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Tropos Technology Overview 081704

  1. 1. Tropos Technology Overview August 2004
  2. 2. Page 2 Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-FiWi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-FiWi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Agenda • Tropos System Technology • Wi-Fi Cell Layered Architecture • Predictive Wireless Routing Protocol™ • Metro-Scale Roaming • Multi-Layer Security • Network Management • Competitive Technologies • Summary
  3. 3. Page 3 Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-FiWi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-FiWi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Tropos System Technology Security Multi-layer Metro-Scale Roaming Wireless PredictiveRouting Protocol
  4. 4. Page 4 Wi-Fi Cell Layered Architecture Tropos Sphere NOS • Layer 3 implementation over standards foundation • Takes advantage of lower layer developments • Radio and antenna agnostic • Allows rapid, standards- based development and enhancement Antenna Options Standard Radios 802.11 MAC Standard Hardware Linux OS UDP/ TCP/IP StandardsLayersTroposSphere Security Multi-layer Metro-Scale Roaming WirelessPredictiveRouting Protocol
  5. 5. Page 5 Tropos SphereTM NOS Predictive Wireless Routing Protocol™ – Doubles the usable throughput of other mesh-based solutions Lightweight • Very low overhead (<5%) for inter-unit communications • Ensures the wireless network can scale without degrading performance Dynamic path optimization • Dramatically improves end-user throughput • Continuously optimizes performance for client/server topology • Compensates for the changing RF environment Security Multi-layer Metro-Scale Roaming WirelessPredictiveRouting Protocol
  6. 6. Page 6 Lightweight PWRP™ Control Protocol Possible Routing Paths Selected Routing Paths Tropos Control Traffic Distributed Architecture Minimizes Control Overhead  Each cell exchanges path status information only with its neighbors  PWRP™ requires only ~5% available bandwidth – independent of number of cells  Network scales without incurring additional control overhead Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-FiWi-Fi Wi-Fi
  7. 7. Page 7 Self Organizing Optimal routing paths Alternate back-up routes Wired backhaul The Wi-Fi cells automatically discover one another, Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi
  8. 8. Page 8 Self Organizing Optimal routing paths Alternate back-up routes Wired backhaul Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi The Wi-Fi cells automatically discover one another, intelligently choosing optimal paths back to the wired connection.
  9. 9. Page 9 Self Organizing Optimal routing paths Alternate back-up routes Wired backhaul Newly added Wi-Fi cells participate in auto-discovery, Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi
  10. 10. Page 10 Self Organizing Optimal routing paths Alternate back-up routes Wired backhaul Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Newly added Wi-Fi cells participate in auto-discovery, recalculating the optimal paths to the wired connection.
  11. 11. Page 11 Automatic Scalability Optimal routing paths Alternate back-up routes Wired backhaul Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Capacity can be dynamically upgraded by adding backhaul lines as needed
  12. 12. Page 12 Automatic Scalability Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Optimal routing paths Alternate back-up routes Wired backhaul Capacity can be dynamically upgraded by adding backhaul lines as needed
  13. 13. Page 13 Automatic Scalability Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Capacity can be dynamically upgraded by adding backhaul lines as needed Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Optimal routing paths Alternate back-up routes Wired backhaul
  14. 14. Page 14 Self Healing Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi If a backhaul link fails… Optimal routing paths Alternate back-up routes Wired backhaul
  15. 15. Page 15 Self Healing Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Optimal routing paths Alternate back-up routes Wired backhaul If a backhaul link fails…
  16. 16. Page 16 Self Healing Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi …the network automatically adapts by re-assigning paths in real-time to maintain connectivity. Optimal routing paths Alternate back-up routes Wired backhaul
  17. 17. Page 17 Self Healing Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Similarly, if interference causes a path to fail… Optimal routing paths Alternate back-up routes Wired backhaul
  18. 18. Page 18 Self Healing Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Optimal routing paths Alternate back-up routes Wired backhaul Similarly, if interference causes a path to fail…
  19. 19. Page 19 Self Healing Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi …the network re-configures to route around the obstruction. Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Optimal routing paths Alternate back-up routes Wired backhaul
  20. 20. Page 20 Metro Scale Roaming Metro-Scale Roaming • Full roaming throughout the coverage area • Maintains all authentication connections including normal Wi-Fi security, Radius and VPN Security Multi-layer Metro-Scale Roaming WirelessPredictiveRouting Protocol
  21. 21. Page 21 Metro-Scale Roaming VPN Authentication PW: XXXX User ID: VPN_ID Authentication Preserved Throughout the Network  Sign-on required only at start of session  Secure connectivity continues during re-association with nodes  SSID, WEP and VPN links maintained across entire network, including sub-nets
  22. 22. Page 22 Tropos Sphere NOS Multi-layer Security • Allows selection of most appropriate security procedures • Extends wired network security to the edge of the wireless network Security Multi-layer Metro-Scale Roaming WirelessPredictiveRouting Protocol
  23. 23. Page 23 Wireless: 64/128 bit WEP Wireless: 64/128 bit WEP Solving Wireless Security Issues 802.11 Wireless Network VPN Tunnel Tropos Control Protocol Wired Network VPN: IPSEC 3DES/SHA1 Tropos PWRP™: AES Client VPN Server MAC Address Filtering VPN Traffic Filtering Wi-Fi Cell Wi-Fi Cell Wired Gateway Wi-Fi Wi-Fi
  24. 24. Page 24 DHCP Server MAC Control VPN Server City HallCity Hall FireFire DepartmentDepartment PolicePolice DepartmentDepartment Secure, Collaborative Metro Networks Wi-Fi Wi-FiWi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi VPN Server VPN Server Police VPN PW: User ID: Metro Fiber Network Tropos Wi-Fi Cell wireless node Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Tropos Wi-Fi Cell wired gateway Fire VPN Police VPN City VPN PW: User ID:
  25. 25. Page 25 Tropos SphereTM NOS • Predictive Wireless Routing Protocol™ delivers 2X the usable throughput of alternative solutions* – Lightweight: Ensures the wireless network can scale without degrading performance – Dynamic path optimization: Maximizes client-server throughput and continuously optimizes performance to match the changing RF environment • Metro-Scale roaming allows secure, continuous connectivity throughout the coverage area • Multi-layer security delivered to the edge of the wireless network The Key to Network Scalability, Reliability and Economy Security Multi-layer Metro-Scale Roaming *Compared to other mesh-based solutions WirelessPredictiveRouting Protocol
  26. 26. Page 26 Tropos Control™ Element Manager • Manages the full lifecycle of a Tropos network, from planning to operations to network expansion • Centralizes visibility and access for all network functions • Supports all of Tropos hardware and software versions – Synchronized releases of Tropos Control and Tropos network software • Monitors and manages Tropos-specific features • Delivers standard day-to-day management capabilities – Fault reporting – Performance analysis – Configuration management – Security • Easy to use, GUI based, runs on Windows
  27. 27. Page 27 Tropos Network Lifecycle • Network Planning • Network engineering • Network integration • Security strategy • Non-technical installation • Installation services •Device pre-configuration • Remote loading • One touch remote updates • Network capacity and performance analysis • Engineering services • Network self configuration • Automatic routing around problems • Simple repair processes • Real-time monitoring • Problem isolation Service Product Feature Tropos Control Feature
  28. 28. Page 28 Tropos Network Lifecycle • Network Planning • Network engineering • Network integration • Security strategy • Non-technical installation • Installation services •Device pre-configuration • Remote loading • One touch remote updates • Network capacity and performance analysis • Engineering services • Network self configuration • Automatic routing around problems • Simple repair processes • Real-time monitoring • Problem isolation Service Product Feature Tropos Control Feature
  29. 29. Page 29 Deploy, Operate, Optimize • System Deployment – Profile based management – Bulk provisioning – Software loading – Task scheduling • System Operation – Alarm Manager – Event Browser – Alarm correlation • System Optimization – Performance thresholding – Preconfigured reports – Custom reports
  30. 30. Page 30 Tropos Control Architecture SNMP v2 Wi-Fi Wi-FiWireless Wi-Fi Cell Nodes Wired Wi-Fi Cell Gateways Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Wi-Fi AES Encrypted Control Traffic Client and Server can reside on same platform Tropos Control Server Tropos Control Web GUI Tropos Control AgentAgent Agent Agent Gateway agents act as proxies for wireless Nodes
  31. 31. Page 31 Tropos Control: Carrier-Grade EMS • Centralized management of the distributed system • Cell configuration • Real-time network monitoring and control • Monitoring and managing of bandwidth hotspots • Rapid loading of different operating profiles – Normal – Emergency • On-air software upgrades
  32. 32. Page 32 Web-based Device Configuration
  33. 33. Page 33 Competitive Technologies Wired IPWired IP NetworkNetwork Mesh networks are heavily burdened with peer-to-peer communications overhead and require proprietary client devices Access Points Clients Wireless Routers Client Mesh
  34. 34. Page 34 Competitive Technologies PD HQ Access Point Extension  Phased array antennas focus RF beams to increase access point range  Single point AP deployments still prone to blockage and interference  Difficult to obtain metro-scale coverage Long Range Antennas
  35. 35. Page 35 Competitive Technologies Sample network design to provide data service to Manhattan: Wi-Fi Advantage = 5x the performance, ¼ the cost Cells Cost Performance Macro-cell 3G Data (1x EV-DO) 64 ~$8M  400 kbps  50 kbps Dense-cell Wi-Fi 600 <$2M 2,000 kbps symmetric 3G Data
  36. 36. Page 36 Security Multi-layer Metro-Scale Roaming Wireless PredictiveRouting Protocol Tropos Technology Summary • Tropos Wi-Fi Cells – Carrier-grade indoor and outdoor units • Tropos Sphere NOS – Predictive Wireless Routing Protocol™ for superior performance, rapid deployment and unfettered scalability – Secure roaming throughout the metro coverage area – Multi-layer security delivered to the edge of the wireless network • Tropos Control – Wi-Fi optimized, SNMP-compliant element management system Enabling ubiquitous, carrier-class, broadband wireless data networks where previously not possible
  37. 37. Lastmile Advanced Technologies S.A Kifisias 340 Avenue N. Psychiko, Athens http://www.lastmile.gr

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