PORTWELL EXPANDS ITS PRODUCT PORTFOLIO WITH ANS SERIES, THE ADVANCED NETWORK SOLUTIONS THAT WILL LEAD THE WAY TO 5G CLOUD, EDGE COMPUTING, AND AIOT APPLICATIONS

ANS Series, Answer to 5G Cloud Networking

Published : 30 September 2020

TAIPEI, TAIWAN – September 30, 2020 – Portwell, Inc., a world-leading innovator for Industrial PC (IPC) and embedded computing solutions as well as an associate member of the Intel® Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions Alliance, debuts the first 5G-supported SD-WAN solution, ANS series, which is a compact and versatile system with inbuilt Intel platform, Apollo Lake (E3939/ E3940) and Denverton (C3558/ C3758). In addition to 5G, it also supports 4G, LTE, WiFi 6 and up to 12 PoE+ LAN ports. ANS is ready to help realize your new service and application in the era of convergence of 5G and cloud computing, fog computing, data center, artificial intelligence, edge computing, and communication technology. Most importantly, it helps grasp the momentum of this burgeoning market.

SMEs SD-WAN Solution
Nowadays, 5G technology covers not only smartphone application, but also the infrastructure of wired and wireless networks of various mobile operations around the globe. As far as SME (Small and Mid-size Enterprises) is concerned, ANS series is the perfect hardware to help deploy the latest 5G SD-WAN, LAN, and security integration solutions. With this cutting-edge infrastructure, the performance of network applications in worldwide branches can be improved significantly. Besides, the overall cost reduction of management and MPLS service can be achieved in the long-term operation.  In the imminent future, the difference between Telecom and Datacom products will be hard to define with respect to the network architecture and services, Meanwhile, the wireless support will surely change the concept of network infrastructure. , says Neil Su, the Product Manager of ANS. The built-in M.2 and mini-PCIe slot of ANS have been reserved for 5G and WiFi 6 upgrade. Signal-wise, both of them can be operated simultaneously under six antennas without any cost of data transmission efficiency. In the meantime, multiple communication and data transmission devices can work under one single ANS box for its up to 12 wire speed LAN ports design. Still more, ANS with Denverton platform (C3558/ C3758) supports QAT and Open vSwitch, which offers high security with encryption/decryption functionality. Unequivocally, all these features are designed to target the wireless operation in software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) applications.

Deployment of Edge Computing Infrastructure
In the IoT era under 5G technology, there are three key features, high bandwidth, low latency, and multiple connections. With these advantages, it’s no longer a mission impossible to set up your application services right in the proximity of the end-users’ facilities or Netcom equipments and this is exactly how we can join this lucrative cloud business. Specifically, ANS with PoE module/ API help collect and process front-end data on the edge side of cloud or Netcom services. In other words, each LAN port on ANS can be set to connect a powered device (PD) and collect, calculate and analyze the data received. Then, only the crucial information will be transferred back to the cloud as a reference for final analysis and decision-making. Portwell has been in the field of industrial automation for many years and we are proud to present you ANS series, a perfect option for edge computing. It supports larger-scale machine communication, connects a large number of devices, and improves the update and communication of machines by remote control in the factory. We also believe that ANS series to the edge computing will be widely used in the business that requires large amounts of data transmission, such as large-scale enterprise network services, medical care, FinTech, and videos. says Neil Su.

Flexible Architecture Contributes to Greater Advantages
Considering the usage in both desktop and server scenario, the system size of ANS series is designed in half-U, namely that ANS can support up to 24x 1Gb LAN and 4x 10Gb WAN in 1U rack-mount application. With this agility, the cloud service providers are equipped with more flexibility to fulfill miscellaneous demands in reality. What’s more, with Portwell web tool, AnnA, you will be able to define each LAN port as Ethernet or switch port at will. This way, ANS also satisfies the demand for Gateway from edge to cloud network configurations. Compared with the previous Gateway solutions, only used to capture or forward data, ANS Series is of significant intelligence to calculate, process and analyze the data from peripheral IoT devices, and make effective use of wired and wireless network transmission.

Not only does ANS series meet the hardware requirements in network-related applications, but we also provide software supports such as PoE API, OVS, and system monitoring. As a new generation of Portwell Netcom products, ANS series is the best answer to 5G cloud networking, especially for SME clients. We are also confident that it will meet the deployment demands from a myriad of IoT scenarios as well as innovative services.” says Neil.

More information about Portwell ANS series can be found in the link below: https://www.portwell.com.tw/sd-wan/

About Portwell Portwell, Inc., an Associate member of the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance, designs and manufactures a full range of IPC products (SBC, backplane, redundant power supply, rack mount & node chassis), embedded architecture solutions, DVR system platforms and communications appliances. We provide complete R&D and project management services to decrease customers’ time to market, and reduce project risk and cost. Portwell is also an ISO 13485, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified company that deploys quality assurance through product design, verification and manufacturing cycles. Intel and Celeron are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other products and company names referred to herein may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies or mark holders.

series builds on Intel® Apollo Lake processor E3900 family with up to four CPU cores. ANS series is a compact system with up to 10x GbE ports and PoE+ support, it is suitable for SDN (SD-WAN) application with 5G and IoT devices deployment.

series builds on Intel® Denverton C3758/ C3558 processor with up to eight CPU cores. ANS Denverton series is a compact system with up to 2x SFP+, 13x GbE ports and PoE+ support, it is suitable for SDN (SD-WAN) application with 5G and IoT devices deployment.