New Barns Caravan Park

QoS

Reliable WiFi & TV for all

The outstanding natural environment has long attracted visitors to New Barns, a caravan park near Arnside, Cumbria, nestled in abundant woodland overlooking an estuary.

Yet it was just this environment that caused the park owners many technical challenges in providing park members satisfactory TV reception and WiFi connectivity.

Some holiday homeowners had installed their own TV reception equipment, resulting in safety concerns around the site. TRIAX IRS equipment standardised TV reception site-wide, while removing the self-installed equipment resolved the safety issues and improved park aesthetics.

Today’s park members expect good WiFi no longer as a luxury but an essential amenity, and this was not provided by the existing installation.

The TRIAX EoC (Ethernet over Coax) installation provided the reliable WiFi connectivity needed, resulting in:

  • Quick, cost-saving installation: no new cables needed
  • Maximum WiFi coverage: dedicated access point in each holiday home
  • Increased saleability of holiday homes due to improved infrastructure

“For the first time in our history we can firmly say we have a reliably fast service that works extremely well for all. The TRIAX equipment is second to none and certainly worth the investment.”

— Robert & Darren Barber
Owners, New Barns Caravan Park

“Good and stable… fast and reliable.”

“Without doubt far superior… we are delighted with the improvements afforded by the TRIAX solution.”

“The new high-speed internet is excellent. We currently have our TV and 4 iPads connected at any one time; the system does not lag or affect our usage.”

— A selection of quotes from satisfied holiday homeowners

New Barns Caravan Park, family run since the 1940s, is located just outside the village of Arnside, Cumbria, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
www.newbarnscaravanpark.co.uk

Contact

New Barns Caravan Park
New Barns, Arnside,
Cumbria LA5 0BN, UK
email: info@newbarnscaravanpark.co.uk
phone: +44 (0)1524 762213


IP over coax: 5 common concerns and how to overcome them

IP Over Coax

5 common concerns and how to overcome them

Knud Madsen

Group Product Manager


Dear IT Partner,

You’re confident building IP networks, but building them over coax? We understand – you might have some doubts.

In fact, it’s much easier than you’d think. While the cables may differ, the performance, reliability, setup and terminology is just the same as you’re used to.

So, we’ve listed a few of the common concerns with IP over Coax that IT professionals have, and offer our answers below.

1. A professional IP network should be made with CAT cables and switches

That’s how it traditionally was, until a reliable, high speed and future-ready solution was developed for IP over Coax. TRIAX’s G.hn technology meets all the demands of a modern IP network, and realising an IP network with TRIAX EoC is faster, more environmentally friendly and cost effective.

2. Only newer coax installations are capable of delivering a decent IP connection

TRIAX G.hn technology not only offers a reliable gigaspeed IP connection, but the technology is so robust, it’s easy to install even on 50-year-old coax installations.

3. It’s complicated and requires a lot of coax-skills to install a TRIAX EoC solution

Essentially, the TRIAX EoC solution works as a typical Layer 2 IP Switch, and installs in a similar way. The system is developed as an IT product. It has the look and feel of an IT product, and the technical terms are the same as you’re used to. It just uses a coax cable as the ‘connection media’.

4. But… on coax networks TV signals are also transmitted. What about these – and how to cope with this?

In a TRIAX EoC solution, both TV services and gigaspeed IP services co-exist without any problem. You don’t have to worry – the system secures a perfect split and co-existence. The coax network is actually very powerful: offering gigaspeed IP connection and several hundred TV channels is no problem.

5. Do I have to make a complicated site survey, and how do I make sure that no unforeseen expenses arise if I’m not a coax specialist?

A site survey prior to installation is always recommended. With the special TRIAX Network Analyser Tool, this part is made easy – even if you don’t have too much experience with coax networks. This will also help you reveal any issues in the coax network and thus avoid unexpected additions to your offer to the end customer.

Regional experts dedicated to your business

Our team of dedicated project support staff are at your side to provide design services, advice or technical support for your next installation.


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Quality of Service (QoS)

Ensuring the most stable connection for priority web traffic

Knud Madsen

Group Product Manager


An unreliable internet connection can sometimes be an unfortunate fact of life.

But when a poor connection starts to affect services like video calling or telephony, it’s more than just an annoyance.

It’s a hindrance to performing activity crucial to smooth business operations, like remote working or keeping in touch with friends and family.

And if you’re managing a network, or offering internet access as a service, it’s vital to ensure end-user experience is top-notch.

One means of achieving this is through Quality of Service (QoS).

What is QoS?

In a city during rush hour, some traffic is usually prioritised over others.

As in the real world, where traffic lanes can be reserved for buses, emergency vehicles or VIPs, so too can network components such as switches and routers prioritise data traffic.

This standard of prioritisation is known as Quality of Service (QoS).

Data packets are identified and prioritised by their Differentiated Services Code Point (DSCP) classification.

Online activities that are more dependent on a good, stable internet connection and high throughput identify themselves with a DSCP classification in order to ensure an optimal user experience.

Services such as Voice over IP (VoIP) are amongst the highest priority, as telephony data needs to be transmitted in real-time with no delays.

Other real-time services, such as video conferencing or multimedia streaming, are also DSCP classified and can be prioritised accordingly.

QoS handles such prioritisation either automatically, or manually by a network administrator according to the needs of the organisation.

Why is QoS important?

Implementing QoS ensures the best possible experience for end users. This results in fewer user complaints, and an efficient operation of business-critical services.

QoS is particularly useful in locations where bandwidth is limited or situations where the network load is high, since it aids in avoiding or managing congestion on the network.

By making the most efficient use of available bandwidth, QoS guarantees prioritised services the best available connection around the network and out to the internet.

Everyday tasks such as web browsing or file downloads are in turn maintained at ‘best-effort’ – that is, with no prioritisation.

Some examples of services covered by QoS are as follows:

DSCP priority

Service

Notes

Highest

VoIP – usually critical to a business; the slightest fluctuations in service can affect call quality.

Packet loss and latency need to be at an absolute minimum.

Higher

 

Conferencing – more than ever in 2020, services like Microsoft Teams or Zoom need to run with high stability and low latency.

High

 

Streaming and/or gaming – especially in hospitality situations where guests expect home-from-home internet and experience is all-important, streaming or gaming can also be prioritised.

It is nevertheless less sensitive to packet loss and higher latency, so has a lower priority DSCP classification.

Lowest /
no DSCP

 

Web browsing, file transfer, email etc. – as everyday online tasks are not reliant on a real-time stream of information, the effects of network congestion are not so critical.

Some services mark data packets with DSCP Class 0 (no priority); unmarked packets are handled at the same lowest priority.

TRIAX EoC and QoS

All the values of gigabit IP networking, none of the costs of new cables: TRIAX Ethernet over Coax (EoC) is an enterprise-grade 1Gbps IP network over your existing coax cable infrastructure. By re-using TV cables already in place, installation costs are significantly reduced, and it’s good for the planet too.

Adding to a host of professional networking features, EoC Software 2.6.1.r145 introduces QoS traffic priority based on DSCP for all EoC devices.

By default, the EoC Controller automatically maps standard DSCP classifications to a priority queue of 4 levels.

QoS is one of many compelling professional networking features of TRIAX EoC.

To find out more about TRIAX EoC and how it ensures the best possible experience for end users, visit our online pages or contact your local TRIAX office.


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Quality of Service and bandwidth management added via software update

Today we’re introducing TRIAX EoC software 2.6.1.r145, available for all TRIAX EoC controllers.

With QoS and extended bandwidth management functionality, the update adds even more professional networking features to our Ethernet over Coax solution, benefitting administrators and end users alike.

Partners and customers can download the new software by logging in My TRIAX on your local TRIAX website, then navigating to an EoC controller in the Products area.

Quality of Service (QoS)

Certain online activities are more dependent on a good, stable internet connection and high throughput in order to ensure a good user experience.

An example is Voice over IP (VoIP), where data needs to be transmitted in real-time with no delays.

By implementing QoS, VoIP – or associated applications like Zoom or Microsoft Teams – is treated as priority data, ensuring the best possible experience for end users given the overall bandwidth available.

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TRIAX EoC already offers Dynamic Bandwidth Management (DBM), which automatically allocates the best available bandwidth to any given user depending on their usage requirements.

It allows the full capacity of your internet connection to be distributed most fairly, without compromising a minimum throughput at each end point and with no further administration required on your part.

Software 2.6.1.r145 now adds the possibility to manage bandwidth in the ‘classic’ sense – i.e. by specifying a maximum bandwidth capacity at each end point or end point group.

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We have made a general step-by-step guide on how to upgrade the EoC Software:

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