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Billing and Bandwidth Management Solution

24online Access Gateway is the complete billing and bandwidth management solution that enables Universities, Colleges and Educational Institutes to provide hours/days and data usage based internet access to students. 24online is a comprehensive solution, providing billing, bandwidth management, flexible prepaid and postpaid packages, particularly prepaid PINS, student web selfcare/my account, provisioning, extensive reporting as well as network security with an inbuilt firewall on a single platform. It provides highly flexible solution to provide internet access and billing based on data transfer, hours and days as well as discounts. With the complete control over student internet access and usage of service, it prevents revenue leakage. 24online's inbuilt RADIUS, billing and NAS (network Access Server) functionalities allows it to function as a single, comprehensive solution or as an integrated solution working with third party billing system. The extensive reports help analyze student usage patterns, maintain audit trails, and offer a flexible, dependable service.

24online solution is designed to be easy to setup even for non technical personal and students need to know very little about this protocol to get started. Universities save their valuable configuration time as 24online allows setting up and running system in very few days. 24online is truly Plug & Play solution, requires no user configuration whatsoever on the students' laptops/computers. 24online is a comprehensive solution facilitating customized pre & post paid packages, policies based on hours/days, data usage and discounts. 24online allows easy control and monitoring of various students for usage and administrative access. Stepping ahead with technology, 24online supports WiMAX and Wi-Fi technologies. 24online can be customized at all levels to suit any language and to change the user and administration interface.

24online Deployments
Multiple Networks
24online Solution provides an easy way to establish a multi location network anywhere in the world through a centralized 24online server which handles AAA requests and maintains a central user database. The centralized server controls the distributed 24online access controllers, allowing providers to have a widely distributed network across cities and countries.

Standalone/ Local Area Network

24online helps institutes to establish and manage a complete, standalone Wi-Fi offering with Access Controller for prepaid accounts or PINS. Universities can launch a local area, multiple networks by deploying 24online access points at each floor, or at frequent distanced intervals with a centralized 24online server at the same location.

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Intra University Utility Various Departments Within the University University Domes and Staff Quarters Colleges Libraries On-Campus Utility

24online offers flat, flexible billing plans with peak and offpeak billing supported by pulse-based rating. Universities can offer promotions and discounts as well as launch date; time and usage based pre-paid and post-paid packages. It creates invoices facilitating the announcement of new promotional and discount offers in addition to carrying third party advertisements.

Walk-in User module *

24online enables universities to provide direct internet access to users using Walk-in PINs & passwords. This module eliminates the requirement of creating/registering customers account before accessing internet and the billing starts with the first login session time. Walk-in PINs can be generated for the selected packages. These walk-in pins and passwords can be printed as prepaid cards and sold over the counter.

Bandwidth and QoS Management

Universities and Institutes can implement bandwidth restriction based on user/student and data usage in addition to quotas on individual or shared basis. 24online supports variable bandwidth allocation based on time and data usage for customized services.

Voucher Management*
24online PIN Management facilitates multiple voucher generation, which can be restricted by package or franchisee. The prepaid vouchers enable instant web-based registration and renewal for regular and walk-in customers. 24online enables online payment gateway* integration. It maintains multiple templates for customization by the institutes with branded voucher and coupon printing. Transactions can be searched by PIN prefix, status, package, zone, processing status, enabling rapid problem resolution.

Authentication, Authorization & Accounting (AAA)

24online supports PPPoE, RADIUS, and SOAP protocols and is available with an inbuilt RADIUS server. It offers web-based authentication through client software and login via username and password. It provides authorization based on IP and MAC addresses and comprehensive accounting based on time, duration, and usage. 24online redirects unauthorized users to a web-based authentication page, delivering high ease of use.

Access Gateway
24online offers routing and static NAT* (Network Address Translation) module that maps dynamic IP addresses to static public IP . It prevents any external threats to user's computer, as there are direct incoming connections from the Internet are prohibited. Multiple Gateway Load Balancing & Gateway Fail over * 24online supports multiple ISP links and offers weight based round robin traffic balancing over them. This ensures highspeed connectivity even during peak hours delivering higher service levels to premium users by diverting them over high speed Internet links. 24online checks gateway status continuously, ensuring immediate failure detection and traffic redirection to working gateways automatically and intelligently.

Zero configuration Networking

24online allows even the novice users/students to connect their laptop/computer and access internet automatically. 24online creates a usable IP network for user without configuration or special server. It facilitates ease of use anywhere anytime.

24online provides exhaustive reports in graphical and tabular format for bandwidth consumption, data transfer and for vouchers generated, consumed and balance as well. It also generates audit reports* of activity performed by the administrator.

Students'/user's own Portal

24online's web self-care facilitates password change, online registration and renewal through PINs, view of bandwidth usage graphs, usage log based on time and data transfer, renewal history and more.

24online's inbuilt firewall prevents DoS attacks and offers walled garden with a basic firewall.

Franchisee/Zone Management *
24online ensures smooth creation and management of multiple franchisees based on zones. It enables them to create an administrator or manager per zone, allowing franchisees to manage their zone-specific users/students. MIS reports based on franchisees' business processes offer high levels of transparency in operations and as a business-tracking tool.

Extra Revenue Generation by Advertising & Branding Opportunity

24online allows for the initial flash page to brand the establishment. The images on the splash page, as well as the walled garden links, can be updated easily and frequently, allowing universities, IT staffs to modify the user interface for new programs, conferences and events as they happen.

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