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TwinStar Plus provides full redundancy for a complete PBX system, including telephony interfaces -- yet it is also optimized for pure IP environments.

TwinStar Plus IP-PBX Failover with Server Redundancy

Award-winning solution providing rapid IP-PBX failover for the entire CompletePBX VoIP telephony solution

The TwinStar Plus configuration (P/N CTS2000, CTS3000, CXTS3000 or CXTS4000) is a bundled product, comprised of two module-less servers, based on the Xorcom CXE or CXT series IP-PBX, that have been optimized for use as an IP-PBX failover system.

TwinStar Plus IP-PBX Failover System Description

TwinStar Plus provides full redundancy for a complete PBX system, including telephony interfaces — yet it is also optimized for pure IP environments. It does not require an Astribank to function (as did the previous version of TwinStar). A sophisticated automatic replication and detection mechanism detects server failure and switches all telephony to the backup server, keeping downtime to an absolute minimum. The system also supports Asterisk® “Plug & Play” technology, which significantly improves reliability and reduces recovery time.

How to Determine the Right TwinStar Plus IP-PBX Failover Configuration for Your Implementation

The servers used in the TwinStar Plus IP-PBX failover configuration are either the CXE2000, the CXE3000, the Blue Steel CXT3000 or the Blue Steel CXT4000. The first meets the requirements of smaller installations, supporting up to 200 users and 85 concurrent calls. The second and third are more robust, supporting up to 1000 users and 550 concurrent calls. The latter is meets the highest call volume requirements, supporting up to 1500 users and 880 concurrent calls. If support for telephony interfaces are required (FXS, FXO, PRI/CAS/T1/E1 or BRI ISDN) complete the configuration by selecting the relevant Astribank model(s). The easiest way to determine the configuration is by using the PBX Configuration Wizard.

Heavy-Duty TwinStar Plus for up to 1500 Extensions: CXTS4000

The TwinStar Plus CXTS4000 is comprised of two Blue Steel 4000 (CXT4000) module-less VoIP servers. This robust configuration is a heavy-duty, stand-alone, pre-configured, out-of-the-box IP-PBX featuring Xorcom’s CompletePBX distribution, hot swappable disk drives, and two built-in redundant power supplies supporting up to four Astribank units. The CXTS4000 features an Intel Xeon Processor E3-1225V2 8M cache (3.20GHz), hot swappable disk drives, and two built-in redundant power supplies supporting up to four Astribank units.

Support for digital PRI and BRI ISDN and PSTN/analog phone ports can be provided by connecting external Astribank units via the USB2 ports to support up to 960 PSTN/analog phones ports, up to 24 E1 R2 / T1 PRI ports, up to 1500 users and up to 880 concurrent calls.

A multi-function LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) on the Blue Steel CXTS4000 allows the system administrator to perform several of the most common functions directly on the front panel of the IP-PBX.

A multi-function LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) on the Blue Steel CXTS4000 allows the system administrator to perform several of the most common functions directly on the front panel of the IP-PBX.

A multi-function LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) on the Blue Steel CXTS4000 allows the system administrator to perform several of the most common functions directly on the front panel of the IP-PBX without having to attach a keyboard and monitor. The touch panel uses a text-based menu tree to facilitate monitoring, maintenance and troubleshooting of the entire telephony system.

 

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The Blue Steel CXTS4000 comes in a professional industry standard 19” 2U rack-mountable chassis.

Xorcom IP-PBX are housed in professional industry standard 19” 2U rack-mountable chassis.

Xorcom IP-PBX are housed in professional industry standard 19” 2U rack-mountable chassis.

Up to 20 Astribank units may be connected to the Blue Steel CXTS4000 servers using different USB 2.0 ports, a USB 2.0 hub or USB 2.0 PCI card.

  • Asterisk distribution: Xorcom CompletePBX v. 4.x
  • Asterisk version: 11.x
  • Linux version: CentOS 6.5x
  • GUI: Based on FreePBX (base version: 2.11)
  • Security: Intrusion prevention software; firewall protection
  • Rapid Tunneling™ Utility providing remote access for product support purposes
  • Processor: Intel Xeon E3-1225V2 8M cache (3.20GHz)
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Hard disk: Two hot swappable 1TB 2.5”
  • RAID1: Dual hard-drive redundancy for increased system reliability
  • IPMI: Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) v.2
  • USB: 2 external USB 2.0
  • Fan: 3 redundant fans
  • Hardware Echo Cancellation module: Voice enhancement & echo cancellation (optional)
  • I/O Ports: Input/Output ports for Asterisk peripheral device support (model-specific)
  • Rapid PA™: Public Address capability for FXS port(s) – (optional and model-specific)
  • Built-in software features
  • Call capacity
    • Maximum number of concurrent calls: 880 (SIP only); 750 (PRI + FXS)
  • Built-in redundancy
    • Two hot-swappable, 24×7 server-grade HDDs (lockable)
    • Two internal, redundant, hot-swappable power supplies
    • Built-in power for up to four Astribanks
  • Telephony
    • Various combinations of FXS, FXO, BRI ISDN and PRI, CAS or R2 ports supported via external Astribanks
    • Supports SIP and IAX2 phones and trunks
    • Up to 8 BRI ISDN ports
    • Up to 4 PRI (E1/T1), T1 CAS, or R2 (E1) ports
  • Supports up to 20 external Astribank USB channel banks
  • Supports auxiliary appliances (door locks, alarm systems) (available for models that feature I/O ports)
  • FreePBX™ – Easy-to-use Web interface for Asterisk and network setup
  • Advanced support and maintenance features:
    • Rapid Tunneling™ – opens a secured direct SSH tunneling to our support engineers upon user’s request. Get our direct support wherever you are, behind firewalls and NATs.
    • Internet updates
    • Configuration export / import

Enhanced IP-PBX Failover for 201-1000 Extensions: CXTS3000

The TwinStar Plus CXTS3000 is comprised of two Blue Steel 3000 (CXT3000) module-less VoIP servers. This enhanced configuration is a heavy-duty, stand-alone, pre-configured, out-of-the-box IP-PBX featuring Xorcom’s CompletePBX distribution, hot swappable disk drives, and two built-in redundant power supplies supporting up to four Astribank units. Support for digital PRI and BRI ISDN and PSTN/analog phone ports can be provided by connecting up to 24 external Astribank units via the USB2 ports, for a total of up to 800 PSTN/analog phones ports, up to 1000 users and up to 550 concurrent calls (SIP only); 480 for PRI / FXS.

A multi-function LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) on the Blue Steel CXTS3000 allows the system administrator to perform several of the most common functions directly on the front panel of the IP-PBX.

A multi-function LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) on the Blue Steel CXTS3000 allows the system administrator to perform several of the most common functions directly on the front panel of the IP-PBX.

A multi-function LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) on the Blue Steel CXTS3000 allows the system administrator to perform several of the most common functions directly on the front panel of the IP-PBX without having to attach a keyboard and monitor. The touch panel uses a text-based menu tree to facilitate monitoring, maintenance and troubleshooting of the entire telephony system.

 

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The Blue Steel CXTS3000 comes in a professional industry standard 19” 2U rack-mountable chassis.

Xorcom IP-PBX are housed in professional industry standard 19” 2U rack-mountable chassis.

Xorcom IP-PBX are housed in professional industry standard 19” 2U rack-mountable chassis.

Up to 20 Astribank units may be connected to a single Blue Steel CXTS3000 server using different USB 2.0 ports, a USB 2.0 hub or USB 2.0 PCI card.

  • Asterisk distribution: Xorcom CompletePBX v. 4.x
  • Asterisk version: 11.x
  • Linux version: CentOS 6.5x
  • GUI: Based on FreePBX (base version: 2.11)
  • Security: Intrusion prevention software; firewall protection
  • Rapid Tunneling™ Utility providing remote access for product support purposes
  • Processor: Intel i3 2120
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Hard disk: Two hot-swappable 320GB 2.5″ (500GB optional)
  • USB: 2 external USB 2.0
  • Fan: 3 redundant fans
  • Echo Cancellation module: Voice enhancement & echo cancellation (optional)
  • I/O Ports: Input/Output ports for Asterisk peripheral device support (model-specific)
  • Built-in software features
  • Call capacity
    • Maximum number of concurrent calls: 550 (SIP only); 480 (PRI + FXS)
  • Built-in redundancy
    • Two hot-swappable, 24×7 server-grade HDDs (lockable)
    • Two internal, redundant, hot-swappable power supplies
    • Built-in power for up to four Astribanks
  • Telephony
    • Various combinations of FXS, FXO, BRI ISDN and PRI, CAS or R2 ports
    • Supports SIP and IAX2 phones and trunks
    • Up to 8 BRI ISDN ports
    • Up to 4 PRI (E1/T1), T1 CAS, or R2 (E1) ports
  • Supports up to 20 external Astribank USB channel banks
  • Supports auxiliary appliances (door locks, alarm systems) (available for models that feature I/O ports)
  • FreePBX™ – Easy-to-use Web interface for Asterisk and network setup
  • Advanced support and maintenance features:
    • Rapid Tunneling™ – opens a secured direct SSH tunneling to our support engineers upon user’s request. Get our direct support wherever you are, behind firewalls and NATs.
    • Internet updates
    • Configuration export / import

Basic IP-PBX Failover for 201-1000 Extensions: CTS3000

The TwinStar Plus CTS3000 is comprised of two CXE3000 module-less VoIP servers. CTS3000 is a stand-alone, pre-configured, out-of-the-box IP-PBX failover solution featuring Xorcom’s CompletePBX distribution in a two 19″ 2U chassis. Digital PRI and BRI ISDN and PSTN/analog phone ports can be supported by connecting external Astribank units via the USB2 ports, for a total of up to 672 PSTN/analog phones ports, up to 1000 users and up to 550 concurrent calls (SIP only); 480 for PRI / FXS.

The robust CTS3000 comes standard with a RAID1 Support, redundant fans for cooling, internal backup and restore, front panel USB access, and two Ethernet ports to allow separation of IP voice and data traffic for improved voice quality and increased throughput.

A multi-function LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) on the CTS3000 allows the system administrator to perform several of the most common functions directly on the front panel of the IP-PBX without having to attach a keyboard and monitor. The touch panel uses a text-based menu tree to facilitate monitoring, maintenance and troubleshooting of the entire telephony system.

Also available with the CTS3000 is the Rapid Recovery – Backup Utility, provided on Disk-on-Key. CTS3000 configurations with an FXS module support Rapid PA – Public Address to provide public address functionality to Asterisk installations, and are also offered with I/O ports to support a wide array of peripheral devices.

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Xorcom IP-PBX are housed in professional industry standard 19” 2U rack-mountable chassis.

Xorcom IP-PBX are housed in professional industry standard 19” 2U rack-mountable chassis.

Up to 20 Astribank units may be connected to a CTS3000 server using different USB 2.0 ports, a USB 2.0 hub or USB 2.0 PCI card.

Additional PSTN/analog phone ports can be provided by connecting external Astribank units via the USB2 ports, for a total of up to 672 PSTN/analog phones ports.

Additional PSTN/analog phone ports can be provided by connecting external Astribank units via the USB2 ports, for a total of up to 672 PSTN/analog phones ports.

Additional PSTN/analog phone ports can be provided by connecting external Astribank units via the USB2 ports, for a total of up to 672 PSTN/analog phones ports

  • Xorcom’s CompletePBX version 4.x (64-bit)
  • Linux version: CentOS 6.6x
  • GUI: Based on FreePBX (base version: 2.11)
  • Intrusion protection software; firewall protection. CompleteSBC session border controller demo version is built-in. Full functionality for this option is license-activated.
  • Rapid Tunneling™ Utility providing remote access for product support purposes
ProcessorIntel i3 2120 (3.3GHz, 2 Cores, 3MB cache)
RAM4 GB
Hard diskFrom 320GB 2.5” (500GB optional)
RAID1Dual hard drive for increased system reliability
Fan3 redundant fans
Echo Cancellation ModuleVoice enhancement & echo cancellation (optional)
Analog Lines Fail-over KitIn case of power outage or an Asterisk malfunction, up to six analog PSTN lines are routed directly to predetermined analog extensions (optional and model-specific)
USB2 external USB 2.0
I/O PortsInput/Output ports for Asterisk peripheral device support (optional and model-specific)
Rapid PA™Public Address capability for FXS port(s) (optional and model-specific)
  • Software features list
  • Various combinations of FXS, FXO, BRI ISDN and PRI/CAS/R2 ports
  • Supports SIP and IAX2 phones and trunks
  • Up to 8 BRI ISDN ports
  • Up to 4 PRI (E1/T1), T1 CAS, or R2 (E1) ports
  • Up to 20 external Astribank USB channel banks
  • Concurrent calls: Up to 325 (SIP only); 300 (PRI + FXS)
  • Supports auxiliary appliances (door locks, alarm systems etc.)
  • Easy-to-use Web interface for Asterisk and network setup
  • Advanced provisioning and maintenance features:
    • Back-up and restore the unit to default factory setup
    • Rapid Tunneling™– opens a secured direct SSH tunneling to our support engineers upon user’s request. Get our direct support wherever you are, behind firewalls and NATs.
    • Internet updates

Basic IP-PBX Failover for up to 200 Extensions: CTS2000

The TwinStar Plus CTS2000 is comprised of two CXE2000 module-less VoIP servers. CTS2000 is a stand-alone, pre-configured, out-of-the-box IP-PBX failover solution featuring Xorcom’s CompletePBX distribution in a two 19″ 2U chassis. Digital PRI and BRI ISDN and PSTN/analog phone ports can be supported by connecting external Astribank units via the USB2 ports, for a total of up to 160 PSTN / Analog phones ports, up to 200 users and up to 85 concurrent calls (SIP only); 45 for PRI / FXS.

The robust CTS2000 comes standard with a RAID1 Support, redundant fans for cooling, internal backup and restore, front panel USB access, and two Ethernet ports to allow separation of IP voice and data traffic for improved voice quality and increased throughput.

A multi-function LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) on the CTS2000 allows the system administrator to perform several of the most common functions directly on the front panel of the IP-PBX without having to attach a keyboard and monitor. The touch panel uses a text-based menu tree to facilitate monitoring, maintenance and troubleshooting of the entire telephony system.

Also available with the CTS2000 is the Rapid Recovery – Backup Utility, provided on Disk-on-Key. CTS2000 configurations with an FXS module support Rapid PA – Public Address to provide public address functionality to Asterisk installations, and are also offered with I/O ports to support a wide array of peripheral devices.

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The CTS2000 can support a second high-speed Ethernet port (factory-installed option) to allow separation of IP voice and data traffic for improved voice quality and increased throughput.

Xorcom IP-PBX are housed in professional industry standard 19” 2U rack-mountable chassis.

Xorcom IP-PBX are housed in professional industry standard 19” 2U rack-mountable chassis.

Multiple Astribank units may be connected to a single CTS2000 server using different USB 2.0 ports, a USB 2.0 hub or USB 2.0 PCI card.

Additional PSTN / Analog phone ports can be provided by connecting external Astribank units via the USB2 ports, for a total of up to 160 PSTN / Analog phones ports, up to 200 users and up to 85 concurrent calls (SIP only); 45 for PRI / FXS.

Additional PSTN / Analog phone ports can be provided by connecting external Astribank units via the USB2 ports, for a total of up to 160 PSTN / Analog phones ports, up to 200 users and up to 85 concurrent calls (SIP only); 45 for PRI / FXS.

  • Xorcom’s CompletePBX version 4.x (64-bit)
  • Linux version: CentOS 6.6x
  • GUI: Based on FreePBX (base version: 2.11)
  • Intrusion protection software; firewall protection. CompleteSBC session border controller demo version is built-in. Full functionality for this option is license-activated.
  • Rapid Tunneling™ Utility providing remote access for product support purposes
ProcessorIntel Atom D2500, Dual Core, 1.86GHz
RAM2 GB
Hard diskFrom 320GB 2.5″ (optional upgrade to 500GB)
Echo Cancellation moduleVoice enhancement & echo cancellation (optional)
USB4 external USB 2.0
Analog Lines Fail-overIn case of power outage or an Asterisk malfunction, up to six analog PSTN lines are routed directly to predetermined analog extensions.
I/O PortsInput/Output ports for Asterisk peripheral device support (model-specific)
Rapid PA™Public Address capability for FXS port(s) (optional and model-specific)
  • Software features list
  • Various combinations of FXS, FXO, BRI ISDN and PRI/CAS/R2 ports
  • Supports SIP and IAX2 phones and trunks
  • Up to 8 BRI ISDN ports
  • Single ISDN PRI (E1/T1) T1 CAS, or E1 R2 port
  • Up to 4 external Astribank USB channel banks
  • Concurrent calls: Up to 85 (SIP only); up to 45 (PRI + FXS)
  • Supports auxiliary appliances (door locks, alarm systems etc.)
  • Easy-to-use Web interface for Asterisk and network setup
  • Advanced provisioning and maintenance features:
    • Back-up and restore the unit to default factory setup
    • Rapid Tunneling™– opens a secured direct SSH tunneling to our support engineers upon user’s request. Get our direct support wherever you are, behind firewalls and NATs.
    • Internet updates

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