Portabella – 3G 4G LTE Bonding

Fastest & most reliable mobile Internet
3G 4G LTE Challenges

The Portabella is a 3G / 4G / LTE bonding device with Broadband Bonding technology that provides cost effective portable Internet access for Remote offices, mobile and portable deployments.

In peered mode Portabella provides uplink and downlink bonding for any protocol between a mobile location and the host office via bonding together multiple cellular wireless Internet access cards for increased performance and reliability. Depending on the model, Portabella aggregates the capacity of as many as four, six, seven or eight cellular data modems providing increased access bandwidth in both uplink and downlink directions for the communication link to the host office.

Portabella portable Internet access device has various models and all models support 3G bonding, 4G bonding and LTE bonding with some models also including WiFi and wired Internet WAN ports.

Different Portabella appliances suit different customer requirements. The standard portabella appliance is ideal for indoor use while the industrial ruggedized models are best fit for more challenging mobile or portable deployments.

For train and specialty vehicle deployments such as firetrucks, police care and ambulances, the Portabella vibration tolerance and passive cooling ruggedized chassis models make them an ideal candidate for delivering robust, high performance mobile Internet with their high temperature and wide range providing easy external access to up to 4 or 8 SIM cards.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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