Reliable Partner for the Intelligent Network
Founded in 1992 and headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, NEXCOM is committed to being your trustworthy partner in building the intelligent solutions. To surpass customers' expectations, NEXCOM makes the difference by utilizing its decades of industrial computing experience, a highly talented R&D team, and by providing exceptional levels of customer service. With these core strengths, NEXCOM has enabled its customers to win key projects in a diverse range of industries.
With its focus on delivering these core values to better serve customers, NEXCOM integrates its capabilities and operates six global businesses. The Network and Communication Solutions (NCS) business unit is one in NEXCOM focusing on high performance computing and network technology and committed to help customers build the network infrastructure. NEXCOM NCS’s network application platform is widely adopted as UTM, Cyber Security Appliance, Load Balancer, Router, SD-WAN and other kinds of network application.
In addition, the service-to-market business model gives NEXCOM NCS a competitive edge to build a strong world-class service network by providing customized services, global logistics, local access, and real-time support. Operating from five major subsidiaries, in China (ISO 9001:2008 certified), Japan, Taiwan (ISO 9001:2008 certified), the United States (ISO 9001:2008 certified), and the United Kingdom (ISO 9001:2008 certified), NEXCOM NCS is able to closely work with global partners in different regions to better facilitate customers’ requirements and deployments.
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NEXCOM NCS for Intelligent Network
In the era of digital transformation, the industry has leaped from the "digital age" to the "intelligent age", and the evolution of the market and technology is speeding up. With the deployment and development of 5G, IoT and AI, the massive growth of digital data has overloaded the conventional IT and OT infrastructure able to carry. The network infrastructure required for digital transformation calls for high efficiency, more flexibility and availability. NEXCOM recognizes the changes in this dynamic world and is committed to provide customers high quality products and services using cutting-edge technology, with a deeper understanding of customers' high integration requirements for intelligent network platforms in software and hardware technology.
To meet the needs of different network applications, the intelligent network platform must be able to adapt to different network configurations, creates flexibility and scalability in computing power and availability. Therefore NEXCOM hardware technology encompasses below six major concepts:
High Performance Computing
Computing power is the core of the network applications. NEXCOM offers a wide range of computing platforms, from low-end x86 Atom and Core i CPUs to high-end Scalable Xeon Processors to meet different computing power needs. [Jennifer: throughput is the core of network application. Computing power matters more on workstations or servers. I suggest to move 'Network technology' up to be the first theme to elaborate, move high performance computing downwards]
Network technology is the key to intelligent network applications. Technology embodied in the intelligent network platform designed by NEXCOM forms a complete range of network interface, from 1GbE to 100GbE, from the RJ45 copper interface to the QSFP28 fiber interface, NEXCOM invests on cutting-edge network technologies and will continue to lead this industry. In addition to wired technology, NEXCOM also offers wireless technologies, including WiFi/BT, LTE to allow customers a one-stop shop for all their needs.
The very basis of network application comes down to processing packets. The data characteristics of network packets are different from other data. So instead of using CPU to handle network packets, in some network applications such as VPN, forwarding, deep packet inspection, etc., the acceleration engine that designed for network packet processing is critical to enhancing overall application performance. The intelligent network platform provided by NEXCOM integrates Intel® QAT technology is used as an acceleration engine for packet encryption and decryption. NEXCOM is proficient in DPDK's tuning to help customers to improve the processing speed of network packets through DPDK.
It is vital for IT & OR personnel to efficiently manage and maintain a large number of network platforms deployed in different locations and keep the operational costs to the minimum. In light of this, NEXCOM integrates various remote management technologies, such as Intel® AMT vProTM, IPMI, etc., to provide customers with management interfaces for In-band and out-of-band, significantly reducing the operational burden and maintenance costs of onsite IT personnel.
Nowadays corporations of all sizes demand network availability and stability. Cost of network downtime can sometimes be astronomical and a DRP plan is usually called for to reduce the risks of network failure, data loss, and on-line transaction. NEXCOM's intelligent network platform consists a WDT (Watch Dog Timer) mechanism, which allows soft-reboot with software functions. NEXCOM also integrates Dual BIOS, RAID Storage, Hot Swappable Fans, Fan and PSU redundancy, and other technologies to maintain service availability. For the backup between platforms, NEXCOM's intelligent network platform is also designed with LAN bypass function. When a hardware fails, LAN bypass function automatically redirects the traffic to another platform. By integrating such layers of mechanisms, NEXCOM’s intelligent network platform is capable to maintain the availability of services.
Pending on different user cases, network configuration varies. Generally, nodes closer to the core network require higher network bandwidth and less ports, and nodes closer to the access network need more ports and less network bandwidth. In some special applications, it is possible to combine high and low bandwidth and different port numbers on the same platform. NEXCOM specializes in modular design, providing a comprehensive series of network modules, when incorporated into NEXCOM's intelligent network platforms, providing maximum flexibility to optimize its network configuration for their application scenarios.
Standard Intelligent Network Application Platform
NEXCOM offers a complete network platform line up and a wide range high-density LAN modules for selection. From desktop, 1U to 2U, covering low, medium and high-level computing requirements. Customers can choose the models that meet their needs and quickly deploy their own network application build into its network infrastructure with ease for time to market.
Customization to Order Service (CTOS)
NEXCOM also provides CTOS, which is a quick-to-market solution by modifying the existing products to fit your business requirements, such as BIOS setting, component change by using current PCM layout, chassis color change, and packing accessories etc.
Original Design Manufacturing Service (ODMS)
NEXCOM offers a complete ODM Service starting from the brand new product design right through to the finished product. We can design products based on the customer's unique specifications and application requirements.
Full Range of Product Coverage
Standard Intelligent Network Application platform
|NEXCOM||CPU||Chassis||LAN modules||LAN ports||MGMT port||PSU||CPU Generation|
|Core Network||Dual scalable Xeon||2U||8||0||2||Redundant||NSA7146
|Single scalable Xeon||1U||4||0||2||Redundant||NSA7141|
|Edge and Access Network||Xeon-D||1U||2||8||0||Single||NSA5160
|Customer Premise||Atom||1U||1||8 (include 2xSFP+)||0||Single||NSA1160A|
|Desktop||0||8 (include 2xSFP+)||0||Adapter||DTA1160|
|Desktop||0||6 (include 2xSFP)||0||Adapter||DTA1162B|
As industrial automation adopts an Ethernet-based network, production processes in factories can achieve intelligent manufacturing and benefit from real-time monitoring and remote management. However, these benefits also introduce new security loopholes for industrial process control networks, increasing their vulnerability against cyber-attacks. Therefore, establishing a protection mechanism for industrial process control networks has become imperative.
According to International Data Corp. (IDC), in 2020 there will be approximately 1.9 billion computers, 2.6 billion smart phones, 2 billion consumer electronics and 25 billion of embedded and intelligent systems. The number of which is larger than the other three combined. It is apparent that the growth potential of Internet of Things (IoT) is monumental; therefore, in the emerging connected world, ensuring secure network connections will become an important issue.
NEXCOM TCA 5170 is a verified Intel® Select Solution uCPE with multi-access edge computing, multiple network connections including high-speed Ethernet, LTE and Wi-Fi flexible to adopt to the connectivity available in the market today. NEXCOM TCA 5170 comes with eight Gigabit-Ethernet ports and four SFP+ ports for 10-Gbit-Ethernet. Available to enhance with a variety of NEXCOM LAN modules connected by PCIe interface.