Mushroom Networks Launches Porcini Broadband Bonding Device for Small and Medium Sized Businesses
Solution Bonds Multiple Broadband Access Lines Forming a Single High-Speed Connection That Effectively Bridges the Gap of Limited Service Options Available to Growing Businesses
Mushroom Networks, Inc., the innovator of one-sided broadband bonding technology, today announced the Porcini broadband bonding network appliance targeting the small and medium business (SMB) market with the lowest cost solution available. The Porcini device combines up to four broadband Internet connections of any type including DSL, cable, and T1 into a single virtual high-speed link. An additional USB port enables a fifth cellular data modem connection to be added to the overall mix. Porcini effectively solves the gap in broadband service options available to the SMB by offering a new way to add bandwidth capacity based on immediate needs.
The Ethernet-based Porcini easily installs between the broadband modems and the local network at the user site without requiring any configuration changes to the existing network or coordination with the ISPs. This feature gives SMBs the ability to mix and match various services from multiple providers delivering built-in network redundancy. If one or more of the bonded links fails or is degraded, Porcini transparently spreads the traffic across the remaining links in real-time without any interruptions, resulting in maximal network uptime.
Additionally, the built-in VoIP quality manager provides easy management of VoIP traffic via user defined quality levels in order to improve the voice quality by minimizing latency for voice traffic both in outbound and inbound directions. Porcini also includes an internal router and stateful firewall capability that can be enabled by the user as needed. Other Internet services such as port-forwarding, port binding, WAN interface binding, static IP, dynamic IP, PPPoE, DHCP, DMZ, UPnP, Dynamic DNS and QoS are all supported.
“High-speed broadband offerings for SMBs have historically been limited by service availability and rigorous pricing tiers,” said Dr. Cahit Akin, co-founder and CEO of Mushroom Networks. “Porcini effectively shifts this paradigm by giving SMBs complete control to add bandwidth capacity from multiple providers based on immediate need. Just think, combine two DSL lines with two cable modem lines for under $200 dollars per month. Remarkably, that’s 20 times faster than traditional T1 service for about half the price.”
The Porcini is a slimmed version of the Mushroom Networks’ TRUFFLE broadband bonding network appliance which was introduced earlier this year; Porcini is now shipping with a list price of $1,595. Mushroom Networks is also seeking value added resellers, IT sales representatives, and broadband service providers who would like to offer broadband bonding capabilities to their customers.
About Mushroom Networks
Mushroom Networks, Inc., is a privately held company based in San Diego, CA, providing patent pending broadband bonding solutions to a range of Internet connection applications. The company’s flagship product line targets SMBs, enterprises, multi-tenant buildings, and broadband service providers and bonds dissimilar broadband access technologies forming a single highly reliable broadband pipe that can easily scale based on needs. Recently, Mushroom Networks was a finalist for the coveted XCHANGE Tech Innovators Xcellence Award and 2007 CONNECT® ‘Most Innovative New Product’ award. For more information, please visit http://www.mushroomnetworks.com or call 888-842-1231.