Spirent AxonPulse - AxonCloud Control
Go beyond managing the Wireless Access Point with active network measurement
Deliver the quality and reliability your customers deserve
Using technology proven with the largest global telecommunications carriers, the AxonPulse™ platform provides the most comprehensive active network monitoring solution available.
It's like being there!
Let virtual users take the guess-work out of network performance.
Monitor Wi-Fi and fixed-line QoE directly from the end-user perspective. With AxonPulse, IT managers can place a probe at any access point allowing them to see what their end-users see—on demand, 24/7.Your virtual user can help you:
- Troubleshoot and repair issues before they arise
- Gain visibility to QoE for customers and staff
- Get real-time analytics to share with stakeholders
Understand your customer's real quality of experience and find issues before they happen.
AxonPulse helps you deliver the quality and reliability your customers deserve by actively measuring network performance and key KPIs. Using technology proven with the largest global telecommunications carriers, the AxonPulse platform provides the most comprehensive active network monitoring solution available.
When combined with your existing monitoring or visibility solution, the active/passive combination provides significantly more value and operational efficiency than passive visibility alone. This powerful combination can dramatically increase performance, reduce troubleshooting time, and uncover customer experience issues before they're seen in the field.
Be proactive—take the pulse of your network today!
AxonPulse is comprised of three components: AxonCore, AxonPoint and AxonCloud Control to deliver on-demand analytics from your fixed line and wireless network points to your computer or hand held Android device.
AxonCore is designed for data centers and primary network locations. It provides monitoring and testing capabilities on your 1G and 10G fixed line infrastructure.
AxonPoint covers the edge of your network with fixed line and Wi-Fi monitoring and test capabilities. It even allows you to gauge performance of internal and external services such as Facebook and YouTube for customer Quality of Experience (QoE). Android devices can also be used to extend the Wi-Fi testing capabilities and even test your 3G/4G links.
AxonCloud Control gives you a single cloud-based portal to view user experience and manage the Axon devices on your network.
Field techs and IT managers can log in from virtually anywhere to get access to quality of service and user experience analytics.
All of these tools combined offer an unprecedented understanding of your network's real performance as well as confidence in your customer satisfaction.
What industries work best with the AxonPulse platform?:
AxonPulse scales to any size business or organization that cares about their customer experience.
Educational & Corporate Campuses
Events & Public Areas
Between the increase in new students stressing the network, the addition of new office buildings and the complexity of BYOD, IT managers at Universities are having an difficult time ensuring maximum QOS between their WiFi and fixed line connections.
AxonPulse offers great remote access to see each wireless and fixed line connection and reports the student/faculty experience right to you. Get instant visibility into the various access points to ensure customer's are happy as well as your fixed line network is optimal
Internet access is not simply a perk but rather a utility and asset, like dining or merchandising, that is woven into your brand experience.
Providing Wi-Fi to high-density environments is one of the key logistical issues in accomplishing a seamless business, fan, and backend WiFi experience throughout your venue.
It's becoming standard practice in every bank branch to offer customers free WiFi in the lobbies.
That added perk, adds stress to you and opportunity for poor customer service, if not monitored closely.
AxonPulse offers great remote access to see each wireless and fixed line connection and reports the customer experience right to you. Get instant visibility into the various access points to ensure customer's are happy as well as your fixed line network is optimal.
Guests have many options in hospitality and even more outlets to post about their experiences for others to see. Top review sites like TripAdvisor, provide direct visibility into good and bad experiences.
If a guest has a bad experience with WiFi, their complaints can have a trickling effect on the hotel. From poor satisfaction scores, to lack in repeat business, the bottom line suffers unnecessarily.
AxonPulse helps by actively monitoring your bandwidth and guest experience from every point in the network to ensure they are having the optimum experience. From the tech lounge to the guests rooms, monitor and actively test the connections with the AxonPulse platform.
Customer experience and point of sale are two fundamental pieces of your retail business. If one portion fails, it affects sales and reputation.
With AxonPulse, take control of your wireless and fixed line connections. This platform allows you to not only monitor but also drive simulated traffic connections to help you gain visibility in what potential issues may arise before they happen.
Use this active monitoring solution to ensure your customers are getting the quality they expect as well as your teams behind the register. Its like having a virtual customer at every location.
How it Works:
Your AxonCore becomes the test hub for your business. From here, you can initiate any of the multitude of tests provided within the AxonPulse platform or, coupled with the new AxonPoint devices, initiate tests and manage your wireless network.
AxonPoint devices are like virtual users on your network. You can install them on-site and schedule them to automatically measure KPIs including speed, signal strength and the performance of your business applications or popular apps such as YouTube and Facebook.
The AxonPulse platform also has a smart phone based capability that allows you to test and see results on-demand or use a monitoring probe that reports back over the air. This makes testing and monitoring easy for field techs to troubleshoot, test coverage, and ensure new systems are online and performing to specifications.
Alerts and Test results are seen immediately through your Axon device or viewed anywhere, anytime via the on-line AxonCloud Control analytics dashboard. You can then access the AxonPoints and 'Test on Demand' for troubleshooting and further investigation.
All these tools combined give you an unprecedented understanding of your network's real world performance.
A Test Platform for Today's Mission Critical Environments
The primary component of the AxonPulse platform is AxonCore. This device is designed to help monitor and test capabilities on your 1G and 10G fixed- line infrastructure in data centers or primary network locations. Network and IT leaders are challenged to keep up with a myriad of new technologies. Proactive testing gives IT staff the data they need to escape the downward spiral of firefighting and identify performance bottlenecks before they become serious problems.
AxonCore measures those things on your network which matter most to you. When deciding the solution best for you, consider the following:
- Network Voice, Video & Data Modeling
- How Many Users Can You Have On Your Network Using Video?
- Can You Deploy UC Without Breaking Your Current Network?
- How Will Your New Application Impact Your Network?
- Will You Need To Buy More Bandwidth If You Add 50 More Users?
- SLA Management & Network Stress Testing?
- Are You Getting What You Pay For In Bandwidth?
- How Is Your Network Truly Using The Expensive Bandwidth You Are Paying For?
- Do You Really Need More Or Less Bandwidth?
- Network Testing
- Is Your Network Reliable, Fast and Secure?
- How Do You Ensure Performance & Throughput?
- How Do You Validate VPN Performance?
- Are You Testing Prior To Migrating To IPv6?
- Are Your E-mail Gateways Secure?
- Is Your QOS Device Configuration Optimized?
- How Do You Ensure Site To Site Performance?
- Are You Convinced Your Web Applications are Reliable And Stable?
|Axon Layer 2-4 Testing|
|Layer 2/3 Network Performance Modeling IPv4 and IPv6|
|Layer 2/3 Network Stress Test IPv4 and IPv6|
|Enterprise Traffic Mix Performance Modeling|
|(IPv4 and IPv6)|
|Network QoS Performance IPv4 and IPv6|
|Site to Site Performance Test IPv4 and IPv6|
|Site to Site with SLA Verification|
|Site to Site Application Performance|
|Mixed Protocol IPv4 and IPv6 Performance test|
|HTTP Web Application Performance Test|
|Interfaces and Ports||Ethernet LAN: 10/100 Mbps|
|CPU||2.4GHz/5GHz Quad-Core Cortex A9|
|Internal Storage||16GB NAND Flash|
|Certification||CE, FC, RoHS|
|Power||120-240 vAC -5vDC, 3A|
|Temperature||Operating Temperature: 0-40°C
Storage Temperature: -40-70°C
|Humidity||Operating Humidity: 10-90% non-condensing
Storage Humidity: 5-90% non-condensing
|Dimensions||200 x 140 x 28 mm—7.88 x 5.51 x 1.11 inches|
|Hardware Wi-Fi Tests||Layer 4-7 Tests|
|Captive Portal Accessibility||Network QoS (Layer 4-7) Tests|
|Captive Portal Login Time||Downlink Capacity (TCP)|
|WPA/WPA2 Login Time||Uplink Capacity (TCP)|
|IP Address Allocation Time||Web Download Speed (HTTP)|
|Login Success/Failure Rate||Web Upload Speed (HTTP)|
|Wi-Fi—RF, RSSI, Channel, Frequency and Channel SNR||Network Latency ICMP|
|Probe ID and location||Network Latency (TCP 3-way)|
Download the Spirent AxonPulse Brochure (PDF).