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Introduction
Benefits
Features
Technical Specifications
    NEUTRANS

Enterprise Solutions
Protect critical Business applications
Service Provider Solutions
Increase revenues by differentiating your network service

Asce Networks' standard-based NeuTrans is designed to transform unpredictable "best-effort" networks into smart, priority-driven environments that reliably deliver time-critical and bandwidth intensive information.

The Fast Lane to Predictable Network Performance
      NEUTRANS
                 
IP Performance Provisioning Solutions

Introduction
Asce Networks' NeuTrans provisioning solution allows enterprises and service providers to add Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities to their wide-area networks. The NeuTrans solution support distributed policy servers and configures your existing network devices to deliver predictable network performance.

NeuTrans features robust policy-based management technology that allows you to use simple and powerful business vocabulary to provision bandwidth and prioritize application traffic. For example, business-critical ERP applications can be given precedence over casual web browsing and time sensitive e-business transactions can be guaranteed lower latency over delay-tolerant applications like file transfers. This is a key factor to the success of converged voice, video, and data networks. Any network that needs to prioritize time critical traffic over non-time critical traffic will find NeuTrans to be an essential component of its network infrastructure.

Benefits
Protect Critical Business Applications
Create several classes of service throughout your network. Each class can be allocated a percentage of bandwidth on each of the links managed by NeuTrans. Critical business applications can be assigned to the highest service class and other traffic can be assigned to lower classes of service.

Increase Revenue By Differentiating Your Network Services
Service providers can offer a premium-priced "tiered access service" that lets your subscribers self-provision their traffic into several performance classes. Service providers can be more competitive by allowing customers to determine which applications should have the highest priority data transfer.

Provision Network Priority To Specific User Groups
Allocate bandwidth to different groups of users. For example, e-businesses might want to handle transactions from high volume customers with a higher priority than low volume customers.

Anticipate the Future By Gaining Control of Your Network Now
Bandwidth requirements for future network applications can't be predicted. NeuTrans lets you dynamically control where bandwidth should be allocated, identify which applications are most important, and easily accommodate new applications by simply modifying the business policy rules.

Provision Bandwidth Based On Time of Day
Author and edit business policies based on an important time of day. For example, the weekly videoconference between the New York and San Francisco offices can be allocated 128 KBPS every Monday morning between 9:00AM and 10:00AM.

Rapidly Provision Network Changes
Changes in the network no longer have to be a time-consuming and error-prone headache. NeuTrans allows you to rapidly configure thousands of network devices in a matter of seconds.

Empower Your Staff
Optimize existing network resources without creating additional burdens on your network management staff. NeuTrans simplifies complicated configuration tasks while reducing manual labor and minimizing operational errors.

Networked Applications Signal Their Bandwidth Needs
NeuTrans supports COPS-RSVP, which enables RSVP-aware applications (e.g., Microsoft NetMeeting) to dynamically signal bandwidth requirements to the network. Policy Rules written in NeuTrans control the acceptance/denial of such bandwidth requests.

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Features

Carrier-Class Scalability
NeuTrans scales to handle thousands of network devices. Our architecture provides centralized management and distributed Policy Server execution. NeuTrans scales as your network grows.

Adaptive Policy Technology
Every Asce Networks Policy Server contains our Adaptive Policy technology. This allows our servers to dynamically adapt to changes in your network infrastructure. QoS capabilities are highly dependent upon vendor type, model number, technology type, and software version. The Adaptive Policy technology automatically learns this information and ensures that NeuTrans will dynamically adapt to network changes.

Policy Persistence
NeuTrans guarantees consistent business policy rule enforcement throughout the network. Any router, or network device, changes that affect policy rule enforcement which are made from outside of the NeuTrans system (e.g., from other management consoles or Telnet sessions) are automatically discovered and reverted back to the correct configuration.

Open Interfaces
NeuTrans easily integrates with other management and operational support systems. A rich set of interfaces are supported including: SNMP, LDAP, COPS, XML, Call Data Records file export. Custom application programming interfaces (APIs) are provided using the XML protocol.

Rock Solid Fault Tolerance
Every component of the system is fully redundant with automatic hot standby components. The Policy Administrator can be deployed in a primary/secondary configuration; if the primary fails, the secondary automatically takes over without any loss of information. Every Policy Server can be deployed in a primary/secondary configuration. If the primary fails then one or more secondary Policy Servers will take over for the failed Policy Server without any loss of information. Policy Servers can run in primary, secondary or dual primary/secondary configurations.

Device Driver SDK
NeuTrans comes equipped with a device driver software development kit (SDK) that allows you and/or Asce Networks to quickly develop support for future network devices.

COPS Standards Compliant
NeuTrans interoperates across multi-vendor networks and is fully compatible with COPS-PR and COPS-RSVP standards.

Secure Communication
All communication between NeuTrans components runs over secure Triple DES encrypted connections. This ensures that unauthorized commands will never be received by any of the NeuTrans components.

Product Components:
Asce Networks is committed to delivering the simplest, most cost-effective road to predictable network performance. To accomplish this effectively, we have designed a fully distributed hardware solution. The three components are a Management Console/Policy Administrator, a Policy Server and Proxy Agent. Together, they allow performance provisioning to be achieved with minimal manual effort.

Management Console/Policy Administrator
This user interface provides access to the Policy Administrator to support rule creation and management, scheduling, and system configuration. The user interface enables policy definitions to span across the entire NeuTrans domain.
The Policy Administrator is the central point of administration, providing a unified point of policy enforcement status and functional status for a single managed domain. The Policy Administrator controls multiple Policy Servers, automatically distributing policy updates and correlating feedback.

Policy Server
The Asce Networks Policy Server controls multiple network devices such as routers, switches, and edge devices. The Policy Server authorizes the allocation of network resources based on administratively defined policy rules, and enforces and monitors the allocation of QoS throughout its controlled domain.
For Product Specifications, please download the NeuTrans datasheet.

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Technical Specifications

Network Interface
1000-Base-SX,SC connector
10/100 full/half-duplex (auto-negotiation) UTP, RJ-45 connector

Standards
10Base-T/100Base-TX(IEEE 802.3, 802.3u), 1000BASE-SX(IEEE 802.3z), IP, RIP, OSPF, Telnet(RFC 854)

Dimension
Rack-Mountable Chassis - 6.88"(h) x 17.23" (w) x 29.25" (d)
4U rack height
Weight 55 lb

Power
Hot-pluggable: Three standard 275W redundant power supplies
Hot-pluggable redundant cooling fans
Volts: 90 - 265 at 47 - 63Hz

Environmental

  • Operating Temperature: 10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F)
  • Storage Temperature: -40°C to 65°C (-40°F to 149°F)
  • Relative Humidity: 8% to 80% non-condensing
  • Operating Vibration: 0.25G at 3Hz to 200Hz for 15 minutes
  • Storage Vibration: 0.5G at 3Hz to 200Hz for 15 minutes
  • Operating Shock: 6 shock pulses of 50G for up to 2ms
  • Storage Shock: 6 shock pulses of 92G for up to 2ms
  • Operating Altitude: -16m to 3,048m (-50 ft to 10,000 ft)
  • Storage Altitude: -16m to 10,600m (-50 ft to 35,000 ft)

Regulatory
FCC (U.S. only) Class A
DOC (Canada) Class A
CE Mark (EN 55022 Class B, EN55024, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3, EN60950)
VCCI Class A
UL 1950
CSA 950
EN 60950
IEC 60950

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