SIMPLer platform - WISP Solutions | Azotel

By: Azotel  05/12/2011

PART 1: SIMPLer “Client” options

Essentially there are two client categories – “WIB” (WISP in a Box) and “HIB” (Hotspot in a Box). From a technical perspective the WIB / HIB Client device performs all necessary core network functions for the operator – in the one physical box, removing the need for routers, bandwidth managers, network monitors etc. etc.

The WIB or ‘WISP in a Box’ enables operators to deliver contract based services to their customers/subscribers. Subscribers typically sign a contract for a specific service type and are billed on a regular basis for same e.g. monthly or quarterly. The WIB enables operators to define a broad range of connectivity products, including leased line and high-end dedicated bandwidth. It is therefore ideal for serving the corporate, enterprise, residential and SME markets.

Category Description Product Code Data Sheet
WIB WISP in a Box (max 400 subscribers) AZBWIB400
WIB WISP in a Box – Rack Version (max 800 subscribers) AZRWIB800
WIB WISP in a Box – Rack (max 1600 subscribers) AZRWIB1600

Table 1a: WIB options

The HIB or ‘Hotspot in a Box’ enables operators to deliver token or pre-paid services to their customers. Subscribers typically purchase a token from a default portal page or retail outlets. The HIB is ideal for serving hotspots or for large scale metro Wi-Fi deployments.

Category Description Product Code Data Sheet
HIB Metro Hotspot in a Box (max 400 subscribers) AZBHIB400
HIB Metro Hotspot in a Box – Rack Version (max 800 subscribers) AZRHIB800
HIB Metro Hotspot in a Box – Rack (max 1600 subscribers) AZRHIB1600

Table 1b: HIB options


PART 2: SIMPLer “Server” options

Essentially can choose between two server categories – “Hosted” / “SaaS” (Software-as-a-Service) and “Standalone”.

The Hosted / SaaS (Software as a Service) category allows operators to access the full suite of SIMPLer functions, without any of the hassles of setting up and maintaining servers. In addition all data is hosted in a secure environment as part of the service with essential backup procedures already in place. It is an ideal approach for many operators, especially those that are starting out.

Category Description Product Code Data Sheet
SaaS SIMPLer User License – 100 Users – Hosted – 1 year duration AZULWISP100A

Table 2a: Software-as-a-Service or Hosted options

The Standalone category is for operators who prefer to setup and maintain all their own servers. For example, it may be an option for some of the larger operators who already have their own data centre infrastructure. It is also possible for operators to start with the SaaS option and switch to the Standalone at some point in the future. Both the server and user license are required to be purchased from this category.

Category Description Product Code Data Sheet
Standalone SIMPLer Server Tower (max 6000 subscribers) AZTSWISP
Standalone SIMPLer Server Rack (max 6000 subscribers) AZRSWISP
Standalone SIMPLer User License – 1000 subscribers once off purchase AZULWISP1000

Table 2b: Standalone Server options


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With Azotel managing the network and full backoffice functions, billing and payment collections, the local operator can focus on their customers and on the development of their business. With Azotel’s experience and technology the WIB offering allows local operator to become operational with a significantly reduced cost and effort than what was previously possible.