Leipzig, August 26, 2008 – ipoque, the leading European provider of Internet traffic management solutions, introduces its entry-level PRX-20 Traffic Manager, the smallest appliance on the Internet traffic management market. PRX-20 provides the same deep packet inspection (DPI) and bandwidth management technology as ipoque’s market-proven larger systems in an appliance the size of a CD jewel case. It has a maximum throughput of 20 Mbits/s and support for up to 256 subscribers making it suitable for any small network installation at space- and power-constraint locations.
Such conditions are usually found in hotels that provide WiFi coverage, Internet cafes, company branch offices and even ships with satellite Internet access. The integrated quality-of-service (QoS) management allows prioritization of business-critical applications while limiting the impact of bandwidth-intensive applications on the overall network performance. For example, bandwidth reservations and a higher priority can be assigned to Voice over IP (VoIP) calls using applications such as Skype. PRX-20 guarantees call quality even if large data exchanges through Web browsing, e-mail transfers or P2P file sharing take place at the same time.
PRX-20 is available fully licensed at a fixed price of US$1,760. While ipoque's larger appliances come as a base unit plus a number of protocol, feature and bandwidth modules – each with its own price tag, PRX-20 already includes all available options.
“PRX-20 has three advantages that together are unmatched: the reliable detection engine, the small size and the extremely competitive price,” says Michael Herbst, sales director of ipoque.
- 20 Mbits/s throughput
- 100,000 concurrent flows
- 1 Fast Ethernet link with 100Base-T interfaces
- Policy management for up to 256 subscribers
- Energy-efficient with less than 5 watts power consumption
ipoque provides network intelligence and policy control solutions helping fixed and mobile broadband operators to better understand traffic patterns, monetize new data services and improve the quality of experience for their subscribers. Our application classification and analysis engine enables bandwidth and congestion control, prioritized quality of service delivery and detailed network visibility.
Over 200 broadband operator customers in more than 60 countries across the globe rely on ipoque's policy control solution to limit equipment and operating expenditures, increase profitability and maximize subscriber satisfaction. ipoque was founded in 2005 in Leipzig, Germany, and has become a Rohde & Schwarz company in 2011.