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Nomadix Launches Alloc8 - X Series for Real-Time Network Monitoring

By Rory Lidstone March 17, 2016

Public access gateways specialist Nomadix has announced an entire new series of enterprise-grade layer 7 platforms. The Alloc8 – X Series is launching with four platforms that combine real-time monitoring, interactive analytics, purpose-built reports and an intelligent recommendation engine, giving network operators the ability to pinpoint the source of congestion and manage both bandwidth demand and capacity.

The Alloc8 – X Series also features deep packet inspection (DPI) technology, giving network managers and administrators a better understanding of network traffic, application and performance. As such, it is ideal for hotels, retail establishments, educational institutions and service providers that struggle with too little bandwidth where visitor networks are deployed.

A few weeks ago, Nomadix launched the latest version of the Nomadix Service Engine, which runs on some of its gateway products. Like the Alloc8 – X Series, version 8.6 of Service Engine focuses largely on the needs of the hospitality industry.

"The ability to control the applications that use your network is vital to the guest experience," said Fred Reeder, Nomadix chief commercial and operating officer. "Our new Alloc8 - X Series enables IT personnel to identify problem users and apply granular policies to control who, and what, can use valuable bandwidth on your network. This not only improves the guest experience but also saves operators money in the long run."

With visitor networks facing unprecedented bandwidth demands from streaming video, multiple mobile devices, and peer-to-peer (P2P) collaboration, many networks are being simply overwhelmed. The need to balance network capacity between recreational users and business users, then, becomes a necessary but difficult act.

Fortunately, the Alloc8 – X Series takes the guesswork out of managing traffic demand. It enables network managers to prioritize critical applications and throughput-sensitive applications, providing insight into which applications are running on the network, how they are performing, and the amount of bandwidth being used. Administrators can then prioritize how and when users, groups, applications and website consume bandwidth on the network. The series also features policy-based, traffic-shaping technology tools that can improve network performance.

The four models in the series start with the two lower end models, the X4000, designed for smaller locations with 200 Mb to 1 Gb data throughput, and the X6000, for establishments with 1Gb to 2.5 Gb of data. The X8000 and the X10000, meanwhile, are designed for properties that can support up to 10 Gb of data throughput.

Edited by Maurice Nagle

Contributing Writer

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