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Topic # 32163 15-Apr-2009 09:00
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Does anyone know whats happening at Telecom/Chorus regarding X.25 network?
Rumours abound saying its being decommisioned....?

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  Reply # 207020 15-Apr-2009 10:13
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Their core network?



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  Reply # 207021 15-Apr-2009 10:19
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is it their core network?
I know very little about the telco infrastructure.
I've been told that some equipment that is in-use in NZ will soon not work as it uses x.25 and this is being killed off....?
Maybe the chinese whispers have warped the information

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 207034 15-Apr-2009 10:46
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wayno3579: is it their core network?
I know very little about the telco infrastructure.
I've been told that some equipment that is in-use in NZ will soon not work as it uses x.25 and this is being killed off....?
Maybe the chinese whispers have warped the information


Telecom are ditching all their old leased circuits as they move towards their IP based NGN.

Devices such as PFA fire alarm panels now connect via cellular with PSTN backup and most retailers using EFTPOS over a leased circuit are moving to IP based solutions or using IP adapters to convert their existing terminals (such as the Swift's which are very common) to run over a IP connection back to ETSL.

 



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  Reply # 207039 15-Apr-2009 10:55
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sbiddle: Telecom are ditching all their old leased circuits as they move towards their IP based NGN.

Devices such as PFA fire alarm panels now connect via cellular with PSTN backup and most retailers using EFTPOS over a leased circuit are moving to IP based solutions or using IP adapters to convert their existing terminals (such as the Swift's which are very common) to run over a IP connection back to ETSL.

 


Thankyou sbiddle! - please tell me more... Laughing

is there info out-n-about regarding the ditching of the old leased circuits ?
Timeframes, alternatives, etc?
or is it keep private between telecom and leasee...?

My query relates to POS but isn't ETSL/bank - rather a commercial fleet card access system controlled by a private "head-office" with terminals throughout the country.

Please tell me more about the IP adapters... I found a bit of info regarding a x.25 to TCP/IP adapter but any NZ specific sites or info you can point me to will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

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  Reply # 207128 15-Apr-2009 17:33
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Not trying to be unhelpful, but suggest you talk to your account manager if you have one, or 126 if you don't.  May as well get it from the horse's mouth ...




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  Reply # 207143 15-Apr-2009 19:09
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Hi Wayne as others have said X.25 is on death row, its well past its used by date. Most EFTPOS vendors will be able to offer you IP based solutions and probably point out that there ability to support X.25 based solutions is diminishing, and a good thing to. Contact your EFTPOS supplier or Telecom commercial account manager, the world has moved on :)

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  Reply # 207154 15-Apr-2009 20:21
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Thanks for the info guys. However its not eftpos i'm dealing with its a fleet card system that uses dial up modems in remote locations that are accessed from head office. The manufacturer have shut us and the customer out due to various political reasons (they're getting phased out) I'm waiting for some more crucial information from our customer before I can proceed much further. What I need is a drop in replacement / modification that will trick the devices they are still talking analogue-styles telephony between terminal and head office i.e like a 2N smartgate type solution that has PSTN emulation. But I'm still searching for something that can use the new NGN network - a "analogue to digital dial-up modem"
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