Advantech Puts a Unique Twist on New Technology Evaluation
Test-driving cutting-edge networking gear based on the latest processors with acceleration and high performance I/O has never been easier.

Test Environment

Network Overview

In order to register yourself for the program

First contact your local Advantech sales representative to obtain a Remote Evaluation Service (RES) application form. If you don't have local contact information you can also request a representative to get back to you by using the tab marked "Register" above.
After you have the completed the RES Application form send it to our RES service department at support.atcasi@advantech.com. (A fine color scan is preferred).

The RES service engineer will then

Review your requirements and allocate the necessary hardware and network resouce for your test purpose. The service engineer will set up a secure envoirnment and pre-install the required Operating System (OS) to the Evaluation Unit.
Provide you with the necessary credential information. After this point, you can start to load your software and conduct trial tests on the EU. Should you encounter any access problems, please contact service deparment with the above email address.
After the evaluation period, the OS, applications and system log will be purged immediately with a low-level format on the EUs' storage devices. Because of this, if you plan to extend the evaluation period, please renew the RES request by submitting a news RES application form at least three (3) days before the evaluation expires.

Network Elements

The RES network is comprised of several elements, namely:
RAS
Remote Access Server (RAS) is the first contact that the RES system has with a firewall protection. A public IP and special port number is assigned to you with appropriate credentials. You also can upload applications via this server. The RES engineer will create an account for you to upload the files if necessary. The RAS has Ethernet and USB-to-Serial console ports for you to access the EUs.
Netariumâ„¢ ATCA Reference Platforms
Advantech provides various carrier-grade ATCA platforms for your evaluation. Each system can include different combinations of ATCA blades, such as hubs and nodes, which include iA x86 blades, NPU blades, DSP blades and more. The platform also provides dual star Fabric Interface (FI) with 10Gbps or 40Gbps and dual star Base Interface (BI).
ShMM
The Shelf Management Module in the ATCA platform is responsible for the system's health management. You can check the status of each blade and activate / deactivate the blades as you like
Packet Generator:
In order to test the performance of the network devices, Advantech also provides a Packet Generator (PG) which can generate traffic as well as receive traffic to/from the EUs. The PG is an option from the RES service; please contact your Advantech sales representative if you are interested using this option in the evaluation. Advantech PG supports 10Gbps/40Gbps traffic.