The ‘remote’ element of the Apollo solution is the Anywhere Client – a software application that is installed on a Windows PC/Netbook, Windows Smartphone or other Windows Embedded devices. The Anywhere Client presents itself as a full network interface to the IP stack and the operating system above it. It is self-installable, simple to roll-out, is activated via a serial number and does not require any changes to the Windows IP stack.
Figure 2 – Apollo Anywhere Client
The Anywhere Client is easily configured by making simple choices in drop-down lists:
This simplicity can greatly reduce the burden on a system administrator for whom configuring remote devices can be costly and difficult.
The Anywhere Client can be configured to provide full user-control over advanced features such as:
Alternatively, the Anywhere Client can be configured to have some or all of these controls centrally provisioned preventing the user from changing any parameters. Such centralized controls are useful when the administrator wants to block the remote user from making some or all decisions or where the remote device is unattended and must be provisioned and administered centrally.
Figure 3 An example of the Apollo Anywhere Controller Screen expanded; 4 channels are bonded.
The Apollo Anywhere Client provides on-screen status checks and network performance statistics via the Apollo Controller window, providing users with the status of their network connectivity in a non-invasive manner. Individual network availability and aggregate network performance statistics are also made available through an API allowing other applications and services running on the remote device to understand and react in real time to the communications landscape managed by the Anywhere Client. The user remains unaware of the Anywhere Client as it works to provide seamless connections over one or more wide area networks, seamlessly transitioning between them or bonding them without loss of session. The ongoing management of security policy, authentication and certification is also handled seamlessly and transparently.
The Apollo PAS is designed to optimize and dramatically increase the efficiency of mobile data communications over any wired or wireless networks. It transparently integrates the LAN environment with fixed and mobile wide area networks, providing a secure connection for the remote user. Learn More
The Apollo Management Server provides load balancing, fail-over management, relay agent services and logging of customer care information as well as output to 3rd party GIS platforms.