SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 07, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ooma, Inc., an intelligent communications platform for businesses and consumers, today announced the launch of Ooma Remote Device Manager, a web-based portal for monitoring and managing its Ooma AirDial turnkey POTS replacement solution.
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Ooma introduced Ooma Remote Device Manager, a web-based portal to monitor and manage its Ooma AirDial turnkey POTS replacement solution. The Remote Device Manager Device Details view is displayed here. (Graphic: Business Wire)
Old copper-wire telephone lines, also known as ordinary telephone service or POTS, are being rapidly phased out by telecommunications providers. This creates a significant challenge for security devices and critical systems that require a POTS line – ranging from fire alarm panels to elevator telephones, fax machines, public safety telephones, building access systems and more – which often cannot be migrated to voice over internet, or VoIP, service.
Ooma AirDial (https://www.ooma.com/airdial) provides a turnkey replacement for POTS lines by combining the AirDial base station with Ooma’s virtual analog phone service and data connection through a wireless network. national wire.
Affordable and simple to install, Ooma AirDial is now also easy to manage through the new Ooma Remote Device Manager, or RDM, web portal.
Anyone involved in an AirDial deployment – IT teams, property managers, telecom supervisors, etc. – can access the RDM portal anywhere and anytime to view the status of AirDial devices. The RDM can be customized to display key data – either in list view or detailed device view – such as in-use status, wireless signal strength, and backup battery status.
The RDM can also be configured to send automatic notifications, via SMS or email, to multiple users whenever there are events such as an AirDial device out of service or low battery. Additionally, IT consultants managing AirDial installations for multiple customers can monitor devices across all of their accounts and even control billing and service plan selection.
Brickpoint Properties, a residential and commercial property management company in Stoneham, Massachusetts, replaced expensive and unreliable POTS lines with Ooma AirDial for applications such as elevator telephones, building lobby annunciator panels, alarms boiler room water temperature and pool emergency telephones.
“Ooma Remote Device Manager really helps me stay on top of what’s going on with AirDial units at five Brickpoint sites without having to send a member of my team to the site,” said Matthew Shellenberger, CEO of Networking Now at Cambridge, Mass., and Brickpoint’s Virtual CTO. “I have an overview of all products and can then access details of a device or go into details of what’s going on with just one phone number.”
To see AirDial in action on Brickpoint Properties, watch the short video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuSSBHwbGW0.
Although there are still millions of POTS lines in the United States, industry analysts expect them to disappear completely within five years. At the same time, service costs are rising dramatically as providers struggle to support their remaining POTS infrastructure from a smaller pool of customers.
Ooma commissioned a report from IDC, titled “Impending Copper Sunset Could Leave Critical Infrastructure in the Dark,” which explores the issue and provides guidance on finding solutions. The report can be downloaded for free at https://www.ooma.com/idc-report/.
Ooma AirDial is designed from the ground up as a complete POTS replacement, unlike some offerings that only provide hardware and require the customer to provide service or have no remote device manager. AirDial’s many features, in addition to the new RDM, include:
Up to four analog connections with standard tone and full backwards POTS compatibility
Options for an exclusively wireless connection or switching from a wired broadband connection to a wireless connection
Backup battery that will maintain service for eight hours or more during an outage
LCD display shows wireless signal strength, battery status, and phone line status
Heat sink and ventilation for fanless cooling
Mounting that can be vertical (wall) or horizontal (shelf)
“Since the announcement of Ooma AirDial on November 1, 2021, we have been inundated with inquiries from businesses of all sizes, as well as channel partners, who have been waiting for a complete POTS replacement solution,” said Chris Burgy, vice president of business development at Ooma. “We are now taking an important step with Ooma Remote Device Manager, which gives our customers 24/7 access to their AirDial units without having to leave their desks.”
Ooma AirDial will be showcased at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas April 11-14, booth #1931. The product is now available in the United States only. To learn more, visit https://www.ooma.com/airdial.
About Ooma, Inc.
Ooma (NYSE: OOMA) creates powerful connected experiences for businesses and consumers, delivered from its intelligent, cloud-based SaaS platform. For businesses of all sizes, Ooma provides advanced voice and collaboration features including messaging, smart virtual assistants, and video conferencing to help them run more efficiently. For consumers, Ooma’s home phone service offers PureVoice HD voice quality, advanced features and integration with mobile devices. Learn more at www.ooma.com or www.ooma.ca in Canada.
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