Connecting phone lines direct to Wheatnet ecosystem just became possible!
SwitchBlade is an appliance that connects VoIP direct to WNIP without hybrids or any other interfaces.
A huge "Thank You" to all who visited the SwitchBlade exhibit at the Wheatstone booth at NAB 2018. SwitchBlade had a wonderful reception. It seems that all around the world, there is a common need to make SIP phones work in a Wheaty way and SwitchBlade addresses that need perfectly.
On Monday 16th April, we began stress testing in a large market location in the U.S.A. to see how the system performed in a live operating environment. We connected SwitchBlade to 15 destinations (some international) simultaneously carrying Opus mono bidirectionally on both legs. The SIP accounts in use were hosted with a cloud-based supplier and the audio quality on each was top class. During the period while the system was stressed, the unit was never at more than 20% load. We couldn't line up any more than 15 destinations to connect to at that time. So we're cooking up some more stress for it!
During w/c 23rd April we linked up a 4-channel version in Dublin (Ireland) to Cleveland and nailed up 3 bi-di connections for 24 hours. The fourth channel was used to set up and take down SIP calls using G. codecs and Opus at random. While there's only so much Rush Limbaugh any human can stand, we learned that with a unit this big, we'll need a completely different interaction with engineers. The next few weeks' work will be to tweak the engineering supervision interface.
Both these units continue to command respect. They are outpacing all other codecs in the test facility.These are now two awesome performers.