical phone system installation has been 10 – 25 phones but with increased BRI capacity, we will be able to increase this system size.”
Adds Yann Le Gouguec, Principal at PKF, St Quentin en Yvelines, France, one of PIKA’s European distributors, “the increased capacity of the BRI module gives our customers a higher BRI capacity but more importantly, allows for more flexibility in the WARP appliance configurations, by freeing up a slot for another WARP module, either analog station (FXS), analog trunk (FXO) or GSM. “
Other BRI features include:
- S/T physical interface
- Euro-ISDN signalling
- NT/TE configurable per port
The BRI 4 port expansion module is now available. For more information, please visit pikatech.com/WARP.
About PIKA Technologies
PIKA Technologies for over 2 decades (pikatech.com) has been providing telephony developers with the tools they need to build advanced voice and fax applications like IP PBX, fax broadcast and self-service IVR. As the technology landscape has changed, so too has PIKA, building out its product offering so its customers can choose the right tool set for their applications. Whether building applications using board-based media processing or using host-based solutions, application developers of all kinds turn to PIKA for their development tools.
In addition to its traditional line of hardware and software solutions, PIKA now offers a family of appliances that provide top-quality performance out of the box. PIKA sells these products directly and also makes them available through its growing network of resellers and distributors. Known for its exceptional customer service, PIKA’s customers can expect the same high level of support that the company has always delivered. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, the company has ranked in The Branham 300, an authoritative ranking of successful Canadian high tech firms, for nine consecutive years. Visit our website or call +1-613-591-1555 for more information.