Orion by Ripplecom, the autofailover devised in-house by Ripplecom engineers and unique to us, has been named ‘IT Project of the Year’ for the SME sector at the 2018 Tech Excellence Awards.
Ireland’s leading IT industry awards
The Tech Excellence Awards are the most prestigious accolades in Ireland’s IT industry. The awards celebrate transformational technology that delivers outstanding operational and competitive advantages to companies nationwide.
The Orion autofailover: guaranteeing connectivity, protecting business
These days, most businesses are utterly dependent on an network connection for even their most basic operations. Which means that a network fault or outage can bring work grinding to a halt and start losses spiralling. Reflecting this new reality, the Tech Excellence Awards recognised Orion for its ability to protect businesses by keeping them fully operational even amid a major network outage.
What exactly is Orion?
Orion is a clever, compact and cost-effective autofailover. Each Orion autofailover is created with two network connections- one primary and one secondary. Usually, a customer’s online traffic uses the primary connection but, when an outage strikes, all connected systems and devices switch quickly and smoothly to the secondary line.
A victory for innovation and for business owners
Managing Director of Ripplecom, John McDonnell, is delighted to see Orion recognised by Tech Excellence. “Businesses of all sizes are wholly reliant on connectivity because they have so many applications in the cloud. Large companies have always been able to protect their operations because they have the resources to physically build resilience into their infrastructure. Now, thanks to the ingenuity and innovation of our engineers, Orion is making network redundancy accessible to smaller businesses for the first time.”
What makes Orion an award-winning solution?
Microsoft 365, Points of Sale (tills), credit card terminals, accounting and payroll packages, inventory and stock control, VoIP telephone…It can be easy to forget just how many everyday systems require a connection to operate. Using two diverse paths- one by land and one by air- Orion keeps our customers connected to all their vital applications, even in an outage.
Orion is uniquely engineered to allow traffic to continue in the same IP stream. This means if an outage occurs mid-payment, the transaction will be completed successfully. If the disruption comes during a VoIP call, users continue their conversation blissfully unaware.
Orion has been deliberately created at a price point that brings truly resilient connectivity within reach of SMEs for the first time.
Both of Orion’s connections are secure, helping customers to stay PCI compliant and able to process payments as usual.
Secondary connections are enhanced to maximise speed and keep all critical systems running.
The compact physical failover unit will be installed in your premises with minimal disruption or inconvenience.
Both connections are remotely monitored and a customised report is issued whenever the failover is deployed. about Orion
Learn more about Orion by Ripplecom
To find out exactly how Orion could protect your company’s connection to the outside world, please:
• Call us on 061 500250
• Email firstname.lastname@example.org
• Request a call back or submit a query online
If you are an IT support or cloud services provider, curious about what Orion could mean for your customers, please visit ripplecom.net/channel partners
What impressed me most, was the proactive approach of the Ripplecom team to listen and quickly understand our business requirements and then, structure a solution that was tailored specifically for us. The Ripplecom staff including the sales, engineering and support teams were skilled and competent and delivered a telephony solution that met the needs of our business. At all times during the procurement process, it was more like the development of a long term business to business relationship, rather than a one-off transactional event. We look forward to growing this business to business relationship as each of our businesses grow in the future.
Ripplecom's connectivity solutions have helped us roll out a number of initiatives concerning internet, mobile and cloud technologies. We would now view Ripplecom as a key enabler to our business and a key strategic partner with respect to our long term ICT strategy.
Ripplecom provided a dedicated point to point licensed radio link to our remote North Cork location. The project management and flow of information throughout the installation process was extremely professional and efficient. This dedicated link is essential to the growth of our business and the running of our key day to day applications, e.g. phones, call centre, data, truck tracking and billing.