The End of an Era: POTS Is No Longer Viable for Mission-Critical Connectivity
The FCC has mandated that by August 2022, analog lines for elevators, fire alarms, and call boxes should be replaced with more modern means of connectivity. Because they are part of the nation’s critical infrastructure, they need to withstand natural disasters, be more scalable and offer modern, more cost-effective connectivity.
Unfortunately, the current POTS infrastructure is outdated and is forcing organizations to find a new solution. As a result, MACH Networks has developed AReS™ (Analog Replacement Solution), a Cradlepoint-based, award-winning, and patent-pending solution that uses secure and reliable LTE cellular networks to route traffic to or from the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN), enabling full-service call completion over various encoding methods.
AReS™ is specifically designed to lower operational costs and streamline execution by providing the analog-to-digital conversion for virtually any specialty line, including fire alarms, elevators, HVAC, fax, blue light, POS, and other voice-related applications.