POTS Replacement (Plain Old Telephone Service)
Protect yourself against lost internet connectivity. Replace your telephone lines for burglar detection, universal usage, intrusion alerting, fire alarms, elevators, and more.
Streamline POTS Replacement With CSG as Your Partner
You can step into the era of digital transformation with CSG’s POTS replacement services. Our streamlined and fully-supported approach to POTS replacement means that you’ll be able to switch from analog to fiber or wireless connections without major service disruptions.
- Customized, 1-on-1 support: With CSG as your partner, you’re never alone. We connect with our customers through direct interaction and easy, conversational instructions. Our close-knit support team is available so that you can speak to staff by asking for them by name. And we’ll be with you every step of the way as you troubleshoot and resolve any issues.
- Not just a distributor: CSG designs and delivers solutions. As an OEM, we cut out the middleman and streamline production, distribution, and installation. We’re committed to guiding you through a successful POTS replacement process, unlike other hardware companies and manufacturers that remain preoccupied with billing and hitting targets.
- Flexible and fast: We’re smaller, lightweight, and responsive. That means we can be more flexible and versatile when fulfilling your needs. During POTS replacement services, rest assured that we’ll solve any issues — our can-do attitude means we’re always able to provide an effective solution and meet your needs.
Ready to work with a true partner for your POTS Replacement needs?
POTS Replacement Is a Mission-Critical Job — We’ll Help You Get it Right
America’s network of copper-wire phone lines—commonly known as POTS, which stands for plain old telephone service—is based on analog technology and a copper-wire network.
Plain old telephone lines were introduced in 1876. This analog telecommunication was the standard until 1988. It is still used currently, but all the major telephone providers have initiated their phase-out strategy.
Plain old telephone lines have served the population for generations. Still, many companies find that it’s time to gradually replace them with a universal broadband system that meets the communication needs of the 21st Century.
POTS lacks the capacity and speed of modern technologies like Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)—and most people now use cell phones or internet-based devices as their primary communication devices, driving change in the telecommunications infrastructure.
The Sun Has Set on POTS Line Replacement End-of-Life
The FCC issued Order 10-72A1, which mandated all POTS lines in the US be replaced with an alternative service, such as fiber or wireless connections, by August 2, 2022. These lines are now decommissioned.
Rising costs of POTS services and more affordable cellular services are driving the trend toward POTS line replacement. The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the cost of POTS lines increased by 27% in 2020. The cost of cell services dropped by half during the same period.
Many companies still rely on POTS technology. It is still being used for life-saving emergency communications that run natively on analog lines, including:
- Fire alarm lines
- Phone lines (for low use cases or emergency lines)
- Fax lines
- Security systems
Our POTSolve solution provides TRUE dial tone and is a simple replacement for your current setup.
If your organization is relying on legacy landline networks, planning your POTS replacement now and obtaining convenience, service, and speed of digital systems is paramount to your success. Without POTS replacement, your organization won’t be able to get maintenance services or replace broken hardware that’s already deteriorating.
Connected Solutions Group (CSG) offers a 4G LTE (Long-Term Evolution) enterprise-class POTS replacement solution for a low monthly fee. Our service guarantees 100% uptime and provides real-time insights into each phone line connected or other lines via a customer dashboard monitoring portal.
To learn how we can provide you with a POTS replacement solution today so you and your customers can save money, complete our online contact form.
We Make Your Analog-to-Digital Transition Easy
Deciding you need POTS analog telephone lines replaced is easy. Think about the increased cost, the limitations of unified communications (UC), and the reliability requirements of emergency services that will otherwise plague your organization.
With the cost to maintain POTS lines and the decreased geographical coverage, you will see these factors drive up the costs of your services—forcing you to charge more. Customers are already experiencing cost increases as the transition to digital communications is happening, so why add to it?
Many people associate the 4G network with their cell phone service, but this is only part of its complete functionality. Leading solutions like POTSolve use enterprise-grade routers that optimize signals and minimize their signal-to-noise ratio, producing faster, more reliable service for you and your organization.
Additional benefits of 4G failover include its affordability and flexibility since you can implement it rapidly compared to wired connections.
Standard POTS Lines Application
For your basic needs, such as Fax, just the Analog Telephone Adapter (ATA) is needed. We program your phone number directly into our software and route your call to its destination for you. This software simply needs power and Internet, which the POTSolve Bundle can assist with.
Emergency and everyday services are complex and provide life safety services. We build the ATA into an enclosure with a battery for backup purposes and an LTE router for constant connection.
We do this by connecting our RJ21X to your existing systems and provisioning your ATA for specific use cases, so you can offer reliable life-saving services without the hassle.
For elevators, it is a traditional hands-free phone that complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in each elevator cab. An elevator shaft is lined with concrete and steel, so a cellular transceiver must be located inside the shaft.
We provide these services for:
- Fire alarm lines
- Elevator controls
- Voice lines (low use case), fax lines, and call boxes
All of these lines can be managed in our portal and supported by CSG and our Managed Services offerings.
Eliminate Analog Lines and Upgrade Your Network for the 21st Century with POTSolve
Important systems run on analog devices and lines — emergency call boxes, fax machines, etc.
If these systems break, even a licensed network tech won’t be able to get the right gear.
Gain access to additional POTSolve features, supporting 1-16 lines per enclosure with Connected Solutions Group.
POTSolve’s battery backup integrates with existing systems to provide hours of service during power outages and also sends automatic alerts via email when the device goes offline.
Built-In Power Source
If your office power goes down, POTSolve’s batteries will keep you running for hours.
Reliable and self-contained connections for quick deployment.
Verizon 4G LTE SIM Card
Internet connectivity and analog dial tone connectivity for up to sixteen lines with a 4G LTE SIM card included.
HIPAA, PCI, NFPA, UL, and UL 60950-1 compliant.
Point of Sale
Continue to take payments during an outage.
Professional On-Site Surveys
Available for peace of mind.
Access to Live Consulting
Consulting for hardware and service compatibility.
Antenna and professional installation options are also available.
Starting Your Upgrade Journey from Analog Lines with POTSolve
Starting a POTS line replacement is easy.
POTSolve fills all POTS line replacement needs without buying multiple devices from multiple vendors. POTSolve integrates into existing communications infrastructure, replacing legacy POTS lines—burglar and fire alarms, fax, gate access, modems, and more.
Our POTSolve device also offers 1-to-1 integration and is fully programmable for custom use cases. This capability allows a computing device to easily detect a new hardware component without configuring it or requiring a user to resolve resource conflicts.
A host system compatible with your infrastructure exchanges data with its components through mechanisms like defined memory, direct memory access channels (DMACs), I/O spaceport addresses, and interrupt request lines (IRLs). Each device must be uniquely associated with these mechanisms to operate.
Analog signal phone service is delivered to you over a 4G LTE cellular network, providing you with the most comprehensive coverage of any mobile network nationally.
Compare reliable Internet connectivity from Verizon’s 4G LTE network to the aging copper in the ground that, in some places, is over 100 years old and susceptible to failure.
CSG Brings You Into Compliance
POTSolve can connect to any fire alarm and pass fire marshal inspection anywhere in the domestic U.S. It is also compliant with National Fire Association Rule 72 and Underwriters Laboratories Rule 864 which define the types of services for connecting to fire alarms.
POTSolve meets PCI, HIPAA, FCC, NFPA, UL and UL 60950-1 compliances.
Fire panel compliance
Meets or exceeds both National Fire Protection Association Rule 72 and Underwriters Laboratories rule 864 for what types of services can connect to fire alarms. POTSolve can connect to any fire alarm and pass fire marshal inspection anywhere in the domestic U.S.
Meets or exceeds UL 864 for fire alarm panels.
HIPAA-compliant fax gateway
Easily send and receive faxes over encrypted and secure connections.
You’ll get all of these great features:
Review incoming/outgoing calls and faxes, numbers assigned, user access, boxes, and the operational status of POTSolve.
Remote out-of-band monitoring & management
POTSolve is remotely monitored to ensure end-point connectivity at all times. Instant notification via text, email, or voice call is available via the cloud platform if any issues arise.
Dual path capable – Specific options available
Resilient/redundant Internet Access for low to high-signal locations.
Auto-provisioning support and deployment
With cloud control, the technician can quickly and easily install your minimum point of entry (MPOE).
Cloud VPN + smart MPLS
Never lose connectivity among offices. POTSolve’s unique cloud VPN and smart MPLS solution create a mesh of interconnected nodes over our cloud infrastructure, providing redundant, high-availability connectivity thanks to Verizon’s 4G LTE.
Up to 16 ports & simultaneous calls of RJ11 48 Volts
Allows for POTS replacements of “Tip and Ring” devices (i.e., key systems, fire & security systems, faxes/efax, modems, elevators, SCADA, entry systems, overhead paging, and point of sale).
24 hours of battery backup, impervious to power failure.
Number portability (LNP)
Toll-free and DID numbers can be moved as needed.
ATA connection status 24/7/365
Remote “out of band” monitoring and management
Though it’s router-specific, POTSolve support remains constantly informed and in control of your device.
Dual WAN equipped
Looking for in-house Internet utilization? Not all routers support dual WAN, but it’s available on request.
Choose POTSolve To Help You Stay Connected
Technological advances like cell networks contribute to a steady decline in POTS networks. The quality of POTS lines is deteriorating with less incentive from telecoms to maintain them.
Now, landline costs are tripling or quadrupling in some areas, with an expected upward trend as analog telephone lines approach their end of life.
VoIP is a common solution for many POTS applications, but it generally fails to meet the high-reliability requirements for emergency services. Connected Solutions Group’s POTSolve devices provide analog voice communication over a 4G/LTE network for no CAPEX, allowing you to begin saving money immediately.
Our devices also have the redundancy needed to replace POTS for virtually all applications, including emergency services.
Analog signal phone service is delivered to you over a 4G LTE cellular network, providing a reliable connection that won’t get disrupted by local hazards. POTSolve saves money, provides redundancy and better reliability, and ensures fire panel compliance.
Perform your POTS line replacement with ease from POTSolve.
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