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POTS Replacement: How to Survive the “Copper Sunset” of Analog Phone Lines
Clinton Fitch (Director of Strategic Partnership, OOMA)
Location: Emerging Tech & Innovation Theater
Date: Wednesday, March 29
Time: 1:00 pm - 1:25 pm
Pass Type: All Access, Standard, Quick Pass Wednesday, Quick Pass Thursday, Expo Only
Format: Expo Theater
Vault Recording: TBD
Plain Old Telephone Service, or POTS, is headed for a “copper sunset.” This presents a huge challenge for anyone maintaining mission-critical safety and security devices – such as fire alarm panels, elevator phones, building entry systems and bluelight safety phones – that rely on a copper-wire analog phone line.
Carriers are also dramatically increasing monthly rates for business POTS lines, while reliability is declining, as they struggle to support POTS infrastructure on a declining revenue base.
Clinton Fitch of Ooma will explore copper sunset in detail and describe POTS replacement solutions – including Ooma AirDial – that avert the costly and complicated “rip and replace” of devices that rely on analog phone connections. The good news: The right POTS replacement strategy will immediately reduce monthly costs and make it easier to manage connections for devices moved off copper lines.
- Copper-wire phone lines, also known as Plain Old Telephone Service or POTS, are going away. This is a challenge for anyone maintain mission-critical safety and security devices – such as fire alarm panels, elevator phones, building entry systems and bluelight safety phones – that rely on a POTS connection.
- Carriers providing POTS are raising rates dramatically, even as reliability declines, because the revenue stream to support POTS infrastructure is drying up.
- POTS replacement solutions can preserve equipment that requires an analog phone line, while immediately reducing monthly service costs.
- Not all POTS replacement solutions are created equal. Look for solutions that provide all the required hardware and services in a single package, are easy to install and can be remotely managed.