Portabella - 3G 4G LTE Bonding

Fastest & most reliable mobile Internet

3G 4G LTE Challenges

Single 3G 4G LTE is too fragile

Cellular connection are prone to fluctuations and variations in performance by their very nature. No matter which carrier it is, connectivity will be unpredictable and unreliable at times, for applications that require uninterrupted Internet connectivity.

Live video streaming is hard with one modem

3G 4G LTE cellular modems are great alternatives for more expensive satellite dishes, with lower cost and enhanced mobility. However, live webcasting or live video streaming from the field over a single cellular modem is never successful because of the variability of single modem performance.

Not enough bandwidth

Sustaining high enough rates for applications that require high throughput such as hotspot services in mass transportation vehicles or special events, is not possible with only one cellular modem.

Low reliability for mission critical applications

Certain real time applications are mission critical and cannot afford to have disconnections. This problem is increased in vehicular setups, where the moving vehicle will cause connectivity problems and application failures when implemented based on a single 3G, 4G or LTE wireless network.

The Solution

3G 4G LTE Bonding

Portabella is a Broadband Bonding™ appliance that combines and intelligently manages 2, 4 or 8 cellular sim connections from any of your service providers. Portabella can stripe a single session over the available paths and therefore create a single fast pipe (requires peering service).

Live video broadcasting & webcasting

Portabella supports a bonding tunnel that is optimized for live video transmission (Streamer add-on). Streamer applies a special coding before transmitting partial streams and therefore any network problems such as packet loss, latency or jitter can be shielded from the video application.

Benefits

Bonded WAN Speed

Portabella is a packet-level load balancing 3G 4G LTE router. Portabella can bond cellular Internet access lines for all types of traffic (including encrypted traffic such as VPN) for aggregated downlink and uplink capacity when peered over the Internet with a Mushroom Relay located at the headquarter office or data center. The optional Broadband Bonding Service subscription enables downlink/uplink bonding.

Without peering, all HTTP downlink sessions are still bonded for faster file transfers. Even in cases of single HTTP session (such as a single file download), all Internet access lines are simultaneously and intelligently combined together to provide a faster data transfer for that single session.

Without the optional peering, non-HTTP downlink sessions and all uplink sessions initiated from the Local Network, will be session based load balanced intelligently across the 3G 4G LTE WAN lines. The application and cookie semantics will be preserved for sites such as banking sites.

Live Video Streaming

Portabella support a free add-on tunnel (Streamer) that is optimized for live video streaming from the field to any CDN or video server over the bonded 3G, 4G, LTE modems. This video optimized bonding tunnel enables live video streaming applications to be 100% shielded from any network problems such as packet loss, latency, jitter or even full modem disconnects. Even during those situations, your live video stream will continue without a glitch.

Network Security & Scalability

Portabella can be configured either in pass-through to function inline with the existing legacy firewalls/routers with existing network configuration untouched. If preferred, Portabella can also be installed as the primary firewall/router with strong encryption (up to AES 256), website blocking, DNS redirection and advanced filtering, all based on field-proven secure platform.

Elastic Static IP

Static IP addresses in the cloud (or from your data-center) can be mapped onto the Portabella. This means that static IP is available for services that rely on stable IP addressing (such as VPN, VoIP/SIP etc.) and inbound network access is available, even during 3G, 4G, LTE outages, as long as at least one of the WAN links is connected.

Ruggedized Design

Various Portabella models support embedded modems with high temperature and vibration tolerances, including train certifications. Other Portabella models support external usb-based modem ports for additional flexibility.

Zero-Touch Install & Management

Portabellas are preconfigured before shipment and therefore supports zero-touch installation when received. Any additional configuration or monitoring can be done through the web-based management interface either locally or remotely, as well as through a cloud based Monitoring Portal that provides in depth monitoring capabilities. All wireless ISPs are supported worldwide.

Resources

Solutions
Case studies
Analysts say

Quadrant Research Knowledge Brief:

"Mushroom Networks, with its unique and innovative SD-WAN solution and Broadband Bonding technology, is well positioned to continue to help enterprises in improving WAN performance".

"Driven by strong overall performance in terms of sophistication, depth and maturity of the technology, visionary innovation, and industry impact, Mushroom Networks is recognized as the 2016 Company of the Year in the global SD-WAN market".

"The company, with its unique technology platform is emerging to become the key vendor in the SD-WAN market".

Roopa Honnachari, Director of Business Communication Services & Cloud Computing Services at Frost & Sullivan:

"...Mushroom has gone farther in this direction, the VNF Design Studio is truly unique, because it has a user interface for service providers to design and deploy these solutions."

"These guys have done a lot more work. It's a solution that lets a service provider deploy in their network to offer business solutions or residential solutions depending on different SLAs."

Portabella Models

Models

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  • HTTP downlink bonding
  • Bonding service (data)
  • Bonding service (video)
  • Additional wired WAN
  • Modem configuration
  • Embedded video encoder
  • Embedded WiFi

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Portabella 4000i

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Awards
Solutions
Case studies
Analysts say

Quadrant Research Knowledge Brief:

"Mushroom Networks, with its unique and innovative SD-WAN solution and Broadband Bonding technology, is well positioned to continue to help enterprises in improving WAN performance".

"Driven by strong overall performance in terms of sophistication, depth and maturity of the technology, visionary innovation, and industry impact, Mushroom Networks is recognized as the 2016 Company of the Year in the global SD-WAN market".

"The company, with its unique technology platform is emerging to become the key vendor in the SD-WAN market".

Roopa Honnachari, Director of Business Communication Services & Cloud Computing Services at Frost & Sullivan:

"...Mushroom has gone farther in this direction, the VNF Design Studio is truly unique, because it has a user interface for service providers to design and deploy these solutions."

"These guys have done a lot more work. It's a solution that lets a service provider deploy in their network to offer business solutions or residential solutions depending on different SLAs."

Portabella Models

Portabella 141 - brochure

Portabella 8000 - brochure

Portabella 2000i - brochure

Portabella 4000i - brochure

Portabella 8000i - brochure

Awards

Customers say

“We are thrilled with the Streamer. Not only that, we are now able to generate new revenue streams by charging for live events.”

Trenton Berry

CEO
RacinDirt

“I highly recommend Streamer as a video solution to anyone who is looking to add quality and reliability to their video streaming capabilities.”

Dirk Dusharme

Owner
Quality Digest

"Our connections now provides the available bandwidth for all of our responding agencies to access our real-time information. They are able to access resources back at the office or across the Internet as needed."

William Lyons

Technology Director
Paulding County

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