Driven by the growth of mobile computing, smart mobile devices and the proliferation of WiFi connectivity, the public access market continues to be one of the fastest growing segments in networking. According to the most recent research, WiFi enabled devices will see an increase from over 500 million in 2009 to nearly 2 billion by 20141. Complementing this growth in WiFi devices, there are over 310,000 HotSpots deployed worldwide at the end of Q2 20103. WiFi hotspot operators are now reporting significant increases in data traffic, in some case double from 2009, due to the rapid adoption of smartphones.
Nomadix-enabled networks allow the mobile users to transparently move between different locations (office/home/on the road) creating a truly ubiquitous Internet while allowing the providers of these networks to monetize this and build profitable, sustainable business models.
Nomadix' products provide key patented and patent pending functionality in the deployment of these networks and can operate in both wired and Wi-Fi networks providing maximum flexibility for the operator and the end user.
Nomadix Featured Product
The AG 5900 is a next generation, high-performance Internet access gateway that enables the creation of a public Internet access network. Designed with scalability in mind to accommodate medium to large sized venues - from hotels to airports to stadiums and convention centers - the AG 5900 features the flexibility to support from 300 up to 8,000 simultaneous devices, and up to tens of thousands of devices when using our clustering feature. With a throughput of 1.5 gigabits per second, the AG 5900 can meet growing bandwidth demands while keeping Internet traffic flowing.
THE ONLY MOVING PART IS THE FAN
The AG 5900 hardware platform is built upon Intel's high-performance processors with built-in flash memory. Each system component in the AG 5900 was selected for its durability and lasting performance to ensure optimum uptime and deliver top speed regardless of user load. The AG 5900 is designed for intensive usage, supports multiple configurable wide area network (WAN) ports and multiple local area network (LAN) ports.
WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, IT KEEPS GOING
Unlike systems built on repurposed general-market computer platforms, the AG 5900 has been designed specifically to give reliable performance at every level of load up to its stated maximum. Based on the Wind River VxWorks real-time, multitasking operating system, the AG 5900 is architected to use less processing power and therefore runs faster. Its performance and throughput do not degrade when more features are enabled or the load is increased. Combined with the proven Nomadix Service Engine[tm] (NSE) core software, the AG 5900 is an ultra high-performance appliance with unparalleled reliability that can perform under a wide variety of network demands.
BANDWIDTH CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT
Venue operators are very comfortable with the idea of conserving utilities such as water, electricity and gas. The technology built into the AG 5900 allows them to apply that same conservation mindset to their Internet service provider (ISP) connections. This means that operators can extend the useful life of their existing level of connectivity and slow the pace of investments in bandwidth upgrades. But, since conservation itself is never enough, the AG 5900 also offers tools to manage bandwidth actively, efficiently and fairly. Bandwidth can be managed by class of user, by group, subscriber or device, or by a combination of all four. And the weighted fair queuing (WFQ) feature ensures that customers who pay more for better service actually receive better service, even when network capacity is under pressure.
ACCOMMODATES EVOLVING USAGE PATTERNS
In the early 2000s, guests carried one device. Now, they carry three or more. How many will they carry next year? With the AG 5900, it doesn't matter. The platform is scalable from 300 up to 8,000 simultaneous devices - or up to tens of thousands of devices when using our clustering feature - and can be upgraded remotely with no truck roll required. No change of hardware or software design is required to upgrade to the desired device count.
ADVANCED SECURITY FOR NETWORK PROTECTION
The AG 5900 offers advanced security for network protection with Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) packet blocking. Enhanced by utilizing Session Rate Limiting (SRL) to manage Denial of Service (DOS) attacks, the AG 5900 includes URL filtering, centralized RADIUS authentication and iNAT technology that allows multiple Virtual Private Network (VPN) tunnels to provide users with a seamless connection at higher levels of security. Additionally, the AG 5900 provides the ability to centrally monitor responsible usage and set policies to securely manage user access.
Nomadix Product Families
The Nomadix Service Engine (NSE) addresses the key issues of customer acquisition, provisioning, security and revenue generation faced by Public Access Service Operators (PASO), System Integrators and venue owners when deploying fixed line and WiFi public access networks. The NSE also removes the barriers encountered by end users accessing these networks by providing a Zero Configuration experience when accessing the service.