VP Networks NC-3560 Gateway Controller
Complete Control and Management of Public Access Networks
ValuePoint Networks’ 3560 Gateway Controller provides high performance,
authenticated, and seamless broadband connectivity to Public Access venues
such as Hotels, MTU/MDUs, WISP networks, Municipalities, and Hotspots. The
3560 Controller will automatically adjust to almost any foreseeable subscriber
configuration, and adapt to support that subscriber automatically and
Subscriber access can be authenticated via Local User
Database, RADIUS Authentication, or VLAN. Web browsing, email, and
VPN are automatically configured and supported by the gateway as well.
The 3560 has an unlimited user license, and a powerful CPU supporting 65
Mbps throughput and 130 Mbps throughput using two (2) NC-3560s and the
DUAL WAN and load balancing feature.
The NC-3560 also has User
Bandwidth and Session limiting to help prevent file sharing, P2P users, and
other network hogs from bringing down the network. The NC-3560 logs
every user session meeting the requirements of CALEA and DMCA. In
addition it has complete user bandwidth reports saved to a remote server
for long term storage. The 3560 supports VLAN and subnet routing.
Pricing for the NC-3560 will dramatically lower your infrastructure costs,
making previously unreachable venues affordable and increasing your Return
on Investment.
Plug and Play Connectivity
Controller Adapts to Subscriber Laptop Settings
The wireless subscriber can access the Controller with no change to his/her
existing IP related settings, such as IP address, subnet mask, default gateway
IP address, or HTTP Proxy in his/her notebook computer. No matter what
settings the subscriber has in the notebook computer, the subscriber always
can access the Controller.
Corporate and ISP mail servers often will not accept E-Mail from another
network. With the Wireless Controller 3000 Subscriber’s outgoing SMTP server
requests can be redirected to a SMTP server specified by administrator, so the
subscriber can send out their email without changing the E-Mail configuration
in their notebook computer.
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Customized Branding
The venue owner or system integrator can customize the branding and
messaging for each location. Login pages, messages, and advertising can all
be configured to match the Hotel, Cafe, or Airport venue experience.
Flexible User Authentication
Subscriber authentication on the NC-3560 Controller can be configured for the
industry standard RADIUS AAA. RADIUS allows you to control multiple sites
from a single NOC, or purchase authentication services from a third party
billing provider.
RADIUS authentication also allows support of Wireless
Roaming services such as Boingo, GRIC, or iPass.
Advanced Local Authentication
Authentication can also controlled totally within the Gateway Controller 3560
using a local user database of 2000 username/password accounts. Unlike the
typical primitive Local Authentication feature on HotSpot Gateways, NC-3560
local accounts are richly manageable by account start and end dates and
access time. And after their initial login, subscribers can be given access to
the network without needing to revalidate their account.
Café Account
Customers can be given free access to the Network for a defined period, after
which they would have to purchase more time to continue to browse or access
the network from their laptop. This is ideal to allow free “use but don’t abuse”
access to draw customers into the venue.
Branded Terms of Service
The Terms of Service feature allows the Administrator to upload images and
text to create a custom branded Terms of Service agreement. Users will have
to agree to the terms before being granted access. It is ideal for public venues
that do not want to charge for service but want to have more security than
using `No Authentication`
Walled Garden and Advertising
You define a select list of web sites that can be accessed without subscriber
login, in order to promote your public access venue and drive interest. This
can significantly raise your awareness and help sign up new users.
The NC-3560 allows you to define a list of web sites for advertising purposes.
These sites are displayed to the user on occasion to allow certain sites to be
promoted. This gives you revenue sharing opportunity with your partners.
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Security and Management
Highly secure and manageable
In addition to Radius-based authentication, the NC-3560 provides SSL login,
and VPN pass-through.
The Gateway Controller 3560 is easy for administrators to manage through the
Web-based interface. The Web-based management is client-independent and
is done by securely authenticating the administrator over SSL. In addition, a
sophisticated Syslog server is built-in to log events and enable automated
The 3560 can be configured for Bandwidth limits for subscribers,
instrumental in managing network load especially in conditions where network
viruses are present, preventing a single subscriber from overloading the
User Session Logging
Every user session can be logged and the log saved on a remote or local
server or drive. This allows your network to be compliant with the
Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) and Digital
Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) laws. This also protects you from liability in
the event of illegal file sharing warnings.
The 3560 has a complete user report showing number of users, accounts,
logins, bandwidth of each user Daily, Weekly, Monthly. Such reporting is very
useful for planning and identifying problem users.
Report Portal
A Report portal is available for long term user and site reports, and user
session logging stored for months or years. The portal is stored in the cloud
and is web accessible from any browser. Restricted access can be given for
reviewing specific sites.
Secure Management via Back End Interfaces
XML combined with SOAP allows rich, full featured, and secure control and
monitoring of the Gateway Controller 3560. The NC-3560 has Galaxy,
MICROS, and Comtrol Property Management System (PMS) interfaces. The
NC-3560 also has a SOAP interface that can work with other authentication
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systems such as Hampton’s HSIA Authentication, AuthDirect Tollbooth,
DataValet, LogiSense, Thinwires, and Wandering Wi-Fi.
Broadband Internet and DUAL WAN Connection Support
The NC-3560 provides feature rich networking capabilities including DHCP
Server, DHCP Client, PPPoE, DHCP Proxy, and HTTP Proxy. This means the
NC-3560 can connect to any DSL, cable, T1, or other broadband service
available, offering you the widest range of choices. Two NC-3560’s can
interface to two separate WAN connections with load sharing and automatic
The NC-3560 supports subscriber or port-based VLAN with up to 256 VLAN
The NC-3560 also features three 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet
LAN ports. This allows additional access points or other network devices to be
supported without adding more hardware to your installation.
Technical Specifications
Auto-IP supports any network configuration
IP Multicast
SMTP Redirection
Multiple VPN Connection Support
VLAN – up to 256 VLAN IDs supported
65 Mbps/130 Mbps Concurrent Users per network
performance rating
Secure HTML Login Page (SSL)
Extensive System Log (Syslog) Monitoring
IP and MAC address pass-through and blacklist
VPN pass-through (IPSec/PPTP/L2TP)
Web-based management
Local or remote firmware upgrade
Hours of service control for public venues
VPN termination for secure remote management
Walled garden
• One Time or Time-based Advertisement URLs
Standard or Customized Login, Welcome, Terms of Service, and Logout Pages
Upload custom web pages to the controller
Dynamic DNS
DHCP Server, Client, and Relay
NAT (RFC 1631)
Transparent HTTP Proxy Server
Bandwidth limiting globally or per user.
Network session limiting
Static subnet routing
Unlimited User License
LAN Device Monitoring and Management
XML/SOAP secure management
Customizable Firewall and Packet Filter
Real-time session list
Remote management IP control
GRE tunneling
Port Isolation of “public” and “private” LAN ports
Local Services and Branding
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User Authentication and Accounting
‘Captive Portal’ Login Page Redirection
Backup, Restore, and Export Local User Database
2000 Local User Database for Name/Password Logins
Advanced Local Account Management
ICOA TollBooth™ Authentication
User sessions logging
Meets CALEA and DMCA laws
3 Switched 10/100/1000 M Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports
19” 1U rack mount
0-55° C operating temperature
CE Mark
One year parts and labor
Logout Window Timer Control
Café Account - Time-limited free access
RADIUS client
Hampton HSIA Authentication
Simple “Terms of Service” Login Option
1 10/100/1000 M Gigabit WAN port
10 x 8 x 2 In. / 5 Lbs
Certification and Approval
VCCI Class B
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