Technology

For business-critical broadband speed, Beeper’s wireless 3G/4G Internet line-bonding router delivers mobile bandwidth-on-demand. The router combines multiple 3G/4G Internet access links into an aggregated multi-WAN broadband connection, with a Wi-Fi interface. The IE-4000 is the next generation of Beeper’s RG4000X and is fully backwards compatible.

System Overview
The standalone network 3G/4G multi-channel bonding router delivers reliable, load-balanced Internet access by aggregating up to four 3G/4G links into a unified high-bandwidth connection. It combines multiple Internet 3G/4G access lines, and/or Wi-Fi, into a single
aggregated Internet access line on an Ethernet interface and/or Wi-Fi. The aggregation over the Internet access lines can even be performed for a single session, and successfully provides the full aggregate speed. In addition, in order to increase capacity, the IE-4000 can be connected to another IE-4000, as a daisy chain.
For instant high-speed Internet, network administrators can use this mobile 3G/4G bonding router to set up a Wi-Fi mesh in minutes. Employing IP-link bonding, the multi-channel virtual private network (VPN) capabilities provide tens of megabits per second of high- availability bandwidth, aggregated from multiple load-balanced 3G/4G connections.
Beeper’s mobile 3G/4G bonding router is a modular device, which can be configured with a Wi-Fi access interface incorporating hardware encryption.
Geared for wireless technologies, the local network, wireless access point functionality and the WAN, the router supports IP telephony and video encoding designed for network convergence. It also supports interface cards for GPRS,
EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, CDMA2000, EV-DO, 3G, LTE (4G), and
Wi-Fi as well as multi-channel bonding and multi-channel aggregation.
The mobile 3G/4G bonding router is a stateful firewall, bandwidth manager, and an Internet failover. Packed with cutting-edge adaptive Quality of Service (QoS) features in one box, the router serves as a traffic monitoring and traffic shaping appliance as well. Powered by enterprise- level operating software, the mobile 3G/4G bonding router is dependable, scalable, remotely manageable and field upgradable. It executes the Beeper Internetworking Code, characterized by the large variety of supported functionalities and aimed at satisfying access needs
to corporate data networks. The capacity of the code for remotely managing devices, the possibility of implementing QoS and security mechanisms, and the ability to create VPNs, combined with the wide range of protocols and IP routing functionalities, make this an outstanding product.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benefits
•    Increases Internet speed and reliability for business-critical broadband of all sizes
•    Provides Internet connection bonding without ISP support
•    Bonds all wireless Internet connections
•    Saves on Internet bandwidth costs
•    Avoids network loss with multi-modem bonding
•    Harnesses modems internally
•    Provides load balancing and intelligent failover
•    Offers bandwidth allowance control
•    Provides VPN 256-bit AES encryption for highly secure communications
•    Contains a built-in Wi-Fi interface ‒ delivering Wi-Fi mesh capabilities
•    Reduces costs by prioritizing links
•    Automatically switches to best available link
•    Easily mounted on any vehicle

General Functionality

Backup of landlines
The cellular interfaces offer a backup path ‒ completely independent from permanent services ‒ for mobile access as well as the network.

Stand-alone solutions
Automated devices such as ATM kiosks or cash dispensers can be quickly and securely deployed, without changing the communications interface or the central system.

Machine-to-machine  communications  (M2M)
Tele-measurement or remote diagnostic systems (generically known as SCADA) and the conversion or adaptation of the necessary interfaces benefit enormously from the ubiquity and rates of cellular services.

Temporal/Mobile, urgent deployments, and deployments on areas without fixed coverage
The provisioning time of a cellular line is zero, rendering this access an ideal solution for temporal or urgent applications. It is also useful for applications on areas without additional telecommunications service, such
as construction areas, trade shows and inside vehicles (trains, busses, limousines, boats, and more).
 
Video over 3G/4G (Cellular)
Applications requiring remote video transmission, such as remote monitoring, become viable as a result of the 3G/4G speed. Video applications can use the cellular network for flexible transport.
The IE-4000 consists of encoders and decoders that can extend or record up to 1080p60 video and audio quality over a standard IP network, at user-defined low bitrates, with excellent quality and minimal network bandwidth consumption. The IE-4000 encoder streams or records high-quality video and audio, using the H.264 video compression standard. It can stream to Server, Beeper’s AC-8000, decoders on any device or PC that supports the required network protocols. In addition, the IE-4000 can record to a shared network or NAS drive. A robust software application is included with the hardware and is used to remotely discover, manage, and adjust the IE-4000 network, enabling administrators to seamlessly define multiple stream parameters and balance network bandwidth consumption and quality. Programmers also have the ability to integrate current features into existing applications or create new, independent software to meet their specific needs.

Key Video Benefits

Encoding
•    Extend/record up to Full HD 1080p60 and 1920x1200 video and audio
•    H.264 compression for high-quality, low-bandwidth AV over IP
•    Support for wide-screen and standard aspect ratios as well as a large variety of resolutions
•    Scale streams before distribution for lower bandwidth consumption
•    HDMI or analog audio support
•    Open encoding allows for third-party software decoding (e.g., VLC)

Failsafe
•    Play back pre-recorded content at the decoder upon network disruption or if encoder stops streaming (e.g., power loss)
•    Programmable time delay before failsafe activates

 

Recording
•    Record up to 1080p60/1920x1200 to NAS or to a shared network drive
•    Control frequency and duration of recording
•    Schedule the start time and date of recording sessions
•    Recorded user-defined file names includes timestamp for seamless and accurate file management

Network Management
•    Operates on standard 100/1000Mb Ethernet networks
•    Auto-detect and discovery of IE-4000 units on subnet (DHCP server required)
•    Full/half-duplex mode and static IP address support
•    CBR and VBR support
•    Network bitrate control (100Kbps to 25Mbps)

Control Software
•    Remotely manage the IE-4000 network from different locations
•    Conveniently access IP address, bit rate, and other vitals
•    Fine-tune encode/decode parameters and adjust bit rates
•    Scale and crop content to be compatible with different outputs

Additional Benefits
•    Daisy-chain decoders and network extension via integrated network switch
•    Failure resilience - power, network, and device auto- recovery features
•    Reliable, solid-state, energy-efficient design
•    Local real-time pass-through and confidence preview on encoder
•    Controlled user access from secured PC
•    Detailed LED indicators for seamless and effective troubleshooting
•    Rack mountable with optional rackmount tray and accessories


Applications
The IE-4000 distributes and records high-quality video and audio with applications in healthcare, automation/ production, education and training, security, banking, transportation, and dynamic digital signage. In addition, the IE-4000 can serve collaborative video wall and control room environments by simplifying
the distribution and integration of data and video. In control rooms, the IE-4000 can serve as a seamless, standardized IT solution to deliver desktop, video, and other content to the video wall as well as share operator display outputs, desktops, and applications.
Extremely cost-effective, the IE-4000 takes full advantage of existing and standardized commercial-off- the-shelf (COTS) IT networking equipment and networks within these environments. In many cases, the IE-4000 can run video and audio on existing data networks without requiring any special segregation or network management. Both data and high-resolution video can be transferred with extremely low bandwidth, producing superior quality results. The need for high-quality,
low-bandwidth video distribution on non-proprietary, standardized IT equipment is currently in high-demand for many application areas. The IE-4000 can serve ProAV installers and integrators as an excellent, versatile, and cost-effective solution for their entire product portfolio.


Distribute and Switch
Multiple Video Streams over the Network
IE-4000 units support cost-effective one-to-one unicast, one-to-many unicast, and one-to-many multicast streams over a standard IP network using off-the-shelf networking equipment. An integrated
network switch on the decoder enables IE-4000 daisy- chaining and/or network extension. When deploying IE-4000 encoders and decoders, users and operators
can choose to encode as many streams as their network bandwidth can accommodate and each decoder can capture and display all of the streams available. All channels can be both seen and heard at each decoder via “virtual” network-based matrix switching. The ability to operate on standard 100/1000Mb Ethernet networks at low bandwidth can be seamlessly leveraged, so that the IP network can perform the switching with no additional equipment and with easy-to-use stream/ channel identification for smooth and effective channel switching.


DPI and PCRF Capability
Network Intelligence is one of the keys to maximizing Average Revenue per User (ARPU). Armed with real-time knowledge information about traffic characteristics and demand in their network, segmented by application, user, and time-of-day, operators can deliver customized services that provide high value to specific customers. In addition, real-time application-level analysis of network traffic, including advanced heuristics or pattern recognition, allows operators to defend their networks against ever-more sophisticated security threats and attacks.
The built-in DPI technology provides a solution both to the subscriber expectations and the operators’ needs to maximize ARPU. DPI-based networking equipment looks deep into a packet’s payload in order to classify traffic flows based on their application, as well as to capture appropriate application-specific content from those flows. Once the equipment has access to that information about the application and the content, it can perform networking functions such as forwarding, security, usage analysis, traffic management, resource allocation, QoS and billing.
The network intelligence provided by DPI enables these functions to be performed with much more
sophistication than in traditional networking equipment where decisions are based only on the packet header.
By using the IE-4000, operators will have access to a wealth of information as a result of data mining,
profiling and analytics. All of these are key to the creation of personalized service packages based on a deeper understanding of customers’ needs.
The Policy and Charging control functions provide operators with advanced tools for service-aware Quality- of-Service (QoS) and charging control. Within the network, the Policy and Charging Enforcement Function (PCEF) identifies and associates applications and/or users with specific traffic flows, applying policies to individual sessions based on requirements defined by a network element called the Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF).
Architecturally, the PCRF function is not defined as part of the specifications, but as an option. The PCEF interfaces with the PCRF and Packet Data Network Gateway (PGW), is part of the Beeper’s AC-8000.
The IE-4000 was designed to provide an integrated solution that addresses different challenges. Network equipment providers can benefit from proven interoperability between complementary technologies as a result of the tight integration between the company’s products. The providers have the ability to add Network Intelligence capabilities and IE-4000’s advanced, multicore packet acceleration to any solution. The result is reduced time to market for advanced mobile, cyber security and network applications.


 

 

 

 

 

 

Civilian Use Cases
The IE-4000 router provides unique bonding, load balancing and failover technology that ensures bandwidth robustness and network survivability. It is ideal for use in the following applications:
•    Hospitality: public/private-assured wireless and wireless access
•    Mobile: broadband-like speeds while on-the-move for busses and trains
•    Marine: reliable and survivable Internet at sea and at port
•    Broadcast Media: delivering a cost-effective cellular alternative that offers resilient broadcast-quality video uplink


Military Use Cases
•    Wi-Fi coverage for ground forces or vehicles and cellular bonder backhaul
•    Wi-Fi coverage and meshing between ground forces, vehicles, balloons and cellular bonder backhaul from the operation commander vehicle to the command & control center
•    Video transmissions and analytics from a remote site to the central station, via cellular links 

Features
ROUTING

•    For IPv4 – supports RIPv1, RIPv2, OSPFv2, and BGPv4
•    For IPv6 – supports RIPng, OSPFv3 and BGP
•    Supports virtual routing and forwarding (VRF), policy- based routing, interface-based routing and ECMP routing
•    Static label bindings for IPv4
•    Label distribution protocol for IPv4
•    RSVP traffic engineering tunnels
•    VPLS MP-BGP based auto-discovery and signaling
•    MP-BGP based MPLS IP VPN


VPN
•    IPsec – tunnel and transport mode; certificate, PSK, AH and ESP security protocols
•    Point-to-point tunneling (OpenVPN, PPTP, PPPoE, L2TP)
•    Advanced PPP features (MLPPP, BCP)
•    Simple tunnels (IPIP, EoIP)
•    6to4 tunnel support (IPv6 over IPv4 network)
•    VLAN – IEEE802.1q virtual LAN support, Q-in-Q support

 

CELLULAR NETWORK
•    Up to 4 SIMs per IE-4000 unit
•    Multi-band UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA; Multi-band GSM/ GPRS/EDGE
•    1x/EVDO
•    LTE 4G

WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY
•    IEEE802.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless client and access point
•    Client polling
•    RTS/CTS
•    Wireless distribution system (WDS)
•    Virtual AP
•    WEP, WPA, and WPA2 encryption
•    Access control list
•    Wireless client roaming
•    Wi-Fi multi-media
•    Wireless mesh protocol
•    MME wireless routing protocol

WIRELESS  COMMUNICATIONS PARAMETERS
•    2.4GHz and 5GHz
•    802.11 technology
•    TX power up to 28dBm (adjustable)
•    -93dBm receiver sensitivity

NETWORKING
•    NAT (network address translation) and IP forwarding
•    Static routes port forwarding
•    Many-to-one and one-to-one NAT
•    NAT pool
•    SIP ALG and H.323 ALG
•    UPnP and NAT-PMP
•    WINS server

 
OTHER SERVICES

 

•    Immediate creation of wireless Internet hotspots
•    Dual mode login offers an account login or a PIN login from a prepaid card
•    Diameter-based authentication and accounting

 

CONFIGURATION
•    GUI over IP and MAC
•    CLI with Telnet, SSH, local console and serial console
•    API for programming any type of tool
•    Web interface

SOFTWARE
•    PPP client/server
•    Transparent DNS proxy
•    IPPnP
•    DHCP server
•    Dynamic DNS client
•    Configuration via Web browser
•    Fast start-up
•    Linux operating system

ROUTING AND REMOTE  MANAGEMENT
•    RIPv1, RIPv2, and OSPF
•    HTTPS web access
•    Secure remote management using SSH
•    Automatic connection establishment on traffic detection
•    Full NAT support

PLUG AND PLAY
•    Embedded server for dynamic IP client configuration (DHCP)
•    Embedded server for static IP client configuration (IPPnP)
•    Embedded transparent
•    Web-based interface


TUNNELING
•    IPsec, PPTP, and GRE
•    DES, 3DES, and AES encryption
•    WEP, WPA, and WPA2
•    PAP, CHAP, MD5, and SHA1 authentication

LOAD BALANCING
•    Intelligent failover
•    Session persistence per-service load distribution
•    Multiple algorithms

WAN INTERFACE OVER CELLULAR
•    Support for PPPoE, Static IP, DHCP
•    WAN Link Health Check
•    Bandwidth Allowance Monitor

ADVANCED QoS
•    User groups
•    Bandwidth reservation and individual bandwidth limit
•    Custom application QoS
•    Application prioritization

COMPLETE VPN SOLUTION
•    Site-to-Site VPN bonding
•    Bandwidth aggregation
•    Intelligent failover
•    256-bit AES encryption
•    PSK authentication
•    Dynamic routing PPTP VPN server
•    Diameter and LDAP authentication
•    IPsec VPN (network-to-network)

DEVICE MANAGEMENT
•    SNMP-based interface
•    Consists of an SNMP agent for a cellular client/server and an SNMP manager
•    Web administrative interface
•    Email notification
•    Active client and session lists
•    Bandwidth usage statistics
•    Web reporting services
•    Syslog service SNMPv1, SNMPv2c and SNMPv3
•    RS-485/RS-422 (optional)
 

VIDEO CAPABILITY
•    Allows video monitoring using USB web camera or IP camera, and option for analog camera with MPEG- 4/H.264 encoder (depending on module)
•    Provides web-based/GUI application viewer of the video stream
•    Supports multiple cameras

VIDEO INPUT
•    HDMI with digital L-PCM audio
•    DVI via DVI-to-HDMI adapter
•    Resolutions up to 1920x1080p60 and 1920x1200(60Hz) as well as numerous other wide- screen and standard-definition resolutions
•    Analog input

AUDIO LINE-IN
•    3.5mm analog stereo audio

AUDIO  LINE-OUT  (LOCAL PASS-THROUGH)
•    3.5mm analog stereo audio

VIDEO OUTPUT
•    HDMI with digital L-PCM audio, local pass-through without scaling or confidence preview with optional scaling
•    DVI via HDMI to DVI-D adapter, local pass-through without scaling or confidence preview with optional scaling
•    HD15, Analog VGA confidence preview with optional scaling (optional)
•    Resolutions up to 1920x1080p60, 1920x1200(60Hz), 1920x1080i60, and 1920x1080i50
•    Control: contrast, brightness, saturation, and hue
•    Scaled output (i.e., 1080p60 input / 720p60 scaled output)

AUDIO  ENCODING/DECODING
•    Compression Standard: MPEG-4 AAC LC
•    Channels: 2-channel (stereo), HDMI with digital L-PCM audio


ENCODER RECORDING MODE
•    Record any supported resolution to NAS or shared network drive
•    File format: MP4
•    User definable filename prefix
•    Auto timestamp in filename
•    Programmable: recording start date, start time and duration
•    Maximum file length
•    File frequency
•    Full frame rate or user selectable from list
•    SD Card memory, up to 64G (option)


ANALOG SAMPLE FREQUENCY
•    32, 44.1, and 48kHz
•    Bit Rates: 96, 128, 192, and 256Kbps

STREAMING PROTOCOLS:
•    RTSP/RTP/RTCP (all required) over UDP

COMMAND & CONTROL PROTOCOLS
•    HTTP/HTTPS
•    IPV4 Support
•    Unicast, Multicast and Multi-Unicast
•    DHCP (Default) / fixed IP address support

ANTENNAS
•    Internal and/or external 4 x 5.5 dBi magnetic base for cellular multiband spectrums
•    External antennas for Wi-Fi

ENVIRONMENTAL
•    Operating Temp: -35ºC to +70ºC
•    Storage Temp: -40ºC to +85ºC
•    Humidity: up to 95%, non-condensing
•    IP65


POWER
•    DC power for vehicle charging
•    AC/DC adaptor for charging and operation
•    Voltage input range: 12VDC (optional for PoE)
•    Power consumption: 3-8 Watts (depending on configuration)

PORTS
•    802.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless LAN access point, up to 256 wireless clients supported (optional)
•    1 x USB 2.0
•    1 x Fast Ethernet 10/100 Base-T for LAN connections (RJ-45 ports with auto-crossover)
•    DB9 RS-232C asynchronous serial port (optional)
•    Additional port for video, RS-232/485, and I/O available as an option (customer adaption)
•    HDMI input
•    HDMI output
•    Video analog input

PHYSICAL   CHARACTERISTICS
•    Dimensions: 202x200x87mm (not including connector)
•    Weight: 1200gm (basic configuration)

COMPLIANCE
•    CE*
•    FCC*
•    NRTL Recognized*