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IP Access International Equips City of Irvine with Mobile Interoperability Communications Vehicle


Leading Commercial Satellite Provider Supports Essential Mobile Satellite Communications

San Juan Capistrano, CA - February 27, 2008 —IP Access International (IPA), a global commercial satellite service provider of voice, video and data connectivity solutions, today announced the deployment of a fully automatic satellite, modem and networking services on the new state of the art communications vehicle designed for the City of Irvine, California.

IPA’s mobile satellite services were selected for the City of Irvine’s newly acquired Mobile Comm vehicle. Equipped with satellite-based network services and a Cisco Call Manager, offered through Global CTI Group’s Epoch Universal division and IPA, the vehicle features communications between the internal computer workstations, VoIP phones, printing capabilities, wireless VoIP phones and laptops. The city vehicle boasts satellite internet and networking services, leveraging 3 Mbps of internet downlink and 1 Mbps uplink capabilities.

The Cisco Voice over IP solution that Cisco Gold partner Epoch Universal provided works effectively when coupled with the satellite connectivity provided by IPA.

“Although the Cisco solutions are tremendous, especially in mobile and first-responder environments, it also comes down to the connectivity,” said Chris Goulding, Epoch’s Vice President of Engineering. “With IPA’s services, the City of Irvine can be confident that when they fire up their Cisco Call Manager on board, it’ll connect. In fact, we’re so impressed with the services offered by IPA that we’ve now embarked on a partnership with IPA.”

IPA is a leading service provider of fixed and mobile satellite services, first responder and emergency satellite communications ideal for full time, back-up or occasional use solutions. Many municipalities and organizations worldwide rely on the superior satellite technology and level of service for which IPA is renowned. Servicing organizations with high performance Internet, voice, video and data services, the company offers reliable, multi-network services through a single source, offering the mobile interoperability that is critical for first responder and emergency personnel.

“We are pleased to offer our connectivity solutions to the City of Irvine and contribute to the enhanced safety and responsiveness that the city can provide as a result of our satellite services deployed on this vehicle,” said Bryan Hill, president of IPA.

The mobile communications vehicle builds upon the Freightliner M2 chassis and is 45’ in length. Fully equipped with (3) slide out rooms, (6) workstations, (8) VoIP phones and multiple monitors as part of the top of the line interoperability package, making this vehicle second to none.

“The City of Irvine is known for its low crime and commitment to public safety. Customized as a one of a kind specialty vehicle, the mobile satellite and interoperability communications are what truly set this vehicle apart,“ said Chief David L. Maggard. ”This vehicle and its mobile communications capabilities greatly support both our crime fighting and emergency response efforts. It is truly an awesome vehicle" Maggard concluded.

The modular access router for the vehicle’s network and VoIP phones work in conjunction with the satellite network. A wireless access point mounted externally, provides access for wireless VoIP phones and laptops, which also accounts for the ability for future mesh network expansion.

About Epoch Universal
Epoch Universal, based out of Irvine, CA, is a Cisco Gold Partner with Cisco Advanced Specializations in Unified Communications, Wireless, Network Security and Routing & Switching. Epoch has implemented more than 50 Cisco IP Telephony solutions throughout the United States. Epoch serves the Enterprise-size market with comprehensive communications solutions based on the successful applications from Cisco. Epoch employs a rigorous training and knowledge-sharing process that keeps its engineers at the forefront of the industry. For more information, visit

About IP Access International
IP Access International is a global business satellite internet, voice, video and data connectivity provider delivering fixed and mobile satellite solutions to businesses around the world. IP Access International offers high performance, end-to-end networking for voice, video and data services around the world. With advanced satellite communications on land and sea via a sophisticated infrastructure of linked satellites and land networks, IP Access International provides businesses with multi-network communications all through a single source provider. IP Access International’s global headquarters are located in San Juan Capistrano, California, U.S.A. For more information, visit or call 866-510-7889.


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